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Education news is pretty depressing these days. This week’s feed included articles about cafeteria staffing shortages and supply chain concerns, reporting about declining enrollment…


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This week The New York Times published The Tragedy of America’s Rural Schools, a piece rich in humanity and complexity. …


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These last few weeks have been gutting. My team at Instruction Partners lost a beloved colleague, Donna Rossi, after a fierce battle with cancer…


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This week we conclude our tour of content examples of how to support unfinished learning by looking at literacy comprehension.

We separated our literacy…


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We’ve been touring examples of how to support unfinished learning in different content areas. We looked at addition and subtraction of whole numbers in…


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Recently I’ve focused these emails on content-specific insights about unfinished learning. Today’s email is an off-theme bonus, because education leaders are in American…


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In the past few emails, I’ve shared that supporting unfinished learning requires complex work that lives in the details of daily instructional decisions…


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In my last email, I shared that supporting unfinished learning requires complex and unsexy work and that we risk harm when we try…


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In the last few weeks, several journalists have asked me whether I can connect them with districts doing “acceleration” and whether I think…


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This has been another hard week for humanity in a hard year in a hard history. First and foremost, I send my wishes…

Emily Freitag

Instruction Partners CEO, former AssistCommish for TDOE, library lover, Sunday afternoon chef and head of the Jan, Owen and Liam fan club.

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