School Models

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    Stipends narrowed substitute teacher gaps in highly segregated Chicago schools

    Additional daily compensation of $30 to $40 brought more subs but didn't eliminate disparities in filling vacancies at largely segregated schools.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    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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    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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    Principal of the Year: Adam Lane, Haines City High School

    Whether building staff pipelines or boosting student morale and achievement, everything comes back to one thing for the Florida school leader: relationships.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    District of the Year: Cajon Valley Union School District

    A California district implemented a robust career exploration model that begins with teaching students to deliver TED Talks — in kindergarten.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    Something fishy — or not fishy enough? — in school lunches

    Seafood amounts purchased by the USDA between 2014 and 2019 equal only about three fish sticks or one can of tuna per student annually, a GAO report says.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    Star-Spangled Bans: The cost of censoring America’s schools

    The rapid spread of classroom censorship policies has left educators feeling targeted and students without resources.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    Taking student support to the next level

    Public dollars would go further faster with integrated student support infrastructure that delivers relationships and resources to individual students.

    By Julia Freeland Fisher and Joan Wasser Gish • Nov. 18, 2022
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    Over 1,830 colleges are test-optional for fall 2023 admissions

    At least 90 of those institutions aren’t requiring the SAT or ACT through fall 2024, according to FairTest, a group advocating for limited use of assessments.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • Nov. 18, 2022
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    Star-Spangled Bans: No place for Pride in some schools after anti-LGBTQ laws spread

    Counselors, educators and students are paying the price for policies that make students feel unsafe as their mental health and lives hang in the balance.

    By , , Nov. 17, 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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    Kids under 12 contacting runaway safeline ballooned 153% in pandemic

    Children ages 12-14 are the National Runaway Safeline’s fastest growing population, worrying homeless youth advocates and government officials.

    By Updated Nov. 22, 2022
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    District leaders say unanticipated hurdles stifling learning recovery

    The optimism for quick implementation of accelerated learning is fading as schools deal with staffing and attendance barriers, CRPE says.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    Staff, student illnesses lead to districtwide closures in several states

    Some districts are citing staff absences as the reason for closing school buildings.

    By Nov. 8, 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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    Report: Middle school students need tailored instruction and supports

    Chiefs for Change shares how research and strategic initiatives can amplify innovation and best practices for the middle grades.

    By Nov. 4, 2022
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    These 6 strategies can help schools tackle chronic absenteeism

    Working with private transportation, providing morning routines and creating dedicated teams are among strategies helping states and districts close gaps.

    By Elena Ferrarin • Nov. 4, 2022
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    6 ways schools can help foster students succeed

    One in four children in foster care show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, and frequent moves and school changes can further impair achievement.

    By Elena Ferrarin • Oct. 31, 2022
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    Ed Department distributes money for middle, high school student engagement

    States are getting an extra $50 million through the 21st Century Community Learning program for out-of-school services for secondary students.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    RSV and flu-like illnesses keep students home, close some schools

    Just as schools were falling into a routine of a more typical school year after COVID-19 disruptions, other health threats are emerging.

    By Oct. 28, 2022
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    CDC: 3 in 4 high schoolers faced potential trauma during pandemic

    The report also shows over half (53%) of the 4,390 high school students studied by CDC reported up to two adverse childhood experiences.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    How schools are moving away from remedial summer learning

    During the National Summer Learning Association conference this week, two district leaders shared details of their schools' transition to accelerated learning.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
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    Lessons In Leadership: How a principal raised student voice to build ‘Connections’ across New England

    During his 10 years leading Massachusetts’ Sutton High School, Ted McCarthy has focused on pushing student and teacher input to the forefront.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    Dress code policies can make schools less equitable and safe

    Girls in particular may feel less safe at school due to dress code policies, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    Colleges should use K-12 performance assessments for course placement, report says

    Recommendations from Complete College America include better integrating postsecondary and K-12 systems for these evaluations.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • Oct. 21, 2022
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    ‘Enough is enough,’ says athletic leader of bad behavior at games

    Harassment aimed at game officials is leading to a shortage of referees, new attendance protocols and the canceling or rescheduling of games.

    By Oct. 19, 2022