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Connecting education professionals with industry news, insights, resources and trends.
Preparing skilled special education teachers

Strategies for training teachers to lead and succeed in special-education classrooms.

The value of social learning for educator PD
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Social learning is all about connection, according to curriculum expert Dr. Allison Violette

How do I design a PD strategy? (and other answers to your professional learning questions)
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How can districts implement professional development programs that address real needs of both the student body and educators -- and do it efficiently?

Create a sustainable, positive normative culture

How a culture of co-leadership among students and teachers boosts student agency, trust and learning.

Making the emotion-behavior connection

Emotion drives behavior, especially among youth. How to help students drive in the right direction

New year, new role

Transition is exciting but can be a tricky road to navigate. Here are three keys to help you through it.

A culture of coaching

Nine underperforming charter schools in Ohio find new success. Their secret? Coaching.

Tackle the home-school engagement gap

A teacher from a rural district gets 100% of her students' families to engage. See how she does it.

ICYMI: Most read by educators

What’s trending? From growth mindset to cultural trends, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Teach students to master the foundations of literacy

A dean of curriculum shares how shifting learning toward mastery in reading and writing is promoting student achievement across subjects.

Tips for using coding, robots in the classroom

A Title math teacher reflects on successfully incorporating coding and robotics into any class, even if you aren’t tech-savvy.

ICYMI: Most read by educators

What’s trending? From curriculum to suspensions, don’t miss these most-read stories.

How to ignite your teachers for the new school year

A principal shares her secrets for creating positive attitudes and collaboration from day one.

4 steps to a successful tech transformation

How to overhaul your classroom technology, even with budget constraints and a challenging infrastructure.

ICYMI: Most read by educators

What’s trending? From the “Nation’s Report Card” to PBL, don’t miss these most-read stories.