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Dec 21, 2015

This Superintendent Has Figured Out How to Make School Work for Poor Kids
Jennings, Mo., schools leader added more mental health care, a food pantry and shelter for homeless kids.

This inspiring article shows the lenghts one superintendent went to in order to help students and their families. Read the article. You will be glad you did.

What We Learned and What Administrators Can Do
Reacting to reports and criticisms that professional development (PD) for teachers is ineffective for improving teaching quality, CTQ bloggers responded educamp-style with a virtual-round table on professional development around the theme "How Teachers (Really) Learn."

How do the teachers in your school district respond to professional development. A group of education bloggers provide insight on how to make PD more beneficial.

How Metacognition Makes Students Better Learners
What assessment expert and two-time Bammy Awards Finalist Starr Sackstein says about metacognition.

Starr Sackstein suggests an array of ways to give students a voice in the assessment process, while eliminating traditional grades.

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