Founded on the principles of partnership, collaboration, and cooperation between the federal government and school-based educators, the United States Department of Education designed the School Ambassador Fellowship program to enable outstanding teachers, administrators, and other school leaders to bring their school and classroom expertise to the Education Department and expand their knowledge of the national dialogue about education.
Districts, schools, and educators across the country are working on implementing a new vision for science classrooms based on the Framework for K–12 Science and the NextGeneration Science Standards (NGSS), in which teachers support students in science and engineering practices for building and using science ideas to explain real phenomena and solve real problems.
NextGen TIME is a suite of tools and processes for curriculum-based professional learning that supports educators in evaluating, selecting, and implementing instructional materials designed for next generation science.
Recruiting a diverse staff and building a “family-like” school culture are among the key action steps more than 100 Black educators recommend school leaders follow in a recent report released by Teach Plus and the Center for Black Educator Development.
A recent report from the Center for Public Research and Leadership (CPRL) at Columbia University finds that high-quality instructional materials that incorporate technology, are culturally relevant, and bring caregivers into student learning, helped remote students meet or even exceed expectations during school shutdowns.