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'Grit Is in Our DNA': Why Teaching Grit Is Inherently Anti-Black

The popular trend of teaching grit is actually the education equivalent of "The Hunger Games," argues Bettina L. Love. (February 12, 2019)

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A Lesson for Donald Trump Jr., From a 'Loser Teacher'

When the president's son called out teachers for trying to "sell" students on "socialism," educator Gina Caneva decided it was a bridge too far. (February 14, 2019)

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A Year After Parkland, How Students Can Save Us From Ourselves

Today’s high schoolers have been defined by mass school shootings, writes Jonathan E. Collins, and they’ve earned the right to redirect the conversation. (February 13, 2019)

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'Listen to Native People': What K-12 Curricula Leave Out (Q&A)

Educators still have a lot to learn from the now-infamous videos of Covington Catholic High School students, says Rebecca Nagle. (February 12, 2019)

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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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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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A Lesson for Donald Trump Jr., From a 'Loser Teacher'

When the president's son called out teachers for trying to "sell" students on "socialism," educator Gina Caneva decided it was a bridge too far. (February 14, 2019)

I Have One New Student. So Why Does It Feel Like a Whole New Class?

It’s not just the new addition to your classroom who will need you to listen carefully and summon more compassion than usual, writes Justin Minkel. Your other students will need a little more from you, too. (February 13, 2019)

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