Teaching Learning 'Acceleration' Is Hard to Do. These Districts Are Tackling the Challenge
Despite the buzz, acceleration hasn’t proved to be as popular as other learning-recovery strategies.
English-Language Learners Biliteracy Seals Recognize Multilingualism, But Schools Can Do More
Almost all states now offer some form of distinction on diplomas for proficiency in English and additional languages.
Assessment Fighting Senioritis? This New Requirement Kept a Graduating Class Engaged
These seniors were the first to test a new state requirement to reflect on what they had learned over four years of high school.
School & District Management Opinion How Changing District Culture Improved Math Scores
Professional development, relevant data, tutors, and student engagement were all in play.
English-Language Learners The English Learner Population Is Growing. Is Teacher Training Keeping Pace?
English learners are one of the fastest growing student groups in the country, but not all teachers are prepared to best support them.
States This State Set Up a Program to Reduce Chronic Absences. It Worked
A program in Connecticut sent school employees to families' homes to address absenteeism's root causes.
Law & Courts Appeals Court Upholds Connecticut's Pro-Transgender Student Athletics Policy
The court hinted its agreement that Title IX protects transgender athletes who seek to compete consistent with their gender identity.
School Climate & Safety Still Adding Names: How a Memorial to Honor Teachers Killed at Sandy Hook Looks Today
The tragedy in Newtown, Conn., moved educators halfway across the country to build a memorial to honor school staff who died on the job.
School Climate & Safety A Decade Later, How the Newtown Shooting Changed the School Safety Conversation
School safety now increasingly focuses on identifying students who may pose a threat and providing emotional support.
School Climate & Safety 10 Years After Newtown Shooting: Schools, Communities Forge Rituals of Remembrance
The occasion is a mix of both deeply private and public mourning. Educators can support the complexities of grief in their own communities.