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Education Equity

How can we ensure all students have equal access to opportunities, support, and the tools they need to succeed? Explore and share proven ways to make this happen.

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Shifting Mental Models in Educators

When we recognize a mental model surfacing that doesn't seem to be of service, either in ourselves or in another, here are some approaches for shifting it.

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Empowering Educators Through Cultural Competence

We're teaching students, not just curriculum, so cultural competence should equal professional competence, especially with students who don't share our background or level of privilege.

How Teachers Can Help Girls Lead

Based on recent findings, a report offers three recommendations as to how teachers, schools, and districts can help close the gender leadership gap.

Creating Classrooms for Social Justice

Teach your students about making positive change in the world by connecting with them, discussing real-world problems and multiple perspectives, creating classroom community, and including authentic assessment.

Teaching for Justice: 10 Ways To Unravel Systemic Oppression

How do you confront any racial injustice at your school? How do you reflect on your own potential biases in the classroom? Explore ten tactics to help answer those questions.

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Do's & Don'ts for Teaching English-Language Learners

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Equity vs. Equality: 6 Steps Toward Equity

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How Does Poverty Influence Learning?

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Equity vs. Equality: 6 Steps Toward Equity

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Makerspaces and Equal Access to Learning

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School Leaders: Having Conversations About Equity

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How Can High-Poverty Schools Engage Families and the Community?

High-poverty schools can involve students' families through home visits and by joining the community's safety net to provide social and medical services for those in need.

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Intrinsic Motivation vs. Standardized Tests

Low standardized test scores are a reflection of being uninspired, not unknowledgeable. Teach your students how to care, lose their fears, and identify and overcome their obstacles.

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How Can High-Poverty Schools Connect With Students?

In high-poverty schools, it's critical to establish caring relationships, supporting students through advisory programs, create smaller learning environments, and encourage participation in extracurricular activities.

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The Warm Demander: An Equity Approach

"Warm demander" teachers expect great things from their students, convince them of their own brilliance, and help them reach their potential in a disciplined, structured environment.

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The New Face of STEAM

Through culturally relevant narratives, choice, autonomy, and time for collaboration, one award-winning school is modeling a pathway into STEAM for underrepresented minority groups.

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7 Steps for Turning Around Under-Resourced Schools

Steps for creating positive change at under-resourced schools include celebrating existing successes, allowing time to grow for school leadership, including the youth in school decision-making, and networking with other schools for inspiration.

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Myths That Undermine Parent Involvement

Parents can partner effectively in their children's educational success by supporting home learning, establishing constructive dialogue with educators and policy makers, and shining as individuals within their community.

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Resources for Closing the Digital Divide

Learn more about the changing landscape of the "digital divide," and explore resources that discuss how to improve digital access and help all students develop digital and media literacy.

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5 Questions That Promote Student Success in High-Poverty Schools

High-poverty schools can meet student, professional, and system learning agendas by strengthening instructional framework, targeted interventions, reading proficiency, reflective practice, and data-based inquiry.

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Differentiation Is Just Too Difficult: Myth-Busting DI Part 3

Most teachers differentiate their instruction intuitively because not all students are the same. For those willing to commit to DI, the next step is intentional differentiation.

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Addressing Chronic Absenteeism

Blogger Anne O'Brien shares both nationwide data for student chronic absence and ways schools and districts can work to decrease it.

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Resources and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy

Educators from Ariel Community Academy, in Chicago, have provided lesson plans and web resources to help you get started.

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What Can Schools Do to Address Poverty?

Schools can address poverty through teaching social justice, offering equal academic opportunities, and discreetly providing school supplies, snacks, clothes, and other basic necessities.

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Crossing the Digital Divide: Bridges and Barriers to Digital Inclusion

Now that we’ve reached the second decade of the new millennium, how is digital access changing, and what are the implications for schools?

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