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Bringing Ambitious Goals to Chicago’s Schools - Janice K. Jackson
In this half-hour discussion with attendees at Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From event in Washington, Janice K. Jackson, discusses her work to support principals and build community trust as CEO of Chicago Public Schools.
Is 'Hardening' Schools to Prevent Shootings Really the Answer?
In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, districts are grappling with how to keep students safe. We look at how a Texas district hopes to do that. (April 10, 2018)
John Hattie on the Educator Mindframe and Why It Matters
John Hattie’s landmark Visible Learning research concluded that one of the most important influences of student achievement is how teachers think about learning and their own role.
Social-Emotional Learning, Explained
What is social-emotional learning? How can schools get teachers to understand the concepts and weave them into everyday classroom instruction? And can educators know whether the strategies are working? Reporter Evie Blad explains. (June 4, 2018)
Homegrown CEO Hopes to Bring Stability, Trust to Chicago’s School System
Chicago public school’s new leader wants to build on the district’s positive academic gains and bring “trust” back to the system. (April 19,2018)
Social-Emotional Learning: Goal-Setting and Relationships Are Part of District’s Academic Core
The Washoe County school district in Reno, Nev., has been way ahead of most other districts in its approach to social-emotional learning, especially in measuring students' SEL skills. (May 15, 2018)