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Each summer, Learning Forward hosts a series of two-day deep dives into professional learning topics that increase leadership capacity, improve teaching practice, and produce positive outcomes for all students. These Summer Institutes are opportunities for leaders at all levels (teachers, instructional coaches, school- and district-based administrators) to explore proven strategies and best practices for leading learning…
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