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Why Security Measures Won't Stop School Shootings

Research into school shootings finds that status and identity issues can contribute to students turning against their school community, write three professors. (February 14, 2018)

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ESSA's Success (or Failure) Is Up to All of Us

When it comes to state ESSA plans, it’s up to the public to hold leaders accountable, write two former ed. policymakers. (February 13, 2018)

Tech Companies Are Buying Their Own Education Research. That's a Problem

Tech-company-funded research hides the dangers of too much screentime in schools, warns high school teacher Matt Miles. (February 6, 2018)

The D.C. Public School Attendance Scandal: Where's the Outrage?

The uncharacteristic silence of education’s accountability hawks on Washington’s fraudulent graduation rate reveals their partisan blinders, writes Erika Sanzi. (February 8, 2018)

The Bureau of Indian Education Is Broken

(February 6, 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 Power of Travel for Student Success

Giving students opportunities to travel outside the classroom can change the direction of their lives, writes 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Ashley Lamb-Sinclair. (January 17, 2018)

4 Steps to Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher

Too often, classroom texts don't reflect the diverse lives of students, literacy coach Leticia Skae argues. Here's how she transformed her classroom to be more inclusive. (January 17, 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)

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Are students academically prepared for a future of jobs we have yet to imagine, shaped by technology we have yet to invent? Professors, advocates, and futurists explore what's ahead. (December 11, 2017)

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