Letter to the Editor

Education Week takes no editorial positions but welcomes the opinions, comments, and ideas of its readers. Here's how to submit a letter to the editor.
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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Budget & Finance Letter to the Editor Don’t Knock Schools for Cautious Spending
School district leaders must navigate many complexities as they seek to invest federal recovery funds, says this letter to the editor.
June 1, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness Letter to the Editor How We Can Improve College-Completion Rates
Early- and middle-college high schools have the potential to improve college completion rates, says this letter to the editor.
May 10, 2021
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Ed-Tech Policy Letter to the Editor Using E-Rate to Address the Homework Gap
The FCC's E-rate program can provide relief to many families, says this letter author from the Internet Society.
April 12, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness Letter to the Editor Are Students Ready for Post-Pandemic Reality?
Schools must make improving students' essential skills a priority for college and career success, says the CEO and president of CAE.
March 23, 2021
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Education Funding Letter to the Editor Student Need Should Drive Outlay of Federal Dollars
Schools and districts need substantial, transparent funding like never before, says an Educational Resource Strategies partner.
March 17, 2021
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Reading & Literacy Letter to the Editor More Books, Not More Phonics
Reading in areas of interest can help improve reading comprehension, writes a researcher in a letter to the editor.
January 11, 2021
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School Choice & Charters Letter to the Editor Are NOLA Charters a Mixed Bag?
To the Editor:
The opinion essay by Douglas N. Harris about how New Orleans’ education reforms post-Katrina are relevant to the COVID-19 era (“As Schools Recover After COVID-19, Look to New Orleans,” Sept. 30, 2020) highlights some basic improvements in the NOLA system but downplays the most significant aspects of those changes: the impact on people of color.
November 17, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Letter to the Editor Invisibility to Inclusivity for LGBTQ Students
To the Editor:
I read with interest “The Essential Traits of a Positive School Climate” (Special Report: “Getting School Climate Right: A Guide for Principals,” Oct. 14, 2020). The EdWeek Research Center survey of principals and teachers provides interesting insight as to why there are still school climate issues for LGBTQ students.
November 17, 2020
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