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When It Comes to Public Education, the Nation Is Still at Risk

Betsy DeVos and other political leaders have lost sight of the audacious Reagan-era goal to revitalize education, writes Thomas Toch. (April 20, 2018)

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How Much Homework Is Enough? Depends Who You Ask

Author and speaker Sir Ken Robinson considers the role of homework in the academic lives of children—an issue that is still up for debate. (April 19, 2018)

What NAEP Scores Aren't Telling Us

It's time to elevate family structure as an influential factor in academic success, argues Fordham Institute fellow Ian Rowe. (April 18, 2018)

Teachers Are at a Breaking Point. And It's Not Just About Pay

It’s not just low wages that put a financial strain on teachers, write two Rutgers researchers. Rising health insurance costs take a toll too. (April 16, 2018)

A Bold Proposal for Taking Mental Health Seriously in Schools

(April 13, 2018)

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Opinion Contributors

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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OpEducation Blog: Science Learning Under the Microscope

To round out our recent Focusing In on Science Learning package, the Commentary editors asked six business, STEM, and education leaders to respond to the following question: What is missing from the discussion around ensuring all students have access to well-trained and qualified science teachers? (October 25, 2016)

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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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The Need for Teacher Creativity

Teachers may be in classrooms where it's easy to get bogged down by rules and regulations, but what students need is our passion, writes educator Ashley Lamb-Sinclair. (April 11, 2018)

How Being the 'Worst' Transformed My Teaching

When helping students who struggle in the classroom, teachers should dig into their own memories of what it’s like to fail, writes educator Ryan Sprott. (April 11, 2018)

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