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Ana Hale and Anna Bilyeu, DA guest columnists and featured FETC speakers

Too often, students shy away from challenging tasks that require them to step out of their comfort zones. As educators, our goal is to create an environment where students feel comfortable taking risks and are willing to persevere through difficulties. Read more>>

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Learning Ally knows that reading--and learning--happens everywhere, so we favor a school-wide approach. From creating environments conducive to learning, to implementing our proven, multi-sensory reading accommodation for students with reading deficits, there are plenty of ways you can support struggling readers. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

A kindergarten readiness test can predict first-grade performance, according to University of Missouri researchers. Kindergartners who rate poorly in academic and behavioral readiness will likely remain behind the following year. Read more>>

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Digital learning has fundamentally changed teaching and learning. Read on to learn some of the top game-changing elements exhibited by modern digital learning platforms in classrooms nationwide. Read more>>

Sylvia Martinez, DA guest columnist and FETC 2020 speaker

DA guest columnist and FETC 2020 speaker Sylvia Martinez discusses how creativity is a key component of deep learning and how it can be integrated into the STEM curriculum. Read more>>

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Sponsored by MySchoolBucks

With the ever-changing K-12 payments landscape, there are many things to think about when managing student fees at your schools. Watch our web seminar to learn more about the current state of ecommerce and parent buying behavior, considerations when looking for a universal payment solution, and the MySchoolBuck platform. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

An overwhelming number of district leaders want to build trust with their community, yet many administrators lack confidence in their customer service skills, according to a new report. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

California has banned lunch shaming and guaranteed that students will receive state-funded lunches even if they have unpaid school lunch debt fees. Read more>>

Also Noteworthy

The Hechinger Report

Restorative practices shouldn't be called anti-discipline or anti-accountability. The approach isn't necessarily a panacea, but if implemented well, it can contribute to an overall solution. Teaching students to treat one another with respect has the potential to make our schools safer and help our children get along better. Read more>>

Deseret News

If the greatest minds entered a room to discuss how education ought to be structured, would they come up with the model employed today? It’s hard to imagine they would. Where disruption has entered nearly every other industry, why has the structure of education stayed virtually the same? Read more>>

KQED

Most elementary schools teach reading comprehension as free-floating skills, detached from the content a child is reading. However, education journalist Natalie Wexler found that cognitive scientists have agreed for decades that the most important element of reading comprehension is knowledge and vocabulary about the topic. Read more>>

The New York Times

School strikes have put teachers in the spotlight. But demands for more counselors, nurses and psychologists are growing. Read more>>

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