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June 1, 2013
Vol. 70
No. 9

EL Themes for 2013–14

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September 2013

Resilience and Learning

Why do some students appear to bounce back from life challenges and succeed?
Deadline: April 1, 2013

October 2013

Leveraging Teacher Leadership

How can schools empower excellent teachers to become change agents?
Deadline: May 1, 2013

November 2013

Tackling Informational Text

What are the characteristics of informational text, and what skills does it demand of the reader?
Deadline: June 3, 2013

December 2013/January 2014

Getting Students to Mastery

How can schools teach for proficiency and mastery in an age of accountability?
Deadline: July 1, 2013

February 2014

Building School Morale

How can educators achieve balance, reduce stress, and advocate for education in the face of outside criticism?
Deadline: September 3, 2013

March 2014

Using Assessments Thoughtfully

How are high-stakes tests shaping schooling, and what must schools do to prepare?
Deadline: October 1, 2013

April 2014

Writing: A Core Skill

How can writing instruction across the content areas best respond to Common Core State Standards?
Deadline: November 4, 2013

May 2014

The New Face of Professional Development

How can school leaders customize and evaluate professional development opportunities?
Deadline: December 3, 2013
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