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Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-largest school district, comments on an external cyberattack on the LAUSD information systems during the Labor Day weekend, at a news conference in Los Angeles Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. Despite the ransomware attack, schools in the nation's second-largest district opened as usual Tuesday morning.
Alberto Carvalho, who leads the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-largest school district, speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 2022.
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Reading & Literacy Nation's Second-Largest School System Plans to 'Embrace' the Science of Reading
Los Angeles Superintendent Alberto Carvalho's remarks also echo New York leaders' promises to support an early-reading overhaul.
Sarah Schwartz, November 2, 2022
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Professional Development Opinion How to Elevate the Voices of Teachers. Try Narrative Pedagogy
The narration of a story can serve as a powerful mechanism for transforming learning.
Rebecca Thomas & Steve Saville, October 31, 2022
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Third-graders Fermando Lira, left, and Kale Regier work on an experiment with magnets during a class lesson on magnetism and force Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at Sioux City's Perry Creek Elementary School. The lesson was part of an International Baccalaureate learning inquiry. Perry Creek Elementary is one of three schools in the district pursuing designation as an International Baccalaureate World School.
Third-graders Fermando Lira, left, and Kale Regier work on an experiment with magnets during a class lesson on magnetism and force on Dec. 3, 2021, at Sioux City's Perry Creek Elementary School.
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Science Elementary Science Materials Still Lag Standards. Could Free Resources Help?
Well-designed science materials could give elementary teachers critical support in the subject—and bolster goals for reading comprehension.
Sarah Schwartz, October 28, 2022
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Reading & Literacy As Revised Lucy Calkins Curriculum Launches, Educators Debate If Changes Are Sufficient
Researchers and educators who have reviewed excerpts offer mixed reviews on their potential to shift classroom instruction.
Sarah Schwartz, October 25, 2022
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School & District Management Opinion The 5 'Best' Decisions School Districts Have Made
What they all have in common is a philosophical shift to put the focus on engaging students.
Larry Ferlazzo, October 25, 2022
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This Spotlight will help you evaluate reading gaps accentuated by the pandemic, better small-group reading instruction, and more.

October 19, 2022
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Mathematics Why the Gates Foundation Is Investing $1.1 Billion in Math Education
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is investing big in math, including teacher training and high quality instructional materials.
Alyson Klein, October 19, 2022
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Reading & Literacy What the Research Says 3 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Helping Readers Grapple With Challenging Texts
A nationally known reading expert's advice on helping students with complex texts.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 17, 2022
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