Ind. school implements inclusion program for ELLs | Teacher uses classics in civic-minded discussions | Partnership seeks to boost student literacy, train teachers
March 21, 2019
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Ind. school implements inclusion program for ELLs
Ind. school implements inclusion program for ELLs
An Indiana elementary school is teaching English-language learners in class with their peers, instead of pulling ELL students out of class for separate English lessons. The school district recruited licensed teachers and helped current educators obtain certification to teach ELLs, so classes would be taught by dual-certified teachers or staffed with an ELL co-teacher.
The Indianapolis Star (tiered subscription model) (3/20) 
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Teacher uses classics in civic-minded discussions
Teacher uses classics in civic-minded discussions
Teachers can use classic literature to help facilitate discussions about racism and social justice in the present day, high-school teacher Adam Mackie writes. Mackie shares his approach, including one activity in which students identify themselves using "culture cards."
Edutopia online (3/20) 
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How can literacy instruction drive equity?
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Should 16-year-olds be able to vote?
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., says she would support a move to lower the age to vote in elections from 18 years old to 16. She said lowering the minimum voting age would help to engage high-schoolers to vote when they are learning about government in school.
The Hill (3/14) 
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Discover the Science of Learning to Read!
Experts have determined the key role that social-emotional learning plays in student achievement and what happens in the brain as students learn to read. A new report from HMH examines the latest research and provides solutions on how to best support striving readers. Download it now.
Research on Literacy Teaching and Learning
Report: Achievement gap unchanged since 1960
Student achievement gaps have not changed in about 50 years, according to a study by researchers at Stanford and Harvard universities. Researchers say the gap remains despite gains in student achievement through eighth grade and increased investments in education.
T.H.E. Journal (3/18),  Education Next (Summer 2019) 
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Does rural tech access affect achievement?
Inequities in access to technology as well as other factors may affect outcomes for students in rural areas, according to two student surveys conducted by ACT. The ACT researchers make several recommendations to help bridge the equity gap, including using E-rate funding to increase students' access to technology at school and at home.
T.H.E. Journal (3/19) 
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Professional Development and Leadership
Tips to help school leaders delegate
School leaders must trust and believe in their teams to develop effective delegation and teamwork, writes Naphtali Hoff, an education coach and consultant. In this blog post, Hoff provides suggestions, including establishing clear expectations and deciding what to delegate to others.
SmartBrief/Education (3/20) 
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