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Education Suffers Severe Cuts in President Trump’s FY 2020 Budget

15 March 2019

On March 11, President Trump released the FY 2020 President’s Budget, which includes proposed spending levels for the 2020–21 school year. Like in past budget proposals, the president called for steep cuts across the board to many non-defense discretionary programs, including education. Counting cuts to Pell Grants and all other education programs, the total cuts […]

The Makerspace: A Catalyst for Change

14 March 2019

At Mackenzie Middle School in Lubbock, TX, makerspace has transformed learning through innovative, self-directed, and meaningful experiences for all of our students. What exactly is a makerspace, and what value can it bring into schools?  The STEM Initiative Spurs Innovation Under the umbrella of the STEM initiative, the makerspace is an avenue that schools are […]

Creating a Culture of Nourishing Relationships

12 March 2019

So much of the principalship is rooted in ever-evolving data, never-ending checklists, and meeting the needs of stakeholders. However, most know that true growth and success come from the ability to not only manage the aforementioned items, but also to create a culture that invites and nourishes relationships. During the infancy of my principalship, I […]

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2019 Advocacy Conference

March 18–20, 2019 ET

Enhance Learning by Incorporating Social-Emotional Learning

March 20, 2019 9:15–9:45 am ET

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)has gained traction in schools recently.  This webinar will give you a live look at how SEL fits into classroom and large group settings as well as how you can integrate SEL into your school. Plus, hear how the Harrisburg School District uses Habits of Mind as their focus for SEL education and […]

Getting Better Together: Principal and Assistant Principal

April 10, 2019 3:30–4:00 pm ET

A Live Look at Leyden’s Co.Lab: An Adventure in Learning

April 24, 2019 3:30–4:00 pm ET

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May 8, 2019 3:30–4:00 pm ET