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  • Protecting Student Rights, 5th Circuit Ruling on ADA FAPE vs IDEA FAPE

    Understanding the interplay between the IDEA, ADA, and Section 504 can be a complex task. These three laws aim to safeguard the rights of students with disabilities in public schools. However, their requirements differ, and understanding when families can seek legal recourse or when they must first exhaust administrative remedies can be challenging. In this…


  • Funding Opportunity to Implement Science of Reading

    Reading proficiency decline: The 2022 NAEP scores revealed further declines in student reading proficiency, which were already low before the pandemic (Source: Nation‘s Report Card). Science of reading: The science of reading is a comprehensive body of research that shows how students learn to read and emphasizes phonics, fluency, comprehension, and other key metrics. Evidence-based…


  • 10 Things That Happen When Students Engage in Project-Based Learning

    We often hear about the need for students to learn how to program in order to be ready for STEM fields and the Information Economy. It’s what we’ve been hearing for over a decade. However, there’s a fascinating piece from the Washington Post that explores how the so-called “soft-skills” might be even more vital than…


  • iRobot acquires Root Robotics, Bringing Coding Education to Classrooms Worldwide

    news.harvard.edu – Today, iRobot Corp. announced its acquisition of Root Robotics, Inc., whose educational Root coding robot got its start as a summer research project at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering


  • Better By Accident?

    My granddaddy used to say, “Tighten up every little chance you get. ‘Better’ doesn’t happen all by itself.” That’s probably true in all areas of life. But it’s especially true for school leaders. So here are three fundamental areas to help you become a better school leader. Communicate Effectively Effective communication is critical, both in…


  • Marzano Research | An Educator’s Guide to Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

    marzanoresearch.com – Implement Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (SWPBIS). Build a schoolwide tiered model that teaches students prosocial skills, improves school climate and culture, and lays the foundation for academic excellence. Resources for Positive Behavior Support Systems Social and Emotional Learning


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