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Defund the Police? We've Been Doing That to Education for Years

Bloated police budgets have absorbed dollars better spent on education. Good schools help prevent crime, argues Stephon J. Boatwright. (July 29, 2020)

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7 Research-Based Recommendations for What Schools Should Do Next

More than 400 researchers have found agreement on how policymakers and educators should respond during the pandemic. (July 28, 2020)

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5 Ways to Show You Care for Your Black Students

When teachers demonstrate that they support their Black students, all students benefit, writes former teacher Jaleel R. Howard. (July 27, 2020)


The ADA Has Fallen Short for Black Students. It's Past Time to Fix That

As the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 30, let’s now get busy expanding its promise of equal education to all students, writes Laura Schifter. (July 24, 2020)

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From the Pueblo to College: The Journey of Two Rural Students

What does it take for rural students to succeed academically? This three-part video series follows two Native American students as they transition from high school to higher education and explores what their decisions mean for their families and their Jemez Pueblo community.

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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. (March 18, 2019)

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Forget Self-Care for Teachers. We Are Fighting for Our Lives

For many teachers facing the imminent return to school, the customary combination of nerves and excitement has been replaced by mortal terror, writes Justin Minkel. (July 21, 2020)

Teachers Are Caring More Than Ever. Here Are 4 Ways to Care for Them

Since the pandemic began, teachers have been shouldering the immense weight of students’ increased social and emotional needs. School and district leaders should look after their well-being, too. (July 21, 2020)


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In an ongoing series, Susanna Loeb and Heather Hill put the pieces of research together so that education decisionmakers can evaluate which policies and practices to implement. (February 7, 2020)

As the media landscape becomes more atomized and the political landscape more fractious, we wanted to know how scholars are keeping current. (January 13, 2020)

In the latest edition of Big Ideas, Education Week reporters and editors question some of the basic assumptions that underpin public education and stand in the way of transformation. (January 7, 2020)


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