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Why Schools Must Safeguard Free Speech

We should condemn language that incites violence, but we can't do so by stifling vigorous—even provocative—debate, writes Andy Smarick. (November 13, 2018)

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Even If They Lose, Teachers Who Run for Office Score a Win

In 2009, after Todd Alan Price ran and lost against Tony Evers to become Wisconsin’s state superintendent of public instruction, he learned a few lessons. (November 8, 2018)

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What Newly Elected Teachers Should Do Next

It was a big year for teachers in politics. Jonathan E. Collins offers four strategies for teachers-turned-legislators to keep up the momentum. (November 7, 2018)

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Beware the Unintended Consequences of the School Safety Movement

We must safeguard students' health and civil rights, write Thalia González, Alexis Etow, Cesar De La Vega, and Camila Cribb-Fabersunne. (November 5, 2018)

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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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How to Help Students Heal From 'Math Trauma'

Timed tests and "drill-and-kill" approaches to math education can leave students with long-lasting anxiety, writes researcher Jennifer Ruef. There's a better way to teach the subject. (November 6, 2018)

Why Students Should Learn to Be Kind to Animals

Humane education, which teaches students about animal welfare, fosters empathy and can inspire students to become change agents in their communities, writes teacher Julie O'Connor. (October 31, 2018)

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