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How well does your organization do with diversity and inclusion?

How well does your organization do with diversity and inclusion?

Of beer and butter cake

Teaching students how to lose, avoiding digital hand-me-downs and other lessons from ISTE 19.

Editor’s take – Health care and life sciences: Price transparency, measles and continued disruption

Health care costs, antivax sentiment and Amazon remain in the spotlight.

How SEL transformed our school

The dean of students at DC Public Schools outlines how one of its schools used social and emotional learning to boost enrollment and student satisfaction.

Can't make a decision? Be your own executive coach

We're all prone to procrastination and hesitation when it comes to decision-making. Fortunately, there is a way forward.

Health care must-reads: 40 under 40, how to grow and a Midwestern powerhouse

What’s trending? From executive orders to nontraditional partners, don’t miss these most-read stories.

ICYMI: Most read by educators

What’s trending? From classroom design to school schedules, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Be a better listener: 4 ways to improve workplace communication

When “I just want to be heard” is one of the most common statements in the modern workplace, it's time leaders start listening.

The changing nature of the frozen food aisle

Frozen food is a changing industry, and consumers and CPG companies alike are taking notice.

Playing the community game

How marketers and developers can create, guide and find advantages in mobile gaming communities

What you can do to build confidence

Build your confidence by challenging yourself. Here are 3 questions to help you.

Top 10: Kraft’s new mac-and-cheese, Gatorade’s Bolt24, Walmart’s pickup store

Several CPG stories rated with readers this week, starting with plans by Kraft Heinz for new vegetable-infused Macaroni & Cheese.

Why keeping your promises could be the biggest disruption of all

The more your people can trust you regarding the little things, the more they will trust and follow you when it comes to the big things.

Partners in STEAM

An Oregon district shares how it enhances its STEAM programs through partnerships with local industry.

A veteran teacher details how she helps every student find their own voice and how she fosters collaboration.