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Knowledge and Skills Aren't Enough for Deep Change

Change challenges even the strongest among us. Too often, traditional professional development doesn't go far enough to produce deep change in practice, says Joellen Killion.

Combat Summertime Adult Learning Loss

Carol François shares several ideas for combatting summer learning loss, both for students and educators.

Professional Learning for Parents

Schools will have more success in addressing the issues of public education in their school systems (such as student performance, funding, school closures, and bond elections) when there is a strong group of parents who partner with their children's schools as well as with the school system as a whole, says Stephanie Hirsh and Anne Foster.

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