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The Challenge of Creating Schools That 'Work for Everybody' The Challenge of Creating Schools That 'Work for Everybody'
One high-achieving school works to get a handle on the racial- and income-based disparities that continue to divide its students. Read more.
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Letters to a Young Education Reformer
“Frederick M. Hess challenges each of us to talk less, listen more, and open our minds to the new ideas that could help shape education and learning in our world of tomorrow.” —Kevin P. Chavous, education reform leader and author, Building a Learning Culture in America. Read the preface.

What Would Trump's Proposed Cut to Teacher Funding Mean for Schools? What Would Trump's Proposed Cut to Teacher Funding Mean for Schools?
President Donald Trump has proposed getting rid of the Title II program, which has been around for more than a decade and aims to help districts and states pay for teacher and principal development, reduce class-size, craft new evaluation systems, and more. Read more.
(Politics K-12)
Video: Surviving a School Shooting Shaped His Views on Arming Teachers
Retired Montana Principal John Moffatt says arming teachers and school staff is not the right way to respond to the threat of school shootings. His opinion is informed by his own experience as the survivor of a 1986 school shooting at Fergus High School in Lewistown, Mont. Read more.
(Rules for Engagement)

Can a 15-minute daily routine change your students' view of math? In Making Number Talks Matter Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker help teachers in grades 4-10 build students' confidence in their reasoning as they talk through problems in arithmetic operations, fractions, decimals, and more. Preview the entire book online!

Teachers' Misconceptions About Climate Change May Hinder Their Instruction Teachers' Misconceptions About Climate Change May Hinder Their Instruction
The federal government’s role in curbing climate change is under debate today. But how is it being discussed in schools? Nearly a third of teachers who teach about climate change are "sending explicitly contradictory messages," a 2016 study shows. Read more.
(Curriculum Matters)
School Closures: What Do They Mean for Students and Communities?
Only 8 percent of all schools closed were replaced with new schools that served the same grades, finds a new Urban Institute study. Read more.
(Inside School Research)

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Author Interview: 'Growing Critically Conscious Teachers'
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(Rick Hess Straight Up)
1. High School Rape Case Becomes Flashpoint in Immigration Debate
2. Trump's Education Cuts Would Squeeze Charter, Private Schools (Politics K-12)
3. Unanimous Supreme Court Expands Scope of Special Education Rights (The School Law Blog)
4. Will High Court Ruling Raise Expectations for Special Ed.?
5. Betsy DeVos: States Should Decide How Much Testing Is 'Actually Necessary' (Politics K-12)

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