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    Promising Practices

    Promising Practices: Rural Texas districts collaborate to expand CTE

    Three neighboring districts with small student populations found cost savings in collaborating on course offerings.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    Teaching assistants prove valuable for academic gains in early readers

    An Alabama elementary school's use of trained Title I aides resulted in some of the highest reading scores among the state's mid- to high-poverty districts.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Nov. 18, 2021
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    Social-Emotional Learning

    Our latest K-12 Dive Trendline takes a closer look at how educators are addressing social-emotional learning amid the mental and emotional health concerns of the pandemic.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    SEL can strengthen the soft skills employers seek

    Social-emotional learning improves students' abilities to collaborate effectively with peers from different backgrounds, in school and future careers.

    By Lauren Barack • Nov. 17, 2021
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    Statistics instruction on the rise as data drives more decisions

    Real-life lessons based on data can drive up student engagement and understanding, statistics experts say.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    California district personalizes special education to address learning loss

    The San Bernardino City Unified School District uses detailed student progress data to help students with disabilities reach individualized goals.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    Opinion

    'Great Resignation' underscores need for access to career exploration and work-based opportunities

    Hands-on exposure and focus on essential soft skills are needed to produce a generation better prepared for and fulfilled by work, two experts write.

    By J.D. LaRock and Jean Eddy • Nov. 16, 2021
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    Report: More high schools offer computer science courses, but enrollment disparities persist

    States that prioritize computer science in their policies see a greater percentage of schools offering the courses and then gaps start to close.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Building opportunities for small wins into big assignments can keep students motivated

    Maintaining a sense of accomplishment on the path to a larger goal can strengthen students' confidence, motivation and executive function skills.

    By Lauren Barack • Nov. 10, 2021
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    Want to boost STEM, SEL engagement? Look to the stars

    A North Little Rock School District teacher uses space-related hands-on projects to demonstrate how failures and frustrations lead to learning.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    How real-world missions offer inroads to space science across disciplines

    Using the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope launch and Artemis moon mission, educators can make space science tangible, from STEM to art.

    By Lauren Barack • Nov. 3, 2021
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    Personalizing PD can strengthen curricular initiatives

    Educators can apply what they've learned from targeted professional development not just in their own teaching, but also in peer learning scenarios.

    By Lauren Barack • Nov. 3, 2021
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    Even virtually, students in one program continue solving global challenges

    The pandemic forced Global Brigades' student volunteers to work virtually to support community projects, but the move ultimately expanded access.

    By Nov. 2, 2021
  • What did OECD find in its first-ever survey on social-emotional skills?

    On average, 15-year-olds show lower social-emotional skills than their 10-year-old peers, regardless of gender or social background.

    By Nov. 1, 2021
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    2021 testing participation varies widely — what will data mean for districts?

    While testing experts are optimistic amid high participation in some states, they urge caution in interpretation, particularly at the local level.

    By Oct. 29, 2021
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    Research spotlights strategies to improve career and technical ed

    Two reports advise states facilitate collaboration among K-12, postsecondary and the workforce — and suggests roles intermediaries can play.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Oct. 29, 2021
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    PBL can blossom environmental awareness across curricula

    Project-based approaches can help students apply and examine the real-world impacts of a concept like climate change across subject areas.

    By Lauren Barack • Oct. 27, 2021
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    Special Olympics program helps schools get unified on inclusivity

    Districts are weaving the Unified Champion Schools initiative into classrooms and extracurriculars, engaging students in embracing their differences.

    By Lauren Barack • Oct. 27, 2021
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    San Antonio's 80-20 dual language program critical for bilingual population

    The benefits of dual language instruction may stick with learners throughout their lives, as the approach is thought to enhance cognitive development.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Oct. 25, 2021
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    Report: Schools' role in promoting civic engagement growing more important

    Committing to teaching about democracy can include opportunities for respectful, productive conversations on controversial topics, the authors write.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Strengthen student-teacher relationships to boost achievement

    Respect, trust and "empathic listening" can have a positive effect on academic outcomes, student well-being and confidence.

    By Lauren Barack • Oct. 20, 2021
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    Schools with LGBTQ-inclusive sex ed on the rise

    Some states mandate LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum, but with little enforcement. Schools experience pushback from some families.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Oct. 20, 2021
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    NAEP: Trends assessment data shows lowest performers faring worse in math and reading

    A widening divide between the lowest and highest performers is a systemic problem that predates the pandemic, said NCES Commissioner Peggy Carr.

    By Oct. 14, 2021
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    Choice, guidelines key to helping students hone public speaking skills

    Helping students begin strengthening these skills in the elementary grades can increase their confidence as they advance into college or career.

    By Lauren Barack • Oct. 13, 2021
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    California becomes first state to mandate ethnic studies course for graduation

    Other states have made progress toward approving curricula in recent years. Some have required the subject be offered as an optional course.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Oct. 13, 2021
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    3 best-practice approaches for assessing students with disabilities

    Results from informal and formal student assessments can help determine effective instructional strategies and individualized supports.

    By Oct. 11, 2021