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Justin Reich is the executive director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and the co-founder of EdTechTeacher. Beth Holland is a doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkins University and an instructor at EdTechTeacher. Douglas Kiang has over 25 years of teaching experience at all grade levels and currently teaches computer science at Punahou School. This blog is no longer being updated, but you can continue to explore these issues on edweek.org by visiting our related topic pages: research.

Education Opinion Farewell and Thank You to EdTech Researcher
A final farewell and thank you to three years of writing on EdTech Researcher.
Beth Holland, October 31, 2018
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School & District Management Opinion Farewell to EdTech Researcher
Final thoughts after six and a half years of blogging with Education Week.
Justin Reich, October 30, 2018
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School & District Management Opinion Understanding the Potential for Social Networks in Education Reform
Education reform needs to consider how history, society, politics, economics, and social relationships influence students' opportunities for success.
Beth Holland, October 9, 2018
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School & District Management Opinion From Digital Divide to Innovation Divide?
Failure to address the Digital Divide could result in an innovation divide as access becomes ubiquitous.
Beth Holland, September 22, 2018
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School & District Management Opinion The Side Effects of Education: Research and Practice
If researchers hope to identify programs that will prepare students for the future, then they cannot continue to measure innovation based on the ideas from the past.
Beth Holland, September 12, 2018
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School & District Management Opinion The Side Effects of Education: Understanding Perspectives
Examining problems of practice through multiple lenses provides a better sense not only of what may be possible but also the unintended consequences.
Beth Holland, August 30, 2018
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School & District Management Opinion The Side Effects of Education: A History Lesson
Without a deep understanding of the history of American Education, perhaps policymakers are doomed to repeat mistakes of the past.
Beth Holland, August 17, 2018
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Education Opinion Playing Games in Teacher Education: How Do Preservice Teachers Respond to Game-Based Learning: Part II
Responses of pre-service teachers to playing a game about school.
Justin Reich, August 4, 2018
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Education Opinion Open Education Science and Challenges for Evidence-Based Teaching
Some recently discovered problems with social science and academic research, and new strategies for a better future for education research.
Justin Reich, July 20, 2018
7 min read
School & District Management Opinion Design Thinking: From Process to Culture
If imagination is bound by culture, how might we reimagine a culture of school that deeply values the tenets of design thinking?
Beth Holland, July 12, 2018
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Education Opinion The Purpose of Education: Workforce Development or Lifelong Learning?
Instead of creating a Department of Education and Workforce Development, what if we considered a Department of Education and Lifelong Learning?
Beth Holland, June 29, 2018
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Education Opinion Strategies for Supporting Girls in Computer Science
By focusing on providing positive female role models for computer science in our schools, and supporting girls and young women in their endeavors, we can send a strong message that computer science is for everyone.
Douglas Kiang, June 19, 2018
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School & District Management Opinion Critically Thinking About Critical Thinking
Despite being an objective of education since before the start of the 21st century, critical thinking continues to be an increasingly important skill.
Beth Holland, June 11, 2018
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School & District Management Opinion From Final Exam to Defense of Learning
Instead of regurgitating information on a summative exam, what if students had to defend their understanding of a body of knowledge.
Beth Holland, June 1, 2018
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