Exceptional education (EE) can be an academic lifeline for students with unique learning needs. From gifted and talented enrichment to special education services, EE encompasses the supports that many students need to reach their full potential.
At Jefferson Elementary in Boise, Idaho, it’s not uncommon for Amy Collinge and Godoidefroid Ntawuyamara to welcome students from Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, and Somalia into their classroom. Together, Ntawuyamara and Collinge have plenty of advice to offer their fellow educators on how to open those doors—and how to engage families and students from Africa during the school year in a meaningful way.
At TalkingPoints, we know that building relationships across lines of difference is some of the most critical and rewarding work that educators do. From learning about your students’ rich cultural […]
Family engagement 2020: Silver linings and lessons learned
Much has been written about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education. Stay-at-home orders and the shift to distance learning exposed and exacerbated existing inequities, challenged already overworked teachers […]