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Teaching How Teachers Can Make Better Decisions: 7 Tips From Experts
Work backwards. Enlist help from colleagues and even students. Consider your needs before your options.
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Student Well-Being Opinion Does Social-Emotional Learning Help Students Who Could Benefit the Most? We Don’t Know
There’s a big hole in the research on SEL, and it should galvanize researchers and advocates to step up.
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School Climate & Safety Oxford School Shooting: Could School Staff Be Charged?
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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Education Week is tracking shootings in K-12 schools in 2021. See the number of incidents and where they occurred in our map and data table.
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Leslie Alexander, right, talks with North Forsyth High School Assistant Principal of Instruction La Quisha Linder about what to expect while interviewing for the Winson-Salem/Forsyth County School District principal talent pool. Alexander is the Area Superintendent of Leadership Development and is working to develop a principal workforce that is representative of the district's demographics.
Leslie Alexander, right, talks with North Forsyth High School Assistant Principal of Instruction La Quisha Linder about what to expect while interviewing for the Winson-Salem/Forsyth County School District principal talent pool. Alexander is the Area Superintendent of Leadership Development and is working to develop a principal workforce that is representative of the district's demographics.
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Stephanie Parra, Governing Board Member at Phoenix Union School District and Executive Director of ALL in Education Arizona, sits for a portrait at the nonprofit’s space at Galvanize Phoenix in downtown Phoenix, Ariz. on Nov. 15, 2021. Phoenix Union is majority BIPOC students, but school board and educator demographics in Arizona lag behind in representation and opportunity.
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