Still recovering from Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rico Department of Education is steadily rebuilding and restructuring schools throughout the island.
A panel of school leaders shared their research and practical experiences with empowering schools to close achievement gaps at AASA’s National Conference on Education on Friday.
Hollywood feeds the myth that great teachers are born, not made. Think “Stand and Deliver,” the story of math teacher Jaimie Escalante, whose students succeeded. Or “The Freedom Writers,” about the inspirational English teacher Hilary Swank who encouraged students to express themselves through writing.