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The Education Week Spotlight on New School Year Collaborations is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on where principals and teachers differ on what’s important, collaborative learning methods used by other educators, how strong collaborations between educators can empower students to thrive, and how other leaders engage parents.

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Students in teacher Matt Morone’s English 2 class at Pascack Valley Regional High School in New Jersey sit in varied types of furniture, from group desks to cushioned chairs and a booth one might find in a café or restaurant.
Students in teacher Matt Morone’s English 2 class at Pascack Valley Regional High School in New Jersey sit in varied types of furniture, from group desks to cushioned chairs and a booth one might find in a café or restaurant.
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Teaching Flexible Seating: Collaboration Catalyst or Classroom Disaster?
Popularized by social media, new classroom arrangements are all the rage in K-12. But experts and educators caution there is more to it than just moving desks around.
Alyson Klein, January 21, 2020
8 min read
Student Well-Being Teacher Collaboration Program May Reduce Class Failures
Stronger teacher collaboration helped prevent students from falling off track at the start of high school, according to a new evaluation of the Building Assets, Reducing Risks program.
Sarah D. Sparks, July 31, 2019
3 min read
Nicole Moore, the principal at Indian Mills School, stands near the summer literacy program held in a small lot at Fawn Lake Village in Shamong, New Jersey on July 6, 2021. Moore worked with teachers to develop a summer literacy program for disadvantaged students who live in the district.
Nicole Moore, principal of Indian Mills School, in Shamong, N.J., worked with a teacher and the district superintendent to start a summer program using federal aid for COVID-19 relief.
Eric Sucar for Education Week
Budget & Finance How Kids Benefit When Principals Get a Say in Spending Federal COVID-19 Aid
In some districts, principals play a key role in targeting federal pandemic relief money, but in other places they're left out.
Denisa R. Superville, July 13, 2021
8 min read
Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Detroit Public Schools, and Sharlonda Buckman, assistant superintendent of family and community engagement, have made parental engagement a key part of their turnaround strategy.
Nikolai Vitti and Sharlonda Buckman of Detroit Public Schools in Detroit, Mich.
Brittany Greeson for Education Week
Families & the Community Leader To Learn From Driving Academic Improvement by Empowering Parents
Central to turning around public education in Detroit is reengaging the parents who had been largely cut out of the district.
Arianna Prothero, February 17, 2021
10 min read
Teacher and coach Howard Hill at the King William High School athletic track in King William, Va. on April 23, 2021.
Howard Hill, a coach and agriculture teacher at King William High School in King William, Va., considered leaving the profession early, but changed his mind because of the support he received from colleagues.
Parker Michels-Boyce for Education Week
Recruitment & Retention Principals and Teachers Don't Always See Eye to Eye. Can Getting In Sync Reduce Turnover?
Teachers and principals are not on the same page about why teachers teach, why they quit, and how to get them to stay.
10 min read
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Teaching Opinion How to Unleash the Power of Collaborative Learning
Three research-backed ways to facilitate interactive activities, both in and outside the classroom.
Sidney D'Mello, April 21, 2021
1 min read
A lone figure approaches the team he will assemble.
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School & District Management Opinion How Do You Manage a District Through a Crisis? Together
How would you evaluate a $4 million air-filtration proposal when already staring down $37 million in COVID-19-related expenses?
Morcease Beasley, July 8, 2021
2 min read