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Equity & Diversity Censoring Race and Racism Lessons Defies Best Practice and May Be Unlawful, Report Argues
A teachers' union and a lawyers' alliance marshal legal and pedagogical evidence for racially inclusive and culturally responsive teaching.
Professional Development Education Professional Development Superpower? ISTE and ASCD Set to Merge
Both organizations believe the merger is a “no brainer,” given the prominence technology now plays in teaching and learning.
School & District Management Will Schools Reopen Quickly After Hurricane Ian Passes? It Depends
Even before district leaders started shelter operations, they were getting asked when kids could return.
School & District Management Opinion Pandemic Isolation Damaged School Culture. Here’s How Principals Can Reset
I made it my mission to help my staff reconnect and recommit.
School & District Management What People Don't Get About Being a Principal: Reflections From 3 Leaders
As school leaders mark National Principals Month, three principals discuss why they do what they do.
Recruitment & Retention Schools Struggle to Hire Mental Health Workers. New Federal Grants Might Help
Schools have long struggled to hire enough psychologists, social workers, and counselors. The pandemic made the need even more urgent.
Student Well-Being Opinion ‘The Timing Is Critical’: How Schools Can Help Refugee Students
Two clinical psychologists suggest several low-cost and effective interventions to help welcome refugee and immigrant families.
Leaders To Learn From
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We are trying to get our students to be able to function in a world where digital plays a really important role. To do that, we need to be immersed in that world.
We should never put a student in a situation where they have to choose: Should I go to school or support my family?
My commitment to this work is truly grounded in the belief that families want to help their children be successful. But sometimes that path forward isn’t always clear.
The parents expect us to take care of their kids. They put a lot of trust in us, and we try to make sure we honor that.
I often wonder how my life would have been different as a result of adults understanding what was going on with me socially, emotionally, and having to navigate the dysfunction of our world. That’s why I’m passionate about this work.
I truly believe that having language access can make a whole difference in how a situation is going to end. … It’s transformational.
Families can't always travel to you, and [the] district needs to continually find ways to think outside of the box to help all learners and their families.
We’re going to take the opportunity to place the bet and say, ‘If we can provide a better experience, we think we will be able to attract and retain more students.'
'All' for me means 'all.' Are we creating access for English-language learners? Are we creating access for students with disabilities?
We knew if we stuck with our core tools, we could support educators and sustain professional development on those.
Curriculum Webinar Computer Science Education Movement Gathers Momentum. How Should Schools React?
Discover how schools can expand opportunities for students to study computer science education.
School & District Management Webinar Fostering Student Well-Being with Programs That Work
Protecting student well-being has never been more important. Join this webinar to learn how to ensure your programs yield the best outcomes.
- Student Well-Being Half of School Nurses Report Being Harassed, ThreatenedThe past few years have been tough for school nurses for a few different reasons.Student Well-Being School Sports Participation Drops, Raising Concern About 'Physical Learning Loss'But interest in e-sports and inclusive teams is rising.Student Well-Being Biden's National Strategy on Hunger: What It Means for SchoolsThe administration seeks more access to free school meals and nutritious foods. But a universal free meals bill is stalled in Congress.Budget & Finance Opinion 6 Ways to Solve the Teacher Shortage With Federal Stimulus MoneyESSER funds can help districts do something extra for teachers, writes a school finance expert.Student Well-Being Opinion Why Students Give In to Peer Pressure. Here’s How to Help Them Resist ItPunishments like suspension don’t solve behavior problems. These tools are more effective.Recruitment & Retention Q&A They Recruited 100,000 STEM Teachers. Now They’re Setting Their Sights Even HigherThe national nonprofit 100Kin10 has a new name and a new goal.
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- Student Well-Being Explainer The School Year Is Getting Hotter. How Does Heat Affect Student Learning and Well-Being?Climate change will lead to more hot school days, and experts say schools are not prepared.Student Well-Being 3 Ways to Avoid Hurdles for Social-Emotional LearningClarifying misconceptions, communicating with parents, and supporting teachers are key.School & District Management How District Leaders Can Make Sure Teachers Don't Miss the Loan-Forgiveness DeadlineMany teachers and other public employees may not know they qualify for a student loan-forgiveness waiver that has an Oct. 31 deadline.Recruitment & Retention What to Say—and Do—to Recruit Top Talent for Your SchoolsEffective communication throughout the recruitment process can elevate an employer in the eyes of a job candidate.