Policy & Regulation

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    ESSER funding: What it is and how to use it before it expires

    When it comes to using ESSER funding, there are a few things that schools should keep in mind.

    Feb. 21, 2023
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    ESSER extension gives districts extra time to modernize

    How your district can avoid the funding cliff and invest in long-term infrastructure improvements. 

    Sept. 12, 2022
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    Understanding educators’ role in addressing the rise in youth suicide

    Is your school or district prepared to identify students in need of additional mental health support and connect them with the care they need?

    Sept. 6, 2022
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    Weather patterns are changing and so should your facilities

    Weather patterns have become more extreme, and schools must reevaluate their infrastructure.

    Aug. 15, 2022
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    The role of parents and educators in suicide prevention

    Understanding how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma impact youth and shape their identities are critical for parents and educators. 

    April 4, 2022
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    Closing the teacher and administrator perception gap on academic integrity

    Learn the importance of implementing a consistent and impactful academic integrity system in schools

    Oct. 4, 2021
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    Indoor air quality – it's complicated especially for schools

    The sheer volume of factors at play – including the age and structure of school buildings – can make measuring, controlling and ultimately improving indoor air quality difficult. 

    Sept. 13, 2021
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    How Gulf Shores City Schools leveraged their aging facilities into a state-of-the-art campus

    Campus modernization projects can help fund STEAM education with sustainable technology exhibits.

    Aug. 23, 2021
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    The US has pledged $12B for back-to-school COVID testing. What comes next?

    COVID-19 testing programs require careful planning. Trusted providers are here to help.

    June 14, 2021
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    Bringing financial security to your educators

    We're all feeling vulnerable, educators especially so. Here's how you can relieve their financial stress.

    By Dan Macklin, Salary Finance • March 29, 2021
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    How to stretch your stimulus dollars further

    Make a bigger impact on facility modernization, health and safety by optimizing stimulus funding.

    Feb. 1, 2021
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    Study Guide: Attendance and chronic absenteeism during COVID-19

    We've gathered a selection of our coverage to help you get up to speed on how these metrics are primed to evolve in a post-pandemic world.

    Nov. 25, 2020
  • IDEA turns 45: Is Congress close to guaranteeing full special ed funding?

    A new president and growing support among lawmakers gives proponents hope that billions more will be provided for services under the law.

    By Nov. 24, 2020
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    Amid school reopenings, COVID-19 liability protection a mounting concern

    Insurance companies are extending coverage to include COVID-19, but the price tag can be considerable.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Nov. 20, 2020
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    Study: School violence boosts transfers among higher-income students

    Student turnover is a cause for concern among administrators, and mobility is linked with lower student performance, research shows.

    By Nov. 19, 2020
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    What does Biden have planned for K-12?

    The national policy director for the president-elect's campaign recently outlined Biden's thoughts on reopening, PPE funding, school police and more.

    By Nov. 18, 2020
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    3 ways K-12 schools can evolve post-pandemic

    With COVID-19 creating a scenario where "things a year ago that seemed impossible are not," educators and advocates see a system ripe for change.

    By Nov. 17, 2020
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    Fast Forward: States' accountability changes may impact school designations, improvement timelines

    Many states are hesitating on high-stakes accountability for 2020-21, and its return may look vastly different than initially configured under ESSA. 

    By Nov. 16, 2020
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    'Relationships matter': Remote learning places new hurdles in fight against chronic absenteeism

    Schools are employing a variety of tactics — including coaches, phone calls and dance parties at lunch — to boost attendance in virtual environments, but defining students' "presence" remains a challenge.

    By Natalie Gross • Nov. 12, 2020
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    State ballot measures' impacts on K-12 schools

    Taxes on newly legalized recreational marijuana are expected to boost funding in several states, while Montana is bracing for school gun control controversy.

    By Nov. 11, 2020
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    CCSSO eyes possibility of K-12 relief bill during lame duck Congress

    The organization also expressed hope Congress will back special ed funding increases, universal pre-K initiatives and student mental health needs.

    By Nov. 10, 2020
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    Biden is president-elect: What could it mean for K-12?

    The president-elect supports more federal funding for Title I schools and district coronavirus responses, boosting teacher pay, revamping Title IX and more.

    By Nov. 7, 2020
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    Ed experts reflect on long-term impact of Trump K-12 policies

    The administration’s promotion of school choice options and vision for a limited Education Department carried into policy and budget initiatives.

    By Nov. 6, 2020
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    Report: Steeper COVID slide expected in math than reading

    Progress in math is expected to be only 37% to 50% of the average normal school year gains, according to research from NWEA.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Nov. 3, 2020
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    Disappointing 12th grade NAEP prompts calls for curriculum, funding improvements

    The 2019 average reading score for high school seniors was the lowest ever recorded for the test known as The Nation’s Report Card.

    By Oct. 29, 2020