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Ray Bendici

Real-world math problems better connect with students and demonstrate how the subject, along with problem-solving and productive struggle, can be used in their daily lives. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick

High-stakes testing does not cause teachers to leave education or switch schools or districts. In fact, it may help retain some new teachers, a study has found. Read more>>

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Nancy Mann Jackson

School districts have been overwhelmed with the array of ed tech. For many K-12 leaders, the answer has been to hire instructional technology coaches to guide classroom implementation. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

In other news, a superintendent helps his district earn an A-plus Fitch rating and another creates a successful master-based learning model. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Students have a greater chance of coping with traumatic childhood experiences and succeeding in class when they can turn to a trusted adult at school. Read more>>

Also Noteworthy

Getting Smart

In an era where information is readily available through the digital revolution, many are asking what should the outcome be of learning? Project-based learning practitioners have always known that the information wasn’t enough, but rather how the learner applied the information. Read more>>

NPR

A struggling elementary school in East Nashville, Tenn., is incorporating mindfulness, but experts caution that mindfulness is not a panacea and programs should follow scientific guidelines. Read more>>

KQED

Teacher preparation programs are catching up to the scientific evidence on how the brain learns to read. In 2019, more than half of teacher training programs teach the “Science of Reading,” compared to 35 percent in 2013, reports the National Council on Teacher Quality. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report

Louisiana and Mississippi are fundamentally changing their thinking about the early years and serving their youngest learners as they face similar challenges, including poverty and educational struggles. Read more>>

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