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We the Media: What Matters Most to Parents

State boards can help parents play an active role in accelerating their children’s learning and development with evidence-based, accessible resources.


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We the Media: Communicating in Anxiety-Laden Times

In the face of shifting, sometimes conflicting guidance, reopening schools is easier said than done. For communicating in uncertain times, my advice is this: Manage change with authority.


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We the Media: Social Media Policy for State Boards

The World War II-era posters asserting that “Loose Lips Sink Ships” reminded the public that careless talk could undermine the war effort. Fast forward to today, with more people, including public officials, taking to social media to opine on any number of subjects, an apt advertisement might read, “Loose Tweets Sink Fleets.”