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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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DA Staff

These Districts of Distinction runners-up developed noteworthy programs that improved professional learning for teachers. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

At FETC 2020, the numerous sessions of the Future of Ed Tech Library Media Specialist track explored ways that schools can improve collaboration, personalization and learning creation. 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

Digital Promise/Usable Knowledge

Looking beyond the traditional markers of classroom success, one California district responded to alarming mental health data by committing to a social-emotional learning intervention Read more>>


Japan took the step of asking all schools in the country to close for about a month in an effort to curb coronavirus. Should the contagion begin to spread throughout the U.S., American schools could also be subject to mass closures, creating a potential mess for working parents and the economy. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report

Student mental health, not college and career planning, is the focus of school counselor education—and that’s hurting low-income students the most. Read more>>


A Secret Service report on targeted school violence found that all attackers showed warning signs and most had previously threatened others. While people witnessed a threat or threatening behavior, in many cases they didn’t act or report anything. Read more>>

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