News: Student Achievement

The Pandemic is No Longer an Educational Crisis—It is a Catastrophic Opportunity for School Improvement

The Pandemic is No Longer an Educational Crisis—It is a Catastrophic Opportunity for School ImprovementUsing Catastrophes to Create Change: We Need to Innovate When We RenovateDear Colleagues,Introduc...

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How Would Covey Organize an SEL School Initiative? Strategically Planning for the Usual and the Unusual

How Would Covey Organize an SEL School Initiative?  Strategically Planning for the Usual and the UnusualDear Colleagues,Introduction   I hope everyone is doing well as many school distr...

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Identifying Students with Back-to-School Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Needs: How to Screen Without Screening

In Uncommon Times, Uncommon Sense is BestDear Colleagues,Introduction   Since the full force of the Pandemic began in March—dramatically changing the educational landscape for students, parents, and e...

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Do Black and Students with Disabilities’ Lives Matter to the U.S. Department of Education?

Institutional Bias, Power-Based Decisions, and Ineffective Practices?Dear Colleagues,Is Institutional Bias Driving the U.S. Department of Education?Friday, July 10, 6:14 AM   I rolled over i...

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Teaching in this Fall’s Post-Pandemic World: Addressing the Academic Needs of the “Way High” and “Way Low” Students (Part II)

For Some Students, There Will Be No COVID-19 SlideDear Colleagues,Introduction   The pandemic clearly is not over.    In fact, over the past two weeks, the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths have inc...

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Using Valid Assessments of Students’ Functional Literacy, Math, and Language Arts Skills to Instructionally Group Students this Fall (Part I)

The Importance of Assessing—NOT Guessing—Each Student’s COVID-19 SlideIntroduction   Despite the fact that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths continues unabated—if not increasing in man...

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