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Schools' team effort paves way for personalized learning

Ross Kasun and Pamela Haimer
February, 2017
Ross Kasun is superintendent of Freehold Township Schools in New Jersey. Pamela Haimer is assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.

As a leader in a school system today, it can be difficult to make the choice to move forward with a districtwide change, knowing that the team around you may not fully endorse your decision.

Successful education requires a stronger student voice

Tim Goral
February, 2017
"You can’t be afraid of what you don’t know or we’re never going to move forward in education, particularly when it comes to student voice." — Russell Quaglia

If you want to know what motivates students—and teachers and administrators, for that matter—Russell Quaglia says you have to go to the source.

Principal Nadia Lopez encourages K12 teachers to engage with students

DA Staff
February, 2017
Principal at Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brooklyn, New York, Nadia Lopez, uses innovative methods to help students become more successful and help K12 instructors teach more effectively.

Principal at Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brooklyn, New York, Nadia Lopez, uses innovative methods to help students become more successful and help K12 instructors teach more effectively. 

Remaking the K12 classroom

Matt Zalaznick
February, 2017
FARM PHILOSOPHY—Superintendent Pam Moran (middle) says growing up on a farm inspired her to provide students in Virginia’s Albemarle County Public Schools with instruction that centers on making things and solving problems connected to real-world challenges.

Albemarle County, Virginia—A snake bit Pam Moran in front of her class on her first day of teaching 40 years ago. Moran, now a superintendent in Virginia, had no one to blame but herself on that fateful day in 1975.

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