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Student achievement is the ultimate goal for schools, yet many schools in this country have been, and continue to, struggle with how to effect positive change. Increasing passing rates, improving attendance and behavior, and improving the culture a...

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Teachers are faced with an increasing number of students with mental health concerns, especially anxiety and depression (Farrell & Barrett, 2007; Hayes, Bach & Boyd, 2010), and childhood trauma is also on the rise (Lilly & Hedlund, 2010). When stud...

January 18, 2017

There is over 25 years of research and ample evidence demonstrating that starting school later in the day for high schoolers (and even middle schoolers) has the potential to substantially improve school performance (Hamilton Project, 2011), yet most high schoo...

October 13, 2016

Teaching is a craft that can be developed and perfected over time as the teacher reflects on what has worked and not worked well. Differentiating instruction in order to meet the academic needs of every student is certainly a challenge, but teachers consistent...

The shift toward 21st century learning has put an emphasis on the use of technology to support teaching and learning. Technology is being used both universally and in the form of assistive technology to support the individual needs of struggling learners. Rega...

February 8, 2016

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind, was signed by President Obama in early December 2015. During President Obama’s remarks on the signing of this new law, he commented that, “The goals of NCLB were the right ones: high s...

December 9, 2015

WHY HOPE?
 

Why is hope such an important concept for schools to consider? Over 20 years of research has clearly demonstrated that more hopeful students perform better in school and in life than less hopeful students. Hopeful thought reflects the belief that on...

October 8, 2015

In July 2015, Casda sponsored a full-day Data Institute for administrators and teachers in order to bring the latest research and best practice regarding the use of data directly to schools. The keynote speaker, Dr. Joseph Dragone, Superintendent of Ballston S...

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As part of the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards, teachers are expected to help students use and develop higher-order thinking skills and critical thinking. This can be very challenging for many reasons, including the fact that t...

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Traditionally, it was not uncommon for most schools to have an active Parent Teacher Association and the same group of “involved” parents attending the monthly meetings and school events. Recently, there has been a big push for schools to encourage...

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January 30, 2020