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Holdheide, Lynn; Lachlan-Haché, Lisa – Learning Professional, 2019
In fall 2016, more than 50% of teachers in Kokomo, Indiana, were leaving the profession within their first three years. Within the district, low-performing schools in particular struggled to retain teachers. The costs of teacher attrition are high for districts. According to a report from the Learning Policy Institute, each teacher who leaves the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Expertise, Mentors, Teacher Persistence
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George, Melinda; Morgan, Nick; Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2019
Many education stakeholders might grapple with some of these challenges in designing a new way to drive positive change in public education policy: (1) Implementing strategies that appear to hold promise but have never been scaled; (2) Maintaining the integrity of research-based interventions while addressing the need for contextual adaptation…
Descriptors: Networks, Educational Improvement, Science Instruction, Instructional Materials
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Murray, Liz – Learning Professional, 2019
Transitions are a part of life for all students, but particularly for students at Phoenix Charter Academy in Massachusetts. Phoenix students have persevered and shown resilience through challenges in school and in their personal lives that many of us cannot imagine. Students come to Phoenix with a wealth of strengths and assets, from strong work…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Learner Engagement, Charter Schools, Coaching (Performance)
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Blank, Rolf K.; Moulding, Brett – Learning Professional, 2019
Since 2013, a majority of states have been working to implement new standards for K-12 science education that are based on the National Research Council's framework for science education and the Next Generation Science Standards. The new science standards emphasize deeper understanding of content in relation to practices and a three-dimensional…
Descriptors: State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Westfall, Jeanette – Learning Professional, 2019
In 2015, Liberty, (Missouri) Public Schools was updating resources for several content areas. Content consultant Diana Laufenberg, executive director of Inquiry Schools, had been working with secondary teachers to study options for the best and most current instructional practices in social studies. As teachers considered using online resources…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Faculty Development, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology
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Van Soelen, Thomas M.; Kersey, Shannon N.; Chester, Charles; LeMoyne, Michael; Perkins, Rebecca Williams – Learning Professional, 2019
Shannon Kersey, principal of Alpharetta High School in Georgia and one of the authors of this article, believes in the benefits of building assistant principals' leadership capacity, not just for success in their current jobs but to support their eventual transition to principal. Three of her former assistant principals are now principals of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Principals, Career Change, Capacity Building
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Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2019
Monica Higgins is the Kathleen McCartney Professor of Education Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), where her research and teaching focus on leadership development and organizational change. Drawing on a background that combines organizational behavior, business, and education, she works with senior education leaders…
Descriptors: Leaders, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Organizational Change
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Arnett, Thomas – Learning Professional, 2019
Good teaching does not come from mere check-box compliance. Teachers who have real impact with their students continually use their expertise and intuition to evaluate, adapt, and improve how they implement new strategies within their classrooms. New practices rarely make a difference unless teachers engage eagerly and thoughtfully in adopting and…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Motivation, Blended Learning
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Rader, Toni; Pennell, Shawn – Learning Professional, 2019
Given that over 5 million K-12 students in the U.S. public school system are classified as English learners (NCES, 2017), many policymakers and school leaders recognize that public schools need ethnically and linguistically diverse educators. But about 80% of teaching staff are white (Williams, Garcia, Connally, Cook, & Dancy, 2016), and only…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Aides, Teaching Skills
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Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2019
Delia Pompa's distinguished career in education policy has focused on the needs of immigrant students and English learners. She is a senior fellow for education policy at the Migration Policy Institute and was previously senior vice president for programs at the National Council of La Raza (now UnidosUS) and director of education for the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Teacher Role, Faculty Development
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2019
Assessment can provide information about student learning and the effectiveness of classroom strategies, but what are the special considerations when used with English learners? To better understand the research about how schools and systems can support multilingual learners through assessment, Elizabeth Foster spoke with Margo Gottlieb, an expert…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, English Language Learners, Second Language Learning, Bilingual Students
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Gonzales, Crystal; Skarin, Renae – Learning Professional, 2019
There is substantial evidence documenting the impact of high-quality, educative learning materials on teacher practices and student learning, yet this evidence has not translated widely into more equitable learning opportunities for all students. English learners tend to have less access to intellectually rich, grade-level content and…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Student Needs, English Language Learners, Equal Education
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Maldonado, Hilda; Nava, Imelda L.; Nava, Marco A. – Learning Professional, 2019
For emergent bilingual students to thrive, schools need a culture of valuing bilingualism, supported by strong and committed leaders. From 2015 to 2017, the authors convened a professional learning community of 14 emergent bilingual leaders from around the U.S. They defined emergent bilingual leaders as leaders at all levels who support…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Student Needs, School Culture, Cultural Influences
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Apodaca, Rosita; Bernstein-Danis, Tabetha; Demartino, Sara – Learning Professional, 2019
Research shows that English learners are too often denied access to complex tasks that address grade-level standards. Teachers have expressed that they believe lack of English proficiency makes complex work impossible or that they fear frustrating students into withdrawal. This article presents how teachers can incorporate students' native…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Native Language, Language of Instruction
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Cucchiara, Maryann – Learning Professional, 2019
English learners are capable of doing the same demanding work and developing the same complex skills as their peers who are native speakers. Indeed, recent education policies have specified that all students should meet common college and career-ready standards. Yet many schools use an outdated and ineffective approach to educating English…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Educational Practices, Academic Language, Second Language Instruction
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