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Matt Zalaznick

Special education professional development in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta is now guided by a team of 22 instructional coaches tasked with helping teachers boost student achievement. Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick

New York may begin screening preschoolers for dyslexia, and Montana now requires schools to test all new students, up to second grade. The policy changes come as parents pressure educators to enhance interventions. Read more>>

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Educators agree reaching the right balance of equity, rigor and SEL is critical. How do we get there? The LSI Marzano Center presents a live web seminar with Dr. Marzano and Dr. Melissa Bloom that leaves "no stone unturned." Hear the latest research on how you can reach your district goals and improve student achievement. Register now>>

Eugene Butler Jr., DA guest columnist

Education professionals at all levels must be part of the solution to create a high level of academic excellence, says guest columnist and longtime educator Eugene Butler Jr., a retired assistant superintendent of Tucson USD in Arizona. Read more>>

Ray Bendici

Principal Moran (top right) and Indiana students support educator on active duty; Superintendent Munn (left) partners with Colorado State U to swap building space for scholarships; and New Jersey Superintendent Cittadino donates contractual salary increase to schools. Read more>>

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The Conversation

Research suggests that kids benefit when there are fewer of them in a classroom. But quickly reducing class size can cause new problems as schools scramble to hire and pay for new teachers, find classroom space for additional classes or finance renovations to build new classrooms. Read more>>

Scientific American

Anxiety about the effects of social media on young people has risen to such an extreme that giving children smartphones is sometimes equated to handing them a gram of cocaine. The reality is much less alarming. Researchers are now looking for nuance and developing better methods for measuring whether social media and related technologies have any meaningful impact on mental health. Read more>>

Gallup

Creativity in the classroom goes hand in hand with exceptional student learning, according to a new Gallup study. K-12 teachers who frequently make assignments that require students to think creatively are much more likely than other teachers to observe higher-order cognitive skills in their students. Read more>>

Phys.org

Policy responses to school shootings have not prevented them from happening more frequently, but restorative justice has the potential to avert bad behavior and school shootings, finds a new study from Washington University in St. Louis. Read more>>

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