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Allegations that some students lied about having disabilities so they could get special accommodations on college entrance exams have the disabilities community worried about a backlash.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
Superintendents can become embroiled in controversy that leads to factions calling for their ouster, as has happened to Robert Runcie, the embattled schools chief in Broward County, Fla. How does a leader know when he or she has become too much of a distraction to effectively lead?
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
College counselors around the country are used to hearing from parents trying to tip the college admissions’ scale in their child’s favor, especially those in high-income communities.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
When a Des Moines high school realized class attendance and engagement were low for students of color, educators looked for solutions by turning to the experts: the students themselves.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Zion Freeman saw positive changes in his history class after a conversation with his teacher on how to make the lessons more engaging and collaborative.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Lunches wolfed down in 15 minutes. Little or no recess. Sleep-deprived teens. And pollutant-filled indoor air. There’s mounting evidence that addressing these basic quality of life issues can improve students’ achievement and well-being.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
New studies are painting a clearer picture of why teacher-student relationships matter and how teachers should cultivate them.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Schools need to do more than swap out textbooks to improve student achievement, according to researchers who tracked textbook adoptions in six states.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
There are pervasive misunderstandings among educators when it comes to reading research. But there’s a national awakening brewing, write three district leaders.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
Legislative leaders are preparing a proposal to set aside $800 million a year for school districts that demonstrate strong outcomes. Skeptics call it unfair and say it wouldn’t work.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week

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