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Student Well-Being Opinion Farewell: Ask a Psychologist Says Goodbye
Angela Duckworth announces the sunsetting of the Character Lab and the Education Week Opinion blog.
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Families & the Community Letter to the Editor Don’t Politicize Parenting. We Need Bridges, Not Fences
"I saw no solutions here or a desire to be a partner in bridging the gap," says this letter to the editor about an opinion essay.
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Families & the Community Letter to the Editor We Mustn’t Downplay the Dangers of the Right and Far Right
A letter to the editor argues that an opinion essay minimizes the dangers of politics on the right.
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Teaching Profession Opinion My Life as a Substitute Teacher in Suburbia: Chaos and Cruelty
I was ignorant of the reality until I started teaching, writes a recent college graduate.
Charrley Hudson
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Teaching Opinion 'We Need Help': Teaching Amid Turbulence
None of her experiences as a Black woman or her professional training prepared her for this moment, explains a high school teacher.
Mercedes Harvey-Flowers
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School & District Management Opinion 3 Steps for Culturally Competent Education Outside the Classroom
It’s not just all on teachers; the front office staff has a role to play in making schools more equitable.
Allyson Taylor
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Classroom Technology Opinion No, AI Detection Won’t Solve Cheating
Want to address concerns about student ChatGPT use? Here are five steps to take instead of turning to unreliable detection tools.
Kip Glazer
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Social Studies Opinion Celebrating Black History Education: A Collection
This year’s special Education Week Opinion project celebrating Black History Month focuses on what is going well in Black history education.
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School & District Management Opinion 'I Used to Think School Systems Were Broken': Educators Reflect
Changing your mind or evolving your thinking is not easy. Hear how these education leaders did just that.
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Used to Think
Hear how these Harvard education graduate students evolved their thinking around both their practice and work as systems leaders.
Leadership Opinion The Principal Is In: Advice for Principals
In a biweekly Education Week column, experienced principals and other school leadership experts offer advice for their peers.
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Student Well-Being Opinion How to Support Your Students Following a Traumatic News Day
Educators and researchers share their advice and reflections on how to respond to tragic events at home and abroad.
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