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TrustED Milestone: Celebrating One Year!

Last fall, we launched TrustED to provide school leaders and educators the important news and information they need to solve the toughest K–12 education challenges.

As Executive Editor Corey Murray wrote in our very first post:

“Our goal is simple: to help you quickly find information and inspiration, so that you can get back to doing what you do best: providing quality, sometimes hard-fought educational experiences for students and families. Our editors scour the planet daily for big ideas, best practices, and spirited debate—and we bring it all together for you here.”

One year later, we’re proud of what we’ve achieved. With the help of our loyal audience, we’ve covered topics and events as far reaching as presidential elections, natural disaster recovery, personalized learning, school choice, bullying and safety, school leadership, and equity and diversity. And, that’s only some of the topics we’ve covered.

We’ve also been fortunate to work with some of America’s leading education voices, including Angela Maiers, Eric Sheninger, and Dr. Philip Lanoue. We plan to expand our list of regular contributors in our second year.

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We have some great surprises to unveil over the next weeks and months, including exciting new content beyond our daily blog.

But, before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we wanted to take a look back at the stories that resonated with you over the last year. Without further ado, here are the top-viewed stories from TrustED’s first year:

1. 5 myths about school choice debunked
With school choice and competition on the rise, we examine some common myths about school choice and set the record straight. Read more

2. ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ presents a new bullying challenge for schools. Here’s what you can do.
School districts across the country used student and parent engagement to face the online phenomenon which encourages student self-harm and even suicide. Read more

3. It’s back to school. Here are three districts that are doing it right.
School districts looked for new ways to excite students and teachers as they returned to the classroom. Read more

4. Study: Better school climate translates to stronger student performance
New research shows a direct correlation between perceptions of school climate and academic success. Read more

5. One Virginia principal is shaking up the education game
Nationally recognized principal Hamish Brewer thinks outside the box to boost school innovation and student engagement. Read more

We’re excited about what the next year has to offer. But we can’t do it alone!

Make sure to spread the word about TrustED with your friends and colleagues. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@k12trusted), like us on Facebook, and join our LinkedIn group, Community Engagement for School Leaders. And don’t forget about our TrustED newsletter, The List. Sign up today!