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It's a key component to student success. Yet many school leaders struggle to help their parents understand the importance of their involvement in their child’s schooling, particularly those in low-income and immigrant communities. Veteran education...  Read More >
Dealing with a death is never easy, but for young children and teens, it can bring a range of emotional experiences that will undoubtedly impact learning. The vast majority of children will lose a close family member or friend by the time they are...  Read More >
By the Team at ISTE Connects, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, which launched March 12, provides an unprecedented opportunity to bring ISTE Standards-ready, hands-on science...  Read More >
This month, the first year of PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) and Smarter Balanced assessment began. Both are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and designed to measure student academic progress...  Read More >
In this interview, Felicia Cumings Smith reflects on the importance of coalition building and professional development in Kentucky’s systemic Common Core implementation process. Smith is former associate commissioner of the Kentucky Department of...  Read More >
By Teri Dary, Anderson Williams and Terry Pickeral, Special Olympics Project UNIFY Consultants  In our February 18 blog, we clarified the distinction between creative tension and destructive tension as they relate to our relationships and our...  Read More >