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Six Ways To Avoid Social Media Landmines

How can educators professionally use these tools without torturing themselves over every Tweet, update, or Instagram pic? Easy! Try these tips.

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This Is ‘Only the Beginning of the Resistance’ 

Betsy DeVos may have survived her confirmation battle, but the historic mobilization of educators, parents and community members has denied the Trump administration a mandate to take over our public schools.

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Building Effective Teacher Paraeducator Teams

Sign up for our webinars on February 8 and 15 to learn more about solutions to common problems with team dynamics, how to advocate for professional support, and real-world scenarios that impact teacher-paraeducator teams.

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How the Supreme Court Affects Your Classroom and Your Students

Court decisions impact our collective bargaining rights, the access our students have to the educational opportunities they deserve, and our children’s (and grandchildren’s) future.

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Trump’s Muslim Ban Snares Grad Students, Researchers

An MIT engineering student who went home for winter break and a scientist tackling cardiovascular disease are just two of the many stopped at the border.

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The ‘No Homework’ Movement Marches On

Does no homework mean kids shouldn’t learn at home?

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Step Inside One of the Worst Charter Schools in America

What happens when charter schools avoid accountability? Financial mismanagement, poor performance, and students’ lives ‘ruined.’

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A Picture Book About Slavery?

Suffering and injustice share pages with hope and strength of spirit in an award-winning book for children.

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Works4Me: Ideas and Tips By Teachers, For Teachers

Tackling Long-form Math Problems

As we dig deeper into the Common Core math standards, the expected rigor and level of complexity can sometimes overwhelm students, especially when they are asked to work towards solutions for problems that involve more than simple algorithms. One entry point is the use of a process to guide students’ thinking. Check out this simple, but effective system students can use when encountering a long-form math problem.