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ALAS: Leaders in Equity Update - Feb. 9, 2022

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February 9, 2023

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Black History Month
National Principal Leadership Academy
Superintendents Leadership Academy
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What will be taught in College Board's AP African American Studies? Here's a sample
Education Week
There's been much talk this week about the topics and scholars excluded from the final framework for the new Advanced Placement African American Studies course offered by the College Board. But what, exactly, remains to be taught in the course as listed in the framework published on Feb. 1? Read More
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K-2 students learn about their native language and apply what they know to a new language.
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Unmet child care needs put $122B strain on the economy, report finds
K-12 Dive
The nation's lack of reliable and quality infant and toddler child care is costing working parents, employers and taxpayers $122 billion annually in lost earnings, productivity and revenue, according to a report released Feb. 2 from business leader membership group ReadyNation. Read More
Transforming a school district, one relationship at a time
Education Week
During a crisis, whether it's a global public health emergency like the pandemic or an internal financial disaster, community trust can make or break a school district's recovery. Read More
Schools have been adding teachers and student support staff, even as they serve fewer students
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Just before the winter holidays, the National Center for Education Statistics released new data on school staffing in the 2021-22 academic year. The data are provisional, but they represent the best look yet at how school staffing levels have changed over the course of the pandemic. Read More
COVID stripped students of nearly 35% of a year's worth of learning
District Administration Magazine
District leaders are no strangers to the impact the pandemic has had on student learning. But new research reveals just how significant the issue is — and it's shocking. Read More
How to get male students of color to pursue teaching
Education Week
Chimere Stephens, the senior director of diversity and recruitment for the 900,000-student New York City public school system, has made it his mission to start as early as possible in enticing men of color to teach in the district. Read More
How big data is changing education forever
The Tech Edvocate
The rise of EdTech is destined to transform our economic landscape. Education has always been vital to both society and the individual. On only one hand, a healthy economy requires a skilled workforce capable of starting and growing firms. Individuals with career goals, on the other hand, will always strive to stay on the cutting edge of skills and education acquisition. Read More
4 edtech SEL trends to follow this year
eSchool News
Technology has become increasingly important to every level of education, and its value to social-emotional learning, or SEL, is no exception. Just as digital tools provide educators with innovative and flexible ways to reinforce learning in core academic subjects, they can be used to more effectively teach the social-emotional and life skills that students need to thrive in the classroom and beyond. Read More
How AI helps student outcomes
The Tech Edvocate
I receive a significant number of letters and emails from education administrators, educators, and professors who want to discover how artificial intelligence can be leveraged in higher education and PreK-12. More precisely, they want to discover how artificial intelligence can be used to improve student outcomes. Read More
The growth of Hispanic students and English learners nationwide — in charts
Education Week
The demographics of public school students are changing rapidly, including in the South. That means school districts must find ways to meet the needs of an increasingly Hispanic and multilingual student body, researchers and advocates say. Read More
5 practical ways to support English learners in the classroom
eSchool News
For English learners, acquiring language proficiency opens the door to thrive across all subjects. However, learning a new language can be a long, difficult process that requires courage, resilience and trust from students who initially might feel vulnerable and out of place. Read More
A bilingual aide explains the value of representation for English learners
Education Week
I heard from a translator at the middle school that there was a job opening. I was on maternity leave so I wasn't working at the time. So I decided to go and ask at the board of education and see what it was about. And they told me that it was a position for one of the elementary schools as an [English-learner] aide. It sounded like it was something that I would be interested in. So I went ahead and took that opportunity. Read More
Learning a new language 'beyond the second'
100 Mile Free Press
Think about the last time you learned a new skill. Maybe it was learning how to snowshoe, how to check the oil on your car or how to knit. Certainly, there may have been moments of frustration, but you probably also experienced a sense of accomplishment as you improved along the way. Read More
Bilingual students do better on tests than native English speakers. Why?
Students who were once English learners but are now proficient in English do better on average on California's standardized tests than students who only speak English. Read More
Homework for beginning ESL students: 8 tips for success
Continental Press
Homework can be a controversial subject. Some schools and teachers are strongly in favor of it, others are strongly against it, and many fall somewhere in the middle. But, when it comes to ESL students and other English learners, homework can offer ways to extend learning outside of the classroom and encourage independent English reading, speaking, writing, and listening at home. Here are our tips for making homework for beginning ESL students a positive and productive experience. Read More
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Center for Applied Linguistics
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Executive Director
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Innovation Montessori
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Hillsboro School District 1J
Commissioner of Education
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The Nebraska State Board of Education
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Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Chief of Human Resources and Talent Management
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Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Curriculum Associates: Senior Manager, Spanish Assessment
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Product Director, Spanish Reading
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Aurora Public Schools
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Northfield High School
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Superintendent of Schools
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City School District of New Rochelle
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Collier County Public Schools
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Talmadge Middle School
March 18, 2023 | Tolleson, Arizona
Tolleson Union High School District #214
Assistant Principal
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Tolleson Union High School District #214
ALAS: Leaders in Equity Update
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