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Teaching (and Living) After the Guilty Verdict of Derek Chauvin

by Dr. Carrie McWilliams According to Andrea Roberts, a research scientist with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, traumatic events “…are incidents that make you believe you are in danger of being seriously injured or losing your life.” The current uptick in recorded use of excessive force by police resulting in the loss of …

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ESSER and ARP: Possibility Just Took Center Stage

by David Ruff  In March 2020, the world watched in amazement as teachers, students, and families reacted to the shut down in our schools due to the pandemic and creatively figured out ways to shift to a world of virtual learning—often in locations with few resources and limited experiences. Police brutality based on racism impacted …

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Dear Christina: A Letter From an Educator to a Coach

by Sean Scribner  Christina Horner is a senior associate at GSP; she’s been working with RSU-10, a rural and predominantly white district in Maine, to develop a shared understanding of educational equity, with a particular focus on racial equity. One of her goals was to help build the capacity of school-based equity committees (student, administrators, …

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The Elements of Effective Instruction in Remote and Hybrid Environments

by Don Weafer We at the Great Schools Partnership have spent many years thinking about how to pull together the research about powerful instruction and frame it in a way that is useful for educators who seek to improve instructional practice in their schools. The result is the Elements of Effective Instruction, which includes five key …

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Protest vs. Privilege: The Role of Schools and Anti-Racism

By Glennys Sánchez, Carrie McWilliams, Ed.D., Christina Horner PAIN On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the world witnessed an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. It was a defining moment and one of the saddest days in modern U.S. history; it was also a direct assault on our coveted democracy.For many of us, every day in the …

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Anti-Racism Means Action: Let’s Do It

By Bianca Horner and Christina Horner  Photo courtesy of Allana Taranto/Ars Magna Studio We are a mother and daughter pair, educator and student, both struggling to survive two different pandemics: racism and Covid-19. We’re not doing well. We have the sinking feeling that “anti-racism” is increasingly becoming the latest trend in student performative activism and …

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Data Forecast: High School Graduation Rates in New England

by Hayley Didriksen More than ever, many career paths require a high school diploma as a basic necessity, with an increasing number of jobs also requiring at least some postsecondary credentials. Research finds that individuals with high school diplomas have greater financial stability and socio-emotional well-being as adults, have better health outcomes, and are less likely …

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The (Unsurprising) Persistence of Segregation in Schools

by Dan Liebert Given the abundance of research that shows the damaging effects of long-term ability level segregation in schools (e.g., Integrating Classrooms and Reducing Academic Tracking), what could possibly account for its continued persistence? My experience in schools over the last 35 years has led me to conclude that this segregation is baked into the …

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