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Third grade teacher, Stephanie Brugler, works with her class during an SEL lesson at the Jefferson PK-8 school in Warren, Ohio, on Nov. 1, 2022.
Third-grade teacher Stephanie Brugler works with her class during an SEL lesson in November at the Jefferson PK-8 school in Warren, Ohio.
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Student Well-Being From Our Research Center Building an Effective SEL Program: Lessons From 3 Districts
One key recommendation is to show teachers and principals how to develop SEL skills that they can model for students.
Arianna Prothero, November 7, 2022
12 min read
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Student Achievement With NAEP Scores in Hand, Schools Double Down on ‘Urgent’ Recovery Efforts
Results for large districts were unsurprising, leaders say, but reinforce the need for long-term investments.
Caitlynn Peetz, October 25, 2022
5 min read
Monica Asher wears her school's football jersey to celebrate a staff appreciation night.
Principal Monica Asher wears her school's football jersey to celebrate a staff appreciation night at Orange High School, in Lewis Center, Ohio.
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School & District Management Why This Principal Is Staying Put When So Many Want to Quit
Nearly 40 percent of secondary school principals say they plan to quit in three years. Here's why Monica Asher isn’t one of them.
Denisa R. Superville, October 10, 2022
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Teachers from Seattle Public Schools picket outside Roosevelt High School on what was supposed to be the first day of classes, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, in Seattle. The first day of classes at Seattle Public Schools was cancelled and teachers are on strike over issues that include pay, mental health support, and staffing ratios for special education and multilingual students.
Teachers from Seattle Public Schools picket outside Roosevelt High School on Sept. 7. Teachers went on strike over issues that include pay, mental health support, and staffing ratios for special education and multilingual students.
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Teaching Profession Q&A Why Teachers Are Going on Strike This Fall—and What Could Come Next
A labor expert explains what's driving the recent teacher strikes.
Madeline Will, September 19, 2022
7 min read
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Recruitment & Retention How Teacher and Other School Staff Recruitment Is Changing
For one thing, virtual hiring processes are here to stay.
Elizabeth Heubeck, September 15, 2022
5 min read
Middletown City School District Superintendent Marlon Styles Jr. speaks at the 2022 ISTE Leadership Exchange in New Orleans on June 26, 2022.
Marlon Styles Jr., the superintendent of the Middletown City School District in Ohio, speaks at the 2022 ISTE Leadership Exchange in New Orleans on June 26. The session was part of the International Society for Technology in Education's national conference.
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Classroom Technology Q&A Superintendent: Recruit More Black Male Educators, Get Tech in the Hands of All Students
Middletown, Ohio, school district chief Marlon Styles Jr. is the first Black superintendent of that school system.
Lauraine Langreo, August 3, 2022
9 min read
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
9 min read
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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
6 min read
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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.
Courtesy of Sofia Mendoza
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
4 min read
Image of student managing obstacles.
Kasia Bogdańska for Education Week
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
7 min read
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
9 min read
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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