Recruitment & Retention Districts Are Screening for Racial Biases During Teacher Job Interviews. Here's How
Increasingly, school systems ask applicants questions about cultural competency, race, and equity during the interview process.
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Pay matters, but is often not the main point of dissatisfaction. Here are five common problems teachers say make them want to quit.
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There’s a big hole in the research on SEL, and it should galvanize researchers and advocates to step up.
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A prosecutor steps up criticism of staff members' decision to allow the accused shooter to stay in school before the deadly shooting.
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Equity & Diversity Video Black Principals: How Schools Can Hire and Support Them
La Quisha Linder, left, assistant principal of instruction at North Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., talks with Leslie Alexander, an area superintendent, about what to expect while interviewing for the principal talent pool.
Equity & Diversity Video Why Latino Representation on School Boards Matters and How to Make it Happen
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A lack of diversity in the teaching profession is a problem with academic ramifications for all students. A look at the history behind the issue.
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Purchasing Alert Michigan District Looks For Flight Training Provider; Washington School System Seeks Tutoring Services for Unfinished Learning
A district in Michigan is seeking a flight training provider, while a school system in Washington looks to purchase tutoring services to address unfinished learning.
Marketplace K-12 When Curriculum Falls Short in Supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Here’s Where It Misses the Mark
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Marketplace K-12 K-12 Dealmaking: Chegg Acquires Language Learning Platform; Startup MindX raises $3M
Textbook and tutoring company Chegg is acquiring a leading language learning platform to expand its offerings into different languages. The company announced it will acquire Busuu, a UK company, for approximately $436 million in an all-cash transaction. Founded in 2008, Busuu offers courses in a dozen languages and serves more than 500,000 paying subscribers, according to the…
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