Professional Development


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    Dive Awards

    The K-12 Dive Awards for 2022

    These leaders are shaping the nation’s schools with commitments to high expectations, strong relationships and robust career exploration models.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    Staffed Up: 7 tips to keep in mind when forming a registered teacher apprenticeship

    As this model gains steam for addressing teacher shortages, experts suggest strategies for successful development.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    How digital assessments can ease staff workload and help students succeed

    Learn how Pearson Assessments can help you bring digital assessments to your school or district.

    Nov. 14, 2022
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    4 ways to ensure your school’s mental health initiatives support transgender students

    Learn how your school or district can offer mental health supports that are inclusive, proactive and consistent.

    Nov. 7, 2022
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    Opinion

    Educator shortages are a real crisis — especially in special education

    Administrators are straining under the pressure of finding qualified personnel to meet federal requirements on specialized instruction and related services.

    By Myrna Mandlawitz • Nov. 4, 2022
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    Focus on daily classroom practices to boost teacher development

    Providing coaching with feedback can help improve student outcomes, an analysis by the Research Partnership for Professional Learning suggests.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    Education censorship bills could dissuade K-12 teachers from joining the profession, report says

    Legislation banning discussion of topics like race can affect colleges, but can also influence K-12 classrooms and who wants to become an educator.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • Oct. 27, 2022
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    Classroom collaboration critical to strengthen instructional development

    By partnering with educators, curriculum designers can gain needed feedback and buy-in before making decisions on resources and tools.

    By Lauren Barack • Oct. 26, 2022
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    Sponsored by 321 Insight

    Investing in your paraprofessionals

    Innovative strategies for retaining and supporting your staff.

    Oct. 24, 2022
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    Tenured teachers not evaluated as often as nontenured peers

    Just over half of districts observed in a National Council on Teacher Quality report evaluated tenured teachers as often as those nontenured.

    By Oct. 17, 2022
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    ASBO ’22: Our recap of K-12 business officials’ annual gathering

    From tips for electrifying bus fleets to strategies for school tech use policies, K-12 Dive was on hand to hear the latest school business best practices.

    By K-12 Dive staff • Sept. 29, 2022
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    7 strategies for strengthening DEI in teacher hiring

    Racial and ethnic diversity among public school teachers has increased in recent decades, but Pew data shows they remain less diverse than their students.

    By Elena Ferrarin • Sept. 22, 2022
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    $2M contract expands access to free training to support students with autism, ADHD

    Flexible thinking, emotion regulation and organization are skills emphasized in the Children’s Hospital Colorado Unstuck and On Target program.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    Tracker

    Rising Leaders: 10 standout assistant principals and district leaders you should know in 2022-23

    These exceptional administrators make the grade on inclusive practices, curriculum innovation, data-driven decision-making and more.

    By Aug. 31, 2022
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    Ed Department announces $8M grant competition to increase teacher diversity

    The Hawkins grants will fund applicants who plan to incorporate evidence-driven practices into their teacher preparation programs.

    By Aug. 22, 2022
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    Loosened teacher qualifications remain a key concern in shortage discussions

    Teacher shortage solutions walk a fine line between creativity and hiring unqualified teachers, panelists said in a Johns Hopkins University webinar.

    By Aug. 19, 2022
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    More data confirms educators’ declining confidence since start of pandemic

    A survey from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt finds educators’ confidence in their profession dipped from 49% to 40% between 2020 and 2022.

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    Staffed Up: North Dakota invests in online ed prep to train rural teachers

    The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is dedicating $2 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for scholarships to help aspiring educators.

    By Aug. 17, 2022
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    5 ways schools can respond to student anxiety

    Taking preventative measures, acknowledging a student's reaction to fears, and teaching coping skills are important pre-referral steps, experts said.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    ASCA ‘22: Our recap of the annual school counselor gathering

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

    By Aug. 1, 2022
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    As states tackle teacher shortages, which plans show the most promise?

    Local and regional nuances mean there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to the problem, but some solutions are better suited to those challenges than others.

    By July 22, 2022
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    GAO: Professional development receives high marks from DOD teachers

    Still, time and access to resources and technology were found to be the most common barriers to implementing skills learned into the classroom.

    By July 20, 2022
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    ASCA ‘22: 3 ways to create a more racially conscious school culture

    Approaches can include helping teachers understand their own biases and identifying allies of racial equity, said conference speakers.

    By Naaz Modan • July 18, 2022
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    Opinion

    How one district created a program to recruit and retain 100 men of color

    A South Carolina district superintendent explains how a pioneering initiative is already achieving success — and offers promise for the future.

    By Baron R. Davis • July 7, 2022
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    California data shows 83% of teachers have proper credentials

    The data on teacher effectiveness is in line with some of National Council on Teacher Quality’s recommendations, but not all.

    By July 5, 2022