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Why teacher morale relies on clarity, competence and community

Teachers shouldn't feel like they have to become experts at every new piece of technology. Administrators should remind educators that it's OK to make mistakes.

Administrator support essential to maintain teacher morale

Here's why administrators should focus on fewer resources, encourage professional learning communities and communicate clearly.

How to create a virtual online learning academy

Darlington County School District in rural South Carolina saw an overwhelming response when educators there launched a virtual academy to enhance online learning this school year.

New book offers deep insights in supporting students in foster care

Understanding Federal Education Requirements for Students in Foster Care gives comprehensive overview of ESSA requirements and what educators should know about students in foster care.

Here are the keys to battling teacher burnout during COVID

COVID has so disrupted K-12 education that building leaders and teachers can look at 2020-21 as their first year in the profession.

How coaching is narrowing achievement gaps in South Carolina

Districts of Distinction winner Greenville County Schools takes laser-focused approach to school improvement with an intensive, multi-year coaching model.

Diverse district seeing powerful growth with strong leadership, focus and fidelity

Seguin ISD was facing a lot of challenges when Dr. Matthew Gutierrez first arrived as superintendent in 2017. A suburban district located outside San...

How a district got teachers engaged in online PD

Teachers participated about 10,000 times in professional development sessions offered by Cumberland County Schools this spring after the sudden shift to online learning.

Teacher shortage ‘worse than we thought,’ report says

Because multiple factors are causing the nation's teacher shortage, it can only be reversed with comprehensive, long-term solutions, a new report says.

5 lessons learned after PD paid for by CARES Act funds

A school district shares best practices its administrators can pinpoint after having used the federal funds to support professional development.

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