Leadership


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    Survey: 48% of teachers considering job change

    A third of respondents also reported to Teachers Pay Teachers that they are considering changing careers altogether.

    By Nov. 24, 2021
  • Can administrators build bridges amid contentious school board politics?

    Despite heightening polarization in some communities, leaders could take steps to help reduce tension and prevent disruptions.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Nov. 23, 2021
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    Admin Technology

    An influx of tools for students and teachers requires new approaches to managing school tech, from policies and procedures to platforms for tracking inventory and usage.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    Superintendent of the Year: Michael Hinojosa, Dallas Independent School District

    Laser-focused determination to do what's best for students helped the Texas leader navigate public disputes amid an ongoing pandemic.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    Principal of the Year: Jessica Cabeen, Ellis Middle School

    With unwavering positivity and “unconventional” leadership, a Minnesota principal sets out to help middle schoolers grow academically, socially and emotionally.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    District of the Year: Richland School District Two

    A South Carolina district focuses on innovation and school improvement initiatives to create equity and opportunity for all students.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    The K-12 Dive Awards for 2021

    With community engagement, steadfast leadership and focus on students' social-emotional needs, these are the leaders shaping K-12 today.

    Nov. 22, 2021
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    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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    Center for Learner Equity advises closer look at charter special ed enrollment gaps

    Unexplained gaps may mean students with disabilities have limited access to charter school programming.

    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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    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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    Build self-care skills into teacher prep programs to raise retention

    A pair of teacher educators propose a new set of "3 Rs" to encourage new teachers to care for themselves, too.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Nov. 16, 2021
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    Lessons learned: How early education programs stepped up during COVID-19

    NAEYC panelists said they relied on professional and operational standards even while changing practices in response to challenges.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Opinion

    Relationships, resources must become a focus in learning to address mental health crisis

    With the American Academy of Pediatrics declaring a national mental health emergency, is it time to consider expanding the "3 Rs" of education?

    By Joan Wasser Gish • Nov. 10, 2021
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    Diversify the counselor pool to raise Black student success

    Advocates contend having more Black counselors would ensure Black students' needs are addressed, helping to curb achievement and discipline gaps.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Nov. 10, 2021
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    Incentives, morale boosters crucial to curb K-12 teacher, other workforce shortages

    A Massachusetts administrator suggests loan forgiveness and building prep and grading time into teachers' schedules as possible steps to take.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Nov. 8, 2021
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    Opinion

    A call for civility in K-12 education

    The heads of the nation's school principal associations write educators must advocate for a collective recommitment to civility in schools and communities.

    By Ronn Nozoe and Earl Franks • Nov. 5, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Gifted education's future requires more diversity, inclusion and access

    Commitments to more equitable gifted programs are changing mindsets, identification practices and services, but teacher training remains challenging.

    By Nov. 4, 2021
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    For ed leaders, school-family relationships key to pandemic recovery

    Despite financial pressures and challenges in redesigning student services, panelists in a Tuesday webinar expressed optimism about education's future.

    By Nov. 3, 2021
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    Report: Testing requirements for lead in school drinking water remain hit-or-miss nationwide

    Revisions to the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead and Copper Rule are expected to set federal requirements around testing.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • 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
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    K-12 funding needs more state, federal support to maximize equity, impact

    Reports detail how pre-pandemic funding and spending practices can inform COVID-19 recovery strategy as fiscal cliffs loom for districts.

    By Kara Arundel and Naaz Modan • Oct. 28, 2021
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    School leaders: Proactive approach key to addressing 'devious licks,' other social media challenges

    Administrators recommend turning to restorative practices and student involvement to address harmful online trends.

    By Oct. 27, 2021
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    What are schools doing to prepare for a childhood COVID-19 vaccine rollout?

    Parental permission processes for on-campus shots may be the biggest difference in inoculating students ages 5-11 vs. older students.

    By Oct. 27, 2021
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    Opinion

    Don't let education windfall be a flash in the pan

    A former South Dakota education secretary details the need for data collection and monitoring for schools' pandemic responses and future challenges.

    By Melody Schopp • Oct. 26, 2021
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    Quarantine absence policies threaten state funding for California schools

    Conflicting quarantine attendance rules in the state come against a backdrop of a lack of guidance from other states. 

    By Oct. 22, 2021