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American Indian educators help drive graduation gains

23 states have high populations of American Indian students, and reservations see high turnover rates of teachers and administrators

Controversial Ohio ruling impacts minimum staffing

Law urges districts to focus on psychologists, computer teachers, gifted education specialists and ESL teachers

Transforming quiet school libraries into collaborative spaces

One of the biggest trends is “makerspaces” where students use their imaginations to create crafts, electronics, videos and other projects

How are ELL programs funded across states?

Some 34 states fund ELL programs through their state’s primary funding formula

Evolving principal role requires new professional development

Leadership is second only to classroom instruction when it comes to influencing student learning

Administrators respond to Common Core opt-out requests

It remains unclear how widespread the opt-out movement is across the nation

How schools can even playing field for girls of color

Report finds fewer offerings and resources for girls' teams in high minority schools

The state of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 40 years later

Total number of students with disabilities in the United States has been on the decline since 2005

Transforming rent into innovation in North Carolina schools

Fees collected from community groups renting facilities turned into grants for student projects

Diversity drives demand for global lessons

Changing demographics have compelled undergraduate and working K12 teachers to expand their knowledge of foreign cultures