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How to build school community, one digital coin at a time

A music teacher explains how his school gets everyone involved by focusing on core values and rewarding positive behavior.

To use student behavior analysts more effectively, we must learn their language

"I've never experienced such a rapid and profound increase in maladaptive behaviors as what educators have reported since the pandemic," a lifelong administrator and teacher writes.

Expectation management for IT leaders: Defining what, and when, to expect after COVID

Setting expectations is more than just stating what you want to happen. As leaders, we must pause and endeavor to understand the three organizational realities.

3 ways school leaders and edtech partners can close learning gaps together

To meet each student right where they are, administrators can look to districts that used dynamic personalized learning to prevent learning loss and support teachers.

We must deploy technology now to help schools close gaps in social care

Nurses, counselors and social workers face far more student needs than they can possibly fulfill as other tasks are pulling them away from their primary job duties.

5 ways school leaders can take DEI from awareness to action

One in three U.S. students attended a racially, and often socioeconomically, segregated school in 2020-21, creating inequitable learning environments and outcomes.

3 ways hands-on learning makes computer science accessible to all

With the digital evolution and technology-driven future, teaching computer science is no longer an option, it is a necessity.

Data breach: 6 ways to defend sensitive school data

“Data breach” is one of the scariest phrases a school administrator can hear. The leak of sensitive student and staff information can be a chilling (and expensive) problem.

Students struggling at math? Focus on their learning, not on learning gaps

Grade-level content is mastered more quickly when teachers remove barriers and build on what students can do rather than on their deficits.

Why Congress needs to get serious about K-12 and workforce data

A P-20W system is a centralized data warehouse connecting multiple agencies and sectors, enabling smooth educational and workforce journeys.

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