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Two school district leaders with impressive followings share best practices for using social media.
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Curriculum Off-the-Shelf or Custom-Made? Why Some Districts Are Designing Their Own Curriculum
Advocates say the homegrown materials better reflect the cities where they live and the students they serve.
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Budget & Finance Opinion 6 Ways to Solve the Teacher Shortage With Federal Stimulus Money
ESSER funds can help districts do something extra for teachers, writes a school finance expert.
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Equity & Diversity Censoring Race and Racism Lessons Defies Best Practice and May Be Unlawful, Report Argues
A teachers' union and a lawyers' alliance marshal legal and pedagogical evidence for racially inclusive and culturally responsive teaching.
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Professional Development Education Professional Development Superpower? ISTE and ASCD Set to Merge
Both organizations believe the merger is a “no brainer,” given the prominence technology now plays in teaching and learning.
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Teaching Profession With New Grants, Teachers' Union Doubles Down on Partnerships With Parents
The American Federation of Teachers will invest $1.5 million in parent outreach—a counterweight to conservatives' parents'-rights narrative.
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