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Cecil County Had the Highest Literacy Growth in Maryland. Here’s How We Did It.

A guest post by Dr. Jeffrey Lawson and Dr. Cathy Nacrelli of Cecil County Public Schools in Maryland. Right now, we need to be sharing positive stories in K–12 education! That’s true because we’re going through a tough moment – and we don’t just mean the challenge of the coronavirus. Midway through this school year, … Continue reading Cecil County Had the Highest Literacy Growth in Maryland. Here’s How We Did It.

The Hidden Mistake School Leaders Should Avoid This Year

This piece — authored by Jared Myracle — was originally published by Education Week on September 2, 2019. A better way to think about curricula I can vividly remember my first few days as a new school administrator. I remember getting in a routine of greeting students as they exited buses and cars and entered the building. I remember … Continue reading The Hidden Mistake School Leaders Should Avoid This Year

Curriculum Is Misunderstood. Let’s Overcome That, in Service of Equity.

I have always been passionate about equity. And the longer I have been in K–12 education, the more I appreciate curriculum as a powerful equalizer, ensuring strong teaching and learning in every classroom. This first became clear to me when I became a principal in 2005. Our school was highly impacted with a high-needs population. … Continue reading Curriculum Is Misunderstood. Let’s Overcome That, in Service of Equity.

#CurriculumMatters: Let’s Bring Tangibility and Team to Essential Work via Social Media

We believe we're witnessing a movement that is beginning to elevate literacy and math instruction. And we'd like to talk about the role of social media, and specifically a hashtag – #CurriculumMatters – in that work. (At first blush, that might seem silly. Please stay with us!) We use social media in a lot of … Continue reading #CurriculumMatters: Let’s Bring Tangibility and Team to Essential Work via Social Media