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    Feigned outrage over the education of students with disabilities in school choice won’t close opportunity gaps

    An education policy expert writes that critics of school choice shortcomings often ignore inequities that persist in traditional public schools.

    Ashley Jochim • May 22, 2024
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    IDEA reauthorization: The risk from failing to act

    An education attorney writes that a generation of students with disabilities could be left behind if Congress doesn't update the legislation.

    Chris Yarrell • April 26, 2024
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    How a New Jersey charter is prioritizing literacy to close opportunity gaps

    A school leader writes that declines in reading and writing stand to have the greatest impact on historically marginalized populations.

    Gemar Mills • April 17, 2024
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    Allowing space to discuss tough topics like gender strengthens students’ sense of self

    A Vermont program director writes that students must be equipped with tools to talk about their sense of self and their feelings on roles, rules and hierarchies.

    Alex Myers • April 11, 2024
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    The dairy industry’s influence in Congress is harming students’ health

    A pediatrician writes that the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act would circumvent dietary guidelines and increase saturated fat content in school meals.

    Yami Cazorla-Lancaster • March 25, 2024
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    How might Parents’ Bills of Rights impact the future of collecting student-related data?

    Three attorneys write that growing state legislative pushes create additional data privacy, collection and access obligations for schools.

    Sarah Hutchins, Laura Lashley and Will Barker • March 13, 2024
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    Don’t wait until next February to improve the educational experiences of Black students

    A Yale University professor writes that Black students should see themselves reflected in curriculum and instruction beyond Black History Month.

    Christina Cipriano • Feb. 29, 2024
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    Relationships matter in education, so why aren’t we better at prioritizing them?

    A veteran educator and teacher trainer shares how three stages of learning play a role in the mechanics of student-teacher relationship-building.

    Jay Schroder • Jan. 10, 2024
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    How better data management can lead to better student outcomes

    An Alabama superintendent writes that lack of access to current, digestible data can hinder strategic planning and curriculum creation.

    Melvin Brown • Nov. 22, 2023
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    5 ways supportive school culture can counter lagging STEM achievement and inequity

    The National Math and Science Initiative’s Nichole Austion shares how schools can make strides to improve STEM diversity and success.

    Nichole Austion • Nov. 15, 2023
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    The future is now: Harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence in the classroom

    A New York superintendent writes that AI, if used correctly, has the potential to provide more personalized, engaging learning for students.

    Jared Bloom • Nov. 8, 2023
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    NAEP results underscore imperative to support, inspire math citizenship

    Three key elements can increase student motivation, engagement and persistence in math, writes the education director at the Gates Foundation.

    Bob Hughes • Oct. 25, 2023
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    Securing the future of American education: For National Principals Month we ask that you listen.

    Three leaders of school administration organizations write that federal funding for education is "an investment in our nation’s future."

    L. Earl Franks, Ronn Nozoe and Leonard P. Pugliese • Oct. 18, 2023
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    How innovation and strong teams turn RESAs into go-to resources for educators

    Two executive directors share four strategies that help these agencies serve as invaluable resources to school systems.

    Katie Lash and Leigh Ann Putman • Oct. 11, 2023
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    Students seek flexibility and empowerment in public online schools

    Virtual learning can benefit students who crave self-guided pacing, flexibility and empowerment, writes the head of a public online school in Massachusetts.

    Patrick Lattuca • Oct. 6, 2023
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    Colleges are ditching the SAT. The high school transcript should be next.

    Next generation credentials are a compentency-based alternative to transcripts that allow colleges to make better admissions decisions. 

    Laurie Gagnon • Sept. 14, 2023
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    On the chopping block: The looming threat to America’s educational system

    A middle school principal writes that elected officials’ words and actions don’t align when it comes to the importance of investing in the nation’s youth.

    Suzan Harris • July 27, 2023
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    For the sake of our children’s learning, let’s embrace the spirit of rebellion

    A district curriculum director writes that educators and students must be empowered with high-quality instructional materials to transform learning.

    Kelly Carvajal-Hageman • July 26, 2023
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    Nutrition education needed to transform health and food practices nationwide

    As the nation faces complex nutrition and health challenges, now is the time for leaders to push for change and transformation, two experts write.

    Michael Hinojosa and Linda Novick O’Keefe • June 28, 2023
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    STEAM education can help build community in schools

    A Massachusetts charter school used “STEAM Days” to help students build resilience, adapt to new challenges and changes, and build connection.

    David Bill • June 14, 2023
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    Social and emotional skills can give students, workers a competitive edge over AI

    The rise of artificial intelligence is redefining what it means for students to be job-ready, write the heads of CASEL and the National Pathways Initiative.

    Aaliyah A. Samuel and Stan Litow • June 13, 2023
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    Why customer service matters in K-12

    As parents’ options expand and expectations grow, administrators must reckon with how to best meet their needs, retired superintendent Michael Grego writes.

    Michael Grego • June 9, 2023
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    School foodservice programs deserve better than Beltway ‘experts’

    Rep. Virginia Foxx and Sen. John Boozman write that school nutrition professionals should hold the decision-making power on the contents of school meals.

    Virginia Foxx and John Boozman • May 15, 2023
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    Unlocking opportunity: Evidence-based literacy investment is the key to our children’s future

    North Carolina’s ed chief and a former governor of West Virginia write that schools must embrace the science of reading to combat NAEP declines.

    Bob Wise and Catherine Truitt • May 10, 2023
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    Show me your budget, I’ll tell you your values

    Education Secretary Miguel Cardona writes that a congressional Republican budget proposal’s education cuts would be “staggeringly reckless.”

    Miguel Cardona • May 5, 2023