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How School Choice Is About to Fundamentally Change

Where children live still largely determines their education options. But a dramatic shift is already under way, write Mark A. Elgart and Belle S. Wheelan. (July 16, 2018)

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The Right-Wing Assault on Teachers' Unions Won't Win. It Only Makes Us Angrier

The Janus ruling and subsequent attempts to "defang" unions offer opportunities as well as threats, writes AFT President Randi Weingarten. (July 11, 2018)

Stop Writing That Obituary for Teachers' Unions. We're Not Going Anywhere

In the face of well-funded opposition to organized labor, teachers will not be silenced, writes NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. (July 9, 2018)

Blaming Parents of Color for Their Own Oppression Is an American Pastime

The same narrative that gave rise to child-separation policies has broader implications in education, write two University of Washington professors. (June 29, 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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Lessons From New York City Teachers' Paid Parental Leave Win

Teachers' unions must recommit to solving community-based concerns and taking on actions that influence structural power, writes John Troutman McCrann. (July 11, 2018)

To Understand Your Students, Use 'Compassionate Curiosity'

When Kyle Redford stopped assuming that she knew the motivations behind her students' actions, she started to build stronger relationships. (July 3, 2018)

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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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