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Erin Gohl is a Getting Smart columnist, and an independent writer focusing on issues of equity, engagement, and technology in educational policy and practice. Connect with her on Twitter: @eringohl

Teacher Appreciation Week: Creating a Culture of Appreciation

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By: Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson. During National Teacher Appreciation Week, Erin and Kristen invite us to recognize the importance of honoring teachers and their meaningful work.

The Educational Implications of Michelle Obama’s Becoming

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Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson share insights from Michelle Obama’s biography, Becoming, and how parents, teachers and mentors supported her education. Read as they share her mission to provide educational structures, policies, and programs that show all students that they matter.

CASEL’s New Guide Provides Actionable Steps for SEL Implementation

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CASEL recently published a comprehensive framework and toolset on social-emotional learning (SEL) to help bring clarity on, and provide actionable steps for, how to proceed in ensuring the healthy development of students.

Ensuring Readiness for All Through Math Literacy

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Bob Moses has spent his life advocating, organizing, and teaching in pursuit of equality and access for all. Over the last several decades, he has continued that fight for equal opportunity and access, with a similar urgency and fervor. This time, however, the goal is to ensure sufficient access and support for math preparation for minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.

New Guide Helps Parents Support Students in LEADing in Their Learning

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Following the success of both the "Learning Differences MOOC-Ed" for educators and the "Students LEAD" course, The Friday Institute launched "Letting Students LEAD," a parent-directed companion resource to further support maximizing student learning.

The Importance of What ESSA Plans Do Not Include

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ESSA holds schools accountable for how students learn and achieve. However, as Erin Gohl explains, measures assessing SEL development are universally absent.

Families are Fundamental: Takeaways from The National Center for Families Learning Conference

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Research shows that family engagement in learning has marked positive effects on learning measures across all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. How can we get more families engaged in their children's learning? This conference provided some fresh ideas.

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