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Teaching Profession Video 2022 National Teacher of the Year: ‘So Honored to Be a Part of This Profession’
Kurt Russell, a history teacher from Oberlin, Ohio, shares his outlook on the profession and a message for his fellow educators.
Lilia Geho, April 22, 2022
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National Teacher of the Year Kurt Russell of Oberlin High School.
Kurt Russell, the 2022 National Teacher of the Year, in his classroom at Oberlin High School in Oberlin, Ohio.
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Teaching Profession Kurt Russell, a History Teacher From Ohio, Is the 2022 National Teacher of the Year
Russell will advocate for culturally responsive curricula and a more diverse teaching workforce.
Madeline Will, April 19, 2022
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Kara Klever holds a sign in protest in the hall outside of the Blue Room as Governor Kevin Stitt signs a bill into law that prevents transgender girls and women from competing on female sports teams at the Capitol Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oka. The bill, which easily passed the Republican-led House and Senate mostly along party lines, took effect immediately with the governor's signature. It applies to female sports teams in both high school and college.
Kara Klever holds a sign in protest as Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signs a bill into law that prevents transgender girls and women from competing on female sports teams.
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States Beyond 'Don't Say Gay': Other States Seek to Limit LGBTQ Youth, Teaching
Legislators want to ban lessons on LGBTQ communities and require teachers to tell parents when students want their pronouns changed.
Stephen Sawchuk, April 6, 2022
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IT Management How to Tackle Big Tech Problems in Schools: 3 Case Studies
See the strategies three districts are using to improve digital equity, upgrade cybersecurity, and solve staffing problems.
Kevin Bushweller, March 8, 2022
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Sofia Mendoza, a senior at Hilliard Davidson High School, in Hilliard, Ohio, has been trained to notice early signs of mental health struggles in her peers and channel them to adults who can help.
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Student Well-Being In Their Own Words Peer Help for Mental Health: 'We Learn the Red Flags to Watch For'
A member of a specially trained group of students discusses finding help for peers struggling with mental health issues.
Catherine Gewertz, March 1, 2022
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Student Well-Being Students Train to Spot Peers With Mental Health Struggles and Guide Them to Help
As schools respond to COVID's toll on student mental health, peers can play a valuable role.
Catherine Gewertz, March 1, 2022
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Derek Richey, the chief financial officer in the Cleveland school district, helps 4th grade student Kevin Bonner with an art project during art class at Memorial School.
Derek Richey, the chief financial officer in the Cleveland school district, helps 4th grade student Kevin Bonner with an art project at Memorial School.<br/>
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School & District Management Leader To Learn From A Finance Officer Who Anticipates the Worst and Plans for the Best
In the Cleveland district, chief financial officer Derek Richey connects his work directly to what’s happening in classrooms.
Mark Lieberman, February 16, 2022
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National Teacher of The Year nominees
From left to right: Whitney Aragaki, Autumn Rivera, Kurt Russell, and Joseph Welch
Teaching Profession Meet the 4 Finalists for the 2022 National Teacher of the Year
The four finalists hail from Colorado, Hawaii, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and were recognized for their dedication to student learning.
Madeline Will, January 19, 2022
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Sarah Foster, principal of North Linden Elementary School, talks with Katina Perry in Columbus, Ohio on November 30, 2021. Columbus City Schools has a program that lets principal “test out” the principal role, before actually fully taking it on. Through the program, they work in a school for two years under a mentor principal and fill in as principal at different schools during that time.
Katina Perry, right, principal of Fairmoor Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio, meets with Sarah Foster, principal of North Linden Elementary School and Perry's mentor in a school leader internship program.
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School & District Management This Intensive Internship Helps Principals Get Ready For the Job
A two-year program in Columbus City Schools gives aspiring principals the chance to dive deep into the job before actually taking the reins.
Denisa R. Superville, December 2, 2021
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Education Funding State K-12 Spending Is Inequitable and Inadequate. See Where Yours Ranks
There's a $17,000 per student difference between the highest- and lowest-spending states. High-poverty schools suffer especially.
Mark Lieberman, October 28, 2021
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Student Well-Being Ohio Mom Gets Ordained to Sign More Than a Hundred Mask Exemption Forms for Students
An Ohio mom says she cares if someone dies or gets sick, but that forcing kids to wear masks to protect others is "psychological warfare."
Jeremy P. Kelley, Journal-News (Hamilton, Ohio), October 19, 2021
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LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2018. The I Promise School is supported by the The LeBron James Family Foundation and is run by the Akron Public Schools.
LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2018. The I Promise School is supported by the The LeBron James Family Foundation and is run by the Akron Public Schools.
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Student Well-Being Documentary Reveals Challenges Inside LeBron James' School for Vulnerable Students
LeBron James and Akron Public Schools opened the I Promise School with big fanfare in 2018. A new documentary chronicles its inaugural year.
Joey Morona, cleveland.com, September 28, 2021
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Why School Districts Are Unprepared for COVID-19 Disruptions, Again
Bad state policy, misplaced optimism, and a focus on full-time virtual schools left districts scrambling to educate quarantined students.
Benjamin Herold, September 14, 2021
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Image shows students with protective masks sitting in school desks in their classroom with hands raised. Teacher is wearing a mask at the front of the classroom. School desks are taped with a cross to mark a place where sitting is not allowed to maintain social distance during COVID-19.
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School & District Management Students Exposed to COVID Don't Have to Quarantine Under Potential Pilot in Ohio
Students at 10 Ohio districts exposed to the virus could remain in class if they wear a mask and are tested on two separate occasions.
Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland.com, September 2, 2021
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