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May 10, 2021
6-Step Checklist Can Help District and School Leaders Plan to Use Federal Funds to Support Learning Recover. Abraham Lincoln is often credited with saying, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Although I don’t spend much time chopping down trees, I have found this quote to be a wise reminder to dedicate time to reflect and focus on providing the right support to my teams so we can meet our…
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Apr 27, 2021
Additional contributors to this blog: Nonye Alozie, Kori Hamilton Biagas, and Laura Kassner Traditionally, students sit and learn side-by-side in the classroom, bringing with them elements of diverse identities, including beliefs, values, ethnicities, genders, religions, learning abilities, and physical abilities. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic limited students from engaging in learning experiences that could leverage the diverse identities of…
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Apr 19, 2021
Region 5 is posting weekly blogs on their website about a variety of topics relevant to their region but also of interest to other Regional Centers.  Be sure to click this link to see what they are sharing. A few recent blog posts include: Parents Need Relevant Information to Make Informed School Choices Five Steps to Develop a Statewide Adult Learning Framework Go Open, VA Did! Five Steps for Adopting Open Education Resources
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Apr 14, 2021
At the beginning of 2020, reports of a mysterious and potentially deadly disease outbreak in a single Chinese province seemed like a distant concern to the United States. But by January, the outbreak had spread to the United States and dozens of other countries, and in February, the World Health Organization (WHO) gave it a name: COVID-19. On March 11, the WHO declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic, and soon after, schools across the country shut…
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Apr 8, 2021
As a single white mom to a twelve-year-old Black son, I am faced with reality that my son has had no exposure to Black teachers in his nine years of public schooling despite living in a diverse, mid-sized urban city. This means that he has been deprived of having important interactions and influences in his school life that could have had long lasting positive impacts on his sense of self and his academic progress.  Given our troubled history…