How to Comment on A Notice to Readers

To better facilitate robust discussions on, we are upgrading our commenting platform. Learn what's changing and how to comment.

How to Comment on A Notice to Readers

To better facilitate robust discussions on, we are upgrading our commenting platform. Comments on the site will now be powered by Disqus, a system used by a number of major publishers. It makes it easier for you to find and participate in popular discussions and offers improved spam filtering.

Information for Current Users

If you are a current subscriber or registered user, and have already established a Display Name on, you don't need to do anything in order to comment.

Current users who had set up an avatar (or profile picture) under our old commenting system may see that their avatar has changed or been removed. Learn more.

"Persona pages" and "discussion forums" have been disabled. Additionally, current users may have difficulty accessing comments they made in the past, a feature we hope will be reinstated soon. That said, our new system provides easy access to popular discussions. Learn more.

Information for New Users

If you have never commented before, but would like to, all you have to do is subscribe or register for free on, create a Display Name, and make sure you are logged in. Learn more.

The Ground Rules

We encourage lively debate, but ask that you be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement. All comments are public.

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Currently, commenting is only supported on our desktop website.

Should you need technical help with commenting, you can view our Frequently Asked Questions, access Disqus Help, or contact us.

In addition to commenting, readers can have their voice heard by submitting a Commentary to Education Week, a first-person essay to Education Week Teacher, or submitting a letter to the editor.

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Education Week welcomes reader feedback on this change and suggestions for future improvements. Here's how to contact us.

—The Editors