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    Sickle cell disease, epilepsy and cancer could trigger student civil rights protections

    A new set of resources from the U.S. Department of Education follows others about asthma, diabetes, food allergies, and GERD or GER.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Opinion

    3 considerations for any district strategic technology plan

    A superintendent details how a student-first focus and strategies for tech refreshes are among must-haves for effective rollout and implementation.

    By Gustavo Balderas • June 20, 2024
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    Equity in Education

    From early learning to high school, the pandemic impacted equity at all levels of K-12, from persistent and widening achievement gaps to uneven access to school meals.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    Teachers report lower pay, higher stress than other working adults

    Black and Hispanic teachers were more likely to say they intend to leave their jobs by the end of the 2023-24 school year, according to a Rand report.

    By June 20, 2024
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    Warning label needed for social media, US Surgeon General says

    Dr. Vivek Murthy also called on parents and schools to create phone-free experiences for youth.

    By June 17, 2024
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    House education committee advances resolution to repeal Title IX final rule

    The attempt to use the Congressional Review Act to revoke the regulation released in April is among eight pieces of education legislation sent to the full House.

    By June 14, 2024
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    What to do when salaried employees fall below the new overtime threshold

    There is more to the decision-making process than employers may realize, especially with future increases and litigation on the horizon, attorneys said.

    By Ryan Golden • June 11, 2024
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    What are the most common school communications crises?

    In 2023, school violence stories averaged 130 per day, and there was a 2,280% increase in stories on educators’ OnlyFans accounts, a report finds.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Summer Reading: AI presses K-12 leaders to revisit ed tech policies

    As the emerging technology proliferates in K-12, leaders are scrambling to craft policies for its curricular and operational use.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From playtime strategies to budget compromises, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By May 31, 2024
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    The stress of recess: Here’s how schools are improving playtime

    Experts point to the pandemic, more time on screens and overscheduled kids as reasons why schools and parents need to prioritize play.

    By May 28, 2024
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    Strengthening K-12 accountability takes time and courage, state education leaders say

    Data transparency and focus on student outcomes should be part of accountability models, state ed chiefs told Reagan Institute Summit on Education attendees.

    By May 24, 2024
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    BY THE NUMBERS

    How wide are funding gaps in some large metro school districts?

    A new Bellwether study recommends districts and states consider ambitious policy changes to reduce or eliminate funding inequities.

    By May 21, 2024
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    Corps of ‘near-peers’ to help schools address youth mental health struggles

    The Youth Mental Health Corps navigators, ages 18-24, will help students access mental health supports for anxiety, depression, loneliness and more.

    By May 20, 2024
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    POP QUIZ

    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From cybersecurity proposals to progress on school integration, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By May 17, 2024
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    ‘It’s cool to be in school’: Educators stress the importance of attendance

    Everyone in the community plays a role in combating chronic absenteeism, participants at a White House-sponsored event said.

    By Updated May 20, 2024
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    Growing up separate: Retired superintendent LaRuth Gray reflects on schooling in segregated Texas

    Gray’s childhood experiences sparked a conviction that segregated schooling “does not yield a society that can be whole.”

    By May 16, 2024
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    Education Department boosts FAFSA outreach efforts to close completion gap

    The agency announced a $50 million effort to provide more support to students and families in light of the botched rollout of the new form.

    By May 6, 2024
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    FAFSA, college protests dominate hearing on proposed FY25 education budget

    "We're doing everything everyday to make it right," U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona told senators of complications with the new FAFSA.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Column // LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

    How student voice informs change in a California district

    The rollout process for a district graduate profile led Santa Ana Superintendent Jerry Almendarez to implement ongoing student input sessions.

    By April 25, 2024
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    Percentage of students with autism on the rise

    About 13% of students with disabilities participating in special education services in 2022-23 had autism. That’s an increase from 5% in 2008-09.

    By April 24, 2024
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    Student challenges outside the classroom pose biggest obstacle for educators worldwide

    In the U.S., pre-K-12 teachers say managing students' behaviors and mental health needs are their largest hurdles.

    By April 19, 2024
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    Bringing staff and student voices into the school design process

    Education leaders and school architects say knowing what students and staff want in school construction and renovation is vital for planning.

    By April 9, 2024
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    School-based Medicaid billing concerns delay proposed rule

    Some worry children's school-based services can adversely affect outside services, but school administrators said there have been no examples of this.

    By April 2, 2024
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    Superintendent coalition aims to strengthen whole child supports

    Representing a million students across 19 school districts, the inaugural cohort seeks to improve neighborhood-based "cradle-to-career" services.

    By April 2, 2024
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    How a Chicago-area district embraces community engagement amid political divides

    With two school boards to answer to and pushback from a vocal parent rights group, careful communication is key for this superintendent.

    By March 29, 2024