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You are invited to add your unique voice and perspective to a vibrant, forward thinking conversation around some of the most timely topics in the education sector.   We welcome sophisticated commentary, similar to that found in the world’s leading publications, that covers a wide range of education related topics and draws fresh connections to contemporary issues.  As a contributor you will both be invited to discuss topics of our choosing and have the exciting opportunity to create content of your choice around subjects that interest you as both a scholar and practitioner.  Let’s work together to move the conversation around education further into the future while reframing and evaluating scholarship of the past.




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by David DeMatthews & David Knight — 2019
The authors of this commentary call for a collaboration between two groups of researchers, school leadership experts and researchers focused on educator turnover, in order to more effectively address teacher and principal turnover.

by Peter Miller & Maria Dehnert — 2019
This commentary offers areas where researchers can help re-frame discussions on readiness at the intersection of athletics and academics.

by James Rosenbaum — 2019
This commentary is part of "Mixed Methods for Studies That Address Broad and Enduring Issues in Education Research," edited by Lois Weis, Margaret Eisenhart, and Greg J. Duncan.

by Thomas Brock — 2019
This commentary is part of "Mixed Methods for Studies That Address Broad and Enduring Issues in Education Research," edited by Lois Weis, Margaret Eisenhart, and Greg J. Duncan.

by Adam Gamoran — 2019
This commentary is part of "Mixed Methods for Studies That Address Broad and Enduring Issues in Education Research," edited by Lois Weis, Margaret Eisenhart, and Greg J. Duncan.

by H. Levin — 2019
This commentary is part of "Mixed Methods for Studies That Address Broad and Enduring Issues in Education Research," edited by Lois Weis, Margaret Eisenhart, and Greg J. Duncan.

by Jennifer Greene — 2019
This commentary is part of "Mixed Methods for Studies That Address Broad and Enduring Issues in Education Research," edited by Lois Weis, Margaret Eisenhart, and Greg J. Duncan.

by Carola Suárez-Orozco — 2019
This commentary is part of "Mixed Methods for Studies That Address Broad and Enduring Issues in Education Research," edited by Lois Weis, Margaret Eisenhart, and Greg J. Duncan.

by Nancy Deutsch — 2019
This commentary is part of "Mixed Methods for Studies That Address Broad and Enduring Issues in Education Research," edited by Lois Weis, Margaret Eisenhart, and Greg J. Duncan.

by Deborah Ball — 2019
This commentary is part of "Mixed Methods for Studies That Address Broad and Enduring Issues in Education Research," edited by Lois Weis, Margaret Eisenhart, and Greg J. Duncan.

by Rachel Salas — 2019
This commentary provides an overview of the laws related to education for undocumented children in the U.S.

by Christine Sleeter — 2019
This commentary distinguishes among a technical approach, an inquiry approach, and a relational approach to learning to teach.

by Keffrelyn Brown & Anthony Brown — 2019
This commentary takes up the question, "Does teacher education matter?" and points to the necessity of centering sociocultural considerations when doing teacher education, equitably and in a just way.

by Kenneth Zeichner — 2019
This commentary argues that teacher educators must go beyond talking about social justice and model the decolonial pedagogies that they advocate for teacher candidates.

by Kris Gutiérrez — 2019
This commentary on the special issue considers the urgency of countering prevailing ideologies and practices that sustain oppressive education.

by Alfredo Artiles — 2019
The commentary highlights the main ideas of the special issue and outlines the potential contributions of intersectionality to the study of practices in teacher education.

by Nadine Dolby — 2019
In this commentary, the author reflects on the importance of listening as a step towards empathy and understanding.

by Elizabeth Rivera Rodas — 2019
Using New York City as an example, the author of this commentary argues that the public release of teacher quality data impacts neighborhood and school demographics.

by Robert Slater & Dorothy Slater — 2019
This commentary highlights survey data that indicates a lack of basic scientific knowledge not only among many students but also some teachers.

by Gabriel Swarts — 2019
This commentary calls for a responsible approach to teaching, learning, and living in an era dominated by information technology.

by Nai-Cheng Kuo — 2018
This commentary argues that edTPA should be modified, or replaced, to produce more fair, equitable, and meaningful outcomes among teacher candidates.

by Heather Reynolds & Ron Avi Astor — 2018
The authors of this commentary argue that school board members need to develop strategies supported by research with accurate, local, school-by-school data.

by Brian Gibbs — 2018
This commentary discusses the difficulty and necessity of teaching in “the now,” by responding to ongoing current events that are difficult to teach in our current social, cultural, and political context. The author says these complex moments and ideas need to be taught as they are impacting and affecting students.

by Cindy D'On Jones, K. Lea Priestley & Guoqin Ding — 2018
English learners who experience learning difficulties face unique challenges in accessing instructional resources for optimal learning. In this commentary, the authors highlight four instructional considerations and how these often result in less than ideal instructional placement for these students.

by Nadine Dolby — 2018
In this commentary, the author reflects on what she has learned about math as an adult, through helping her daughter.

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