Author Archives: Dawn LoMauro

Teachers Share What They Want Central Offices & Public Officials to Hear

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What do you think district staff who are not working full time with students and public officials who influence education policy need to hear/learn from educators who are working directly with students every day in this environment?


Unfortunately, the voices …

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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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Theater Educators Struggle to Keep Shows Going Amid COVID-19

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High school theater troupes around the country are trying to do something that not even Broadway has been able to pull off—host live shows in-person and remotely amid the pandemic.

Convinced that the show must go on, schools have livestreamed …

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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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What Do Principals Want From Professional Development?

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While researchers have touted the benefits of mentors and coaches for school leaders, only about a quarter of elementary school principals say they have had access to a mentor or coach in the last two years, a new report finds.

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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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Librarians become go-to resource during school closures

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School librarians’ roles have been evolving for years, but now they’ve become the go-to resource for innovative ideas and new distance learning technology, District Administration reports.
Shannon McClintock Miller, district teacher librarian and director of innovation at Van Meter Community School District …

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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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Media literacy, finding common ground key for civic ed

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The Francis Parker School in San Diego implemented curricula teaching students between junior kindergarten and 12th grade how to engage in civil discussion, as well as how to decipher fact from fiction and navigate differences, District Administration reports.
During the …

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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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What Shouldn’t Return to ‘Normal’ When Schools Reopen

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Everybody is yearning for a return to normalcy, and yesterday offered hope after a major drug company announced that early data suggest its coronavirus vaccine is more than 90 percent effective.

But not everything should go back to normal, say …

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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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Yoga, help lines, virtual social hours: Strategies to support staff through COVID-19

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As coronavirus virus-related school closures continue to disrupt the nation’s education system, even veteran teachers are feeling pressure, exhaustion and stress — but educators like Michele Lew, an assistant principal at Arcadia High School outside of Los Angeles, have developed unconventional …

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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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Rubric for Recovery: For rural communities, it’s all-hands-on-deck to help low-income students

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With some families so remote they lack access to reliable connections, rural schools have reached students with lessons on USB drives and more while “bracing for the worst.”

Editor’s note: This is part of a four-part series on the challenges …

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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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Relationships, equity remain essential for curriculum to connect in remote learning

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Focusing on relationships with students, families and staff is key to making curriculum connect in remote learning, education consultant Brianna Hodges and Future Ready Schools Director of Innovation Thomas Murray, who share a keynote at the 2021 Future of Education Technology …

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How deeply will digital learning transform K-12 long term?

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Using data from Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up Research Project, a new report identifies three takeaways as evidence of potential significant, long-term impacts on K-12 educational models at large.
Among the takeaways from “Digital Learning During the Pandemic: Emerging Evidence of an Education …

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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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