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    Pediatric mental health emergency visits increased during COVID-19

    Chicago-area hospital system had a 6.7% increase in self-injury visits between March 2018 and February 2021.

    By K-12 Dive staff • June 29, 2022
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    NCES: School shootings increase while bullying, harassment on decline

    An annual federal school safety report finds the 2020-21 school year had the highest number of campus shooting casualties in 20 years.

    By June 28, 2022
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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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    Study: Head Start provides opportunities to break cycle of poverty across generations

    Positive outcomes include higher educational attainment and decreases in teen pregnancy, but progress remains on diversity and inclusion, advocates say.

    By June 23, 2022
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    Fitch: Education sector's credit quality strong, but pressures on the rise

    The credit rating agency says while school districts are overall fiscally healthy, they should prepare for economic turbulence and K-12 stressors.

    By June 22, 2022
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    County office takes lead role in California community school expansion

    The Alameda County Office of Education is providing key support in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the $3 billion effort.

    By June 21, 2022
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    Efforts to arm teachers spark new — and old — safety concerns

    Teachers, school safety experts and law enforcement professionals contend arming staff to address shootings brings considerable risks.

    By June 15, 2022
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    Expectations for ESSER: Pressure to show return on investments

    Districts aim high with spending initiatives even while facing supply barriers, staff shortages, obligation deadlines and the still unknown end of COVID-19.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Expectations for ESSER: Impacts of small and large investments

    District leaders say they are trying to make every dollar count, whether through large-scale learning recovery efforts or smaller school spirit initiatives.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Expectations for ESSER: Will the improvements be sustainable?

    Behind the notable investments lie hidden barriers district officials say are burdensome — but tolerable given the significant inflow of federal money.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Expectations for ESSER: The benefits and limits of the historic investment

    We’ve gathered all three parts of our series examining the goals stakeholders have for federal relief funds in one place for your convenience.

    June 14, 2022
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    COVID disruptions hurt student progress at all grade levels, GAO says

    Teachers surveyed said those who did make progress benefited from flexibility to work at their own pace and a supportive family environment.

    By June 13, 2022
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    Why we stay: 3 Massachusetts principals on striking a balance between pressure, progress

    Despite the challenges, seeing students and educators strive to achieve makes it worth staying in the profession, a trio of school leaders writes.

    By Sacha Garcia-Mailloux, Lori McKenna and Steven Moguel • June 13, 2022
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    How 3 school leaders are preventing and responding to bullying

    Building positive school cultures and responding to even small acts of unkindness can help students feel safe at school, administrators said.

    By June 9, 2022
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    Maintenance of equity final rule clarifies reporting requirements, extends deadline

    Advocates are hopeful an American Rescue Plan provision spurs action to make equitable spending and staffing practices permanent.

    By June 8, 2022
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    Diverse student needs must be considered in school shooting responses

    Approaches like providing mental health services and adding resource officers may need to be tweaked for Black, Hispanic and immigrant students.

    By June 7, 2022
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    States use ESSER funding to fulfill teachers' requests for materials

    Six states partnered with the crowdfunding platform DonorsChoose to use federal pandemic funding for individual teacher classroom projects.

    By June 7, 2022
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    Schools seek to strengthen work-based learning opportunities

    A new report details how these programs have positive impacts on student employment and earnings, academic outcomes and more.

    By June 1, 2022
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    Dallas sees positive results in first year of discipline reform

    Suspension rates dropped significantly under new approaches to eliminate disproportionate discipline and build positive relationships.

    By May 31, 2022
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    'Waiting for the next thing': What it's like teaching after a mass shooting

    Educators are expected to teach through emotional and psychological side effects reaching far beyond communities impacted by tragedies.

    By May 26, 2022
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    Another 19 children dead as educators ask, 'When will it be enough?'

    Tuesday's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, follows 77 previous incidents of gunfire on school grounds nationwide this year alone.

    By May 25, 2022
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    Lessons In Leadership: Dallas superintendent reflects on wins, challenges ahead of second retirement

    Michael Hinojosa shared how he's navigated sometimes tense relationships with lawmakers, the importance of succession planning and more.

    By May 19, 2022
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    Parents, teachers say SEL is valued and needed in schools

    Two separate polls find school SEL activities are important for supporting students' emotional, social and mental well-being.

    By May 17, 2022
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    Ed Dept offers 18-month extension requests for ARP spending

    AASA says extensions would allow districts time to plan facility improvements while dealing with challenges from supply chain and labor shortages.

    By May 13, 2022
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    Why states and districts are struggling with ARP's maintenance of equity

    Different local accounting approaches and delays in actual spending figures have made implementation difficult, education experts say.

    By May 13, 2022
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    Big money, big ideas: Will schools seize the day along with the cash?

    A former school district CFO writes administrators have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make bold moves that expand effectiveness and opportunities.

    By Erin Covington • May 13, 2022