James Howard, Author at Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
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James Howard

  • National Board Certification keeps teachers student-centered, focused and effective

    The first time I read the National Board’s seminal text, What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do, I felt seen, heard and valued. The text was written by teachers and for teachers. It makes it clear that our work as teachers and learners is difficult. Not in the way that parents post on social media that teachers should be paid a million dollars after trying to manage virtual school. Or in the way that makes teachers sound like super-human beings. We don’t have super powers. We work. The National Board made my work more focused and effective.
  • Summer Learning Programs Can Help Children Make Up Lost Ground

    With hopeful signs that the pandemic’s grip is loosening, we can start to focus on recovery and we have a lot of catching up to do. That’s especially the case with schoolchildren. Despite the heroic efforts of educators across the Commonwealth, many students lost ground over the past year. Far too many are struggling with lost instruction time, social isolation, hunger and mental health challenges. Now more than ever, we need to deliver innovative solutions that will accelerate students’ learning and recovery.
  • March Connections

    MARCH Connections – 3/15/2021

    01. For Families
    Learning Heroes is pleased to partner with Remake Learning Days Across America to offer parents and educators a series of family engagement webinars. Make Summer Count: How to Keep Your Child Learning While Having Fun (offline and online!) on May 13 at 7 p.m. ET.
    02. For Educators
    Allison Slone, Kentucky Board…

  • February Connections

    February Connections – 2/15/2021

    01. For Families
    Moms, if you feel like you are hitting a breaking point, at least you know you aren’t alone: America’s Mothers are in Crisis: Is anyone listening to them?Managing Stress with Mindfulness- 5 Main Tenets of Mindful ParentingDo you know if your school has a Family Resource Center? These Centers help…

  • January Connections

    January Connections – 1/19/2021

    01. For Families
    Connect to your county Family Extension Office and ask for at an “At Home Grab-and-Go Learning Kit”
    02. For Educators

    “It’s time to Redefine Family Engagement”

    KY Equity in Schools Efforts Need Your Input: Fill out this Google form so KY Dept of Education can understand how to best support equity and inclusion efforts in…

  • Weekly Resource December 14

    For Parents

    January 4 at 2/1 pm, M-F : New TV program for students at home: Let’s Learn | PBS LearningMedia

    For Educators

    A Trusted Space: Screening opportunity for educators – KET Education

    COVID Response

    Commissioner’s Parent Advisory Council Virtual Meeting to discuss school re-opening

    Parent Leadership Development (CIPL)

    Special Education Law IDEA and 504

    Get Connected

    Commonwealth Institute for…

  • Weekly Resource December 7

    For Parents

    Seek Common Ground and Student Achievement Partners Family Guides

    For Educators

    Rural Library Summit

    COVID Response

    Unite for Literacy-Healthy Families

    Parent Leadership Development (CIPL)

    Planning Council is Seeking Parents of Children with Behavioral Health Challenges to Serve as Voting Member

    Get Connected

    Network Calls Registration | Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence

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  • Weekly Resource November 30

    For Parents

    Home—Bedtime Math

    For Educators

    United Partners in Kentucky (UP in KY) Virtual Conference for Youth, Families and Professionals

    COVID Response

    Socially Connected While Physically Distant

    Parent Leadership Development (CIPL)

    Equity Digest

    Get Connected

    Jan. 12th Networking Café-Everyone is Welcome

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  • Weekly Resource November 23

    For Parents

    The Kinda Guide-A Moment for Gratitude

    For Educators

    Updates from the School Curriculum Assessment Accountability Council

    COVID Response

    Healthy at School Updates

    Parent Leadership Development (CIPL)

    School Safety and Resiliency Act-Trauma Informed Toolkit

    Get Connected

    KY Collaborative for Families and Schools Network Call Dec. 10th

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  • Weekly Resource November 16

    For Parents

    Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

    For Educators

    Reaching and serving Kentucky’s homeless children and youth

    COVID Response

    Coping with Covid- Ky Parent and Teachers Report By Prichard Committee’s “Intergen 9”

    Parent Leadership Development (CIPL)

    Advocate Virtual Forum November 18th: 2020 KIDS COUNT County Data Book

    Get Connected

    This week is Family Engagement Week! @PartnersforEducation and @Prichard are excited to celebrate…

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