Learning Forward blog
- Title II-A is at a crossroads; it’s time to get loud with support
I remember when my kids were little and they wanted my attention, they would get increasingly louder and more persuasive until they succeeded in drawing my attention away from whatever
- 7 easy ways to celebrate teacher growth [Infographic]
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we invited our community of professional learning leaders to share how they acknowledge, promote, and celebrate the growth of teachers throughout the year. In
- How sharing stories of progress helps move us forward
We all know that change takes time, but do schools have that time? With students and schools facing urgent, widespread challenges, it can feel like the pace of many improvement
- Sounding the alarm on education funding
The fight over the federal debt ceiling and deficit reduction took an ominous turn for educators last week with the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage – on a razor-thin 217-215
- Is your professional learning high-quality? Standards Assessment Inventory provides insights
Consider a scenario where you’re a member of a school’s in-house instructional staff and you receive a link to a professional learning survey from someone at the district. For a
- One year in: Leading and teaching with the standards
Welcome to Standards for Professional Learning Week 2023! I hope you celebrate with us by joining our live daily presentations focused on topics that address pressing issues for educators right
- Secretary Miguel Cardona testifies before education appropriations subcommittee
On April 18, 2023, the U.S. House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss the U.S. Department of Education’s budget request for fiscal year
- Educators respond: Designing professional learning when teachers are overwhelmed
Dean Shareski shared the above tweet in October 2021 that sparked robust debate, with educators of all levels sharing opinions on the topic. Learning Forward is keenly interested in Shareski’s
- A tool to help when everything feels urgent
For those who support teachers, it can feel like there are myriad urgent needs, especially when educators are stretched thin and students are struggling, as many are now. How do
- Title II-A is in the line of fire in Biden’s FY24 budget request
On March 9, President Biden unveiled his budget request for fiscal year 2024. The major disappointment is that the administration included no increase for Title II-A, the only federal program
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