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Digital Resources in the Volunteer State

The Tennessee Digital Resources Library offers free access to all state districts

Kathleen Vail​

Digital Resources in the Volunteer State

The Tennessee Digital Resources Library offers free access to all state districts

Kathleen Vail​

Television and its Impact on Black Achievement

Is TV watching contributing to the achievement gap?

RL Booker, Jr.​

5 Steps Educators Can Take to Close the “Tech-Spectation” Gap

Schools can make a difference in the quality of learning students receive

Elliott Levine

Most students today have been using digital tools for many years, at home or at school. Whether it’s laptops and tablets or interactive video and virtual reality (VR), students expect technology to be part of their educational experience, seeing it as fundamental to their ability to learn. 

But as they approach high school and college, many are stunned to discover that schools don’t adequately live up to their “tech-spectations.”

Equity and Innovation

Micah Ali​

I am still floating from excitement and gratitude for the CUBE convening that took place in Las Vegas this September. The sense of purpose and renewed determination on behalf of all attendees was so palatable, I am confident every single person walked away with a deepened commitment to strive further and in new directions on behalf of students in urban schools across the United States.

Urban Pulse

What’s on the mind of urban school board members?

Michelle Healy​

Teacher staffing, charter schools, student achievement, consolidation—these are just some of the topics that were front-burner issues for school leaders attending NSBA’s Council of Urban Boards of Education 51st Annual Conference in Las Vegas in September.

The Shadow Knows

See your schools through the eyes of your students

Ryan Champeau​

Would you like a deeper understanding of the experience of being a student in your district schools? Shadowing your students for one day is one way of discovering how students experience learning in your district schools.

First Responders

Schools are on the front line in identifying students for mental health services

Michelle Healy​

With each of its 63 school buildings offering mental health services on site, Cincinnati Public Schools has committed to spreading a net of support to students in need of assistance.

Mind Body Connection

Meditation in schools calms nerves and improves focus

Robin L. Flanigan

At Independent School District 728 in Minnesota, mindfulness education specialist Mary T. Schmitz has students roll out their “islands”—otherwise known as yoga mats—and leads them through movement and breath exercises.

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