Making Social-Emotional Learning Part of Everyday School Instruction
Making Social-Emotional Learning Part of Everyday School Instruction

Getting students to read and write well is a key goal of language arts instruction. But what if teachers paired reading and writing with social-emotional learning (SEL)? Doing so would grant students access to a range of academic and life skills, according to Margaret Wilson of the International Literacy Association...

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New ESSA Provision Aims to Boost School Funding Transparency
New ESSA Provision Aims to Boost School Funding Transparency

Where do the billions of dollars allocated for K-12 education in the United States each year actually end up? A new mandate borne of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) aims to answer this question by requiring the addition of state-by-state data points to each state’s annual report card....

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Stuck in the Middle: Navigating the Middle School Experience
Stuck in the Middle: Navigating the Middle School Experience

“Little people have all the feelings that adults have—[just] with way less world experience,” according to Mayra Cruz, principal of a public middle school in Washington, D.C. Cruz’s words are a succinct answer to a question posed in a recent article from The Atlantic: Why is middle school so hard...

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