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School & District Management Letter to the Editor Administrators Need Understanding, Support, and Care
"When administrators have difficulty, challenges, or mental obstacles, we feel so alone and isolated," writes an assistant principal.
January 18, 2022
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Student Well-Being Letter to the Editor Policymakers Must Prioritize SEL
SEL is important both to help students overcome challenges caused by the pandemic and to build resilience in the longterm, says this letter to the editor.
January 18, 2022
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School & District Management Letter to the Editor The More Opportunities Students Get, the Better
Giving students jobs in schools shouldn't be controversial, writes U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx in this letter to the editor.
January 10, 2022
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Professional Development Letter to the Editor Train Educators to Help Students Experiencing Homelessness and Mental-Health Crises
Many students experiencing homelessness also face mental-health crises. Train teachers to help them, says this letter to the editor.
January 10, 2022
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School & District Management Letter to the Editor Educators Must Look to History When They Advocate for Changes
Educators and policymakers must be aware of the history of ideas when making changes in education, says this letter to the editor.
November 16, 2021
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School & District Management Letter to the Editor Reconsidering Causes of Principal Burnout
The state and federal governments are asking us to implement policies that often go against our beliefs, says this letter to the editor.
November 16, 2021
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Recruitment & Retention Letter to the Editor The Pandemic Isn’t the Only Reason For School Staffing Shortages
States must dig deeper than superficial-level explanations if they're serious about staffing shortages, writes an educator.
October 5, 2021
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Education Funding Letter to the Editor More Money for Schools Isn’t the Answer
The real problem is not funding but demands that teachers do more than just teach their subject, writes Walt Gardner.
September 28, 2021
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School & District Management Letter to the Editor School Mask Mandates: Pandemic, ‘Panicdemic,’ or Personal?
"A pandemic is based on facts. A 'panicdemic' is based on fears. Today, we have both," writes a professor.
September 21, 2021
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Teaching Profession Letter to the Editor Educators Have a Responsibility to Support the Common Good
A science teacher responds to another science teacher's hesitation to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
August 31, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Letter to the Editor Former Teacher: Essay on Equity Falls Short
A retired teacher critiques an essay about equity in this letter to the editor.
July 12, 2021
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Reading & Literacy Letter to the Editor The Politics of Reading Is Failing Students
The National Reading Panel's guidance—not instruction—is to blame for students' low reading assessment scores, says a reading tutor.
July 12, 2021
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Teaching Letter to the Editor Academic Freedom Calls for Critical Race Theory Instruction
Teachers should be trained to guide students through many concepts and processes—including critical race theory, writes a retired principal.
July 12, 2021
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Science Letter to the Editor Science-Score Declines Have Impact Well Beyond the Classroom
Science understanding is valuable not only for careers in STEM but also for students' critical thinking and analytical skills.
June 10, 2021
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