Michael Shoaf

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Superintendent, Rocky River School District

Rocky River, Ohio

Michael Shoaf is entering his 10th year as superintendent of the Rocky River School District. Shoaf completed both his bachelor of science in education and master of arts degrees at The Ohio State University, earned an educational specialist degree from Kent State University, and completed his doctoral studies at Youngstown State University.

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Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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My District Has a New Way of Hiring Teachers and Guess What, It’s Working

Many factors are responsible for student academic success including meaningful instruction and engaged learning, parental involvement and professional development for…

By Michael Shoaf

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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In the Fall of 1978, I Got on a Bus From My White Neighborhood and Learned That Separate Is Not Equal

When it came time to get on the bus, some of my friends didn’t go with me. Their parents pulled them out of public school that year. Too disruptive, they said. Maybe too violent, they worried silently.…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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These 5 Chicago Families Are Taking Illinois to Court and All I Can Say Is It’s About Time

Frustrated by decades of unfair funding for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), five families and CPS sued the state for racial discrimination. According to the suit,…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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Just Listen to How People Talk About Their Favorite Teacher and You’ll See Why I #LoveTeaching

The following is an excerpt from Tom Rademacher’s book, It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. The book…

By Tom Rademacher

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