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A teacher’s time is precious—I can attest to that as a former teacher and school principal. School years are jam-packed with teaching, planning, data analysis, testing, and supporting students as […]
What is the most effective way to teach educators effective literacy instruction? We define effective professional development as that which leads to changes in teaching behavior that in turn lead […]
As the internet and social media become entrenched in classrooms, more schools teach students how to behave responsibly online and how to gauge the credibility of the web’s resources, says […]
A custom-made mobile tech lab brings tech and internet access to the neighborhoods of low-income students in La Joya ISD (7,000 students) on Texas’ Mexican border. “In our predominantly low […]
New math. Scary words for parents raised on long division and memorization of times tables. Even educator Paige Bergin, who had spent two years teaching fifth-grade math out of a […]
Big city districts are taking the lead in funding pre-K programs as states work more slowly to expand access. “While states continue to make progress in expanding access to early […]
Verona Public Schools is dedicated to cultivating learning environments that nurture the natural curiosity of children. As Albert Einstein said, “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training […]
One education researcher calls it “the academic death penalty”: A grade of zero on a 100-point scale, a mark that spells disaster for a student’s class average. “It’s such an […]
Many states have enacted laws and guidelines spelling out how schools can help students with dyslexia. Such laws vary by state. According to understood.org, a website on learning and attention […]
Educators know that most dyslexic students will need interventions and accommodations throughout school, but best practices continue to evolve as more is learned about this reading disability.
Iowa intends to survey students on school climate as part of its Every Student Succeeds (ESSA) accountability plan. If approved, students in grades 3 through 12 would be asked to […]
Visit just about any racially mixed school and you will see black, white, Asian and Latino kids clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or […]