Leadership Magazine March/April 2020

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March/April 2020

Magnificent teams for student success
Understanding what students need is one part of the educational equation. Knowing what to do with that information is the other.
By Susan Denton

Cultural proficiency as an advocacy tool to build a diverse workforce
Classroom teachers are well positioned to impact students’ overall success in school. However, not all students perform at the same level, which indicates that not all teachers approach student relations, assessments and instruction in the same way.
By Tamika Casey and Jaime Welborn

Advocacy organizations offer expanded perspectives on equity
Issues of equity, such as addressing the student achievement gap and resource distribution, are areas that most involved in education can support. However, defining equity, let alone achieving it, can be extremely challenging.
By Eupha Daramola, Akua Nkansah-Amankra, Patricia Burch and Susan McKibben

Home visits are key to students’ success
When the majority of urban and public school families live at or below the federal poverty level, and with parents working two or three jobs just to make ends meet, why do most schools still require parents to “take the first step”?
By Jonathan Raymond

Coaching up at every level
Shifting the focus to instructional coaching in Multi-Tiered System of Support is a direct support to improving instruction.
By Edwin Javius