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Principals' Test Not Predictive of Success on the Job Principals' Test Not Predictive of Success on the Job
Research shows no positive correlation between how would-be principals perform on a widely used licensure exam and their success as school leaders. Read more.
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6 Evidence-Based Strategies for ELLs
Rigorous ELL instruction must address the development of oral language, academic language, reading, spelling, and writing. To best support ELLs as they develop these vital skills, follow these 6 best practices in English Language Learner pedagogy. Download the white paper.

Our latest special report explores how Common Core, OER, and Digital Innovation are changing the curriculum landscape. Read more.
The Life-Changing Potential of Mentorship The Life-Changing Potential of Student Mentorship
Mentoring programs are a cost-effective, high-yield intervention for at-risk youths, College Bound Executive Director Kenneth Ward writes. Read more.
(Education Week)
Committee Backs High Court Nominee Despite Criticism on Special Education
The Senate Judiciary Committee votes 11-9 to advance Neil M. Gorsuch's U.S. Supreme Court nomination, as Democrats attack his approach in a 2008 special education decision. Read more.
(The School Law Blog)

Setting Up a Data Driven Culture
Data-driven instruction is a transformational technique that can change educational outcomes. Learn about the fundamental building blocks of a data-driven instruction cycle and how to integrate them into your district. Sign Up Today!

Your Guide to the Hurdles State ESSA Plans Have Endured So Far Your Guide to the Hurdles State ESSA Plans Have Endured So Far
States start sending the U.S. Department of Education their plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act, after plenty of political and logistical challenges. Read more.
(State EdWatch)
Improving Mobile Learning, Cybersecurity Among Top Priorities for IT Leaders
Improving mobile learning and broadband capacity and preventing cyber intrusions are three top priorities for district tech leaders, a survey by the Consortium for School Networking shows. Read more.
(Digital Education)
Illinois High Schools to Explore Competency-Based Graduation Rules
(High School & Beyond)
A Look at Some States That Have Turned in Their ESSA Plans
(Politics K-12)
Video: Teachers Learn How to Use Popular Musical 'Hamilton' in the Classroom
(Teaching Now)
Top Democrats Tell DeVos: Immigrant Student Rights Must Be Protected
(Learning the Language)
Differentiation: Attainable or Somewhere Over the Rainbow?
(Finding Common Ground)
3 Thoughts for Leaders Developing Strong Followers
(Leadership 360)
5 Ways Librarians Can Connect Students to the World Through Technology
(Global Learning)
Creating Your Educational Legacy, What Matters Most to You?
(Work in Progress)
Why Makerspaces Are Perfect for Schools and Public Libraries
(Education Futures: Emerging Trends in K-12)
Author Interview: 'The Perfect Assessment System'
(Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo)
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