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Leadership Skills for Working with Kids in Poverty

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Throughout the school year, Fairfax County Public Schools Principal Roberto Pamas takes stock of his student and teacher population. In a school with many...

Leadership, Poverty, and Kids

What drives low-achieving schools with high concentrations of students living in poverty to beat the odds? In their extensive data analysis of actual schools...

Hall Reflects & Refines Practice

"Over everything else, all the tools they have in their toolboxes, the difference between ineffective and effective teachers is that effective teachers reflect on...

Bell Resonates at Closing General Session

"Martin Luther King Jr. told us that all we need in life is a heart full of grace and soul-generating love. And that's what...

Wiggins Says to Pace for Goals, Not Coverage

We sat down with Grant Wiggins to talk about his session, Making Room in the Syllabus for Formative Assessments and Inevitable Adjustments. Here's what...

Rodriguez Reflects on Urban Instruction

Teachers in the urban classroom flex a set of instructional skills that have benefits in any classroom but are especially needed in schools with...

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