Leadership

Let Teachers Lead: Our Teachers Know What Their Students Need
Let Teachers Lead: Our Teachers Know What Their Students Need

As schools across the United States close for weeks—and potentially months—to slow the spread of COVID-19, communities are scrambling to reimagine education. Are districts prepared to move to online learning? How will virtual classrooms work for very young students? How will grade-level expectations be communicated and assessed? ...

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Leadership Reimagined: Coaching School Principals
Leadership Reimagined: Coaching School Principals

The idea of having instructional coaches inside classrooms or school buildings for the benefit of teachers is nothing new—yet, as Illinois school superintendent Dr. Ken Wallace phrased it, “it is more important than ever for our schools to be the best they can be, which will always be grounded in...

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A Self-Care Guide for Teachers and Students
A Self-Care Guide for Teachers and Students

Suddenly, the world has changed. With schools across the United States closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers and students have been left wondering how to cope with the loss of structure, community, and support provided by the K-12 system. At this time of great uncertainty, a number of questions...

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5 Simple Ways to Promote Reading at Home
5 Simple Ways to Promote Reading at Home

Families with children at home due to COVID-19 school closures: We get it. We’re parents, too. And we know you’re looking for ways to keep the kids busy AND learning while you juggle other responsibilities.

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How Data-Driven Plans Can Increase Teacher Effectiveness
How Data-Driven Plans Can Increase Teacher Effectiveness

The New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) is committed to using student performance data to inform instructional design. For educators, however, using assessment data to personalize instruction can often be a challenge. Yearly state-mandated assessments and universal screenings only give teachers and educational leaders a snapshot of a...

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Moving Away from Standardized Professional Development for Teachers
Moving Away from Standardized Professional Development for Teachers

Professional development, or PD, is a mandatory aspect of teachers’ working lives—whether they find it useful or not. Building upon the idea that the often mixed reception to PD may be due to some aspects of standardized programs being less relevant than others, a recent post on the education industry...

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An Interview with Lexia user, Principal Felecia Evans
An Interview with Lexia user, Principal Felecia Evans

Felecia Evans is the principal at Lander Elementary School, a K–5 school of about 500 students located just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. We spoke with Felecia about her successful implementation of a school-wide literacy initiative with Lexia® Core5® Reading. She shared strategies on building leadership, student and teacher motivation, and...

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