Family Engagement: An Impetus for Student Success

Kelli Cedo  March 3rd, 2015 

In 2010, as Title 1 Coordinator in Virginia Beach Public Schools, I had an a-ha moment regarding how we were and weren’t serving our Title I families in support of their “...

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My Top 10 Ways to Encourage Reading at Home and in School (4-1)

Phyllis C. Hunter  March 2nd, 2015 

You may know me from my latest book, It’s Not Complicated, my classroom libraries or my work in schools as a literacy expert.

What Does a Good Preschool Classroom Look Like?

Suzanne McCabe  February 26th, 2015  Comments • 2

It's a delicate dance in early childhood education these days. Teachers, principals, SETAs (Special Education Teacher Assistants), and administrators must manage the...

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My Top 10 Ways to Encourage Reading at Home and in School (7-5)

Phyllis C. Hunter  February 25th, 2015  Comments • 1

You may know me from my latest book, It’s Not Complicated, my classroom libraries or my work in schools as a literacy expert.

Diversity is the Heartbeat of Our Humanity

Pam Allyn  February 19th, 2015  Comments • 1

Diversity is the heartbeat of our humanity. Books are mirrors into our inner lives, and also windows to the world. Our school and classroom libraries, on and offline,...

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My Top 10 Ways to Encourage Reading at Home and in School (10-8)

Phyllis C. Hunter  February 18th, 2015 

You may know me from my latest book, It’s Not Complicated, my classroom libraries or my work in schools as a literacy expert.

Building Adequacy: A Reflection After 50 Years of Title I

Kelli Cedo  February 9th, 2015 

You might have asked yourself recently: What is my mission as an educational leader? For me, my mission stems from my beliefs and my “whys” around education.

Honor Approximation in Ourselves and in Our Students

Mike Oliver  February 6th, 2015 

In the children’s book Ish, by Peter H. Reynolds, Ramon loves to draw the world around him. But his drawings never quite look “right.” Out of frustration, he...

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Early Learning: Music, Music Everywhere?

Suzanne McCabe  February 4th, 2015 

What do four- and five-year-olds like to do most?

"Move and paint and make noise," says Paul King.

How We Create a Culture of Learning at Zaharis School

Mike Oliver  January 28th, 2015  Comments • 1

I have found in life that it is impossible to take others on a journey that we, ourselves, are not on. It is quite the challenge to inspire others to become something we...

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The Super Bowl of EDU: Seattle vs. Boston

Tyler Reed  January 23rd, 2015  Comments • 1

Super Bowl Sunday is just over a week away. And while most people are talking about how the Patriots stack up against the Seahawks (and who's to blame for #DeflateGate),...

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How Preschool Can Help Our Most Vulnerable Children

Suzanne McCabe  January 21st, 2015 

Most experts say that children benefit from “quality” instruction at an early age. But as preschool programs around the country expand, questions are being raised about...

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School Building Leaders to Gather in Nashville Next Month for First-Ever Principal Academy

Lois Bridges  January 20th, 2015 

Even though she was surrounded by 4,200 students and dozens of faculty and staff every day on the job, former Brockton High School Principal Sue Szachowicz often felt...

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What I Learned from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Robert L. Green  January 15th, 2015 

Martin Luther King, Jr. had a tremendous impact on my life. I learned so much from him during the course of my work with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

A Teacher’s Guide to Professional Learning

Kim Greene  January 12th, 2015 

In a recent meeting among Instructor magazine’s editors, we talked about the difference between the terms “professional development” and “professional learning.”...

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Four Things Educators Should Know About Scholastic's Kids & Family Reading Report

Francie Alexander  January 9th, 2015 

Every other year, Scholastic surveys children and their parents on their attitudes and behaviors towards reading.

Focus on the three Cs for a bright new year: Children, community and communication

Cindy Marten  January 6th, 2015 

While I’m not typically a resolution-maker, there’s something about a new year that invites reflection. As I contemplate what I want to accomplish in 2015, rather than...

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Jump start your 2015 with a school- or district-wide needs assessment

Lois Bridges  December 31st, 2014 

A new year always holds the promise of a fresh start. Consider how you might reinvigorate your district’s commitment to student achievement, and jump start 2015 with a...

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Our five most popular posts of 2014

Tyler Reed  December 23rd, 2014 

We've published to this blog 238 times this year (and counting!). As we near the end of 2014, I'm feeling thankful for the many people who have contributed to edu@...

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Five big education stories in 2014

Tyler Reed  December 15th, 2014  Comments • 1
We've had plenty to talk about in 2014 -- from Common Core to teachers unions to Chromebooks and blended learning. Here are five big education stories that kept my attention... Read more

Three ideas for boosting family engagement from Carmen Fariña

Alexandra Wladich  December 12th, 2014 

Last week, I had the pleasure of listening to New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña speak about the importance of family engagement. Every time I hear Chancellor Fariña...

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Five inspiring superintendents we met this year

Kim Greene  December 11th, 2014 

Whether we’ve met at conferences or talked by phone, the staff of Scholastic Administrator magazine has had the pleasure of crossing paths with many inspiring...

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Over $1 billion invested in early learning today

Tyler Reed  December 10th, 2014 

At a White House Summit on Early Education today, President Obama announced the recipients of two sets of federal grants targeting early learning. The grants come at a...

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On early learning: By the dawn’s early light

Pam Allyn  December 8th, 2014  Comments • 1

This is a momentous time for young children. As we close in on the end of 2014 and the beginning of a new year, I feel encouraged and excited by many of the initiatives...

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I was a fixed mindset and I didn’t even know it

Anne Sparkman  November 24th, 2014 

Following the education dialogue in America will every once in a while bring me to reflect on my own days as a student. Like most of us, I immediately draw upon memories...

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