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Reading & Literacy Classroom Reading Groups: What Works and What Doesn't
Studies show that leveled reading groups don't support struggling students. So what should grouping look like in the reading classroom?
Mathematics Photos Graphs Are Hard for Students to Digest. Can a 'Slow Reveal' Help?
Follow along as a math specialist uses a "slow reveal" graph to teach a statistical lesson on countries' national flags.
Standards Here’s What’s in Florida’s New African American History Standards
Standards were expanded in the younger grades, but critics question the framing of many of the new standards.
School & District Management In Their Own Words 'What Happened to Sherman?': A Principal Who Can't Shake the Memory of One Special Student
Catherine Diezi shared her love for literature with staff and students. She'll remember how that transformed their lives.
English-Language Learners In Their Own Words ¿Cuál es la Mentalidad Adecuada para Enseñar a Estudiantes de Inglés? Una Maestra Explica
Profesores necesitan las disposiciones adecuadas para ayudar a los estudiantes de inglés, pero no son quienes determinan las condiciones.
School & District Management How an Elementary School Principal Slashed Chronic Absenteeism
Targeted parent communications, early interventions, teacher check-ins, and out-of-school supports all played a role.
School & District Management Why Kindergarten Attendance Matters for the Whole School
Chronic absenteeism in kindergarten has academic consequences for students by 3rd grade—and not just for the students missing school.
School & District Management Goats at School? More Than 150 Animals Live on This Elementary School’s Campus
This popular magnet school has an out-of-the-ordinary offering: an animal lab.
Student Achievement 3rd Grade Reading Retention: Three Recent Developments
New research on the impact of retention is complicating states' approaches to retaining 3rd graders who aren't yet proficient.
Families & the Community Video Reports of Radioactive Contamination Closed Their School. This PTA Is Demanding Answers
After their Missouri elementary school was closed, a group of parents have tried to engage with the district on the school’s future.
School Climate & Safety 3 Students, 3 Staff Dead in Shooting at Private Elementary School in Nashville
The attack at The Covenant School was the 13th school shooting this year that resulted in injuries or deaths.