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    As chronic absenteeism skyrockets amid reopenings, how can states and districts reengage students?

    With districts seeing absenteeism rates as high as almost 50%, experts say improving school climate and providing attendance incentives could help.

    By April 13, 2022
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    Lessons In Leadership: How a former pastor examined the 'why' of education to improve a rural district

    An Idaho superintendent details how he went from the sanctuary to the superintendency to expand opportunities in a high-migrant population district.

    By April 13, 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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    Deep Dive

    Remote learning special ed litigation lower than expected

    Though disruptions continue and statutes of limitations on missed services have yet to expire in some places, a lawsuit spike hasn't materialized.

    By April 12, 2022
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    Survey: 1 in 4 superintendents likely to quit soon

    Superintendents serving high populations of students of color were more likely to leave their districts in 2020-21, a RAND Corp. survey found.

    By April 11, 2022
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    We need a 'Bill of Rights' for pandemic recovery

    A former Education Department deputy assistant secretary suggests a 5-point plan of action for supporting student success.

    By Ian Rosenblum • April 7, 2022
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    Opinion

    Why Congress must deliver on student mental health

    An assistant principal writes that students need sustained mental health support to address the trauma and personal challenges of the pandemic.

    By Beth Lehr • April 5, 2022
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    Texas says low attendance rates won't hurt school funding

    School system leaders were concerned about losing money as they continue to respond to pandemic-related impacts.

    By April 5, 2022
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    How a Florida district reintroduced peanut butter after an 18-year absence

    Lee County schools work to protect students with food allergies as supply chain problems and rising food prices lead to changes in cafeteria menus.

    By Kara Arundel and Anna Merod • April 4, 2022
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    After 5 decades of teaching, 7 lessons my students taught me

    A veteran educator writes that pedagogy must adapt to how students learn, discipline must be more compassionate and building relationships is key.

    By Stephen Sroka • March 29, 2022
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    Cardona urges state, district momentum on teacher shortages

    The education secretary is expected to call for increased teacher pay, more robust prep programs and more in a Monday announcement.

    By March 28, 2022
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    How can equity be prioritized in early ed quality metrics?

    A Trust for Learning resource offers guidance on how to more holistically consider the quality of programs for children ages birth to 8.

    By March 25, 2022
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    Report suggests 'invisible tax' levied against Black male educators

    Experts say the additional responsibilities Black male educators report taking on point to a need for professional development for all teachers.

    By March 25, 2022
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    We want to hear about your school district's rising leaders

    For a second year, K-12 Dive's Rising Leaders is looking for trailblazing assistant principals and district leaders to spotlight.

    By March 24, 2022
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    AFT's Weingarten weighs in on shifting role of teacher unions during COVID-19

    The head of the nation's largest teacher union remains hopeful even as education censorship bills and teacher shortages persist.

    By March 24, 2022
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    SXSW EDU 2022: Our recap of Austin's ed innovation extravaganza

    We've rounded up all of our coverage from this year's show in one location for your convenience.

    March 22, 2022
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    More states jump on 'Don't say gay' bandwagon barring LGBTQ topics in schools

    Tennessee and Louisiana have joined at least three other states with proposed legislation to restrict discussion of LGBTQ-related topics.

    By March 22, 2022
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    Cardona acknowledges concerns test data could be used to privatize ed

    “Some are waiting for that data to then try to create a picture because their plan is to privatize,” the education secretary said at an ASCD conference Monday.

    By March 22, 2022
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    Districts dig into data seeking solutions for inequity

    'Data rich but analytics poor' districts should build capacity to investigate root causes of problems and find potential solutions, experts advise.

    By March 21, 2022
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    Q&A

    Cardona reflects on first year: 'The work is not going to get easier'

    The ed secretary reiterated the Biden administration's support for LGBTQ students and the importance of using funding to address systemic concerns.

    By March 21, 2022
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    How can K-12 become a great equalizer? These 3 factors are key

    During a session at SXSW EDU, experts discussed the role of elected leaders, partnerships and more in expanding opportunities for all students.

    By March 18, 2022
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    10-year study: GPAs, course rigor rising for high school grads

    Analysis of course levels and performances from the class of 2019 can help educators plan academic content and offerings, experts say.

    By March 17, 2022
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    Violence against educators cited as factor in desire to quit or transfer

    An American Psychological Association survey of nearly 15,000 school staff shows pre-K-12 personnel feel unsafe and unsupported.

    By March 17, 2022
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    GAO recommends minimizing virtual charter schools' management risks

    With virtual charter enrollment on the rise, school systems should examine lower assessment participation rates, among other recommendations.

    By March 15, 2022
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    Chiefs for Change resource aims to strengthen states' student mental health responses

    The toolkit includes guidance for building state-level partnerships to maximize resources and avoiding duplication of efforts.

    By March 14, 2022
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    Congressional spending bill lowballs key Biden education requests

    The omnibus spending package omits a new Title I equity grant program and cuts the president's request for IDEA Part B state grants by $2.2 billion for fiscal 2022.

    By Updated March 11, 2022