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How To Personalize Your School’s PD

Education no longer follows a one-size-fits-all model, so why should your professional development? Join three education experts this Thursday at a virtual event to learn how personalizing your PD will make your school’s efforts more effective.

ASCD’s director of professional development Ann Cunningham-Morris will discuss her Netflix-like platform that allows teachers to learn at their own pace while trading tips and tricks with their peers. Duncan Young, head of Scholastic Achievement Partners, will clue you in on new trends and changes that will affect schools in the upcoming years. And Jason Flom, director of the Cornerstone Learning Community school in Tallahassee, Florida, will explain how this new system can work in a school. Wayne D’Orio, Scholastic Administrator Editor in Chief, will moderate the session.

Don’t miss out on this exciting professional development opportunity! Sign up here for the live event on Thursday, August 14 at 2 p.m. http://bit.ly/UX2jVI

Top Stories for Tuesday 8/12

TFA Finally Diversifies
50% of teachers ID as colored; compare to 20% nationwide. Hechinger Report

Underselling U.S. History
Many think framework does not give credit to American heroes. Education Week

What’s America’s Opinion on Tenure?
Teacher tenure under attack and public opinion is mixed. Huffington Post

Blame The Work Culture
Women interested in STEM careers but run into problems post-college. NPR

Microsoft Beats Out Apple
Schools are switching out the iPad for other ed tech. The Atlantic

Top Stories for Thursday 8/7

Eliminating the Drop Out Rate
Superintendent assigns each educator a student to mentor. Los Angeles Times

Academic “Mismatching”
Study shows graduation rates unaffected by under-matching. Hechinger

The End To Pen-and-Paper
Kids as young as nine use online assessments. The Atlantic

Ed. Dept. Revises Assessments
But only a few prominent educators had a say. Education Week

NYC Libraries Struggle
Demand for free English-language classes is high. New York Times

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