Educational Leadership
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4/25/2017

Telepractice has become an important part of a Washington state school district's speech-language therapy program, writes Peggy Jadack, director of pupil services for the district. In this blog post, she offers several tips for launching telepractice programs.

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4/25/2017

A Florida school district plans to replace the reading course in all its 13 middle schools with a selection of electives from journalism to mixed media arts. School officials hope that offering students more choices will improve achievement, and schools will continue to offer reading interventions to students who need them.

4/25/2017

Educator Brendan Finley is using Skype to give third-graders a tour of the US. Finley says the sessions help student learn geography and communication skills.

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4/25/2017

Turnover of college and university facilities managers can create challenging knowledge gaps, writes Pete Zuraw with Sightlines. Documenting the knowledge of current workers and seeking new hires with up-to-date technology skills are key strategies to staying competitive, he suggests.

4/25/2017

Many community-college presidents face various challenges, from shrinking budgets and performance pressures to a narrowing successor pipeline. This analysis focuses on four college presidents having success in areas such as student achievement.

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Education Dive
4/25/2017

It is natural for teachers to feel frustration from time to time, suggests educator Alex Shevrin. In this commentary, Shevrin writes that teachers can reduce burnout and improve their responses to students by taking time to understand their own emotions and take responsibility for them.

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4/25/2017

Two Michigan schools are piloting a program to integrate college- and career-exploration courses throughout its curriculum. The initiative, which may expand to other schools, includes listening to guest speakers, taking field trips and tracking personal goals in a journal.

4/25/2017

Amid a changing political and cultural climate on college and university campuses, the performance of nontenured faculty should not hinge on student evaluations, which can be biased or arbitrary, writes University of California at Santa Barbara professor Robert Samuels. In this commentary, he suggests relying more on peer reviews to ensure instructors have the academic freedom they need.

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InsideHigherEd.com
4/25/2017

For more women to become presidents of colleges and universities, they must do more than break the glass ceiling -- they also have to "transform the academic culture," says President Denise Battles of the State University of New York at Geneseo. She and three other New York college presidents discuss challenges and share their advice.

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4/24/2017

School leaders at all levels must know the "nuts and bolts" of leadership, but the most successful are those with passion who understand how to lead change and build relationships, K-12 leadership experts Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers write in this blog post. The best leaders also know how best to use technology and keep up with the latest educational research, they note.

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