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Re-Imagine, Ret-Tool, Re-Commit: Advice for the School Improvement Journey with accompanying image of hot air balloons and birds soaring over a rural landscape
May 10, 2023
State education agency (SEA) and local education agency (LEA) leaders from seven states participated in a year-long Equity and School Improvement initiative supported by National (NCC) and Regional Comprehensive Centers (RCC). The Community of Practice was based on the National Academy of Sciences Monitoring Educational Equity report and focused on the use of equity indicators for systemic change. As a culminating activity, participants shared…
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Apr 27, 2023
State education agencies (SEAs) and districts have responded positively to employing tutoring as a way to address learning loss, resulting in increased interest about the details of implementing various tutoring models. The Accelerated Learning Work Group hosted a panel session to share emerging models and well-tested advice from experts who have successfully managed tutoring programs for many years. View short videos of their top-level advice…
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Apr 14, 2023
By Tanya Collins and Nanmathi Manian   Children in foster care settings often face a greater number of day-to-day challenges than others in their peer group, including challenges related to learning outcomes in school. Conversely, those who demonstrate more favorable outcomes tend to have had at least one stable, committed relationship with a supportive adult. In the absence of such a relationship, schools can step in to help create a buffer…
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Mar 31, 2023
By Matthew Finster & Amy Lamitie   Let's Help Principals Empower Teachers to Be Leaders!   Research has shown that principals are in the best position to help retain their teachers and provide the support and encouragement needed for educators to advance in their careers. We recently offered school leaders “5 Strategies to Empower Teachers to be Leaders” in an Education Week article based on our work as West Virginia Co-Leads with the…
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Mar 21, 2023
A “Dear Colleague Letter (DCL),” issued by Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Amy Loyd, addresses how Perkins funds can be used to tackle our nation’s teacher shortage by using Perkins funds to implement Grow Your Own Programs.  Among other things, the DCL describes allowable activities and strategies for which the $1.43 billion appropriated each year through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of…