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As school leaders mark National Principals Month, three principals discuss why they do what they do.
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Principals who are part of the online group known as Moms As Principals met face-to-face for the first time last month during a national conference in Philadelaphia.
Principals who are part of the online group known as Moms As Principals met face-to-face for the first time during a national conference in Philadelphia.
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Teaching How to Shake the ‘October Blues’ and Rediscover the Joy in Teaching
It's a tough time of the year for educators. These tips from teachers in the field can help you get through it.
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Teaching Motivation Matters: Educators Share Strategies to Engage Students
Some veterans share their best tips and tricks on getting and keeping kids' attention.
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States Opinion Some Politicians Count on Teachers Staying Silent. We Can't Afford To
Censorship laws send teachers the message, “We don’t trust you.” We need to speak up in defense of our profession.
Monte F. Bourjaily
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Special Education The Supreme Court Will Decide a Significant Special Education Case
The justices will decide whether families must exhaust special education proceedings when they seek money damages under other federal laws.
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Recruitment & Retention Schools Struggle to Hire Mental Health Workers. New Federal Grants Might Help
Schools have long struggled to hire enough psychologists, social workers, and counselors. The pandemic made the need even more urgent.
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A surge in fentanyl overdoses is affecting students. LAUSD’s Alberto Carvalho offers advice for educators on the frontlines.
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Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, speaks at a news conference at the Roybal Learning Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 2022.
Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, speaks at a news conference at the Roybal Learning Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 2022.
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For some students, climate change advocacy can help alleviate stress about the impacts of a warming planet. Schools can support that work.
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Climate activists pose for a photo after a march from the White House to the U.S. Capitol on March 25, 2022 as they take part in a global strike demanding action from the Biden administration on climate change.
Climate activists pose for a photo after a march from the White House to the U.S. Capitol on March 25, 2022 as they take part in a global strike demanding action from the Biden administration on climate change.
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Two professionals who work with students describe what the pandemic revealed about the kinds of supports that young people need.
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Second grader Tiffinie Tillis works with dean of students Andrea Keck while visiting a sensory room at Quincy Elementary School, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, in Topeka, Kan. The rooms are designed to relieve stresses faced by students as they return to classrooms amid the ongoing pandemic.
Second grader Tiffinie Tillis works with dean of students Andrea Keck while visiting a sensory room at Quincy Elementary School, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, in Topeka, Kan. The rooms are designed to relieve stresses faced by students as they return to classrooms amid the ongoing pandemic.
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