Mike Roemer

Federal Funds Provide a Boost for Summer Enrichment

When you look at the budget for our entire school, $10,000 isn’t a lot of money. But at Reagan High School where I am principal, that money will allow us to help 80 students receive math and reading enrichment this summer so they’re more prepared academically when the new school year begins.

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Delonna Darsow

Best Practices for Implementing a K–12 Math Intervention Program

Your school or district has decided to invest in a math intervention solution—or maybe you’re narrowing down your options. Regardless of where you are in your math intervention program journey, a key consideration is implementation. While often overlooked, a robust implementation plan enables the success of any program.

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Sharon Kramer

What’s a PLC Meeting, Anyway?

What Is a PLC? As I work with schools across the nation and beyond, I often hear statements like these: “Our PLCs are meeting on Tuesday.” “We will be ‘PLCing’ on Wednesday afternoon.” “PLCs happen here every other week.”

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Jana Johnsen

Proactively Educating Students in a Post-Covid World 

As the world looks forward to approaching some semblance of normalcy, education proceeds cautiously, with some schools having to continue pivoting to remote instruction as new variants emerge. These last two years have ultimately forced schools to rethink their curricula and instructional materials, while placing more emphasis on soft skills and emotional intelligence. 

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Anna-Lisa Mackey

Meeting the Need: Social Emotional Learning for Middle School Students

Early adolescence is a critical developmental period, complete with numerous physical and cognitive changes as well as shifts in social relationships. Students must also navigate academic competition and an increase in social comparison among peers. These issues can potentially contribute to decreased self-esteem, school connectedness, anxiety, and loneliness. Students during this time are more likely […]

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Jana Johnsen

Why SEL? And Why Now?

I speak with educators every day, and the overwhelming message is clear—COVID-19 has changed everything. Students are experiencing a health crisis of unprecedented proportions, with an increase in anxiety, depression, PTSD, and even eating disorders. Educators often feel ill-equipped to address this crisis within standard general education classrooms. Something more needs to be incorporated in […]

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Edward Biedermann Headshot

Expanding AP with Impact

It’s that time of year when school leaders reflect on the past several months and plan for what lies ahead. They evaluate master schedules and make decisions about what’s best for their schools. The choices that school leaders make are critical to student outcomes, but such choices are not the only ones that school leaders […]

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