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January 22, 2015

Arts Integration (With Celebrity Visitors) May Help School Turnaround, Study Finds

Low-performing schools that implemented an arts integration program over two years showed improved attendance, fewer suspensions, and substantial gains in academic achievement, according to a new report.

January 22, 2015

Wilhoit: Common-Core Implementation Requires Better Teacher Recruiting and Support

In this final installment of my series on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Gene Wilhoit, the former Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, discusses the need to transform how we recruit, train, and develop our teachers and the consequences of failing to do so.

January 21, 2015

Education Week's Report Focuses on Building and Retaining Principals

The stories explore best practices and efforts across states and districts—from Maryland to Washington state—that aim to prepare strong principals and make the job more manageable.

January 20, 2015

From Egg to Twitterati: Turning Around the Tweet-less Conference

Twitter can be an amazing tool for connecting educators and facilitating professional learning. Utilizing this platform at face-to-face events like conferences can be particularly powerful. This post explores why this is and what to do when Twitter isn't getting traction with participants.

January 16, 2015

Do We All Need a Dose of Assessment Literacy?

Assessment literacy would do us all a bit of good...especially those leaders at the top.

January 15, 2015

6 Lessons on the Power of Teacher Leadership

Learn how the Tennessee Department of Education and teachers from across the state worked together to develop innovative teacher leader models.

January 15, 2015

Gene Wilhoit: Quality Curriculum is Key to Common Core Implementation

Gene Wilhoit, the former Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers who led the effort to create the Common Core, explains that until we have a more powerful curriculum design and more deep professional exchange about content, pedagogy, and student work going on in our schools the Common Core will not be implemented as it should be.

January 08, 2015

It's Time to Stop Ignoring Data

Using data properly can lead us to better student outcomes, and after a few years of battle with it, I'm calling a truce.

January 06, 2015

Unlearning Is Critical for Deep Learning

Developing new instructional approaches requires teachers to let go of longstanding practices they might have considered successful.

January 04, 2015

18 Women All K-12 Educators Should Know

In the area of thought leaders, education tends to be dominated by men. However, there are at least 16 women who every educator should know about.

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