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How artificial intelligence helps me provide more coaching for teachers

You probably share this initial skepticism: “What? Teachers talking to computers for instructional coaching?!” Find out why one instructional coach changed her mind about using AI to better support educators.

Content filtering: Why it is not enough to secure our nation’s schools

The education sector is a rich target for cybercriminals. Here's how to secure our K-12 networks from the sharp increase in cyberattacks today.

3 ways to elevate more women to the superintendent’s post

Women make up 76% of teachers in K-12 school settings but just a small percentage holds the most senior role in a district—the superintendent's position.

Why holding back students based on reading proficiency does not help

More students are about to be punished simply because they haven’t had appropriate reading instruction.

5 ways school leaders can break down silos to get more students in STEM

Does your school or district teach STEM—or are science, technology, engineering, and math taught as four separate and distinct subjects?

A deep dive into student data reveals real improvement and reasons for hope

Educators across the country seem to be paying attention to the data that is identifying areas of greatest concern, they are taking action, and it is all having a positive impact on students.

How competency-based education will level the playing field of K-12’s future

Competency-based learning isn’t about getting rid of grades. It’s about moving past the idea that educators can only count learning that happens in class.

3 tips to help teachers boost creativity in their classrooms

Creativity belongs in all subject areas and it can come to life in different ways in a second, seventh, or 11th-grade classroom.

4 ways leaders can create playful teaching and learning environments

We can’t expect teachers to craft meaningful playful learning environments for students if they aren’t given the freedom to play and explore in their own practice.

How a “3 R’s” solution can keep teachers from quitting

What’s driving educators out of the classroom can be summarized as the new three R's of education: Respect, remuneration, and remote fatigue.

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