Musician opens free grocery store in Ga. Title I school

Gunna, a Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist, gifted a new, free grocery store to Ronald E. McNair Middle School, the Title I school he attended as a student in Georgia. Gunna’s Drip Closet and Goodr Grocery Store …

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How to become an expert in literature for students

English language arts teachers need to read widely across all genres to become experts in literature aimed at students, according to educators and authors Lynne Dorfman and Brenda Krupp. In this article, the pair suggest …

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N.M. engages teachers as ambassadors for profession

Special education teacher Jamie Torres is one of 21 teachers in New Mexico tapped to serve as ambassadors throughout the state’s Public Education Department. Torres and the other participants will learn more about education policy, …

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Administrator: Address root causes of misbehavior

An elementary school adopted a reflection room to help address the root cause of students’ misbehavior, writes George Farmer, the elementary school’s administrator. In this article, Farmer describes how the approach helps students reflect by …

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N.J. principal leads school transformation

Principal Susanna Tagoe led the transformation of her New Jersey elementary school, where 60% of students performed above grade level in math in 2019 — up from 3% in 2014 — and there was a …

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Support grows for principal training in SEL

As schools strengthen their focus on social and emotional learning, some are calling on principals to have a better understanding of SEL — to improve well-being in their schools and for themselves. Julia Mahfouz, an …

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Chicago Public Schools to get new CEO

Chicago Public Schools’ next CEO will be Pedro Martinez, superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District, where he issued mask and vaccine mandates in conflict with the Texas governor. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced …

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Educators share downsides of “toxic positivity”

Some teachers are reporting negative effects of so-called “toxic positivity” — or “forced cheerfulness” — that they experience in schools. Selena Carrion, a high-school English teacher in the Bronx, N.Y., says toxic positivity is a …

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How school leaders can usher in meaningful change

There are three questions that can help school leaders make meaningful change this school year, write educational consultants Brianna Hodges and Lainie Rowell. In this article, they suggest leaders ask what’s worth keeping, what needs …

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School social worker helps students find their voices

No day is typical for school social worker Maureen Tranquilli, who helps students navigate challenges such as the death of a family member, the pandemic and issues at home. Tranquilli, the school district’s Teacher of …

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