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Week of February 28, 2017

Evidence for ESSA website, a national resource that ranks K-12 reading and math programs according to evidence (Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Education)

 

Week of February 21, 2017

ESSA Tracker (new EdWeek feature)

(4:51 Video) Federal Flash: Key Takeaways from the DeVos Confirmation Hearing, (Alliance for Excellent Education)

Week of  January 20, 2016

Askwith Debates: Pass/Fail - How Test Based Accountability Stacks, video (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

 

Week of November 21

Engaging with State Policymakers: Video Series. NNSTOY has released a new series of short videos that offers educators advice about how to reach out to state and local policymakers.

"The success of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) depends on deep educator engagement," said NNSTOY President and CEO Katherine Bassett (New Jersey 2000). "These videos, recorded by State Teachers of the Year and Finalists, contain great strategies for teacher leaders to get into the game."

Barriers to Equity in Education and the Resources Needed to Support Students. Download the survey results Teacher & Principal School Report: Equity in Education (Scholastic).

Letter to States from Secretary John King Calling for an End to Corporal Punishment. Dear Governors and Chief State School Officers (U.S. Department of Education)

High Stakes for High Schoolers. Download the second report about state accountability in the age of ESSA (Fordham Institue)

Within Our Grasp. Review report about achieving higher admissions standards in teacher preparation (NCTQ)

What Does ESSA Say About Teacher Evaluation Systems? Principles for Teacher Support and Evaluation Systems (CCSSO)

Diplomas Matter: Ensuring Equity of Opportunity for Students with Disabilities (Achieve)

 

Week of November 14

TrustED20, "a judiciously vetted and painstakingly curated list of splash-making education thought leaders who are worthy of your time to read, friend, and follow," K-12 Insight

Finding a Path for Kids After the Election, PIE Network

Powering Up Your PD, webinar Thursday, November 17 6:00-7:00 PM ET, Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future

 

Week of November 8

STEM Active Resource page.  100kin10 has posed a new page of resources for STEM teachers.

 

Week of September 20, 2016

The Adversity of a Child's Life in Rural Kentucky (20-minute video), Atlantic 

 

Week of September 13, 2016

Can School Integration Make a Comeback? (6:31 video), Atlantic

Let's Teach for Mastery, Not Test Sores (TedTalk), Sal Kahn

5,000 Walden grants available for ALL past State Teachers of the Year. Walden University is offering a $5,000 grant for educators who were awarded State Teacher of the Year prior to 2015. This grant can be used towards any EdS, EdD or PhD in Education degree program from the Richard W. Riley College of Education. This grant applies to the October 10 or November 28 start date. Call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336 or go to WaldenU.edu for more information.

 

Week of August 13, 2016

Room to Run, TNTP. This multimedia feature can be used to communicate with parents and other educators about the benefits of rigorous standards.

Webinar--Zika Virus Response Planning: What School Administrators Need to Know.  Provided by U.S. Department of Education.  Friday, August 19, 1:30-2:30 PM ET. Download CDC Zika guidance.

How to join the webinar:

  • To activate and use your device's digital signals for BOTH Audio, Video and the Presentation, join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device.
  •  Or join Audio Only by phone (to see the presentation, you will still need to click the link above): +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) Webinar ID: 494 704 100

Locate international call-in numbers.

 

Week of June 6, 2016

Foster care Transition Toolkit. The U.S. Department of Education has issued a toolkit to help young adults transition out of foster care and into independence. The materials can be used by adolescents transitioning out of foster care and by the adults who support them.

Week of May 9, 2016

School Leadership Policy Toolkit, Eric Lerum, sponsored by the Center for Reinventing Public Education and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Live Map Tracking ESSA Implementation by State, Education Reform Now

Communicating K-12 Student Data Privacy to Parents and Stakeholders, May 11, 2:00-2:30, Alliance for Excellent Education

50 Best Colleges for African Americans, Kenneth Terrell, Essence

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