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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.
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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.
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Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares
The National Education Association warns that some of the progress in teacher pay could be jeopardized by the pandemic.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
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States 8 States Debate Bills to Restrict How Teachers Discuss Racism, Sexism
Proposed bills in several states aim to ban "divisive concepts."
Sarah Schwartz, April 15, 2021
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School & District Management How America's Leaders Have Failed Educators on COVID-19
Principals and superintendents are caught between politicians’ demands, an anxious public, and experts’ contrary advice about the path forward during the pandemic. The unspoken message: You’re on your own.
Andrew Ujifusa, July 16, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Rhode Island
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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States Rhode Island the Latest State to Plan a District Intervention
The move to assume broad powers over the Providence school system illustrates both the attraction and challenges of high-profile approaches to troubled or low-performing schools and districts.
Andrew Ujifusa, August 21, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Rhode Island
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
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Gabriella De La Cruz, left, a 5th grader at Pleasant View Elementary School, helps her friend Christina Maina with long division. The school is in the Providence, R.I. district, which is transitioning to a focus on personalized learning.
Gabriella De La Cruz, left, a 5th grader at Pleasant View Elementary School, helps her friend Christina Maina with long division. The school is in the Providence, R.I. district, which is transitioning to a focus on personalized learning.
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Student Well-Being Case Study: Giving Students More Personalized Choices Takes 'Great Teaching'
Before personalized learning became a priority in Providence, R.I., classes were extremely scripted. But with stagnating test scores, the district was searching for a better way.
Michelle R. Davis, November 6, 2018
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Every Student Succeeds Act From Our Research Center Reporting School-by-School Spending Data: Inside One State's Approach
The state has long collected the funding numbers now required under ESSA, but is still working on how to make that data accessible and transparent to the public.
Daarel Burnette II, February 27, 2018
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School & District Management Rhode Island Earns a C-Plus on State Report Card, Ranks 13th in Nation
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018
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Personalized Learning The Year in Personalized Learning: 2017 in Review
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, states like Vermont and Rhode Island, and companies such as AltSchool all generated headlines about personalized learning in 2017.
Benjamin Herold, December 21, 2017
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Science Video Taking STEM Lessons Outside of the School Day
Staying after school every Friday afternoon might not sound too appealing, but it is irresistible to a group of middle schoolers in Pawtucket, R.I. The students are part of a club that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math, so-called STEM subjects, through hands-on learning. For one of the fall projects, they’re building and crashing small cars, trying to protect the passenger inside—in this case, a hard-boiled egg. There are hundreds of after-school STEM programs in the country, trying to interest students in these fields. One focus is getting more women, minorities, and low-income students into STEM classes and occupations. With the demand for skilled workers increasing, schools are under pressure to expand STEM offerings. It can be difficult to fit this into the school day, especially in the lower grades. So specialized after-school programs are aiming to fill the gap.
November 15, 2017
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Teaching Profession Fed-Up Teachers in R.I. Town Say They Will Teach, But No More 'Extras'
Teachers in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, are using a labor action called "work-to-rule," under which employees do no more than what is required in their contracts.
Brenda Iasevoli, June 22, 2017
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School & District Management Rhode Island Announces Statewide K-12 Personalized Learning Push
The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative and other funders are supporting Rhode Island's efforts to define and research personalized learning in traditional public schools.
Benjamin Herold, February 22, 2017
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