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Improving Preschool Instruction Rests on Improving Teacher Education To obtain the knowledge and skill required for delivering high-quality instruction, preK teachers need both better initial training and more ongoing support in the classroom (Allyn & Kelly, 2015).  
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Moving Beyond Conversations: Why School Equity Focus Must Begin with Systems and Leadership Imagine for a moment that components of education were parts of a car.
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LGBTQ Sexuality and Gender Beyond Bullying As lead researchers on The Beyond Bullying Project, we went with teams of graduate student researchers into US high schools to collect stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer sexuality and gender. We knew that most often schools frame queer or trans experience or identities through concerns about bullying and violence. We also suspected that, perhaps unwittingly, this framing turns being queer or trans into a problem that the school must address. The Beyond Bullying team wondered, What could LGBTQ sexuality and gender mean beyond the focus on bullying? We wanted to know what other stories circulated through the school.
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Is the Sponsorship of Tackle Football Programs by Schools Ethically Responsible? I began playing football when I was ten years old. It was 1965 and that’s what the boys I knew did after school in the fall. Our apartment building stood in a clearing in the woods on the marshy fringe of New Orleans, so we played in the parking lot of our building and later in the grassy median of the divided road. For a few years I played barefoot for better traction, and the soles of my feet were so deeply calloused that cuts from the broken glass in our improvised field rarely drew blood. I loved the game and didn’t stop playing until a pair of shoulder dislocations landed my throwing arm in a sling for three months during my junior year of high school.
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Demoralization Can’t Be Fixed Solely with Restorative Practices As the school year winds down, many teachers are making plans to recover from a demanding year so they can prepare to meet the inevitable challenges of the next. These restorative self-care practices are essential for teachers who spend the bulk of their days caring for others and juggling competing needs. This recharge is key to avoiding burnout.
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Leading Transformative Change in Higher Education I was a newcomer to higher education when, in 2010, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley appointed me to lead the community college system I had once attended. However, my combined experiences as a former student, corporate executive, and chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago quickly led me to an important conclusion: all of us in higher education must move faster to transform higher education or we run the risk of losing our status as the primary destination for students and families seeking to improve their lives.
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Seizing the Moment: Possibilities for Equity and Justice in Computer Science Education Should all children learn to code?
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Showing up in Color Recently, I watched a livestream broadcast hosted by the Black Teacher Project, one of a number of initiatives outside of preK–12 schools and the academy that are designed as safe spaces for educators to provide professional development and guidance for each other.
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Reshaping How Preservice Teachers Learn During Their Clinical Experience Teacher educators in university settings assume that their novices’ experiences will follow a trajectory of productive opportunities for learning, but new data show that these vary dramatically across settings, and for a variety of reasons.
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Knowledge Citizens? Intellectual Disability and the Production of Social Meanings Within Educational Research Not long ago, I explained to a gathering of education scholars that portrayals of individuals labeled with intellectual disabilities within academic research have often been reductive and even inaccurate.
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