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Teachers Take Care of Students. Who Takes Care of the Teachers?

School policies must be in place to ensure teachers receive enough training and support to remain resilient, says Leora Wolf-Prusan.

Health & safetySchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

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Can Poetry Revolutionize the Parent-Teacher Conference?

Teachers engage family members in their students' learning to encourage support at home.

College & careerEnglish learnersFamily engagementNew YorkNYSchools and districts

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Rural Schools Face Challenges in Finding, and Keeping, Teachers

Rural California schools struggle to recruit and retain teachers, and growing teacher retirement rates exacerbate the problem.

Rural schoolsSchools and districtsTeachers and leaders

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Guidelines Designed to Help Districts Implement New Science Standards

Guidelines on implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, which focus on hands-on activities, are unveiled.

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How New York City Is Redefining Parent Engagement

WestEd's Academic Parent-Teacher Teams approach begins to take hold in New York City schools.

College & careerEnglish learnersEquityFamily engagementNew YorkNYSchools and districts

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Education Assessment in the 21st Century: New Technologies

Brookings Institution holds up Sim Scientists teaching and learning tool as an example of a powerful application that can capture enormous amounts of process data.

Schools and districtsSTEM

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California Examines How and Why to Improve its Measures of School Climate

A California advisory group will recommend ways to make measuring school climate more meaningful for school districts.

EquityHealth & safetyJusticeLeadershipSchool climateSchool TurnaroundSchools and districtsTeachers and leadersviolence prevention

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Reading Apprenticeship Developers Discuss How to Avoid Reform Fatigue

New book from WestEd authors encourages teachers to learn and model "expert" reading strategies.

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A Push To Get Books, Not Tech, Into The Hands Of Young Readers

Choosing from among donated books, young students who spend lots of time online can improve their reading skills.