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How Educators Are Reducing the Pressures of the Post COVID “Catch Up”

William Woods EDU

With schools reopening post-COVID, how will educators deal with the learning loss and educational inequality resulting from the pandemic? They will need strategies and resources to close the gap and get students back on track.

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June 18th, 2021

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Education Leaders Responding to Education Inequality

William Woods EDU

Current circumstances have pushed the topic of education inequality further into the forefront. However, education leaders have faced this challenging issue for decades. The message for them is clear: Education inequality needs to be addressed in order to provide quality education to all children. The answer to how education gaps can be narrowed is not […]

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April 1st, 2021

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The Importance of Building Media Literacy Skills

William Woods EDU

Media literacy education teaches students to critically evaluate and create media messages. It is important for the health and well-being of youth and their future participation in civic and economic life. Teachers are significant in helping students understand the differences in media outlets, the messages they receive, and the ethical methods for producing their own […]

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March 25th, 2021

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How Education Leaders Can Motivate Teachers During the Pandemic

William Woods EDU

Teachers are contending with challenges brought on by a pandemic. Virtual and socially distanced classrooms. Health and safety concerns. Unexpected twists and constantly changing plans. The situations and emotions caused by a global health crisis can be overwhelming. Keeping teachers motivated during these times is difficult, but necessary. The well-being of students, families, and the […]

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March 18th, 2021

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Education Leaders and School Principals Learn Lessons from COVID-19

William Woods EDU

Educating and protecting the well-being of students have always been priorities for school leaders. Now, principals and administrators must provide stability and learning opportunities for staff and students facing the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools are adapting to newly adopted protocols and changes in education delivery. Teachers are accommodating students in both online […]

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December 2nd, 2020

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The value of an advanced education degree for teachers: Salary and career advancement

William Woods EDU

The prevalence of advanced degrees among teachers and education professionals alike has grown over the last decade according to the research by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Some 58 percent of public school teachers had a graduate degree in the 2017-2018 school year – a 10 percent increase from 1999-2000. One factor contributing […]

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June 29th, 2020

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Education evaluation tools and implementation of evidence-based practices

William Woods EDU

One of the key elements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which took into full effect in the 2017-2018 school year, is a mandate for states to develop and implement an evidence-based plan for improving lowest-performing schools. Evidence-based plan refers to leveraging specific practices that have demonstrated — through research — improved student outcomes. […]

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February 21st, 2020

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How education leaders view innovation

William Woods EDU

According to a 2018 national survey on education innovation by the Education Week Research Center, roughly two-thirds of school principals and three-quarters of district administrators expect innovation to be a high or very high priority in the future. The motives that are driving education leaders to innovate vary depending on their specific role. For example, […]

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January 21st, 2020

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Gender diversity in education leadership

William Woods EDU

According to a recent policy paper published by the Chiefs for Change, a nonprofit network of state and district leaders that advocates for educational equity for all students, the vast majority of top-level, education leadership positions — namely district superintendents and state chiefs —are white men. While women make up three-quarters of all teachers as well […]

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December 23rd, 2019

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Educators celebrate Missouri Read-In Day

William Woods EDU

According to The Nation’s Report Card, a collection of National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data, in 2015 a little over one third of fourth and eighth grade students performed at or above proficiency in reading. The National Center for Education Statistics shows that the average reading score of fourth and eighth graders in the […]

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March 27th, 2017

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