Articles: Teaching & Learning

The Impact of a Principal’s Race

Teachers are more likely to stay in a school run by a principal of the same race as them, according to a new study.

Effective Teaching as a Civil Right: How Building Instructional Capacity Can Help Close the Achievement Gap

Better ways of measuring and recognizing teacher effectiveness must be integrated with systems that develop greater teacher competence and provide incentives for teaching the highest-need students.

Promoting Parent Engagement

Several experts offer tips for district leaders wanting to institute powerful programs.

The Ultimate Empowerment Program for Parents

Immigrant parents in Chicago set a precedent for other districts with at-risk children and hesitant administrators.

Reimagining the College Town

The Red Hook (N.Y.) Central School District has been quietly leveraging the possibilities of the college town.

STEM Learning at the Elementary Level

Vickie Hallock, supervisor of elementary education at the Penn Manor (Pa.) School District, introduces engineering at the elementary level.

Career-Based Learning Expands

Administrators in Olathe (Kan.) Unified School District have spent the past decade identifying and developing opportunities for immersion in a range of career paths relevant to local students.

Tips for a Successful Science Fair

K12 administrators, looking to encourage quality student projects, can follow these suggestions from various experts.

South Texas District Makes Nutrition and Fitness a Priority to Reduce Diabetes

For several years, Superintendent Roel Gonzalez of the Rio Grande City Consolidated (Texas) Independent School District has taken responsibility not only for student learning but also for the health of each student.

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