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Sherri Miller is the principal of Lacy Elementary in Raleigh, N.C.
Sherri Miller is the principal of Lacy Elementary in Raleigh, N.C.
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Reading & Literacy Listen: A Principal Reflects on Shifting to the 'Science of Reading'
Why is changing instructional practice so hard? 3 takeaways from EdWeek's Twitter Spaces discussion with a school leader.
Sarah Schwartz, September 16, 2022
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Student Well-Being NYC School Vaccination Study Shows Differences Based on Race and Community
Schools serving a majority of Asian students had the highest vaccination rates.
Alyson Klein, September 15, 2022
2 min read
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Student Well-Being Opinion How to Help Students Define Success
What research says about grades and motivation: Don’t think of A’s as the ultimate goal.
Jennifer Aaker, September 14, 2022
2 min read
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Student Achievement What’s Academic Recovery Looked Like So Far? Slow and Uneven, New Data Show
Interim test results paint a complicated picture of the 2021-22 school year. 
Sarah Schwartz, September 14, 2022
4 min read
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College & Workforce Readiness What the Research Says Dual-Enrollment Programs Are Expanding. But Do They Reach the Students Who Need Them Most?
The programs may be failing to reach low-income and other underserved students.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 12, 2022
5 min read
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Student Well-Being The Kids Are All Right? Teens Are Optimistic About the Future
Black high school students reported being the most optimistic, according to a survey from ACT.
Arianna Prothero, September 8, 2022
3 min read
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Professional Development Opinion Here's a Way Forward With Challenging Students
Giving teachers a chance to use their expertise can have stellar results, write two researchers.
Bryan Mascio & Hunter Gehlbach, September 7, 2022
4 min read
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Mathematics Why Elite College Admissions May Play an Outsized Role in K-12 Math Programs
Some college counselors say calculus is an implicit requirement for entry into selective colleges—and it's warping the K-12 math sequence.
Sarah Schwartz, September 7, 2022
7 min read
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Recruitment & Retention How Bad Is the Teacher Shortage? What Two New Studies Say
Despite alarming headlines, no real-time data on shortages is available. But the labor market has shrunk, and turnover is ticking up.
Madeline Will, September 6, 2022
6 min read
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Strong relationships between students and staff are essential to ensuring school safety concerns are reported in time to take action.
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School Climate & Safety How to Encourage Students to Report Threats
A RAND study examines how schools can encourage students to report threats so that action can be taken before something happens.
Lauraine Langreo, August 30, 2022
4 min read
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Student Well-Being What the Research Says Student Absences May Spike Due to Low Vaccination Rates, Weaker Immunity
School leaders should brace for waves of respiratory infections this fall.

Sarah D. Sparks, August 30, 2022
4 min read
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School Climate & Safety How Supportive Are Schools of LGBTQ Kids? CDC Data Offer a Glimpse
With LGBTQ students at the center of political tensions, more than 4 in 10 secondary schools have a group to support those students.
Evie Blad, August 30, 2022
5 min read
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Reading & Literacy Can a TV Show Really Help Kids Develop Reading Skills? What a New Study Says
New research shows that the PBS show "Molly of Denali" builds students' ability to read and use informational text.
Sarah Schwartz, August 30, 2022
6 min read