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Articles: Teaching & Learning

 

Parents of children in most elementary grades in Minnesota’s Independent School District 191 receive an annual notice with potentially life-altering data for their children—and they are not state test scores, attendance rates or grades.

Teacher collaboration and professional learning communities are frequently mentioned in articles and reports on school improvement. Schools and teachers benefit in a variety of ways when teachers work together. A small but growing body of evidence suggests a positive relationship between teacher collaboration and student achievement.

Benefits for Schools and Teachers

Handheld computers can leverage the power of technology to enable all students to succeed, including children with special education needs. They are cheaper than laptops, are more portable, and have more memory and power capabilities than handhelds possessed just five years ago.

Already under pressure to boost student achievement levels and rein in spending, district administrators face another challenge when it comes to educating students with learning disabilities.

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