Welcoming Dr. Kim Richardson to the LFVA board

LFVA’s President-elect, Dr. Kim Richardson, is interviewed by Jim Knight. Dr. Richardson leads instructional coaches in Hampton City Pubic Schools, Virginia. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kim to our board!

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Districts Struggle to Keep Tabs on COVID-19 Cases

—DigitalVision Vectors/Getty More than 70,000 new cases of COVID-19 were identified among U.S. children in the last week of August and first week of September, as schools began to reopen. But there was no systematic way for education leaders to know whether sick children or their ill adult peers ended up on campus—or for district

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The Case for Continuing School Sports Remotely

Opinion —Taylor Callory for Education Week Teaming up to beat the COVID-19 pandemic By Patrick Burke From the onset of this pandemic, school leaders, elected officials, and even governors have faced impassioned questions from communities, parents, and students about school-based sports. Will the seasons be canceled? Will the kids be allowed to play? How can

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Students Deserve a Voice in Our Pandemic Response. Here’s How to Give It to Them

Opinion —Taylor Callory for Education Week Three guideposts for empowering youth voice in your school By Robyn Lingo As the country began to shut down because of COVID-19 this spring, our staff at Mikva Challenge, which seeks to close the civic-opportunity gap for students from underresourced schools and communities, knew that this was the moment

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What Happens When Students Have Ownership Over Their Success

Opinion —Taylor Callory for Education Week Student agency matters By Nicole Williams Beechum We heard a lot of concern this summer in the education sector about “learning loss,” “accelerating learning,” and making sure some students do not “fall further behind.” Such fears are not new for Black, Indigenous, and Latinx students; students with disabilities; or

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A Back-to-School Plan Built Around Student Connection

Opinion —Taylor Callory for Education Week How connection can empower learners By Jill Gurtner We know that there is much we won’t be able to control this coming school year. We also know that this is the world we are being called to help prepare our young people to enter. We should be equipping them

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What Should We Teach? 5 Steps for Keeping Kids on Track This Fall

—Getty + Emma Patti Harris/Education Week Prepping curriculum during a pandemic doesn’t require the logistical gymnastics of organizing socially distanced school buildings or designing hybrid schedules. Still, instruction this fall will have to look different, experts say. And though adjustments to a scope and sequence may feel less dramatic than some of the other changes

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How Schools Can Redeploy Teachers in Creative Ways During COVID-19

— iStock/Getty August 5, 2020 As a school year like no other approaches, principals and teachers are experimenting with new staffing arrangements that are designed to provide support for the deep academic and emotional needs of children who are returning to school—physically or virtually—after the coronavirus threw their lives and learning into disarray. Education Week

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How to Evaluate Teachers During Remote Learning, and Other Advice for Principals

Opinion —Getty and Vanessa Solis/Education Week Guidance on teacher evaluation, accountability on racial equity, and more By Tamara McWilliams August 5, 2020 The job of a school leader can be an isolating one—now more so than ever. In this recurring Education Week advice column, two experienced former principals—Tamara McWilliams and Sharif El-Mekki—take turns sharing their

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