Professional Development


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    Minnesota tightens special educator requirements

    To improve compliance with federal guidelines, a new state law limits how long special education teachers from alternative pathways can instruct.

    By June 6, 2024
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    Bipartisan Senate bill would create federal guidance for AI in schools

    The legislation would authorize the U.S. National Science Foundation to research the best uses for AI in K-12 and provide professional development.

    By June 5, 2024
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    English Learners

    As students reacclimate to full-time, in-person learning, addressing the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on English learners remains a particular focus.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    3 ways districts can secure high-impact tutoring for students in the fall

    Transform student outcomes with high-impact tutoring and strategic funding approaches

    June 3, 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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    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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    How can districts ensure students have enough social-emotional support?

    A CDC program director shares four key steps to build these supports into busy academic schedules.

    By March 25, 2024
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    We want to hear about your school district’s rising leaders

    Tell us about the innovative leaders in your schools for our fourth annual spotlight on assistant principals and district administrators.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Can microcredentialing help address teacher shortages?

    UCLA’s ExcEL Leadership Academy aims to use the model to create a pathway for current teachers to earn multilingual certification.

    By March 7, 2024
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    How one school scaled up science of reading professional development

    A New Mexico school supported teacher training, switched its reading and writing curricula, and altered its schedule to boost reading proficiency.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    STAFFED UP

    Multilingual teachers in short supply as newcomer needs grow

    Some schools are beginning to tap into higher ed partnerships to recruit teachers who work with English learners and newcomer students.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    How HBCUs are building a stronger Black teacher pipeline

    As HBCUs produce 50% of all Black educators nationwide, a UNCF report illustrates best practices for recruitment efforts.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    The K-12 outlook for 2024: Funds are waning, challenges aren’t

    We've gathered our trends to watch, leaders to follow and more in one place to help you stay ahead of the game.

    By K-12 Dive staff • Jan. 31, 2024
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    5 superintendents to watch in 2024

    Longevity, commitments to school culture and innovation, and turnaround imperatives are just a few reasons to keep an eye on these leaders.

    By , , , Jan. 26, 2024
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    5 factors shaping AI’s impact on schools in 2024

    Experts say anti-plagiarism AI tools like watermarking will fall short, and more districts may release frameworks on the technology’s use.

    By Jan. 24, 2024
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    Do grow-your-own teacher initiatives need a tighter focus?

    An Annenberg Institute analysis says these efforts may need to shift their sights toward removing barriers to entering the teaching profession.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    8 K-12 trends to watch in 2024

    Chronic absenteeism, academic recovery, artificial intelligence and waning COVID relief funds are among the slate of challenges school leaders face.

    By , , Jan. 9, 2024
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    Column // LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

    5 insights from top school administrators in 2023

    We’ve highlighted some key insights on community voice, union negotiations and crisis management more from this year’s conversations.

    By Jan. 2, 2024
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    Dive Awards

    The K-12 Dive Awards for 2023

    These leaders are boosting achievement with commitments to school culture, strong communication and innovative learning models.

    By Dec. 7, 2023
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    Dive Awards

    Superintendent of the Year: Mary Elizabeth Davis, Henry County Schools

    Over the past six years, Davis has led her 52-school, 43,000-student district in Georgia to an 11-point growth in state accountability measures.

    By Dec. 6, 2023
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    Principal of the Year: Kevin Sotomayor, Isaac Middle School

    For the Phoenix school leader, lifting a school from near-failing to a “B” started with building a fun, supportive staff culture that “trickled down” to students.

    By Dec. 5, 2023
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    New Jersey boots basic skills exam requirement for teacher candidates

    Advocates of removing certification testing barriers say this will help ease pathways into the teaching profession.

    By Nov. 29, 2023
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    Can unconventional teaching roles douse teacher burnout?

    Common solutions like better pay may help repair the teacher pipeline but don’t address feelings of demoralization, according to a CRPE report.

    By Nov. 28, 2023
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    STAFFED UP

    How has substitute teacher staffing changed since the pandemic?

    Teacher shortage solutions and pandemic adjustments to substitute pay and entry requirements have had impacts on the sub pool.

    By Nov. 17, 2023
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    Opinion

    5 ways supportive school culture can counter lagging STEM achievement and inequity

    The National Math and Science Initiative’s Nichole Austion shares how schools can make strides to improve STEM diversity and success.

    By Nichole Austion • Nov. 15, 2023
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    Column // LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

    This rural Alabama district hit the fast lane on 1:1 devices years before the pandemic

    Over her 16 years leading Talladega County Schools, Suzanne Lacey has prioritized innovation and partnership with local industries like NASCAR.

    By Oct. 23, 2023