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    Pop Quiz: Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From new K-12 cybersecurity guidance to an expansive preschool initiative in Hawaii, what did you learn from this week's stories?

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Educational institutions among 3 most common mass shooting sites

    A Secret Service report details what schools can do to prevent such attacks, including resolving interpersonal conflicts.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Teacher and Staff Challenges

    Though K-12 workforce challenges predated the pandemic, the health crisis has only exacerbated the issue and led to further debate over what’s needed to keep teachers and staff in the profession or bring them back.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    K-12 teacher shortages among state higher ed leaders’ top concerns

    Teaching was hit hard by worker shortages during the pandemic, and about 95% of surveyed higher ed leaders called the issue important or very important.

    By Natalie Schwartz • Jan. 24, 2023
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    Teachers prefer these 3 practices for encouraging student engagement

    A survey by GoGuardian and USC Rossier found a large portion of teachers rarely or never used control, busywork or emphasis on grades.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
  • 5 principals to watch in 2023

    Commitments to school culture and inclusivity, community partnerships, and support for at-risk students set these school leaders apart.

    By , , , Jan. 19, 2023
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    How can schools foster an entrepreneurial mindset in students?

    Two educators shared their lessons learned in helping middle and high schoolers gain skills in areas like problem solving, teamwork and resilience.

    By Elena Ferrarin • Jan. 18, 2023
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    Ed Department webinar shares risks, solutions for teen fentanyl use

    Increased knowledge about the dangers of illicit fentanyl is what students, families and educators need the most, panelists say.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Charter school funding remains steady for second year under Biden

    The flat federal appropriations answer a long-standing question on what the administration's footprint would mean for the movement.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Should students have to change clothes for PE class?

    Some schools are maintaining relaxed pandemic-era physical education dress codes, while others are sticking with policies requiring PE uniforms.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    5 superintendents to watch in 2023

    As superintendent turnover spikes, these five leaders have shown innovation and determination that make them key players to keep an eye on.

    By , , , Jan. 9, 2023
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    5 tactics to help students embrace networking and relationship-building

    Experts suggest helping students identify and expand their relationship networks, or “social capital,” so they can begin building professional pathways.

    By Elena Ferrarin • Jan. 6, 2023
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    8 K-12 trends to watch in 2023

    Academic recovery, family engagement, cyberthreats and school security concerns are among challenges coming at school leaders from all sides.

    By , , , Jan. 4, 2023
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    Lessons In Leadership: 5 key takeaways from a year of school leader conversations

    In case you missed any of 2022’s installments, we’ve highlighted some leading insights on student voice, community engagement and more.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    Survey: Adults rate their education higher compared to today’s schooling

    A majority of Yahoo! News and YouGov poll respondents said the quality of education students receive now is fair or poor.

    By Dec. 22, 2022
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    Community partnerships essential to help CTE programs benefit local economies

    When students get work experience through local industries, they may be more likely to continue using those skills in their home communities, one expert said.

    By Lauren Barack • Dec. 21, 2022
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    When teaching AI, drop the coding and adopt machine learning

    By studying how machine learning powers artificial intelligence, students can further develop their own thought processes and tackle societal impacts.

    By Lauren Barack • Dec. 21, 2022
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    6 strategies to help children and families ease into kindergarten

    Kindergarten transitions are especially important for families whose children didn’t attend preschool or are hesitant about enrolling, one expert said.

    By Elena Ferrarin • Dec. 20, 2022
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    ‘Tripledemic’ upends school operations, requires adjustments

    Administrators share strategies on how they are working to minimize sickness and missed class time.

    By Dec. 19, 2022
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    For a struggling Pennsylvania district, reading paves the path to improvement

    The Sto-Rox School District is hopeful a reading skills screener and professional development will lead to better student outcomes.

    By Dec. 16, 2022
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    Biden administration announces efforts to expand STEM opportunities

    The White House is focusing in particular on increasing access to these fields for historically marginalized and underrepresented groups.

    By Dec. 14, 2022
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    9 essential mental health supports for school-based programs

    Staff development, understanding the unique needs of your student population, and ensuring adults also have support are all critical, experts say.

    By Elena Ferrarin • Dec. 14, 2022
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    California considers mandating naloxone in schools to prevent opioid deaths

    The proposal follows the state superintendent’s warning that fentanyl is the fastest growing cause of death for young people in the state.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    NCES: Teachers overworked during the pandemic as schools struggled to fill vacancies

    Public schools found it more difficult than in prior years to fill vacancies, while teachers worked extra hours — and sometimes even second jobs.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    4 strategies for unlocking the value of SEL

    The Newark Trust for Education’s P-12 strategy director writes that thoughtful planning is critical to maximize social-emotional learning’s benefits.

    By Stephanie Parry • Dec. 9, 2022
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    Question of the Month: How do you approach sharing news about student successes on social media?

    From telling communities about their schools’ accomplishments and stories to informing followers about opportunities, four school leaders detail strategies.

    By Dec. 7, 2022