Day: October 20, 2020

Elite private school cancels classes the day after presidential election. Here’s why.

Christian Sullivan, the head of Bullis School in Potomac, Md., sent an email (full text below) Oct. 14 to the school community saying one reason he had decided to close school on its 102-acre campus was to give teachers a rest after a chaotic fall that led to unprecedented changes in instruction because of the coronavirus pandemic.

As in many other public and private schools across the country, Bullis teachers are delivering instruction two ways — directly to students who are sitting in class and remotely to students who chose to remain at home. And they are doing it at

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A Day in the Life of a Hybrid Teacher


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What it’s like to teach students in person and online simultaneously


Mary M. McConnaha

“The word of the year is ‘pivot’” our assistant middle school principal told us as we prepared to return to school this fall. At the time, I expected that meant being flexible in my lesson plans, being ready for day-to-day disruptions, and accepting challenges as they come. Turns out, it also means pivoting my head back and forth between my Google Meet screen and the students in my classroom.

My school is offering in-person classes for the many parents and students

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When School Boards Diversify, Spending Priorities Shift. Here’s How – District Dossier

The connection between school boards and student academic growth has long been a black box. It’s difficult for researchers to tease out the impact of a board policy to a particular outcome, considering all the factors that interact to affect a student’s experience in school.  

But a new working paper offers a peek inside the box. It examines one element of school boards—their ethnic makeup—and how that affects spending decisions and  potentially student achievement.

Brett Fischer, a doctoral candidate in economics at the University of Virginia, examined school boards in California and their patterns of spending on a particular pot

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Are Aspiring Teachers Learning Classroom Management? It Varies – Teaching Now

For many first-year teachers, getting a handle on classroom management can be one of the hardest parts of the job. 

Yet the National Council on Teacher Quality, a Washington-based group that advocates for more rigorous teacher preparation, has found that just 14 percent of traditional teacher-preparation programs require candidates to demonstrate their ability in five research-based classroom management strategies. Thirty-five percent of programs require candidates to demonstrate their ability in four of the five strategies that NCTQ says have been proven to lead to positive effects on students’ behavior.

Those strategies are: establishing rules and routines that set expectations for

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Bring STEM to Life with the All New STEM Careers Channel, Powered by the STEM Careers Coalition

The STEM Careers channel in Discovery Education Experience has a new look! Now powered by the STEM Careers Coalition, a coalition of industry partners that have joined forces with Discovery Education to impact the culture of STEM education in K-12 schools nationwide, the channel provides even more engaging resources to promote STEM career exploration.

Career Profile Videos and Student Activations

Encourage students to prepare for their future career success with Career Profile videos and student activations appropriate for each grade level. Showcasing real STEM professionals in a variety of industries, these profiles help students connect the dots from classroom to

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