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Matt Zalaznick

Teachers feel less optimistic, with most saying students need more social and emotional support, an annual educator confidence report says. Read more>>

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Steven Blackburn

While several states have laws that either require or allow the use of cameras in special ed classrooms, some districts are pursuing their own school surveillance policies to improve student and teacher safety. Read more>>

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You don’t have to spend lavishly or disrupt schedules to train paraeducators. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

While nonprofits provide assistance to low-income districts, school teams work to recruit girls and students of color, and educators teach inclusivity. Read more>>

Ray Bendici

A quick resource guide to crafting K12 school district policies for Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more. Read more>>

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The 74

A new education doctorate at Sacred Heart University, one of the first of its kind in the country, focuses on social, emotional and academic leadership. The program can prepare school leaders in supporting teachers and students as well as becoming experts in the field of social-emotional learning. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report

At one Finnish school, students don’t spend all their time learning what other people have discovered. They set out to discover new things on their own. The students do this through nine-week long, interdisciplinary "phenomenon-based learning" projects, a term coined by Finland’s National Agency for Education. Read more>>

U.S. News & World Report

Teacher preparation programs have experienced sharp enrollment declines over the last eight years in nearly every state across the country, a new analysis shows. In nine states, enrollment nose-dived by more than half. Read more>>

The Washington Post

Few decisions made by local governments touch families as directly as school assignments. It is not surprising that school boundary changes have always been a fraught issue. Throw in a debate over whether to use boundary changes to help address socioeconomic disparities, and you have fraught-squared. Read more>>

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