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The time to reinvest in higher education is now

Last updated: 06/12/2020

More than a week into worldwide protests against racial injustice in the United States, the glaring resource discrepancy between police departments and other public...

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Meet the parenting expert who thinks parenting is a terrible invention

Last updated: 06/12/2020

Children behave in mysterious ways. Think of the quick shifts of attention, followed by the sudden absorption in a passing insect, or a dust particle, just when you’re in a rush...

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School still out for most pupils but what do parents think?

Last updated: 06/12/2020

Relief that children will be kept away from school for another few months, or despair that they are losing out on education and time with their friends? What do parents make of...

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Are Schools Ready for What Comes Next?

Last updated: 06/09/2020

Reflections on teaching, learning, and leadership. Sunday, June 7, 2020 Are Schools Ready for What Comes Next? At the beginning of 2020, no one could have foreseen the impact of...

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7 Steps to Help Students Succeed on Assessments

Last updated: 06/09/2020

This year, I was given a class of LTELs (long-term English Language Learners) and recently exited SPED students with the goal of focusing my lesson implementation on engagement...

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29 Reasons Why Play is So Important During Times of Crisis and Stress

Last updated: 06/09/2020

29 Reasons Why Play is So Important During Times of Crisis and Stress 29 Reasons Why Play is So Important During Times of Crisis and Stress When a child’s environment is...

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How Will Each of Us Contribute to Racial Justice and Educational Equity Now?

Last updated: 06/09/2020

The protests now enveloping our nation are, in one sense, long overdue. The recent police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade are not isolated incidents:...

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What Do We Know About Online Education and Virtual Charter Schools?

Last updated: 06/09/2020

A group of scholars recently published a peer-reviewed study of online schooling and virtual charter schools. The authors are Brian Fitzpatrick, Mark Berends, Joseph J.Ferrare,...

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5 reasons you haven't talked to your kids about racism

Last updated: 06/06/2020

If you haven’ttalked to your kids about race and racism, you probably have a reason for that. But no matter what that reason is, we’re betting it doesn’t hold water. Let’s have...

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Are Your Children Blessed with an Awesome Dad?

Last updated: 06/06/2020

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Father’s Day is coming soon and, for many children and families, it is a wonderful day of celebration and...

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