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News

A Farewell to the Coalition of Essential Schools

Celebrating the impact and influence of CES—with the people who knew it best.
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Community Partnerships

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
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Differentiated Instruction

A Little Help With Your Homework

How to guide your students to self-differentiate their homework—without creating more work for yourself.
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Professional Development

A Focus on Self-Improvement

Five principles of deliberate practice can help teachers consistently improve their teaching.
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Bullying Prevention

Anatomy of School Bullying

Understanding the hot spots within schools is essential to putting a stop to student bullying.
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Social and Emotional Learning

The Power of Collective Wisdom

Networking increases our chance of success in implementing social-emotional and character development programs.
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School Leadership

Principal of a School on the Edge

The principal of an alternative school opens up about the challenges and rewards of shepherding at-risk kids to graduation.
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Student Voice

Disagree With a Student’s Opinion?

Our job is to teach students the art of argument and to give feedback on how they express themselves—not what they express.
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School Leadership

Getting Beyond the Teacherpreneur

Instead of focusing on individuals, school leaders should work to foster a school-wide culture of innovation. Here’s a way to do that.
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Culturally Responsive Teaching

Updating an Age-Old Class Activity

Personal artifact sharing—aka show-and-tell—is a way to build a healthy classroom environment. Even in high school.
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