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Each year, the National Association for Gifted Children recognizes administrators for exceptional management of gifted and talented programs. The report finds that middle school gifted and talented programs elevate the rigor of gifted students' coursework and provide opportunities for them to develop a sense of community among themselves.
Far too many elementary students lack reading proficiency by third grade. The good news is that scientific evidence provides a blueprint for effective reading instruction. Learn how district leaders can initiate and sustain science-based reading reforms to ensure that all students reach this critical academic milestone.
In student centered math classes, students reason mathematically, communicate their mathematical thinking to other students, connect math concepts to their experiences, and solve complex, real world math problems rather than solely memorizing procedures. This research explores how districts implement student-centered instruction in math at the high school level. This research focuses on the outcomes of these reforms. The research also addresses how profiled districts train and support teachers and assess the outcomes of student-centered instruction.
To increase staff engagement and promote a culture of continuous improvement, it is important to create a program evaluation process. This research report discusses how eight districts approach program evaluation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the path to college even more complicated, especially for underserved students. This expert insight shares four common missteps district leaders should avoid to ensure all students have access to postsecondary success.
EAB is hosting a series of online sessions, providing key insights that are relevant to addressing the COVID-19 crisis. Northshore School District in Bothell, WA, was among the first in the Seattle area to switch to online instruction and Superintendent, Dr. Michelle Reid will share her experience.
Although teachers are experimenting with hands-on learning assignments and online break-out sessions to engage students during online classes, many teachers still notice only a handful of students actively participate on a regular basis. Here are three easy to implement---yet often overlooked—ways to help boost students’ engagement in a synchronous virtual classroom.
The COVID-19 crisis increases the likelihood of domestic abuse and substance abuse, putting kids at elevated risk, regardless of their family background. Research shows that trauma can undermine children’s ability to learn, form relationships, and function appropriately in the classroom.
Many K-12 schools are postponing final decisions and announcements about end-of-year events like graduation or prom because they often aren’t scheduled until May or June. Read this insight for guidance on how to prepare for graduation and prom during this unprecedented time.
Research finds student soft skills development predicts future career and academic outcomes. Administrators can develop nonacademic, soft skills for students through these publicly available, time efficient, researched-back assessments of four key soft skills: cultural empathy, teamwork and collaboration, communication, and environmental stewardship.