School Models


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    How schools can help learners build social, academic networks

    Relationship mapping allows students to find trusted and diverse personal sources of social and academic support.

    By Aug. 11, 2022
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    New Jersey schools must have threat assessment teams under new state law

    Other states and districts are also looking to improve school threat assessment procedures in efforts to prevent violence by students.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Special Education

    Schools nationwide have strived to overcome pandemic challenges, working to strengthen relationships with families, adapt personalized approaches to overcome learning loss, and improve behavior management strategies amid returns to classrooms.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    Ed Dept’s new charter rule challenged in Michigan lawsuit

    The lawsuit challenges the department’s plans for distributing charter funds, as well as its authority to create the grant rule in the first place.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Oklahoma invests $5M in online math tutoring program

    The initiative will pay college students $25 per hour in an effort to ease recruitment and retention concerns.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    Unstructured, longer play time called key to early learning

    Children learn valuable skills through play that contribute to pre-reading and math development, play advocates said.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    As tech proliferates in schools, what’s the right balance?

    While 79% of parents in a global survey said tech helped their children with learning, 23% of children said they felt they spent too much time with tech.

    By Lauren Barack • Aug. 3, 2022
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    4 ways transitioning to a 4-day school week impacts districts

    Moving to a shorter week offers a variety of advantages for students and educators, but it is not without challenges.

    By Elena Ferrarin • Aug. 3, 2022
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    Teachers: Student monitoring tools more often flag discipline issues

    While 78% of teachers say monitoring software tagged students for disciplinary action, 59% say students were disciplined as a result.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Districts shuffle operations in response to COVID-19

    A RAND report finds districts most commonly increased substitute pay to an average of $122 per day last school year, compared to $115 pre-pandemic.

    By Aug. 1, 2022
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    How a Texas district extended the school year to improve achievement

    The Aldine Independent School District has seen positive outcomes from a program in which four campuses have 210 school days.

    By July 27, 2022
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    How higher ed collaboration helped a district streamline college opportunities

    A superintendent shares how a partnership with Arizona State University expanded postsecondary opportunities with an automatic-entry program.

    By Chad Gestson • July 26, 2022
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    Some districts are constructing gender-neutral school bathrooms amid national debate

    A Maine school district is using federal relief funds for bathroom construction, while a California district put plans for a new all-gender locker room on hold.

    By July 22, 2022
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    Report: States make progress on tracking chronic absenteeism

    Attendance Works finds nearly all states are requiring schools to take daily attendance even for in-person and virtual learning settings.

    By K-12 Dive staff • July 21, 2022
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    Schools eye more dynamic summer programs to curb learning loss

    Though partnerships to build more robust and diverse experiences can vary by region, camp-like models are gaining popularity to engage learners.

    By Lauren Barack • July 20, 2022
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    Research highlights positive impacts of math-focused summer learning

    An AERA study showing improved math scores and better attendance comes as the Biden administration issues a new summer learning fact sheet.

    By July 20, 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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    How Project EPIC aims to align middle school PBIS, mental health supports

    The research initiative at four schools in three states centers on strong school-family-community partnerships to improve student mental health outcomes.

    By July 19, 2022
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    Ed Dept urges discipline bias protections for students with disabilities

    Schools shouldn't have to choose between protecting students' rights and responding to safety concerns, Ed Secretary Miguel Cardona said.

    By July 19, 2022
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    Improving belonging, social-emotional wellness requires coordination across all levels of K-12

    Seeking student perspectives and making them feel appreciated can boost well-being for those with and without disabilities.

    By July 19, 2022
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    How 2 states are using data analysis and professional development for learning recovery

    Rather than remediation, Massachusetts and North Carolina are concentrating on helping classroom teachers accelerate student learning.

    By July 18, 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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    Collaborations needed to boost K-12, higher ed enrollments

    Kentucky has brought together experts from early childhood through the workplace to strengthen the education pipeline.

    By July 15, 2022
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    The pandemic put years of Latino students' academic progress at risk

    A report by UnidosUS outlines the progress Latino students made in public education before the pandemic, and what’s at stake since COVID-19 began.

    By July 15, 2022
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    As student population grows more diverse, school segregation continues

    A GAO report shows 14% of students attended schools where 90% or more of the students were of the same race or ethnicity.

    By K-12 Dive staff • July 14, 2022
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    ASCA ‘22: How to support transgender elementary school students

    Young transgender students often experience exhaustion, tokenism and discrimination in school, said a counselor administrator and researcher.

    By July 14, 2022