We welcome submissions from a range of perspectives within the education community. Regardless of your role in education—whether you’re a teacher, student, principal, superintendent, policymaker, education researcher or professor, parent, business leader, or anyone else deeply involved in the field—we want to hear from you.
What we want:
• Know your audience: Submissions should be relevant to a national audience interested in education news. You’re addressing teachers, policymakers, school administrators, researchers, advocates, and the broader education community—or some combination of them. Make it clear whom you’re writing for.
• Get to the point: Keep your writing clear and concise; essays longer than 1,000 words will not be considered.
• Have a point of view: We’re not just looking for you to lay out general arguments for and against any given issue; instead, bring your own distinct perspective to the subject. Tell us how you really feel, but make sure you can back up any factual claims.
• Be solution-oriented or practical: Try to move beyond just diagnosing a problem. Classroom best practices, thoughtful policy recommendations, personal reflections on classroom experiences, productive commentary on the news, and compelling calls to action are all more useful to our readers.