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Teach Like a Champion Author Tackles Reading in New Book Teach Like a Champion Author Tackles Reading in New Book
With his co-authors, Doug Lemov seeks to blend best practice and research in a new book on teaching reading in a common-core era. Read more.
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Snowed in? Read how some schools use snow days as e-learning opportunities in this archive story.

3 Critical Prevention and Intervention Strategies to Help Increase Third Grade Reading Proficiency
Research has shown that an effective prevention plan in grades K–2 can help increase third grade reading proficiency rates and prevent failure at upper grades. View a recorded webinar on the 3 critical prevention and intervention strategies.

Here's How the Education World Thinks the Feds Should Regulate Under ESSA
The online comment period for how the U.S. Department of Education should regulate under the Every Student Succeeds Act closed Thursday; here are some highlights. Read more.
(Politics K-12)
Schools Turn to Digital Tools for Personalizing Career Searches Schools Turn to Digital Tools for Personalizing Career Searches
Many school districts are using digital platforms to help even younger students explore career possibilities and what it will take to achieve their professional goals. Read more.
(Education Week)

New from Debbie Diller! Growing Independent Learners is a comprehensive guide to K-3 literacy instruction, helping teachers plan standards-focused lessons and work stations, organize the classroom for student independence, and use anchor charts to support learning goals and make big ideas stick. Includes over 400 full-color photos. Click here for details!

Focus on Fade-Out: Three Critical Pieces to Lasting Education Improvements
To find an education program whose benefits last more than a year or two, researchers lay out a 'trifecta' of skills to target. Read more.
(Inside School Research)
Education Behemoth Pearson to Cut 4,000 Employees
Pearson said its performance has taken hits recently because of shifts in the international market, and it will increase its focus on adaptive products and online and blended learning. Read more.
(Marketplace K-12)
Special Ed. Graduation Disparities Highlighted in New Report
(On Special Education)
Rethink Teacher-Evaluation Systems If They're Not Working, John King Says
(Politics K-12)
New York City Moves to 'Departmentalize' Math Teaching for 5th Graders
(Curriculum Matters)
U.S. Supreme Court to Review Case That Could Affect Private School Choice
(Charters & Choice)
Class Composition Can Bias English Teachers' Observation Scores, Study Finds
(Teacher Beat)
Turning Analytics Into Insights, Simplifying Products Seen as Trends to Watch
(Marketplace K-12)
Two H.S. Girls' Basketball Teams Have Season Cancelled After Brawl
(Schooled in Sports)
An Open Letter to Teachers Fighting 'Fair Share' Fees: How Your Fight Could Hurt Students
(Prove It: Math and Education Policy)
Top Performers Offer U.S. Much More Effective Models of Teacher PD
(Top Performers)
College Admissions Process Is Unavoidably Competitive
(Walt Gardner's Reality Check)
Have We Lost Respect for Hard Work?
(Bridging Differences)
Connecting the Cross-Cultural With the Cross-Curricular
(Global Learning)
Moving Through Deeper Learning at Your Own Pace
(Learning Deeply)
1. Donald Trump Says We Spend a Ton for Bad Test Scores. Let's Check the Numbers. (Politics K-12 Blog)
2. Focus on Fade-Out: What We Learn From Lost Effects in Education (Inside School Research Blog)
3. Building Empathy in Classrooms and Schools (Opinion)
4. Creating a Community of Writers in the Classroom (Opinion)
5. College Admission 2.0: Service Over Self (Commentary)

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