The Center on School Turnaround — A Rubric for Assessing Schools’ Plans for Rapid Improvement
School improvement planning has become more prevalent and important due to increased calls from federal and state governments, state education agencies (SEAs), and the general public for more accountability in education. In many cases, the school principal is responsible for conceptualizing, drafting, and submitting the plan. However, there are very few publicly available tools that assess the content and quality of school improvement plans (SIPs). This new publication is designed for use by schools, districts, and state education agencies (SEAs). Schools can use the rubric to help create, organize, and assess their improvement plans and efforts; districts can use it to facilitate and coach co-creation of effective SIPs; and SEAs can use it to better conceptualize…
For decades they hid Jefferson’s relationship with her. Now Monticello is making room for Sally...
A $35 million restoration will showcase the lives of the Founding Father’s slaves.
Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play: How Libraries Reach Kids Before They Can Read
This isn't your typical story time; public libraries are designing new programs to help parents and caregivers interact with toddlers in ways that will encourage future reading.
Understanding What a “Piggyback” Mortgage Loan Is and How It Works
As a potential homebuyer who is new to the market, many of the terms and mortgage products available to you can be more than a little confusing. Piggyback loans might be a little less familiar than…
How what you eat may affect mental health
A new field of study called nutritional psychiatry looks at how diet can impact conditions like depression
Top 10 most toxic zip codes for homeowners
The third annual Environmental Hazards Housing Risk Index from ATTOM Data Solutions, a fused property database, finds about 25% of single-family homes and condos in areas analyzed are located in high-risk zip codes. Read more at HOUSINGWIRE
Why principals lie to ineffective teachers: Honesty takes too long
Studies show official and unofficial evaluations vary wildly.
How a Mexican Janitor Invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos
The Frito-Lay janitor is now an executive vice president at PepsiCo, all because of a spicy snack.
Tips for a successful Youth Month Savings Challenge
There’s less than two months to go until National Credit Union Youth Month™, when credit unions from coast to coast will urge kids to “Give a Hoot About Savings” and discover the life-changing power of credit union membership. As your celebration planning gets underway, don’t forget about one of the most powerful business development opportunities …
What does it take to be an LVN at Summit College?
You have decided to enroll in Summit College’s Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program. Learn about the steps to complete your training at Summit College.