Four Research-Based Strategies Every Teacher Should be Using

Listen to my interview with Pooja Agarwal and Patrice Bain (transcript): Sponsored by Pear Deck and Kiddom This post contains Amazon Affiliate links.   If you’ve opened this post hoping to read something brand-new, you might be disappointed. There will be no fancy bells or whistles here. That’s because a lot of the strategies we’re… Continue reading Four Research-Based Strategies Every Teacher Should be Using

Why Do Principals Leave? Attrition and Turnover Research

Why is it that about 1 in 5 principals leave their school each year? What causes principals to leave low-income schools faster than higher-income communities? Why are principals leaving the profession? Here’s a research article you can download from the National Center for Educational Statistics. This discontinuity in leadership often impedes school success by disrupting… Continue reading Why Do Principals Leave? Attrition and Turnover Research

Khan Academy is Bringing Mastery Learning to the Masses

Listen to my interview with Sal Khan (transcript): Sponsored by Pear Deck and NewseumED, originally posted by Cult of Pedagogy. Khan Academy We live in a time when a person can learn just about anything online. And when it comes to creating free instructional videos, Khan Academy has been leading the pack for the last… Continue reading Khan Academy is Bringing Mastery Learning to the Masses

Time to Take a Look at Your Dress Code

Is it time to take a look at your dress code? A serious look?  
A couple months ago, I saw two different news stories that broke my heart. Both were about dreadlocks.

Frustrated with Texas school finance? This is how revolutions start.

In Texas, everything’s big…even frustration with school finance. Governor Abbot has educational funding in his sights – so much so that he’s declared a state of emergency for education! “Our mission begins with our students,” Abbott said concerning his legislative priorities. He cites two stats: only 40 percent of third-graders are reading at grade level… Continue reading Frustrated with Texas school finance? This is how revolutions start.

New National Poll Shows Voters Want Congress to Act on Early Childhood Education

ffyf.org – According to a new bipartisan poll commissioned by First Five Years Fund (FFYF), voters say a divided Congress should have no bearing on lawmakers’ ability to pass meaningful legislation supporting early childhood education. [one_third_first][/one_third_first][one_third] Regardless of party, the polls are in: voters want #ece investments, improvements, and increases. The majority rules, it’s time… Continue reading New National Poll Shows Voters Want Congress to Act on Early Childhood Education

Undocumented Students: Lawmakers, civil rights groups question Betsy DeVos on immigration

According to NASSP, approximately 1.4 percent of K–12 students in the U.S. are undocumented. School leaders and principals might wonder about their legal obligations when serving this population of students. Should school officials report immigration concerns to government agencies? Are schools permitted to require a Social Security number during enrollment? Can school officials refuse to… Continue reading Undocumented Students: Lawmakers, civil rights groups question Betsy DeVos on immigration

School Safety Part II: Stakeholders Weigh In

In NASSP’s September issue, we convened a roundtable of principals and administrators who had dealt with active shooters on their campuses and in their communities. In this issue, we sought the input of additional stakeholders who are actively involved in school safety. Our roundtable, held in June, included Carl Fetcko, Canonsburg Police Department school resource… Continue reading School Safety Part II: Stakeholders Weigh In

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