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May 2016 Volume 81, No. 9
Outdated Pell Rules May Discriminate Against Low-Income Students - Meredith Kolodner / The Hechinger Report
An unusual collection of conservative, liberal, union, and business leaders is calling for expanding federal grants to cover short-term certification programs that lead to high-paying, in-demand jobs.
Watch Your Language - Precious Crabtree /Virginia Journal of Education
Teachers’ words either build students up or knock them down, and their eyes and body language speak volumes.
U.S. DOE Takes Action to Deliver Equity for Students with Disabilities - U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education proposes a new rule aimed at improving equity in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for students of color.
Effectively Integrating Teacher Leadership into the System - Karen Hawley Miles / ER Strategies
To establish lasting, effective teacher leadership programs, districts can follow a checklist that addresses “must-dos” and common missteps.
State Teacher of the Year: Who Am I to Judge Detroit Teacher Sick-Outs? - Rick Joseph / Bridge Magazine
Michigan’s current Teacher of the Year spotlights the substantial challenges and inequities faced by teachers and students in schools located in disadvantaged communities.
Feds Urge Schools to Shield Muslim Students from Harassment - Evie Blad / Education Week
In a “Dear Colleague” letter, the U.S. Department of Education tells schools nationwide that they should take extra steps to ensure that all Muslim, immigrant, and refugee students feel safe and free from discrimination.
Shifting Out of Neutral - Jonathon Gold / Teaching Tolerance
A history teacher comes to the conclusion that objectivity is practically impossible and that aiming for it can hinder students’ moral development.
Inside Chicago’s Noble Charter Schools - Melissa Sanchez and Kalyn Belsha / Catalyst Chicago
A detailed look at what the Broad Foundation calls “the best-performing large public charter school system in America.”
Taking On the Opportunity Gap - Isabel Sawhill /Education Next
Growing gaps between the privileged and the disadvantaged have profound implications for educators and for the idea that schools can compensate for what children do not receive at home or in their communities.
Schools Maximize Free Content - Jessica Terrell / District Administration
More school districts are using no-cost online resources to supplement classroom lessons and textbooks.
Learning About the Struggles of Famous Scientists May Help Students Succeed in Science - American Psychological Association
A study shows that high school students may increase their interest and performance in science by learning about the personal struggles and failed experiments of great scientists.