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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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Recruitment & Retention Letter to the Editor Schools Are Choosing Money Over Experience. Educators Are Fed Up
A special education instructional aide shares her frustration with the lack of appreciation for and low pay of her position.
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School & District Management Opinion The Pandemic Revealed Several Truths About School Districts
School systems can make changes much quicker than most people thought possible and provide more flexibility for students.
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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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School & District Management Opinion The #1 Trait of a Good School Leader
As an administrator, I've needed to prove that my students can be successful.
Erica Walters
4 min read
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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
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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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