Leadership


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    Opinion

    Training, rapid response tools crucial to school safety

    A Michigan superintendent details how tragedy in a nearby district influenced his school system’s efforts to enhance its safety measures.

    By Jim Fish • July 19, 2024
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    How school leaders can be special education ambassadors

    Inclusive classrooms with specially designed instruction can benefit students with and without disabilities, two early childhood educators say.

    By July 19, 2024
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    Trendline

    Teacher and Staff Challenges

    Though K-12 workforce challenges predated the pandemic, the health crisis has only exacerbated the issue and led to further debate over what’s needed to keep teachers and staff in the profession or bring them back.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    How 2 school leaders infuse joy in student and staff learning

    At one Massachusetts school, teacher trainings include a “Family Feud” approach to introducing staff and a cafe model for taking teachers’ book orders.

    By July 18, 2024
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    3 ways new school administrators gained confidence and had fun along the way

    Two assistant principals from a Utah middle school, speaking at the National Conference on School Leadership, share how they adjusted to their new roles.

    By July 17, 2024
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    Message to principals: Help students focus on one positive experience a day

    Speakers at the National Conference on School Leadership highlighted the need to embrace positive mindsets and lean on sources of support.

    By July 16, 2024
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    Column // LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

    How stoic philosophy influences a New Jersey superintendent’s approach to leadership

    Being mindful of what you can and cannot control is key to remaining calm as a school leader, says Brigantine Public Schools’ Glenn Robbins.

    By June 27, 2024
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    How 4 Pittsburgh-area districts are upgrading career curriculum

    An initiative based on a California school system’s framework is helping K-8 students explore careers based on their interests.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Justices said the school, which was scheduled to open for the 2024-25 school year, “would create a slippery slope and what the framers' warned against.”

    By Updated June 25, 2024
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    Opinion

    4 ways superintendents can transform into super communicators

    A district leader shares how finding ways to showcase great district stories can build a culture of trust with the local community.

    By Dan Cox • June 25, 2024
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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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    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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    ‘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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    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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    Q&A

    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