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To Build Equity, Look to Early Childhood Education

By: Lisa Peloquin, Instructional Designer Oak Park is a Chicago suburb known for its commitment to equity and celebrating the diversity of its citizens. We’ve seen this community embrace diversity throughout its history, while other cities did little to address the broadening representation of races, income levels, and professions among their citizens. In 1973, as […]

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The Power of Being Intentional

Roderica Simmons, MAT, NBCT Exceptional Children Itinerant Coordinating Teacher Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools As I reflect on my own journey as a special education teacher, there were many questions and wonders I had in regards to my instructional practice: how could I better impact student outcomes? How could I meet the many needs of diverse learners […]

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A Look Back at Symposium 2019

Supporting educators is a proven approach to increase student learning. This February 10 – 12, educators from across the country gathered together to discuss educators’ role in helping students succeed, with a particular focus on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in classrooms, schools, and districts. If we truly desire to attain educational equity in our […]

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I am a teacher leader

By: Rashawn Williams, M.Ed., TRST, i3 Mentor, Professional Development, Polk County Public Schools  When asked the question, “why do teachers need mentors and coaches?”, I reflected on my 2 years of being a teacher leader and mentor in my school district.  These are the words that came to my mind: I am a teacher leader. I question, […]

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Rime of the Networked Principal

By: Adam Parrott-Sheffer, Senior Advisor of School Leadership, NTC As a recovering English teacher turned school principal, my thoughts turned frequently to Coleridge’s “water water everywhere, but not a drop [to] drink” as I rushed from grade level meeting to observation to parent conference to student incident. As a first-year principal, I found myself constantly engaged in […]

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