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Balanced Leadership for Student Learning: A 2021 Update of McREL’s Research-Based School Leadership Development Program

June 23, 2021

Balanced Leadership for Student Learning
Effective principals have a positive influence on student learning outcomes, as McREL’s analysis has previously found. In this new paper, we review these connections and describe updates to our Balanced Leadership for Student Learning™ professional learning program that help principals have even more impact on student success.

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Mobile Device Management 101 for Education

whitePaper | August 18, 2020

Now more than ever, education technology is shaping and advancing the way we think about modern education and it is essential to the distance-learning environments many are now accustomed to. iPad transforms the static classroom setting and further streamlines distance learning by offering interactive learning tools to foster creativity and curiosity, no matter from where a student may be learning.

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What summer learning loss can tell us about the potential impact of school closures on student academic achievement

whitePaper | April 21, 2020

Seasonal learning research allows researchers to compare student learning patterns when school is in versus out of session. While there is some controversy about the magnitude of summer learning lossii,iii three trends are consistent across seasonal learning research findingsiv: achievement typically slows or declines over the summer months, declines tend to be steeper for math than for reading, and the extent (proportionally) of loss increases in the upper grades.

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Girls and STEM Education Research Overview and Resources

whitePaper | November 13, 2019

The purpose of this eBook is to explore the intersection between science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science, and girls. Historically, women and other minority students have been largely absent from STEM fields and classes, and across 39 states only 45% of high schools teach computer science (Girl Scout Research Institute, 2012; Anderson, 2018). This eBook covers statistics for girls and minority students in STEM, the growing technology-dependent labor market, current initiatives and organizations encouraging STEM, literature on how to support these promising students, and resources.

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whitePaper | January 14, 2020

As in previous editions, Education Pays 2019: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society documents differences in the earnings and employment patterns of U.S. adults with different levels of education. It also compares health-related behaviors, reliance on public assistance programs, civic participation, and indicators of the well-being of the next generation. In addition to reporting median earnings by education level, this year’s report presents data on variation in earnings by different characteristics such as gender, race/ethnicity, occupation, college major, and sector.

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Learning Recovery in 2021 and Beyond

whitePaper | October 23, 2021

With this detailed, practical white paper our expert shows you how to accelerate on the road to learning recovery. This white paper walks you through a detailed three-tier plan for making sure your RTI system matches your situation.

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The Science of Reading Tools and Resources to Support Your Literacy Instruction

whitePaper | July 17, 2020

Teaching reading is a complex process that incorporates decades of research into how students learn and how reading should be taught. Educators understand that teaching students to read fluently is the key to their overall academic success. We know more today about how children learn to read, causes of reading difficulties and how to prevent them, and the essential components of effective reading instruction than ever before.

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