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Stuart Udell
Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Baird
Chief Academic Officer

Rob Bruno
Technology Officer

Meg Roe
Senior Vice President, Marketing

Jon Swan
Creative Director

Rebecca Salem
Senior Marketing Manager

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to the beginning
By Stuart Udell
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elcome to the beginning of what may be the most important school year of our lives. For if last year was the most challenging, then the way we actually bounce back and comport ourselves will decide if last year was a learning experience making us better, or a multi-year burden ultimately impacting a generation of learners.

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Want to
dream again?
Hope is a Place Called School
By Kevin Baird
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racing heart. Eyes wide open. Excitement mixed with anxiety. The first day of school … for teachers!

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Want to
dream again?
Hope is a Place Called School
By Kevin Baird
A

racing heart. Eyes wide open. Excitement mixed with anxiety. The first day of school … for teachers!

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So Much More
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By Raymond J. McNulty
H

ave you ever had the chance to watch a pendulum? After it swings in one direction, momentum swings it back nearly equally distant in the opposite direction. There is a balance of energy that creates a smooth, continuous motion. If you could ride the pendulum, you’d see all the points along the arc and see how they are strung together.

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Student Assessment and Evaluation:
Measuring Growth Versus Measuring Achievement
By Janis Effner
E

xpected growth and assessment are part of all successful teaching plans. The general expectation is that for every year in school, students will accumulate a year’s worth of new knowledge, but how do we successfully assess students, especially when they’re learning online? And when we take the time to measure, should we focus on growth or achievement?

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How to Help Students be Safe on Social Media Apps so They Someday
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By Josh Ochs
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tudents today are beyond comfortable picking up any smartphone or logging into a new social media platform to connect with people they know, and people they do not know. Educators and parents alike question that level of comfort and the dangers that are present in these often-uncontrolled environments that encapsulate students’ lives at all ages.

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Four Questions Education Leaders are Asking to Find the Best EdTech
By Sierra Noakes
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fter a year of fast-paced, high-pressure decision making, you are now called on to figure out which EdTech products will support your learners and educators.

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Getting Below-Grade-Level Readers on Track for Graduation At Canyon Ridge High School
Case Study
District Key: Twin Falls School District 411

State: Idaho

Location: Small Remote Town

Schools: 17

Teachers: 493

Number of Students: 9,700

English Learners: 824 (8.5%)

IEPs: 995 (10.3%)

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