October 2018
Vol. 39 No. 5

Educational equity is easy to get behind but challenging to accomplish. Experts examine strategies that build educators’ capacity to provide an excellent education for all.


The Learning Professional

Published Date

In This Issue


 Multiple perspectives shine a bright light on equity

This issue explores why equity matters and the nuts and bolts of how to get there.

 Curriculum camp

Oregon Writing Project institute addresses social justice issues alongside reading and writing.

 Culturally responsive teaching puts rigor at the center

A framework of rigorous teaching for all that helps students become leaders of their own learning.

Strong teams, strong results

Formative assessment helps teacher teams strengthen equity.

Beyond random acts of equity

To integrate a racial equity lens in professional learning, we must address the paucity of dialogue about race.

Come together for equity

Rework beliefs, actions, and systems through professional learning.

What's missing from this picture?

The goal of The4thBox tool kit is to engage the imagination to make conversations about equity a journey, not a destination.

 Equity through mutual accountability

Collective capacity building and shared accountability drive attention to all students’ needs.


Advancing equity

A planning tool for individual, team, and whole-school professional learning.

 Through The Lens

Deepen your understanding of the Standards for Professional Learning through this issue’s articles.


Mindset for math

Coaching can foster teachers’ beliefs that all students are capable of math and empower learners.

 Where data lead, success follows

Rural districts band together to increase college readiness, using data and a cycle of inquiry.


 Study spotlights effectiveness of social and professional networks

A study on the district and external resources for professional learning developers.


Recent research on licensure policy, teacher mentors, teacher shortages, and more.


Learning Forward


 Untangling 2 important change tools


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