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Ray Bendici

In addition to science principles, the Next Generation Science Standards allow schools to build skills such as communication, collaboration and problem-solving. Read more>>

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In the 2020 A-ROI Institute training program, district leaders will learn Academic Return on Investment methodology. It is an approach to determining what works, for which students and at what cost. By integrating data into resource allocation decisions, districts are able to ensure the greatest possible impact from budgets. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

New ride-hailing apps—such as HopSkipDrive, VANGo and Zūm—allow parents in a growing number of cities to find rides to school for their children. Read more>>

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An uplifting, unforgettable tale of how an idealistic teacher and her remarkable students changed each other’s lives forever. The 20th Anniversary Edition features new material, including heartrending stories on immigration and the #MeToo movement as well as inspiring journeys that speak to the value of an education. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

Growth mindset studies reveal conflicting evidence on the benefits of the idea that student intelligence can improve through challenges and hard work. Read more>>

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The Runtz Ball Chair by Learn by Safco now has more size options. Simply use the legs and feet or the feet only to create two sizes to help fit more students across all learning environments. These ball chairs are great alternative seating options to keep students active throughout the school day. Read more>>

Emily Brown

Districts across the country are facing persistent bus driver shortages and look to creative recruitment solutions. Some districts have increased wages to attract applicants, offered signing bonuses to new drivers, and promoted financial incentives for referrals, according to reports. Read more>>

Michael Driskill, DA guest columnist

Moonlighting at an assembly line might help teachers pay the bills, but it won’t help their students learn more. There is a better way, says DA guest columnist Michael Driskill, the chief operating officer at Math for America and a former teacher. Read more>>

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The Atlantic

Whether America’s public education system should give special attention to especially high-achieving students is a question that perpetually bedevils policy makers. Gifted education puts in tension two equally treasured American ideals: egalitarianism and individualism. Register now>>

The New York Times

While school debate can be good for aspiring politicians, they favor a closed-minded and partisan style of argument. Why? Because school debate ultimately strengthens and rewards biased reasoning. Read more>>


Stanford professor Jamil Zaki says empathy can be developed, like a muscle. He thinks training people to be more empathetic could affect the world positively not only at the individual level, but in things like school discipline and police training. Read more>>


When we discuss the cost of school choice, we usually focus on the economic impact, the loss of local control, or the policy impact on educational institutions. But on the classroom level, there is another impact. When stronger, more committed students leave a school, they leave that school with less student leadership and positive peer effect. Read more>>

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