Letter to the Editor

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Teaching Profession Letter to the Editor Can Educators Agree to Disagree Respectfully?
We must acknowledge that there are strong, defensible differences in perspectives about divisive topics, writes an educator.
June 7, 2022
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Reading & Literacy Letter to the Editor Reading Recovery Debate Is ‘Polarizing’
The executive director of the Reading Recovery Community pushes back against criticism of the program.
May 31, 2022
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Curriculum Letter to the Editor Banning SEL Puts Students at Risk
Do those trying to ban social-emotional learning even understand what it is? asks this letter to the editor.
May 31, 2022
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Classroom Technology Letter to the Editor Personal Cellphones Are Not Instructional Tools
An educator makes the argument that personal devices have no place in instruction in this letter to the editor.
April 26, 2022
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Teaching Profession Letter to the Editor Teachers Must Care About Their Students
A retired teacher explains why it's important for teachers to care about their students in her letter to the editor.
April 5, 2022
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Student Achievement Letter to the Editor Road-Tested Tutoring Models Are Our Best Bet
Districts must invest in tutoring models that have been proven to accelerate student achievement for meaningful academic gains.
March 8, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Letter to the Editor The Hidden (or Unconscious) Racism of Words
A reader denounces the offensive meaning behind a certain idiom in this letter to the editor.
February 22, 2022
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Budget & Finance Letter to the Editor Investing ESSER Dollars So They Pay Off
Districts should consider investing ESSER funds in teacher training and coaching, says the CEO of Out Teach.
February 8, 2022
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School & District Management Letter to the Editor Administrators Need Understanding, Support, and Care
"When administrators have difficulty, challenges, or mental obstacles, we feel so alone and isolated," writes an assistant principal.
January 18, 2022
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Student Well-Being Letter to the Editor Policymakers Must Prioritize SEL
SEL is important both to help students overcome challenges caused by the pandemic and to build resilience in the longterm, says this letter to the editor.
January 18, 2022
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School & District Management Letter to the Editor The More Opportunities Students Get, the Better
Giving students jobs in schools shouldn't be controversial, writes U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx in this letter to the editor.
January 10, 2022
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Professional Development Letter to the Editor Train Educators to Help Students Experiencing Homelessness and Mental-Health Crises
Many students experiencing homelessness also face mental-health crises. Train teachers to help them, says this letter to the editor.
January 10, 2022
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School & District Management Letter to the Editor Educators Must Look to History When They Advocate for Changes
Educators and policymakers must be aware of the history of ideas when making changes in education, says this letter to the editor.
November 16, 2021
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School & District Management Letter to the Editor Reconsidering Causes of Principal Burnout
The state and federal governments are asking us to implement policies that often go against our beliefs, says this letter to the editor.
November 16, 2021
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