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  • School Leadership

    In California, Some Schools Reopen for Vulnerable Students

    In one county in California, alternative education and special education students are starting to return to school with new heightened health protocols.
    Nora Fleming
  • Professional Development

    Focusing on Teacher Engagement to Improve Professional Development

    A national survey provides ideas on how PD can be more aligned to teachers’ needs—even during a pandemic.
  • Assessment

    Using Universal Design to Create Better Assessments

    Tapping into elements of Universal Design for Learning may help teachers create fairer and more reliable tests.
  • Student Voice

    Student Photographers Document History During the Pandemic

    As the world closed down, a high school photography assignment captured the imaginations of students and teachers around the country.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Tips to Create a Warmer, More Engaging Online Classroom

    Your emotional state influences how well students learn. Here are tips to incorporate a restorative approach to your online teaching.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Teaching Young Students How to Use Multiple Sources

    Two literacy experts offer strategies for helping elementary and middle school students understand how to use and synthesize different sources for research.
  • Curriculum Planning

    Connecting Lessons to the Pandemic

    Incorporating the coronavirus crisis in course content can leverage students’ curiosity while showing them the real-world applicability of what they’re learning.
  • Education Equity

    In Rural and Urban Communities, Kids Still Struggle to Get Online

    Two teachers, one urban, one rural, reflect on what the divide looks like in their communities, and what they’re doing to help bridge the gap.
  • Online Learning

    Getting Ready to Teach Next Year

    There’s a lot of uncertainty about the 2020–21 school year, but planning for a mix of remote and in-person instruction will help educators be ready.
  • Field Trips

    Teaching Target Language Vocabulary With Micro Field Trips

    For both English learners and world language students, getting out of the classroom can make learning new words more engaging.