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Education Digest September 2013

How to Focus Students on School After Summer Break - Pamela Martineau / California Schools

Tactics that address motivation, study skills, school climate, and nutrition help students start the new year with confidence.

Disaster Planning for Schools - Dian Schaffhauser / T.H.E. Journal

How do you prepare for the unexpected? Here experts offer seven key practices to help get planning underway.

Open Letter on Transition to Common Core - Cheryl S. Williams / Learning First Alliance

Ed leaders agree that rushing to make high-stakes decisions before the Standards have been fully implemented is unwise.

Education Is a Common Good: There Should Be No Losers - Tarsi Dunlop / Learning First Alliance

Relationships that foster collaboration on every level pave the way to sustainable reform.

Byron’s Flipped Classrooms - Kathleen P. Fulton / School Administrator

How one district replaced student textbooks with a digital approach to instruction.

Challenging Language Prejudice in the Classroom - Walt Wolfram / Teaching Tolerance

Language prejudice is often overlooked. Here are ways teachers can help students accept language diversity.

Funders and District Team Up to Run Schools - Jaclyn Zubrzycki / Education Week

A unique governance project provides money for school reforms, but also generates concerns.

Students and Employers at Odds on How College Can Spark a Career - Beckie Supiano / The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students have much to gain in figuring out what employers want.

Progressive Discipline Policies - Martin D. Felesena / Illinois School Board Journal

PDPs curb—nearly eliminate—habitual, undesired behaviors.

Supporting Teachers Through Stress Management - Debbi Kipps-Vaughan / Principal Leadership

Programming helps reduce absenteeism, turnover, burnout.

States Create and Share Curriculum and Portals - Wayne Hanson / Government Technology

Collaboration allows states to trade, share, and improve materials aligned with Common Core Standards.

More Districts Try Innovation Schools - Laura Barrett / MTA Today

Schools allow teachers to be involved in the planning and implementation of practices from the very start.

Good Nutrition Links to Academic Success - Sandra Ford

School nutrition professionals need support from the entire community.

Trends in Academic Progress 2012 - The National Center for Education Statistics

An extended view of student reading and math achievement.

The Early College High School Initiative - Frank DiMaria / The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

High school students earn college credits—tuition free!

Book/Media Reviews - Dudley Barlow