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School & District Management Download 17 Leadership Lessons From the Kitchen Table: A Downloadable Guide
This year, 17 superintendents from around the country shared their most meaningful lessons from leading a district through the pandemic.
Mary Hendrie, August 13, 2021
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Accountability Did Washington D.C.'s Education Overhaul Help Black Children? This Study Says Yes
Researchers said the district's "market-based" reforms accelerated achievement versus other districts and states.
Sarah D. Sparks, August 12, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion Q&A Collections: Education Policy Issues
Posts on the key education policy issues from the past 10 years.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 31, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion What Does It Mean to Call a Program 'Evidence-Based' Anyway?
States and school districts need to help educators weigh the research on programs. Too often it stops at a single positive study.
Fiona Hollands, Yuan Chang & Venita Holmes, June 9, 2021
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Veronica Esquivel, 10, finishes her homework after her virtual school hours while her brother Isias Esquivel sits in front of the computer, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, at their residence in Chicago's predominantly Hispanic Pilsen neighborhood.
Veronica Esquivel, 10, finishes her homework in her Chicago home after a day of virtual school in February.
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Classroom Technology School District Leaders Are Still Worried About Home Internet Access for Students
Schools have scaled-up their efforts to help more kids get online, according to a new survey, but concerns remain about tech equity.
Alyson Klein, June 1, 2021
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Mia Halthon's daughter, Terra Jones, has struggled with remote learning. Pictured here in their Detroit, Mich., home on May 21, 2021.
Terra Jones, 11, a Detroit 5th grader, has struggled with remote learning all year. Her mother, Mia Halthon, is weighing whether to have Terra repeat 5th grade out of concern that she's not ready to move onto 6th grade.
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Student Achievement Tens of Thousands of Students May Have to Repeat a Grade. Should They?
The prospect of a spike in retentions flies in the face of a broad-based consensus that moving students ahead is usually more effective.
Catherine Gewertz, May 24, 2021
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School & District Management Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: Strategies & Tips for Complex Decision-Making
Schools are working through the most disruptive period in the history of modern education, facing a pandemic, economic problems, social justice issues, and rapid technological change all at once. But even after the pandemic ends,
May 19, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Does Your District's Way of Decisionmaking Reinforce Systemic Racism?
Leaders must ask if their vision of student success reflects what Black and brown families say is most important, write John B. Diamond and Jennifer Cheatham.
Jennifer Cheatham & John B. Diamond , May 10, 2021
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School & District Management Live Event Education Week Leadership Symposium
Education Week's Premier Leadership Event for K12 School & District Leaders.
May 10, 2021
Outdoor education teacher Mark Savage challenges his students with a game in class at Brewer High School in Brewer, Maine on April 30, 2021.
Outdoor education teacher Mark Savage challenges his students with a game in class at Brewer High School in Brewer, Maine in April.
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Equity & Diversity Why Two Superintendents of Mostly White Districts Are Actively Fighting Anti-Black Racism
Predominantly white school districts across the country have started addressing systemic racism in the classroom, but not every district is doing it, and those who are brace for backlash.
Eesha Pendharkar, May 7, 2021
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School & District Management Download Solving Complex Education Problems: A Guide for Better Decisionmaking
Nonprofit education consulting company TregoED outlines four key steps for school district leaders to take when making tough decisions.
Emma Patti Harris, April 27, 2021
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Summer 2021: How Schools Can Make the Most of It
Ways that students, teachers, and school and district leaders can restore and retool this summer and come back charged for the year ahead.
April 27, 2021
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Student Well-Being How Educators Are Approaching Summer Learning This Year
After a difficult year, schools adjust what's best for students as they customize summer learning, enrichment, and play opportunities.
Andrew Ujifusa, April 27, 2021
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States Opinion How We Can Identify What Students Need to Catch Up on Learning
A strong recovery that prioritizes student learning demands transparency, data collection, and collaboration, writes Thomas J. Kane.
Thomas J. Kane, April 27, 2021
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