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Education Funding 6 Lawsuits That Could Shake Up How States Pay for Schools
Far removed from annual budgets, these lawsuits hold the potential to force states to direct more funds to their schools.
Mark Lieberman, January 27, 2023
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Social Studies Social Studies Leaders Vow Not to Water Down 'Hard History'
Speakers at a major conference urged teachers to document how their teaching reflects state standards and themes of democracy and civics.
Sarah Schwartz, December 2, 2022
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Classroom Technology How This Superintendent Is Leaning Into Tech and SEL to Boost Kids' Reading Skills
Tech and social-emotional learning strategies aim to improve poor reading achievement.
Lauraine Langreo, November 18, 2022
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Lily Freeman and her mother, Mindy Freeman, have actively campaigned against efforts to restrict LGBQT books in the Central Bucks school district and elsewhere.
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Equity & Diversity Why a Trans Student and Her Mom Are Fighting Their District's Anti-LGBTQ Policies
Lily Freeman and her mother, Mindy Freeman, are working to stem a slew of anti-LGBTQ policies and directives issued in Central Bucks County, Pa.
Eesha Pendharkar, October 14, 2022
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Deb Lambert, director of collection management for the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library for the past three years, looks over the books at the Library Services Center on Sept. 25, 2015. When a flap occurs at the library, the matter becomes the responsibility of Lambert.
More districts are seeking to restrict access to some books or remove them from classrooms and libraries altogether.
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Curriculum Q&A These Teachers' Book List Was Going to Be Restricted. Their Students Fought Back
The Central York district planned to restrict use of some materials last year. Here's how teachers and their students turned the tide.
Ileana Najarro, August 29, 2022
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Education Funding Opinion Book Bans? My School Doesn’t Even Have a Library
Underfunding schools is its own censorship, writes one Philadelphia public school teacher. After all, they can’t ban books we don’t have.
Lydia Kulina-Washburn, July 26, 2022
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Aarnavi Gupta, 8, and her father, Chanchal, review a coding project about a family trip to the beach at “Creative Coding: A Morning of Making” as part of a Remake Learning Days program held at South Fayette Intermediate School on May 23, 2022 in McDonald, Pa.
Aarnavi Gupta, 8, and her father, Chanchal, review a coding project about a family trip to the beach as part of a program at South Fayette Intermediate School in McDonald, Pa.
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Future of Work Want to Spark Students' Interest in STEM? Initiative Brings Parents Into That Effort
Programs like Remake Learning Days are especially important at a time when there is a vast talent gap in the STEM industry.
Lauraine Langreo, June 8, 2022
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Chips fall down chutes toward a bagging machine at the Golden Flake Snack Foods plant in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007.
Chips fall down chutes toward a bagging machine at the Golden Flake Snack Foods plant in Birmingham, Ala.
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Student Well-Being ‘Lunch Police’ in Pennsylvania School to Search and Confiscate Student Food
“Shopping bags full of chips,” candy, and an assortment of drinks have reportedly been brought into the school.
Mariah Rush, The Charlotte Observer, April 5, 2022
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School & District Management Video Leading in a Pandemic: Superintendents Discuss Hard and Hopeful Moments
Superintendents from Oklahoma and Pennsylvania connect on Zoom to talk about the weight of leading in the pandemic.
Catherine Gewertz & Lilia Geho, March 11, 2022
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Student Well-Being School Counselors and Psychologists Remain Scarce Even as Needs Rise
The vast majority of K-12 schools lack the school psychologists and counselors to respond to their students' rising mental health concerns.
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Jenna Monley, deputy chief of family and community engagement at Philadelphia Public Schools, stands for a portrait in downtown Philadelphia on December 15, 2021.
Jenna Monley has bolstered family engagement in the school district by improving communications, creating avenues for parents to work with teachers, and giving the community forums to air problems.
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Families & the Community Leader To Learn From Philadelphia Leader Brings a Bold Approach to Family Engagement
Jenna Monley has launched bold new parent-engagement programs, while also honing a time-honored strategy: listening.
Evie Blad, February 16, 2022
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ABBOTT ELEMENTARY - "Student Transfer" - After a negative teacher review, Janine gets a confidence boost when a student gets transferred from Melissa's class into hers, but it turns out the student proves to be too much to handle. While trying to forge a friendship with an uninterested Gregory, it is revealed that Jacob is constantly getting roasted by his students. The two bond after Gregory unintentionally gives Jacob the idea to incorporate the roasts in an educational way on an all-new episode of "Abbott Elementary," TUESDAY, JAN. 25 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EST), on ABC.
Quinta Brunson plays a 2nd grade teacher in a Philadelphia public school on the ABC comedy hit "Abbott Elementary." Brunson, who created the show, is the daughter of a teacher and has writers on her team who've been teachers.
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Teaching Profession Q&A A Q&A With 'Abbott Elementary' Star Quinta Brunson: 'Who Are We Without Teachers?'
The creator and star of the comedy set in a Philadelphia school talks about the show's inspiration and her hope that it helps teachers.
Ileana Najarro, January 26, 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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Equity & Diversity Students Embrace a Wide Range of Gender Identities. Most School Data Systems Don't
Districts like Philadelphia aren't waiting for the federal government to make their student information systems more inclusive.
Benjamin Herold, January 4, 2022
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