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Equity & Diversity How Carefully Tailored PD Can Help Principals Become Equity Leaders
A partnership involving several districts suggests smart professional development can help principals improve equitable practices.
Denisa R. Superville, September 22, 2022
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Data Opinion Standardized Tests Aren't the Only Meaningful Data on Student Achievement
"Street data" may be a better pathway to education equity. Here's what that means.
Shane Safir, September 19, 2022
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School & District Management K-12 Essentials Forum What Will It Take for Schools to Get Better?
Find out what educators and leaders can do to incite lasting and productive change that will make a difference in the lives of students.
September 15, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Bigotry Is Bigotry, Even If You Call It Equity
Calling out instances of prejudice is not only a moral imperative. It could also go a long way toward healing some of our frayed trust.
Rick Hess, September 8, 2022
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Big Ideas in Education Special Report Big Ideas for Transforming K-12 Education
Could thinking differently about equity, mental health, how we communicate—even change, itself—usher in education transformation?
September 6, 2022
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School & District Management 5 Transformative Ideas to Address Education's Biggest Challenges
If the pandemic has taught us only one thing, it’s that change is hard, but we must do it anyway.
Elizabeth Rich, September 6, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Reported Essay The Key to More Equitable Schools? Deep Commitment
Schools are making progress on their DEI goals, but nothing short of an education overhaul will achieve equity.
Ileana Najarro, September 6, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Reported Essay When Did Equity Become a 'Trigger' Word?
Education equity may be inscribed in federal law, but that doesn't mean everyone agrees on what it means.
Stephen Sawchuk, September 6, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Video A High-Quality, Culturally Responsive Education Should Be Every District’s DEI Goal
Since the summer of 2020, more districts are examining and redefining their approach to DEI work. What have we learned from these efforts?
Ileana Najarro, September 6, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Video For Decades, Our Nation Supported Equity. Now, We’re Divided Over It
Federal law makes it clear that all public school students should reach a basic level of academic mastery, so what are we arguing about?
Stephen Sawchuk, September 6, 2022
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Leadership Video VIDEOS: Behind the 2022 Big Ideas – Reporters Share Their Insights
The authors of Big Ideas 2022 discuss how they approached their reported essays for this year's special report.
September 6, 2022
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Assessment Latest Round of Federal Grants Aims to Make States' Assessments More Equitable, Precise
The U.S. Department of Education awarded over $29 million in competitive grants to 10 state education agencies.
Libby Stanford, August 30, 2022
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Equity & Diversity In a State With an Anti-CRT Law, a New Initiative Seeks to Coach Schools on Equity
Seventy-four Kentucky districts are scheduled to begin coaching sessions next month as part of the pioneering program.
Eesha Pendharkar, August 24, 2022
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