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January 09, 2013

Family and Community Engagement: The Critical But Often Missing Ingredient!

Dr. Nancy Bolz, Director of Kansas Learning First Alliance, details the importance of open-communication when engaging the family and community in the school culture.

December 27, 2012

Top Posts of 2012

From creating a digital culture to finding common ground on bullying, our most viewed posts of 2012 cover a wide range of topics. Enjoy!

July 02, 2012

Engaged and Talented Teachers as a School Improvement Strategy

AASPA Board Member Richard Valenta argues that teacher engagement is a key - and often overlooked - factor in school improvement.

June 21, 2012

A Celebration of Student Service

NASSP's Bob Farrace celebrates student service, reminding us that even as communities discuss how much they have to invest in public schools, they also derive great benefits from them.

May 08, 2012

Preparing for a Different Kind of Middle Grades Classroom

In preparation for the full implementation of Common Core State Standards, the Association for Middle Level Education shows how middle grades principles from This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents weave with the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). When combined, these research-based concepts prepare educators to increase academic achievement for all students.

April 03, 2012

Engaging Students...Dangling the Carrot

Successful middle grades teachers engage students by presenting them with opportunities to embrace their own learning and giving them the chance to explore what they take an interest in. We need to give students every chance to exceed our expectations, and this can be done while meeting standards and raising test scores.

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