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Engaging Students in Deeper Learning Requires Engaging Assessments

August 28, 2016

Soung Bae and Kari Kokka provide recommendations on ways to increase student engagement in performance-based assessments. 


Response: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy 'Increases Student Engagement & Learning'

May 16, 2016

What does culturally sustaining pedagogy look like in the classroom? Linda Bauld, director of the National Board Resource Center, responds.


The troubling shortage of Latino and black teachers — and what to do about it

May 15, 2016

The growth of Latino teachers has not kept pace with the rising Latino student population and the number of black teachers is shrinking.


School Accountability Systems Need Meaningful College and Career Readiness Indicators

March 29, 2016

This EdWeek post provides suggestions for developing robust and meaningful college and career readiness indicators.


Cultivating a Garden to Improve Schools

October 1, 2015

Jon Snyder discusses the approach to educational improvement used by the Instructional Leadership Corps (ILC) Project.


What Can Districts Do to Recruit More Teachers of Color?

September 10, 2015

Travis J. Bristol and Terrenda White's three-part series in Education Week discusses how districts can recruit more teachers of color.


3 Top-Down Approaches to Improving Teacher Capacity

July 23, 2015

Elizabeth Leisy Stosich explains how three research-based principles can guide state and local efforts to grow educator capacity.


Recruiting and Retaining Educators of Color

July 14, 2015

This Albert Shanker Institute post describes policy recommendations for promoting a racially and ethnically diverse teaching force.


Teachable Moments and Academic Rigor: A Mini-Unit

June 4, 2015

In Edutopia, Travis J. Bristol and Claude Goldenberg outline a four-day mini-unit on violence between law enforcement and citizens in Ferguson.


The Role of Performance Assessments in Fostering Opportunities for Deeper Learning

May 5, 2015

Elizabeth Leisy Stosich describes how performance assessments can help teachers create authentic learning experiences.