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

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 Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

By Travon Jefferson

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

By Evan Stone

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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