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Why SEL Turned Into a Political Football

For many, social and emotional learning seems like a no-brainer as it focuses on mastering knowledge and skills to develop healthy minds. Others see it as an excuse for educators to promote ideological nonsense and agendas.

June 27, 2022 | EdWeek
Want to Accelerate Students’ Learning? Don’t Forget About Wraparound Services

Wraparound services, including counseling, transportation, food banks, and small group instruction, have proven to be crucial in successful accelerated learning, but are often forgotten.

June 27, 2022 | EdWeek
Schools Just Let Out, but What Are the Best Ways to Begin the Coming School Year?

As summer progresses, here are 12 recommended ways to work towards a great school year, from start to end.

June 24, 2022 | EdWeek
Push Is on to Grow and Nurture Latino Teacher Pipeline

National initiatives to boost the number of teachers of color have advanced thanks to an increasingly multiethnic student population and research on the benefits of a diverse educator workforce. Now, there are new efforts to address recruitment and retention of Latino educators to serve the growing culturally and linguistically diverse Latino student population.

June 24, 2022 | EdWeek
The Pandemic’s Toll on Academic Growth Wasn’t Uniform. Recovery Efforts Can’t Be Either

What do we know about how much academic recovery students need? It’s complicated, says Dan Goldhaber, Andrew Mceachin & Emily Morton.

June 21, 2022 | EdWeek
Really Listening to Students Has an Academic Payoff, New Research Finds

New research has confirmed a link between acting on students’ feedback and their academic success, strengthening arguments for incorporating student voice into school improvement efforts.

June 16, 2022 | EdWeek
Stress, Burnout, Depression: Teachers and Principals Are Not Doing Well, New Data Confirm

Yet another survey confirms: Teachers and principals are stressed and burned out—and more than a quarter are experiencing symptoms of depression.

June 15, 2022 | EdWeek
Why Understanding Principal Turnover Is Important for Teacher Retention

The longer a principal stays in a school, the more likely that principal is to hire teachers who will stick around for a while. That’s according to a new paper, published online in the Journal of Educational Administration this month, based on data from nearly 12,000 Texas principals, from 1999 to 2017.

June 15, 2022 | EdWeek
Students Deepen Access to Civics Education In Hard-Fought Legal Battle

A Rhode Island lawsuit that has been widely watched for its potential influence on civic education has been settled, averting escalation to the U.S. Supreme Court, and setting up a new system to guide civics instruction in the state, attorneys and state officials announced Wednesday.

June 15, 2022 | EdWeek