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John Sowash, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

For district leaders, organizing and sharing resources is easier with this common tool, says DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker John Sowash, who wrote The Chromebook Classroom, a comprehensive guide to using Chromebooks in education. Read more>>

Tony Vincent, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

Teachers and students can use animation to bring content to life, says DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Tony Vincent. GIFs can grab attention, illustrate ideas, break down a process into steps, show a sequence, and make content memorable. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Schoolwide music instruction is having a big impact in raising test scores as K-12 leaders make the case for more robust programs in lower-income districts. Read more>>

When breaking down language barriers in schools, districts offering dual-language programs don’t always divide instruction evenly between the two languages. Here's how fives districts offer dual-language programs, summer courses and after-school activities for ELLs and native English speakers. >>

Alison DeNisco

As states see stricter laws and more protests regarding vaccinations, educators need to be prepared to enforce mandates and handle repercussions. Read more>>

Also Noteworthy

The Hechinger Report

What would it be like to start the school year with all students "looping" into the rhythm of their classroom routines, with teachers already having a handle on every student’s strengths, struggles and home issues? Schools and teachers who embrace looping have these opportunities as well as the benefits of higher attendance, increased engagement, more instructional time, improved teacher retention and gains in student achievement. Read more>>

Los Angeles Times

When poverty equates to lower academic performance, we perpetuate that poverty from one generation to the next. Until we are willing to face that problem and take bold measures against it, the U.S.' rankings will always be limited on the international Program for International Student Assessment test. Read more>>

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Why should Americans care about learning another language early in school when English has recently seemed to dominate as the unofficial language of the world? Bilingualism is increasingly becoming the need for success in this globalizing world. Read more>>

The Washington Post

A closely watched federal lawsuit that pits a religious private school against the state of Maryland marks another battle in the long-running debate over whether—and how—taxpayer money should flow to private schools, and what authority the government has to regulate them. Read more>>

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