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After hearing a lot of noise, I looked out my classroom window. I laughed and then immediately groaned before going to find the 9th-grade coordinator. She was already on her way to find me because she’d seen it too: Twenty-seven students, the first-ever group of...

As a recent article from The 74 pointed out, purchasing curriculum that is rigorous and meets the needs of students is much more than “going to the right dinner.” Textbook sales representatives assist districts in making the correct purchase to meet their curricular needs, but...

School is finally back in session here in Shelby County, Kentucky, and our teachers are working arduously to get to know their students. Teachers understand that the first days are some of the most important because that is when we get to start making lasting...

As a veteran teacher of thirty-three years working in a turnaround high school, I often think about the following quote from Hal Lindsey: “Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one...

Ask any teacher who has been involved in the curriculum adoption process about their experiences and you’ll likely hear versions of the following: “How do I know all of the curriculum and related materials are REALLY standards-aligned and rigorous?” “When will I have the time to review...