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Teaching Opinion Want to Become a Better Teacher? Put Your Students Before the Content
One of the most valuable lessons for teachers to learn in their first year is to get to know and love their students.
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School & District Management Opinion Pursue School Improvement Through Persuasion, Not Vilification
Neither haranguing opponents nor talking solely to the like-minded is likely to change minds or locate common ground.
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Special Education Letter to the Editor We Must Recognize the Significance of Occupational Therapy in Schools
An occupational therapist urges states to make transition services a priority when addressing the crisis faced by students impacted by COVID.
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School & District Management Opinion School Closures: What Not to Do
Student-achievement growth should trump low enrollment and failing buildings in making decisions.
Douglas N. Harris & Valentina Martinez-Pabon
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Social Studies Opinion We Must Do Something About Civics Education
With political polarization growing, schools are our best hope for imparting democratic values, writes Kentucky's secretary of state.
Michael G. Adams
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Social Studies Opinion Student: I'm Unprepared to Vote
I will be voting for the rest of my life, so why aren't I taught how to do so in school?
Sidhi Dhanda
3 min read
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Equity & Diversity Opinion The Value of District Equity Directors
While some in education dismiss equity directors as symbolic or doomed to fail, the role is consequential.
Decoteau J. Irby
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Equity & Diversity Opinion What Black History Month Should Mean: A Collection
Amid national backlash against racially conscious instruction, it will take hard work to improve how Black history is taught in schools.
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School & District Management Opinion How Educators and Researchers Can Work Together to Improve Schools: A Collection
Researchers and educators share their best advice on how to create successful partnerships that can improve schools.
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College & Workforce Readiness Documentary A Year Interrupted
When COVID-19 closed schools for millions of students, Education Week documented two seniors as they faced an uncertain future.
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