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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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    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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    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
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    NCES: States entered pandemic with smaller year-over-year funding increases

    The most recent data only accounts for about three months of COVID-19 closures, and many states had not yet disbursed federal relief funds.

    By May 11, 2022
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    ESSER spending decisions influenced by changing demands

    A survey of district finance leaders shows actual spending priorities over time, including more focus on academic recovery with ARP money.

    By May 10, 2022
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    Ed Department begins review of often misunderstood Section 504 rules

    A public comment period will start the process for amending regulations for accommodations for students with disabilities in K-12 and higher education.

    By May 6, 2022
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    Inflation, shortages make districts pivot on ESSER spending plans

    Districts should convey changes to the public during board meetings to quell potentially disgruntled stakeholders.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Homework hotline gives K-12 students support for tricky assignments

    College students offer free, on-demand help as younger students recover from pandemic-related setbacks or aim to get ahead.

    By May 3, 2022
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    Achievement, enrollment fell more in schools with longer COVID-19 closures

    In the current school year, districts with more remote learning time lost 1.2% more students than those offering the most in-person instruction.

    By May 2, 2022
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    Ed Dept: LAUSD must make up for special ed services missed during school shutdowns

    An investigation found the district failed to remedy the lack of services promised to students with disabilities, among other violations.

    By April 29, 2022
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    Advancing an equity-oriented science of education

    The president of the William T. Grant Foundation sees new opportunities at the other end of unprecedented challenges for U.S. education.

    By Adam Gamoran • April 28, 2022
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    FCC opens third and likely final round of funding to address homework gap

    Schools stepped up to fix gaps in home internet access during the pandemic. Now, ed advocates wonder about long-term solutions.

    By April 28, 2022
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    Third pandemic summer brings momentum for ARP investments

    New initiatives for technical assistance and searchable databases will be announced at an Ed Department virtual summit today.

    By K-12 Dive staff • April 27, 2022
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    Pandemic to blame for first pre-K enrollment drop in 20 years

    Both enrollment and funding fell in 2020-21, but some states offset spending decreases by tapping federal relief funding, an NIEER report shows.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Geography plays role in gender disparities among superintendents

    A report outlines specific steps for districts, including setting clear goals for hiring and holding boards accountable, as well as establishing coaching systems.

    By April 22, 2022
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    4 ways schools can support students, staff suffering from trauma

    Bringing joy to the school day and giving educators time for collaboration and restorative moments can help students and staff begin to heal, panelists said.

    By April 21, 2022
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    Learning to the beat: How rap helps students' math recall

    Teachers can better captivate their students by tying music, lyrics and songwriting across curriculum.

    By Lauren Barack • April 20, 2022
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    Inclusive strategies in CTE courses improve student engagement

    Using universal design for learning approaches in career-prep courses allows student choice for studying and demonstrating knowledge, CTE experts say.

    By April 20, 2022
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    Analysis: New parental activism shifting ed landscape

    Activist parent organizations that expanded during COVID are changing the role parents play in education. 

    By April 18, 2022
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    White House seeks to expand early intervention for young children

    IDEA's Part C state coordinators agree with intent, but they question whether the disability program is the best entity to reach this population.

    By April 18, 2022
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    4 lessons from ongoing efforts to close the K-12 digital divide

    Two school systems share how their pandemic experiences still drive efforts to connect all students to reliable, high-speed internet and virtual engagement.

    By April 14, 2022