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Scheffel, Tara-Lynn; Hives, Lotje – Learning Professional, 2021
Teaching young students requires more than just learning about child development -- it requires understanding children and their experiences. Teacher educators have seen a lack of such authentic understanding among future and current early childhood educators. The authors set out to change that in a bachelor of education degree program in northern…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers
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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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Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2021
At the heart of the most successful pre-K and early elementary programs is professional learning -- and at the heart of the professional learning is coaching. Even though early childhood is a unique period of development, the success of early learning coaches offers valuable lessons for professional learning across grade levels and settings. It…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Lieberman, Abbie – Learning Professional, 2021
Across public and private settings, about 250 preschoolers are suspended or expelled each day, according to a Center for American Progress analysis of the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health (Malik, 2017). The U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Data Collection has exposed serious inequities in exclusionary discipline practices.…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Student Behavior, Discipline
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Learning Professional, 2021
Kay Psencik, Frederick Brown, and Stephanie Hirsh explore how school leaders can apply a learning lens to achieve their ambitious goals for educators and students in "The Learning Principal," their new book for Learning Forward. Chapter 3, "Managing Change," details how leaders can create the conditions and learning…
Descriptors: Principals, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Administrator Role
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
The school principal has long been recognized as a critical driver for school improvement and student success, but new research supported by The Wallace Foundation has found that principals have an even greater impact than previously stated. A synthesis of two decades of studies builds on previous research about how principals impact student…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Effectiveness, Public Schools, Administrator Characteristics
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Marshall, Tanji Reed; Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2021
A historically responsive literacy framework examines teaching strategies and structures that honor the histories, identities, and literary practices of all youth from diverse cultures, and especially those who have been traditionally underserved in schools. The framework builds on other work on culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies and…
Descriptors: Educational History, Race, Blacks, Equal Education
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Lara, Guadalupe Díaz; López, Lisa M.; Barajas-Gonzalez, R. Gabriela; Garcia Coll, Cynthia – Learning Professional, 2021
Even before the pandemic, systemic racial and social inequities meant that Latinx students had less access to high-quality instruction and teaching than white students, were tracked into less rigorous courses, were met with lower expectations, and ultimately experienced opportunity gaps that hindered educational and economic development (U.S.…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Hispanic American Students, Disproportionate Representation
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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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Swinney, Maurice – Learning Professional, 2021
When the Chicago Public Schools' Office of Equity was established in September 2018, the goal was to take a systemic approach to building equity so that every student would have access to a high-quality education, regardless of race, ZIP code, ability, or country of origin. It was known that this goal could not be achieved through a series of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Quality, Teamwork, Listening
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Bonner-Reed, Jevelyn – Learning Professional, 2021
North Carolina's Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools believe that employing a diverse staff is key to reaching all five of the district's overarching goals: student achievement, equity and access, community engagement, human resources development, and climate and safety. Recruiting, retaining, and supporting educators of color is an important…
Descriptors: Diversity (Institutional), Labor Force Development, Educational Environment, Minority Group Teachers
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Marshall, Tanji Reed – Learning Professional, 2021
Curriculum is a critical force through which students receive the tacit message of their value in society. They learn which groups of people are valued and whose stories are worth learning. For too long, some students' and communities' stories have been deemed unworthy. Students need opportunities to see themselves and others portrayed in texts in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Quality, Culturally Relevant Education, African American Students
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Gutiérrez, Nancy B. – Learning Professional, 2021
Today, as our country reckons with racial injustice amidst an ongoing pandemic, there are educators at all levels -- in classrooms, principal's offices, and central district offices -- asking questions like: Am I being bold enough? Or am I too cautious? Am I putting my job at risk by doing what I believe is right and necessary? What approach is…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Equal Education, Educational Practices, Transformational Leadership
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Berg, Jill Harrison – Learning Professional, 2021
Schools committed to equity are experimenting with creative and powerful ways for teachers to ensure all students receive what they need to learn in the classroom. Many of these efforts focus professional learning on strengthening the instructional core -- teachers' knowledge of and relationships with students, teachers' deep and critical…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Gant, Monica Minor – Learning Professional, 2021
Building a culture of equity requires ensuring that leaders and school staff have a shared vision for what educational equity means, what it looks like, and how to get there. It also necessitates a willingness to hold people accountable to the vision and the work needed to make it a reality. This takes a clear road map for achieving the consistent…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Accountability, Systems Approach, Culturally Relevant Education
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