School & District Management What People Don't Get About Being a Principal: Reflections From 3 Leaders
As school leaders mark National Principals Month, three principals discuss why they do what they do.
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.
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.
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.
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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Keep School Staff Motivated All Year Long: Advice From Principals
Here are some of the things—big and small—that school leaders do and say to keep teachers excited about the job.
Ensure Your Staff Gets the Message: 3 Tips for School Leaders
School staff are inundated with information. Here's a few ways to ensure they will actually hear you.
How District Leaders Can Make Social Media Work for Them
Two school district leaders with impressive followings share best practices for using social media.
Special Education Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Special Education?
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K-12 schools have a big role to play in helping solve the climate crisis. But with time and resources in short supply, the question is how.
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- LeadershipEquity & Diversity Censoring Race and Racism Lessons Defies Best Practice and May Be Unlawful, Report ArguesA teachers' union and a lawyers' alliance marshal legal and pedagogical evidence for racially inclusive and culturally responsive teaching.Education Professional Development Superpower? ISTE and ASCD Set to MergeBoth organizations believe the merger is a “no brainer,” given the prominence technology now plays in teaching and learning.Will Schools Reopen Quickly After Hurricane Ian Passes? It DependsEven before district leaders started shelter operations, they were getting asked when kids could return.Policy & PoliticsStates Divisions on Race, Gender Intensify a Fight for State SuperintendentThe Arizona election for state superintendent illustrates the polarization engulfing K-12 policy nationwide.EPA Doubles Aid for Electric, Natural Gas-Powered School Buses, Citing High DemandThe $965 million in funding helps schools replace existing diesel buses with zero- and low-emissions alternatives.Election Guide 2022: K-12 Issues and Candidates Shaping the MidtermsEducation is at the heart of some of the most contentious issues on voters' minds as they weigh candidates from governor to local school board.Teaching & LearningReading & Literacy As Book Bans Escalate, Here's What You Need to KnowCatch up on numbers and findings from new reports on the growing push to ban books in schools and libraries.With New Grants, Teachers' Union Doubles Down on Partnerships With ParentsThe American Federation of Teachers will invest $1.5 million in parent outreach—a counterweight to conservatives' parents'-rights narrative.Off-the-Shelf or Custom-Made? Why Some Districts Are Designing Their Own CurriculumAdvocates say the homegrown materials better reflect the cities where they live and the students they serve.TechnologyEd-Tech Policy Fewer Districts Are Providing Home Internet Access, But Students Still Need ItThe pandemic has led to a boom in technology adoption among teachers and schools that requires high-speed broadband access at home.Adopting New Classroom Technologies Is Hard. A New Federal Guide Aims to HelpWhile tech availability and affordability are often high equity priorities, how schools put digital tools to work is a big challenge.Why Computer Science Education Will Be Crucial for 'Every Job'Los Angeles schools' instructional tech expert talks about putting learning first, and technology second.