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Spotlight on Digital Curriculum - Education Week

Schools across the country are using education technology to meet curriculum needs in the digital age. In this Spotlight, learn about the role of digital curriculum in personalizing student learning and how educators are selecting and deploying digital content in the classroom.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/CO7Beu6Eg4g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Educators Weigh Learning Value of Pokémon Go - Education Week

Teachers see potential to use the Pokémon Go game to help teach local history, civics, and other lessons, but skeptics worry about privacy risks.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/KF5_WXfHSVQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Nonprofit Hiring Parents to Push Kid-Friendly Policies - Education Week

Common Sense Media, a national group that guides families on entertainment and technology, has started the Common Sense Kids Action effort to mobilize parents to push for public policies that help children, including those related to education.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/Ny5eq0P5AM8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Online-Testing Stumbles Spark Legislation in Affected States - Education Week

Ill-timed glitches in the administration of online assessments have spurred lawmakers in several states to push bills that would crack down on testing companies.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/YAiXuF5YviE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

ACLU, Tenth Amendment Center Join Forces on Data Privacy - Education Week

Despite their ideological differences, the two groups have found common ground in their advocacy for protecting the privacy of student data.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/ZdWfsSN8jCE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Ransomware Attacks Force School Districts to Shore Up—or Pay Up - Education Week

Schools are being hit with a form of malware that locks away computer files unless they can be restored from backups or a ransom is paid.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/i76HeTUKQn8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Flood of Open Education Resources Challenges Educators - Education Week

New content curation tools aim to help teachers organize and find digital content to personalize student learning for a variety of subjects.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/PAp0D-MFGL8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Schools Push Personalized Learning to New Heights - Education Week

This special report outlines the progress some schools are making to personalize learning, but also raises the question: Are they reaching far enough?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/HPJiE_flZIk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

FCC Expands 'Lifeline' Program to Bridge the Digital Divide - Education Week

Education and civil rights groups hailed the move as a critical step toward closing the "homework gap" that exists between students with and without adequate Internet access.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/WZ6P7BL3tvI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

New Seal of Approval Born For Districts Protecting Data - Education Week

School systems can now apply for a Trusted Learning Environment Seal, intended to demonstrate that they are taking appropriate steps to protect the privacy and security of sensitive student information.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/zIhErr_XdAs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

States Eye Data Dashboard for Nuanced Accountability - Education Week

Educators and lawmakers in some states want to move away from one-size-fits-all school rankings and offer more information using a model drawn from the business world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/V_tOFDgIDBg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds - Education Week

Ninety-four percent of school districts in the nation are meeting targets for web connectivity, three years after federal officials overhauled the E-Rate program.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/O0Kk8X7JwkI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

How Houston Got Its Schools Back Online After the Hurricane - Education Week

The Houston school district’s technology chief, Lenny Schad, shares lessons about how his 216,000-student system responded to Hurricane Harvey, which besieged the community.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/7kQFw9nFYoo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Comparing Paper and Computer Testing: 7 Key Research Studies - Education Week

New evidence of a "mode effect" on 2014-15 PARCC exams prompts a fresh look at research on the comparability of computer and paper-based assessments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/s-ejcZ4RBd8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Price Tool Aims to Help Districts With Bandwidth - Education Week

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CAOs and CTOs Ramp Up on Collaboration - Education Week

In many K-12 systems, the jobs of chief academic officers and chief technology officers are increasingly intertwined as technology has become essential to teaching and learning.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/98RWRkx6nXE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

New School Roles for a New Era: A Special Report - Education Week

Articles in this special report explore the evolving roles of chief academic officers and chief technology officers in five school systems in California, Georgia, Iowa, Oregon, and New York.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/ETZhN74zJoA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Special Report: Navigating New Curriculum Choices - Education Week

From open educational resources to common-core standards, this special report guides educators through the bewildering array of K-12 curricular options available to classrooms today.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/2MTrzno-9EA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Student Data Privacy and Security: Red Flags in Terms-of-Service Agreements - Education Week

Here's advice for teachers and school district leaders on some commonly used terms to look out for in the terms-of-service agreements on educational applications.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/neIP5BrBOPY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Maine 1-to-1 Computing Initiative Under Microscope - Education Week

Gov. Paul LePage has called for a review of his state's groundbreaking digital learning program, questioning the impact of the effort on student achievement.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/EducationWeekItmanagementandpolicy/~4/NVD9ZnlPAf4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Black Students Bear Uneven Brunt of Discipline, Data Show - Education Week

Black students make up nearly a third of all students arrested at school or referred to law enforcement, but only 15 percent of overall enrollment, OCR data show.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/_beTdoikZBk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Gaps Persist in Access to Gateway Math, Science Classes, Federal Data Show - Education Week

The statistics reveal disparities in the share of black and Latino students who take algebra early—as well as in advanced science courses.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/D-LY7q-Nr78" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Student Mental Health - Education Week

Services provided by teachers and school staff can significantly reduce mental health problems in elementary-age students, finds a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/RFAX-UPtOG0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Parkland Shooting Victim's Dad Sues Deputy Who Didn't Enter School - Education Week

The father of a student killed in a mass shooting at a Florida high school is suing the armed officer who stood outside the building as people were massacred within.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/xrWTuyHXlS0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Educators Battle 'Fortnite' for Students' Attention - Education Week

Many teachers want to ban the popular video game from classrooms, but others are weaving students’ passion for it into classroom discussions and assignments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/l0Y2AnBcyVA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

'Juuling' Craze: Schools Scramble to Deal With Student Vaping - Education Week

Principals say they must devote a lot of time dealing with the growing trend of students vaping at school, especially with the widespread popularity of a discreet device used to vape known as a Juul.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/Kt84XegMGIo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

It's 2018. It's Time to Update Sex Ed. - Education Week

In the age of #MeToo, schools have an important role to play in combating sexual harassment, writes sociologist Lorena Garcia.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/1ohHSxQ_e2Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Students in Support of Gun Ownership Stage Counterprotests Around Nation - Education Week

Students around the country took part in a school walkout last week to support gun ownership.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/a2AorEncOwM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Driver Shortage Spurs Houston District to Charter Luxury Buses for Students - Education Week

The Houston school district is chartering plush, television-equipped motor coaches because it doesn't have enough drivers to keep its fleet of yellow school buses on the road.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/kiRX07oOVNA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Corporal Punishment and Preschoolers: What New Federal Data Show - Education Week

A trove of federal civil rights data has, for the first time, captured a snapshot of the controversial practice of paddling of preschoolers in the nation's public schools.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/liRIFu8shOo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Spotlight on Social-Emotional Learning 2018 - Education Week

While barriers remain, educators are forging paths towards implementing social-emotional learning in all schools. In this Spotlight, learn how schools are responding to students' developmental needs, the challenges to carrying out SEL, and how to find time for social-emotional learning in the classroom.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/vAQqyTMY2_c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Spotlight on Student Motivation - Education Week

Educators work tirelessly to keep all students engaged and motivated, both in and out of the classroom. In this Spotlight, discover the links between work students find meaningful and their levels of motivation in the classroom, and see what teachers can learn from disengagement on tests.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/GZ8m-ul6RYU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Teens Are Worried About Online Privacy: What Schools Should Do to Protect Them - Education Week

Many teenagers spend significant time managing how they present themselves on social media and are concerned about the digital trails they leave, a researcher explains.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/5vIlgtb4al4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Many Environmental Hazards Found in Philadelphia Elementary Schools - Education Week

More than half of Philadelphia's public elementary schools have serious environmental hazards, a newspaper investigation has found.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/iHL5H04xHHw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Citing Gun Culture, New York Bill Targets Shooting-Sports Programs - Education Week

A proposal in the New York legislature would outlaw all high school shooting-sports programs in the state—including air-rifle teams and archery clubs—on the premise that they feed into a gun and shooting culture that could lead to violence.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/gGM4GyOVRRM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

On the Bully Pulpit to Stop Bullying - Education Week

First lady Melania Trump unveiled her new "Be Best" initiative last week aimed at promoting emotional well-being, combating cyberbullying, and fighting the opioid crisis.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/x_k-Cvc6luw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Multiple Deaths in N.J. After School Bus Collides With Dump Truck - Education Week

A school bus taking children on a field trip to a New Jersey historic site collided with a dump truck Thursday, ripping the bus apart, knocking it on its side and killing two people, officials said.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/IQk8I6uNyaY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

In Chicago, Student 'Peace Warriors' Spread Message of Healing and Nonviolence - Education Week

Students at North Lawndale High School have created a national youth movement aimed at stopping gun violence.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/NV2YEiddsrQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Texas Governor: Guns Must Be Kept From People Who "Try to Murder Our Children" - Education Week

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott convened the first in a series of discussions on school safety Tuesday, declaring in response to last week's shooting near Houston, "We all want guns out of the hands of people who would try to murder our children."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/PatVatHCENs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

California May Expand Gun Violence Restraining Order Law - Education Week

California lawmakers took steps Monday to let school employees ask judges to temporarily strip gun rights from potentially dangerous people in the wake of a mass school shooting in Texas.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/climate_health_studentlife/~4/h0l8l7dc9dw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Spotlight on Elementary Math - Education Week

Schools are finding ways to boost children's math skills by focusing on teachers and students in the early grades. In this Spotlight, learn how digital games are improving young students' math performance, how students' brain development affects their ability to comprehend math, and how math class can be fun and meaningful for kids.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/jwtz_28ZGXY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Special Education - Education Week

Parents who use the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act's complaint procedures are significantly more likely to have hearings ruled in their favor than parents who go through the more commonly used hearing officer, says a new study in the Journal of Special Education Leadership.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/lttZsbo6Epk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Fundraising Effort Launches to Help Teachers Forge Connections With Families - Education Week

To help teachers forge deeper connections with students and their families, DonorsChoose.org and the Carnegie Corporation of New York have launched a campaign to raise money for such efforts.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/gwV0t0oV3cA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Focus on Gifts, Not Just Gaps: Parent-Teacher Conversations From a Parent’s Perspective - Education Week

There are four important things teachers should keep in mind when talking with parents about their children, writes Justin Minkel.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/KQ3TncEk8BM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Schools Choose Not to Delete Facebook Despite Data-Privacy Worries - Education Week

K-12 districts and education organizations are taking a closer look at how they use Facebook in the wake of its high-profile data-privacy scandal.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/PqgWmJ2LT7c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic at Its Source - Education Week

After tapping into a wide network of resources to combat the Cherokee Nation's growing opioid crisis, Attorney General Todd Hembree sought another solution.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/o_kch9aytko" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

How to Solve the Parent-Engagement Problem - Education Week

Parents don’t always know how to advocate for their child’s education. One organization is changing that. EdNavigator's Whitney Henderson, the child of a single mom, explains.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/yS0hteOqR7c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Special Report: 10 Big Ideas in Education - Education Week

This special report explores game-changing disruptions to the field of education that have the potential to shake up the schoolhouse and the classroom.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/ycBPJIGBo7s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

GAO: Vouchers Leave Parents in Dark On Special Ed. Rights - Education Week

States don't do enough to inform parents about the rights they lose when they enroll children in private schools using vouchers, the GAO finds.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/WcqRCmIChsM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Teaching Parents the Right 'Questions to Ask' in Schools - Education Week

A long-running California program teaches parents how to advocate for their children and navigate a sometimes-unfamiliar school system.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/U7NDDB5aS6U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Study: Do Parents Need a Reason to Go School Shopping? - Education Week

A new study finds that parents are more likely to research and compare schools online when they face an impending move or a new school-choice option.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/7mRuveGO428" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Homework - Education Week

Parent support can help keep students on track academically, but a new study suggests a light touch can be more helpful.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/_uemJrhQGCk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Family Engagement - Education Week

When teachers visit students and parents at home, it can change their assumptions and biases and foster stronger school-home relationships.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/IbeKYVE3ExU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

What NAEP Scores Aren't Telling Us - Education Week

It's time to elevate family structure as an influential factor in academic success, argues Fordham Institute fellow Ian Rowe.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/8kWwtInEaQg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

How Much Homework Is Enough? Depends Who You Ask - Education Week

Author and speaker Sir Ken Robinson considers the role of homework in the academic lives of children—an issue that is still up for debate.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/MSjvBgbhre4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Parent Involvement - Education Week

Schools' recent focus on using social-media platforms to get their messages out may be misguided, finds a new survey by the nonprofit research group Project Tomorrow and ed-tech company Blackboard Inc.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/ojSIO1GWmh0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

To Hook Students on STEM, Start With Their Parents - Education Week

According to new research, parents are an untapped resource in promoting STEM motivation, writes one psychology professor.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/RE0JaUNqCww" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Special Report: STEM Education - Education Week

K-12 schooling in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics offers the potential for innovative ways to inspire students—as well as obstacles that can prevent them from sustained success in those fields.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/NmXCdjlnvpw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Parents Lash Out at District Over Shooting - Education Week

During an emotional public safety forum in Broward County, Fla., shaken students and enraged parents and educators demanded fixes for what they consider lax security, district indifference, and failure to act to prevent the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/ffIbPY7GsDw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Early-Childhood Education - Education Week

Families may be less likely to take advantage of early-childhood education programs if they work nonstandard hours, finds a new report from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/parentinvolvement/~4/8JPc9K7LbJU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

What's Actually Working in the Classroom? - Education Week

After visiting 200 schools in 50 states, author Ted Dintersmith explores how the most remarkable educators are helping students thrive.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/CqrUaDWSQkA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

4 Ways to Get Skeptics to Embrace Social-Emotional Learning - Education Week

Schools no longer have a choice but to be responsible for the well-being of their students, writes opinion contributor Peter DeWitt.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/yYtKna4Tk-Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

'Juuling' Craze: Schools Scramble to Deal With Student Vaping - Education Week

Principals say they must devote a lot of time dealing with the growing trend of students vaping at school, especially with the widespread popularity of a discreet device used to vape known as a Juul.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/Kt84XegMGIo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

How Do We Show Students Who They Could Become? Accept Them as They Are - Education Week

Instead of wishing students were better behaved or different, teachers must learn to see and appreciate children as they are, Justin Minkel writes.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/U9k1a9JTmNQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

In Schools, Classroom Proximity Breeds Teacher Collaboration - Education Week

New research findings suggest that one way to help teachers collaborate and learn from one another is to make sure their classrooms are just steps away from those of other teachers.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/IEXRE0CDh0o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Learning in Motion: Bring Movement Back to the Classroom - Education Week

Physical activity is an important aspect of children’s development, writes Marwa Abdelbary. Teachers should incorporate movement in the classroom to strengthen their students’ cognitive skills and physical health.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/-3eVoW211Fo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Special Report: 10 Big Ideas in Education - Education Week

This special report explores game-changing disruptions to the field of education that have the potential to shake up the schoolhouse and the classroom.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/ycBPJIGBo7s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Data: Where Do Teachers Get Their Ideas? - Education Week

Original Education Week research takes a look at how educators hear about trends and new ideas that could be worth pursuing in their classroom.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/8hxWmVoBuvI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Five Myths About Transgender Students Educators Need to Unlearn - Education Week

While many schools don’t discuss LGBT issues, teachers should play a role in shaping students’ understandings of their gender identity, writes Laura Erickson-Schroth.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/kjla_rG9jpo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

New Data Detail Effect of Inclusion on Teaching Time - Education Week

Time spent teaching drops as the number of students with disabilities in a classroom goes up, a survey finds, but there's a complex web of factors at play.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/eLDiiBLaDzM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Spotlight on Social-Emotional Learning 2018 - Education Week

While barriers remain, educators are forging paths towards implementing social-emotional learning in all schools. In this Spotlight, learn how schools are responding to students' developmental needs, the challenges to carrying out SEL, and how to find time for social-emotional learning in the classroom.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/vAQqyTMY2_c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

The Average Teacher Spends $479 a Year on Classroom Supplies, National Data Show - Education Week

In the midst of statewide protests over low teacher pay and school spending, new federal data show that nine in 10 teachers spend their own money—often hundreds of dollars—on classroom supplies.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/by48YhWsjdg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Four Things to Visualize as You Set Up Your Classroom for the First Day of School - Education Week

The first day back can be anxiety-inducing for teachers, Justin Minkel writes. Transform the nerves into excitement by making sure the classroom is ready for students.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/FfLbpP4I-QQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

For School Improvement, Demographics Aren’t Destiny - Education Week

Many "good" schools are just skating by on their students' privileged backgrounds and family resources, writes Karin Chenoweth.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/FCI2Gd4VnSI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

'I Worry Every Day': Lockdown Drills Prompt Fear, Self-Reflection After School Shooting - Education Week

Lockdown drills are ubiquitous in schools these days, but teachers say they’re especially unnerving in the wake of a horrific school shooting such as the one in Parkland, Fla.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/-ppMraQJX04" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Students' Sense of Belonging: What the Research Says - Education Week

How students feel about their place in school affects behavior, discipline, and academic achievement, a growing body of research finds.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/mIb4WrcIn8E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

The Transformative Power of Trauma-Informed Teaching - Education Week

Whereas many schools follow a discipline plan in lockstep fashion, a trauma-informed care approach can reduce difficult behaviors and create meaningful relationships with students, says educator Lauren Dotson.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/ta-qXjvLCC0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Smaller Classes Serve a Larger Purpose - Education Week

Smaller classes could help bridge the gap between home and school, writes former teacher Marc Vincenti.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/J-4eoFxzL8U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Looking Back on 30 Years of Teaching: What Have I Learned? - Education Week

Teaching has changed significantly in the past three decades, but some elements have stayed the same, veteran teacher Cindi Rigsbee writes.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/MWTw71G4jX0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

10 Tips for a Smooth School Year for Students With ADHD - Education Week

Students diagnosed with ADHD come back to the classroom in varying states of readiness for learning, says Thomas Armstrong. Here's how to help them focus, engage, deal with stress, and have a successful year.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/edweek/classroommanagement/~4/n7Cw2IQ3xwo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>