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Improving Autism Education with Community—And Robots

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By: Dr. Lisa Raiford. To give students with autism the best possible opportunity to thrive in general ed classrooms, the South Carolina Department of Education is connecting educators, parents, students, and robots.

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.

Culture Eats Faculty Retention for Breakfast: 7 Essential Tips to Build a Strong School Culture

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By: Malia Burns. Learn more as Malia Burns, founder of Summit Sierra High School in Seattle, Washington, shares seven ingredients to create a relationship fueled school culture, illustrated by a community committed to student growth.

Rise: Voice of a New Generation

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Empowering student voice with a mission to disrupt for good, One Stone High in Boise, Idaho serves as inspiration for The Earth Network’s powerful Jon Long documentary, Rise: Voice of a New Generation.

Podcast: Embracing the Tension Between Basic Skills and Work Readiness Skills

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In this week's podcast, Tom and Hanna Skandera discuss student agency, new education pathways, employability, as well as Hanna's new initiative, Pathway 2 Tomorrow, which is focused on transforming the current education system.

Guidance Gap: The Biggest Challenge We Face and How to Close It

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The dynamic employment market and expanding array of high school and postsecondary learning options make advisory services mission critical. A look at the growing guidance gap and why it's crucial we work to close it.

Teacher Reflections on Practicing Student-Driven Formative Assessment

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By: Barbara Jones. Three teachers' daily formative assessment-driven practices of transparency, modeling and support enable them and their students to shift mindsets towards greater shared responsibility for learning.

Expanding Our Notion of Student Agency

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Student agency from a sociocultural perspective has as much to do with external factors that shape experiences and possibilities as it does with internal attributes. Read more from one of our regular columnists on why it's time to expand our notion of student agency.

How School Administrators Can Support and Promote Formative Assessment

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By: Susan Villani. As teachers develop formative assessment-focused lesson plans and structures that enable students to increasingly become responsible for their own learning, administrators must give teachers the support and flexibility they need to rethink their approach.

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.

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