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What K-12 and Higher Education Can Learn From Each Other

Both institutions remain largely unaware of how the other operates. That’s a fixable problem, writes Ethan S. Ake-Little. (September 19, 2018)

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How to Build a Better Teacher Contract

A team of district administrators and teachers lay out seven steps for a mutually beneficial contract negotiation. (September 17, 2018)

Why I Drop-Kicked a Book Out of Class

A popular Netflix documentary series highlights an alarming academic trend among student athletes. An educator from the show speaks out. (September 11, 2018)

How to Tell A Different LGBTQ Story in Schools (Q&A)

Researchers are using storytelling to expand how students talk about sexuality and gender, explains Jen Gilbert. (September 4, 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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Teacher Voices

The Particular Agony of Teacher Observations

Teacher observations can be stressful and feel deeply personal, writes Justin Minkel. He suggests how teachers can best prepare for an observer’s visit—and how they can manage feelings of self-doubt. (September 18, 2018)

How I Talk to My White Preservice Teachers About Diversity

Most preservice teachers are young, white women. Before taking over classrooms, they need to learn the histories of communities different than their own, writes professor Jennifer Rich. (September 12, 2018)

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What does continuous improvement look like in practice? One school community shares insights from its innovative model. (June 11, 2018)

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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