Education Week Commentary

Is the United States on the right track when it comes to funding education? Five education experts and practitioners discuss.
Posted: July 28, 2017, 4:00 pm
The U.S. Secretary of Education is asking the public to identify and comment on "burdensome" and "costly" regulations. An economist and a lawyer think that’s important.
Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:00 pm
Cutting funding for out-of-school STEM enrichment programs will put some students further behind, writes funding expert Ron Ottinger of STEM Next.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:00 pm
High school graduation requirements are inconsistent and often lax, writes the national policy director of Students for Education Reform.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:00 pm
Many "good" schools are just skating by on their students' privileged backgrounds and family resources, writes Karin Chenoweth.
Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:00 pm
Before shortening the school week to save money, districts should carefully weigh the costs, researcher Paul Hill cautions.
Posted: July 15, 2017, 4:00 pm
The federal financial-aid process is too complicated for students. Here’s how to simplify it, writes a policy expert.
Posted: July 13, 2017, 4:00 pm
While many schools don’t discuss LGBT issues, teachers should play a role in shaping students’ understandings of their gender identity, writes Laura Erickson-Schroth.
Posted: July 11, 2017, 4:00 pm
Schools shouldn't shy away from teaching how religion has shaped U.S. history and politics, insists Roger L. Beckett.
Posted: July 8, 2017, 4:00 pm
Congress recently rolled back civil rights protections under ESSA, and people need to pay more attention, writes Adam Fernandez.
Posted: July 1, 2017, 4:00 pm
A shortage of affordable summer programs is hurting students, especially those from low-income families, says Christina K. Hanger.
Posted: June 28, 2017, 4:00 pm
Free community college is an exciting idea, but it's not enough to get students over the finish line, cautions Kate Schwass.
Posted: June 24, 2017, 4:00 pm
Students need to learn to question and transform technology’s role in society, write Florence R. Sullivan and Jill Denner.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 4:00 pm
The "faux psychology" behind the self-esteem movement has been rebranded as social-emotional learning, insists Chester E. Finn Jr.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 4:00 pm
There's a reason school voucher programs get less effective as they're scaled up, write two researchers.
Posted: June 17, 2017, 4:00 pm
Special education accommodations and other supports for students in summer school are an overlooked necessity, writes teacher Adam Feinberg.
Posted: June 16, 2017, 4:00 pm
The NAACP advocates the use of OER as a way to equalize learning resources at scale for all students, write Lisa Petrides and Barbara Dezmon.
Posted: June 7, 2017, 4:00 pm
Measuring arts education is vital for gauging its impact, writes Sunil Iyengar of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Posted: June 7, 2017, 4:00 pm
Educators must be careful not to turn students into tools for their political advocacy, writes Jonathan Zimmerman, a professor at University of Pennsylvania.
Posted: June 6, 2017, 4:00 pm
Before tackling bigger K-12 challenges, states must address unfair suspension rates, writes Peggy Lehner, a Republican state senator from Ohio.
Posted: June 1, 2017, 4:00 pm
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