Education Week Commentary

School choice proponents and backers of traditional public schools are talking past each other, writes Robert Maranto.
Posted: May 20, 2017, 4:00 pm
Head Start has helped prepare more than 33 million children for kindergarten, so why is there talk of defunding the bipartisan-supported program? asks Mark K. Shriver.
Posted: May 19, 2017, 4:00 pm
Four recommendations could encourage college STEM majors to pursue classroom teaching and help fill the void, say three researchers.
Posted: May 17, 2017, 4:00 pm
A federal budget that guts Title II funding for teacher professional development is a bad idea, argues former school superintendent Deborah S. Delisle.
Posted: May 17, 2017, 4:00 pm
Dressing up school choice in the language of civil rights doesn't make it any more just, argues Dave Powell.
Posted: May 16, 2017, 4:00 pm
Abstinence-only "garbage" fails to prepare kids for positive sexual encounters and relationships, says Peggy Orenstein in a Commentary Q&A.
Posted: May 10, 2017, 4:00 pm
Despite rancorous partisanship, early-childhood education and other pre-K-12 priorities could bridge the political divide, writes David Jacobson.
Posted: May 10, 2017, 4:00 pm
Districtwide school discipline reforms can disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Superintendents Robert Runcie and Antwan Wilson would know.
Posted: May 9, 2017, 4:00 pm
To close the achievement gap for low-income black students, we need a more diverse teaching force, writes Rafiq R. Kalam Id-Din II.
Posted: May 5, 2017, 4:00 pm
In preparing students for productive public discourse, educators must confront their own biases, writes Richard Weissbourd.
Posted: May 3, 2017, 4:00 pm
School funding must build on the progress of students with learning disabilities, not diminish it, writes Mimi Corcoran.
Posted: April 29, 2017, 4:00 pm
Better civics training in schools can help to prepare voting citizens, write Web Hutchins and Megan Heubeck.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 4:00 pm
Proposed Trump budget cuts would be devastating for low-income students and magnify summer learning loss, says Margaret McKenna.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 4:00 pm
Here are five common pitfalls when hiring new district leadership and how to avoid them, writes Cathy Mincberg.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 4:00 pm
The number of black students attending HBCUs is declining and that is a troubling statistic, writes Walter Kimbrough, the president of Dillard University.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 4:00 pm
The first step in achieving educational equity for homeless students is to make them more visible, argues researcher Earl J. Edwards.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 4:00 pm
Educators should stop looking for cure-alls and start pursuing structural change, writes a University of San Francisco professor.
Posted: April 15, 2017, 4:00 pm
Playing it safe politically isn't the best way to lead school or a district, explains former superintendent Nicholas A. Fischer.
Posted: April 14, 2017, 4:00 pm
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act entitles students to a better education than they often receive, writes Brent Betit.
Posted: April 13, 2017, 4:00 pm
Schools and districts can preempt costly litigation by improving education for students with disabilities, writes Richard Lee Colvin.
Posted: April 12, 2017, 4:00 pm
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