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U.S. Census Releases Data on Teacher Pay: It's Low for Their Education Level

By Dr. David Holbrook | October 13, 2022

Educators and the news media pay a lot of attention to our current teacher shortage crisis. One of the oft-cited reasons relates to teacher pay. While not the entire solution, having teacher pay be commensurate with their education level would be a step in the right direction. 

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Big Changes to Charter School Grant Fund Eligibility in New Regulations

By Dr. David Holbrook | August 1, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education (USED) recently issued new regulations for the federal grant program,Charter School Grant Program (CSGP), that include significant changes to what was originally proposed by the USED.

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August 2021 Release: Easily Add Parents and Staff to ParentNotices

By Alyssa Thornley | September 22, 2021

TransACT ParentNotices is parent engagement software used by school districts and state departments of education to support compliant and equitable parent engagement. Subscribers of ParentNotices can have access to over 200 expertly written and translated notices that have been legally reviewed where applicable to comply with federal education laws. ParentNotices supports administrators in a compliant parent engagement plan and can serve as evidence of implementation in the event of a state monitoring visit.

The August 2021 ParentNotices feature release involves enhanced monitoring capabilities when adding parents and staff into the system.

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Webinar: Facilitating Peer-to-Peer Interaction During Online Learning

By Paige Kummer | January 13, 2021

Online learning presents many challenges for learners. The challenges for English learners (ELs) and other student populations are also significant. Extenuating circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated these challenges for learners and reduced or eliminated peer-to-peer interaction in remote environments. Culturally and linguistically diverse students need opportunities to collaborate with peers, to draw on funds of knowledge and contribute to the learning of the class.

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