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School & District Management When Schools Merge, Principals Must Forge a New Culture. Here’s How
Principals must focus on building new relationships, inside and outside the school.
Olina Banerji, February 8, 2024
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Social Studies Opinion Who’s Improving Black History Education for Everyone? Three Stand-Outs
Recent highlights in Black history education, from the Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education’s LaGarrett J. King.
LaGarrett J. King , February 1, 2024
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From left: Missy Testerman, Christy Todd, Catherine Walker, Joe Nappi
From left: Missy Testerman, Christy Todd, Catherine Walker, Joe Nappi
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Teaching Profession Here Are the 4 Finalists for National Teacher of the Year
The nation's top teaching award will be given to one of them in the spring.
Madeline Will, January 24, 2024
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School & District Management Superintendents Share the Lessons They've Learned From ESSER—and Look Ahead
The four finalists for the 2024 National Superintendent of the Year award reflected on the lessons they learned from pandemic relief aid.
Caitlynn Peetz, January 17, 2024
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School & District Management Meet the Finalists for 2024’s Superintendent of the Year
These four superintendents were recognized for their advocacy and for improving academics and community engagement.
Caitlynn Peetz, December 19, 2023
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Student Well-Being How Districts Can Keep After-School and Summer Learning Alive After ESSER Dries Up
Roughly 8 in 10 school districts spent some of their federal COVID relief funds on after-school or summer learning.
Alyson Klein, December 4, 2023
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English-Language Learners Building Pathways for Bilingual Teachers: Ideas From 3 States
State and local leaders say flexibility, partnerships, and thinking outside the box are key to developing a bilingual teacher workforce.
Ileana Najarro, September 27, 2023
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Fulton County Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney Fani Willis takes notes while questioning University of Michigan professor Brian Jacob, a statistical analysis expert, as he testifies in a case against a group of Atlanta public school educators accused in a scheme to inflate students’ standardized test scores in Fulton County Superior Court, Ga., Feb. 10, 2015. Willis' most prominent case as an assistant district attorney was a RICO prosecution against the group of educators. After a seven-month trial, a jury in April 2015 convicted 11 of them on the racketeering charge.
Then-Fulton County chief senior assistant district attorney Fani Willis taking notes as a witness testified in a case against a group of Atlanta public school educators accused in a scheme to inflate students’ standardized test scores in Fulton County Superior Court, Ga., Feb. 10, 2015.
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Law & Courts What Trump's Prosecution in Georgia Has in Common With the Atlanta Schools Cheating Case
The DA in the Georgia election interference case against Trump was a lead prosecutor in the school cheating scandal.
Mark Walsh, August 23, 2023
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Classroom Technology These Educators Launched One of the First AI-Themed High Schools. Here's How It's Going
Seckinger High School near Atlanta infuses artificial intelligence into nearly every subject.
Alyson Klein, July 24, 2023
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Georgia teacher Maronda Hastie shows off a snowy grouper captured aboard the ship Oregon II during the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency's Teacher at Sea program.
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Professional Development These Teachers Wanted More Than PD on Zoom. Here's How They Spent Their Summer
Seeking to broaden their horizons and those of their students, some teachers embark on experiential learning programs during their summer break.
Elizabeth Heubeck, July 6, 2023
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School Choice & Charters Private School Choice Programs Are Having a Moment. But It's Not All Smooth Sailing
Several states have passed private school choice programs with universal eligibility. But some have seen road bumps as they implement them.
Mark Lieberman, June 16, 2023
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Reading & Literacy A School District's Book Removals May Have Violated Students' Civil Rights
A Georgia district’s removal of books about LGBTQ+ and racial minorities may have violated students’ civil rights, OCR determined.
Eesha Pendharkar, May 26, 2023
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School & District Management Q&A As COVID Emergency Ends, a Superintendent Calls on Education Leaders to Reflect
A new phase of COVID response demands that educators should also revisit their agenda for moving forward, the Atlanta superintendent says.
Evie Blad, May 19, 2023
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Latasha Johnson teaches reading skills to a kindergarten classroom at Walnut Creek Elementary School in Raleigh, N.C. on May 25, 2022.
Latasha Johnson teaches reading skills to a kindergarten classroom at Walnut Creek Elementary School in Raleigh, N.C. on May 25, 2022.
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Reading & Literacy 4 More States Pass 'Science of Reading' Mandates
Four states—and one big city district—have recently mandated changes to how schools teach early reading.
Sarah Schwartz, May 10, 2023
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