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If you are an educator, you are probably a few weeks into a well-deserved summer vacation. Right now, reading books about education is probably lower on your to-do list than waking up late, spending time with family and friends, going to a barbeque or reading that suspense or romance novel you didn
Angela Sandino writes about strategies that school leaders can follow to create optimal conditions for their teachers with English learners in their classrooms.
On our blog, we discuss a new research-based tool designed to help districts assess their English learner programs—and optimize their support for English learner students.
For students in a writing class in a rural Idaho high school, sharing writing with peers in other states pushed their comfort zones. What did the students learn from this networking experience?
Nanci Schneider gives a districts a school improvement formula for juggling local mandates and meeting state standards: Stay focused on student achievement and build a network.
When it comes to CTE, what teaching models make a difference? Our bloggers make a case for combining project-based and blended learning models into a powerful CTE teaching approach.
When it comes to CTE, what teaching models make a difference? Our bloggers make a case for combining project-based and blended learning models into a powerful CTE teaching approach.
Going to college makes a significant difference in students' future earnings. Read about how CTE could help energize more Oregon students to pursue a postsecondary path.
When your goal is to make expanded opportunities for English learners to practice language skills throughout the school day a reality, how do you go about it?
This is the second in a three-part series on Ontario School District’s “language in the air” approach to creating opportunities for students learning English to practice language throughout the school day. Check out Part 1 and Part 3 to learn more about this project. From the beginning, our
For districts and schools hit hard by teacher shortages, there's only so much you can do alone in hiring and keeping high-quality teachers. Mike Siebersma writes on how networks can be the answer.
One reason that hate groups are on the rise may be that they provide their members a sense of belonging they are not finding elsewhere. What can educators do to help reverse this trend?
Part 3 of our blog series offers considerations for selecting an SEL measurement tool that works best for your needs.
When it comes to selecting which SEL skills to measure, local priorities should guide your thinking. Part 2 in our blog series.
SEL is critical to student success, but how do you know your supports are working? On our blog, Researcher Karyn Lewis walks you through key considerations on how to measure SEL.
English learners benefit when they have opportunities for language practice throughout the day. What does it take for schools to make this happen?
The Alaska Statewide Mentor Project has positive effects on the retention of new teachers and student achievement. What can other states take away from what Alaska is doing?
How does an eastern Washington high school build and retain an exceptional and diverse teaching staff despite challenges? Pasco High School Principal Raúl Sital shares his approach.
As school improvement evolves, what recent strategies should keep going strong?
For districts, what's the sweet spot for balancing school improvement decision making? This reflection process will help refine your approach.

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