Professional Development


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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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    Top 5 stories from K-12 Dive

    K-12 Dive has gathered some a selection of our best coverage from 2024 so far as a one-stop resource on the trends to watch in the months ahead.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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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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    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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    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
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    5 steps to strengthening a career readiness culture

    Embracing a culture of career readiness is evolving across the education sector at a record pace.

    By Pathway2Careers (P2C) • Oct. 23, 2023
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    Students of color, Indigenous students weigh in on teaching profession

    Students want to build impactful relationships to support future generations, but low teacher pay is a deterrent, according to a Teach Plus-CBED report.

    By Oct. 18, 2023
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    3 ways educators and caregivers can team up to support students with ADHD

    Navigating the educational landscape can be a complex journey for children and adolescents with ADHD.

    Oct. 16, 2023
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    The top K-12 conferences to attend in 2024

    Administrators have plenty of opportunities for sharing best practices and learning about issues impacting their schools at conferences and events.

    By Updated Nov. 3, 2023
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    Restorative discipline practices in Chicago reduce student arrests

    The University of Chicago’s study found positive effects of the program leading to a 35% decline for in-school student arrests.

    By Oct. 5, 2023
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    3 ways educators can identify and support students with dyslexia

    Individuals with dyslexia often need extra interventions to achieve proficient reading and writing skills. Here are three ways educators can ensure they are providing the scaffolding students with dyslexia need to succeed.

    Sept. 25, 2023
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    Back to School '23 // BACK TO SCHOOL '23

    Rising Leaders: 10 standout assistant principals and district leaders you should know in 2023-24

    These exceptional administrators make the grade on student engagement, social-emotional support, career education and more.

    By Aug. 24, 2023
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    Pop Quiz: Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From school construction concerns to a Senate committee’s FY24 education spending proposal, what did you learn from our stories the week of July 31?

    By Aug. 4, 2023