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The Troubling Student-to-Counselor Ratio That Doesn't Add Up

Public school counselors are overworked and under-resourced—and that’s a big problem for students, writes Alanna Fuschillo. (August 14, 2018)

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Meditation Isn't Just About Self-Help. Here's What Educators Need to Know

With so much going wrong in the world, do we really have time to sit around in contemplation? Raquel Ríos makes the case. (August 13, 2018)

No, Fortnite Isn't Rotting Kids' Brains. It May Even Be Good for Them

The popular video game holds promise, but that doesn’t mean adults should ignore what kids are doing online, write two researchers. (August 8, 2018)

STEM Education Has a Math Anxiety Problem

Early educators in science, technology, engineering, and math need to face up to unproductive math practices, writes elementary instructional coach Gina Picha. (August 6, 2018)

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Opinion Contributors and Bloggers

Peter DeWitt

Peter DeWitt is an author, presenter, and former K-5 public school principal who writes about collaborative leadership, inclusive school climates, and connected learning. (September 21, 2017)

Bruce Fuller

Bruce Fuller, a sociologist at the University of California, Berkeley, works on how schools and civic activists push to advance pluralistic communities. He trades views with Lance Izumi, on the other side of the political aisle. (October 19, 2017)

Lance Izumi

Lance Izumi is a Koret senior fellow in education studies and senior director of the Center for Education at the Pacific Research Institute, a free-market think tank. He trades views with Bruce Fuller, on the other side of the political aisle. (October 19, 2017)

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Q&As With K-12 Thought Leaders

Read insights from some of the K-12 field's most prominent education scholars, leaders, and practitioners. Education Week and Education Week Teacher have gathered years of valuable interviews reflecting some of the most pressing issues in K-12 schooling. (April 19, 2016)

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Beyond Bias: Countering Stereotypes in Schools

In four videos, education researchers discuss their perspectives on the criminalizing of black girls in American schools, including by school resource officers.

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Administrators Can Make or Break School Culture. Here’s How to Spot the Best Ones

Veteran educator Mary Alicia Lyons shares her experiences working with administrators who’ve spanned the spectrum from frustrating to fantastic. (August 8, 2018)

Veteran Teachers: It's Our Responsibility to Support New Colleagues

New teachers need ongoing, informal mentorship long after teacher-induction programs end, writes Janine McIlheran. (August 8, 2018)

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Frederick M. Hess and four education scholars discuss the pros and cons for academics who want to wade into public debate. (January 16, 2018)

This special report explores game-changing disruptions to the field of education that have the potential to shake up the schoolhouse and the classroom. (January 10, 2018)

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