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McREL’s Dr. Karen Baptiste explains difference between equity and equality in EdWeek column

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May 2023 | There is an important distinction between equality and equity in the classroom, Dr. Karen Baptiste, McREL’s senior consultant, explains in the latest issue of EdWeek’s Classroom Q&A column with Larry Ferlazzo. “Equality pushes for everyone to get the same thing, while equity is about giving every student what they need to be successful,” she writes.

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McREL’s Michele Kimball provides insights on teaching English language learners in new column

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June 2023 | Providing students with the time for “academic talk” during class is critical for student learning, McREL consultant Michele Kimball explains in the latest issue of EdWeek’s Classroom Q&A column with Larry Ferlazzo. Michele, along with other industry experts, provides advice based on the prompt: Everything you wanted to know about supporting English language learners to speak English but were afraid to ask.

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National School Boards Association posts positive review of The New Classroom Instruction That Works

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May 2023 | The National School Boards Association (NSBA) shared a positive review of The New Classroom Instruction That Works in its May issue of ASBJ Journal. Per the reviewer, Sydney Carroll, “Any educator struggling with supporting their students’ ability to retain information would find the culturally responsive strategies shared in chapters Five through Seven helpful

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