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…
Why principals lie to ineffective teachers: Honesty takes too long
Studies show official and unofficial evaluations vary wildly.
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
IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2017-04: Tips on How to Handle an IRS Letter or Notice
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent this bulletin at 07/10/2017 11:37 AM EDT Inside This Issue Tips on How to Handle an IRS Letter or Notice The IRS mails millions of letters every year to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Keep the following suggestions in mind on how to best handle a letter or notice from the IRS Do not panic. Simply responding will take care of most IRS letters and notices. Do not ignore the letter. Most IRS notices are about federal tax returns or tax accounts. Each notice deals with a specific issue and includes specific instructions on what to do. Read the letter carefully; some notices or letters require a response by a specific date. Respond timely. A notice may likely be about changes to a taxpayer’s account, taxes owed…
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
In more places, US restaurants are adding “labor surcharges”—but you still have to tip, of course
The extra part of the bill typically amounts to about 3% to 4%.
How Emotions Affect Learning, Behaviors, and Relationships
In the first of five posts about the film "Inside Out," Lori Desautels offers strategies to help explore how joy, sadness, fear, anger, and disgust can help students.
Why Schools Need to Bring Back Shop Class
Viewing vocational programs as second-rate is education's most corrosive problem
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.