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A New Model for Family Engagement

A New Model for Family Engagement By Jane Williams and Kattie Dewald Recently a cartoon went viral that showed a teacher quietly standing alone on

Storytelling to Heal in a Post-Pandemic World

Storytelling to Heal in a Post-Pandemic World By Charlie Lyons and Carrie Miller “This has changed the conversation. People are talking about things on a

COVID-19 Calls for a Narrow Focus

COVID-19 Calls for a Narrow Focus By Lauren Watkins and Charlie Lyons  Tensions were already running high due to the recent government mandate to shelter in place when Utah was

Pinpointing Student Needs in the Age of COVID-19

Pinpointing Student Needs in the Age of COVID-19 You’ve been teaching math at a large, urban middle school for 15 years. Your students come primarily

IL-EMPOWER Partnership Improves ISBE Report Card School Designations

IL-EMPOWER PARTNERSHIP IMPROVES ISBE REPORT CARD SCHOOL DESIGNATIONS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chase Christiansen cchristiansen@cicerogroup.com 801-456-6700 IL-EMPOWER PARTNERSHIP IMPROVES ISBE REPORT CARD SCHOOL DESIGNATIONS November

ESSA Update: How does this impact our schools?

ESSA Update: How does this impact our schools? ESSA Update: How does this impact our schools? When President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into

How to Engage Reluctant Adult Learners

How to Engage Reluctant Adult Learners How to Engage Reluctant Adult Learners Teachers get trained very well to identify disengaged learners in their classroom.  Sometimes it

Why We Cannot Wait to Improve Underperforming Schools

Why We Cannot Wait to Improve Underperforming Schools Improving Underperforming Schools If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.  Teach

Professional Learning Teachers Want and Need

Professional Learning Teachers Want and Need Professional Learning Teachers Want and Need Alan, a district area director, is only ten minutes in to a Professional

School Improvement Is Possible with Existing Staff

School Improvement Is Possible with Existing Staff School Improvement Is Possible When schools are identified as underperforming, the inclination can sometimes be to remove staff