Meet Our 2020 Leaders To Learn From

Each year, Education Week identifies some of the nation’s most exceptional school district leaders in its Leaders To Learn From report and shines a spotlight on their extraordinary impact on the success of educators and students. We are excited to reveal our 2020 honorees. (February 19, 2020)

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CDC: Schools Should Prepare for Coronavirus Outbreaks

A CDC official said people "should ask your children’s schools about their plans for school dismissals or school closures." (February 25, 2020)

How 4 Communities Are Trying to Prepare Kids for an Unsure Future

(February 25, 2020)

The New World of Work

Schools Embed Classes in Cutting-Edge Businesses

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Opinion

Teacher PD Gets a Bad Rap. But Two Approaches Do Work

Many researchers have given up on teacher professional development as a way to raise student test scores, but two approaches have been yielding good results, writes Heather C. Hill. (February 24, 2020)

Trauma-Informed Practice Is a Powerful Tool. But It's Also Incomplete

Trauma-informed practice must be informed by the individual needs of students and the systems that caused their trauma, write Simona Goldin and Debi Khasnabis. (February 20, 2020)

Does Instructional Leadership Keep You Up at Night?

Building leaders find themselves in a position they never accounted for when they took the job, and that is the role of instructional leadership, writes Peter DeWitt. What does it look like? (February 23, 2020)

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Sneak Peek at Leaders To Learn From 2020

Leaders To Learn From 2020 Sneak Peek

Each year, Education Week identifies some of the nation’s most exceptional school district leaders and shines a spotlight on their extraordinary impact on the success of educators and students in its Leaders To Learn From special report. We are excited to reveal two of our 2020 honorees early.
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FEATURED VIDEO

A Principal’s Guide to Coaching Teachers

In weekly observations and coaching of teachers, one school’s leadership team provides a single “high-leverage” action step for teachers to incorporate into their instruction to make lessons more engaging for students.

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Digital Directions

Personal Touch Beats Technology for Parent-School Communication, Survey Finds

In a report from the Center for American Progress, parents, teachers, and school leaders said they find formats like parent-teacher conferences “mostly” or “extremely” valuable compared with social media, while robocalls ranked dead last. (February 20, 2020)

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Teacher

Should Teachers Give Students 'Spanish Names' in Spanish Class?

Renaming students is a common practice in foreign-language classes, but there has been a growing pushback among some educators, who say it can be culturally insensitive. (February 20, 2020)

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Market Brief

Education Companies Set Back by China's Coronavirus Crisis

Ed-tech companies viewing the spread of the coronavirus are bracing for the scarcity of components made in China where many factories are shuttered. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (February 20, 2020)

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