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Marshall, Tanji Reed – Learning Professional, 2021
Test score outcomes continue to be disparate between races. Districts continue to face uneven funding with so-called urban districts receiving less than their so-called suburban counterparts (Morgan & Amerikaner, 2018). Students with diagnosed disabilities, those whose families are experiencing measures of economic distress, and those adding…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Cormier, Christopher J.; Wong, Venus; McGrew, John H.; Ruble, Lisa A.; Worrell, Frank C. – Learning Professional, 2021
Teaching in K-12 schools is stressful, as educators know and research documents. Although all teachers experience stress, minoritized teachers of color often experience unique stressors. Common examples include being asked to translate for parents who do not speak English or function as the disciplinarian for students experiencing behavioral…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Stress Variables, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Burnout
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Fleming, Paul; George, Melinda – Learning Professional, 2021
Learning Forward's Professional Learning State and District Planner is a guide to help state, district, and school leaders implement professional learning to support high-quality curriculum and instructional materials. Grounded in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) definition of high-quality professional learning as intensive, data-driven,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Andersson, Justin; Sitzman, Daniel; Arneson, Amy; Gandhi, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
As the world races to combat a pandemic, slow climate change, and solve many other public health challenges, it is clear that developing young people's scientific knowledge should be an urgent priority in schools. The goal of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is to foster scholars and citizens who can think critically and creatively to…
Descriptors: Science Education, National Standards, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cutt, Andrea Hyatt; Miller, Dave; Borasi, Raffaella; Borys, Zenon – Learning Professional, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic found many K-12 school leaders unprepared to deal with the magnitude and duration of this emergency. Dealing with sustained crises is not sufficiently addressed in most K-12 leadership programs, nor in the National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) standards (NPBEA, 2018). What can be done to better prepare leaders…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, Leadership Responsibility
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Pride, Kiffany – Learning Professional, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the longstanding pattern of lower scholastic performance among marginalized groups of students negatively impacted by poverty, disability, and race. The perception among educators and citizens continues to be that practices around equal rights equate to provisions related to equity. In Arkansas, the unknown…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Equal Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Learning Professional, 2021
Iheoma Iruka is founding director of the Equity Research Action Coalition at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and research professor of public policy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her work focuses on supporting the optimal development of children from low-wealth and marginalized communities and ensuring excellence…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Child Development, Low Income Students
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Gleason, Sonia Caus – Learning Professional, 2021
Learning how leaders advance equity and justice can inspire, give mental models, and help create road maps. Eight years ago, Nancy Gerzon and the author researched professional learning in high-poverty schools that were narrowing the achievement gap for every demographic, which resulted in the book "Growing Into Equity" (Corwin, 2013).…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Leadership Responsibility, Administrator Role, Social Justice
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Learning Professional, 2020
In March 2020, the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) began tracking U.S. districts' plans for navigating school closures and distance learning. The database, which is available on CRPE's website (www.crpe.org), draws on publicly available plans from the 30 largest districts in the country, members of the Council of the Great City…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Databases, School Districts, Trend Analysis
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Hirsch, Eric; Allison, Courtney – Learning Professional, 2020
Districts and states have worked around the clock for the past several months to put new structures in place for students to learn safely during an unprecedented crisis. Instructional materials matter for student success. They mattered before the COVID-19 crisis, and they will matter even more as schools transition into new teaching formats this…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Distance Education, Educational Quality, School Closing
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Callard, Cynthia H.; Foster, Eugenie S.; Kruger, Jennifer S. – Learning Professional, 2020
From 2016 to 2020, a team of K-12 and higher education mathematics educators worked to address the need for high-quality online learning by creating a multisession, fully online professional learning course. As the team worked to design and facilitate online professional learning, the goal was to maintain the core aspects and guiding principles of…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication
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Nordengren, Chase; Guskey, Thomas R. – Learning Professional, 2020
The importance of high-quality evaluation is underscored in Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning: Evaluation provides information that supports advocates, professional learning planners, and anyone who wants to know "about the contribution of professional learning to student achievement" (Learning Forward, 2011). Most…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Decision Making
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Summers, Laura L. – Learning Professional, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic required that nearly all P-20 teaching and learning move quickly to virtual formats. In many cases, educators were teaching exclusively online for the first time in their careers. Schools suddenly needed to train and support all educators on how to teach, engage students, and support families from a distance. This created an…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Technology
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Rivero, Claire – Learning Professional, 2020
With educators facing conditions never seen before, Student Achievement Partners wanted to better understand what was happening on the ground -- the triumphs, needs, opportunities, and concerns of teachers trying to navigate instruction during the pandemic. A sample of more than 400 survey responses received in March and April 2020, which include…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Responsibility, Curriculum, Internet
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Nishida, Nasue; Hanson, Holli – Learning Professional, 2020
This article describes the Student Perception Project, a two-year opportunity for educators in Washington state to explore student perception surveys and ways the data students provide can inform educator practice. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and led by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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