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What It Takes to Make a 4-Day School Week Work

Funding shouldn't have the last word on how you run your school, write Oklahoma K-12 leaders Nathan Gray and Jon Myers. (November 27, 2018)

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Why Education Improvement Strategies Always Disappoint

Fragmentation in education is hurting students, but we can fix it, writes LaVerne Srinivasan of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. (December 5, 2018)

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What It Takes to Make Suicide Prevention a Priority in School

In the state with the nation’s highest suicide rate, this principal and a school counselor have zeroed in on student mental health. (November 27, 2018)

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What It Takes to Lead a School After a Shooting

How can leaders help their communities after a tragedy? Principal Warman Hall shares three lessons he learned firsthand. (November 27, 2018)

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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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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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Six Questions We Should Be Asking About Personalized Learning

When schools use digital, pre-packaged lessons, they discourage meaningful learning and rob teachers of their professional agency, writes Cynthia Roy. (December 3, 2018)

The Hope and Despair of Being an Oklahoma Teacher

After the midterm elections, Oklahoma teacher Amanda Becker reflects on the future of teacher activism in the state. (November 28, 2018)


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