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ESSER spending decisions influenced by changing demands

While early top spending categories from federal relief money focused on mitigating COVID-19 spread and making investments in technology and broadband, the third and last allotment of funding concentrated on addressing learning loss, a survey of school district finance leaders shows.

May 10, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Transforming students into data champions, one lesson at a time

Using local data is one way educators can engage classes in statistical education across subject areas, from STEM to social studies.

May 4, 2022 | K-12 Dive
‘Scalpel, please’: Students practice robotics, get taste of medical careers

Utah high schoolers used a robotic tool that helps doctors perform surgeries at a nearby hospital, revealing their excitement in emerging medical careers.

April 27, 2022 | K-12 Dive
This Tennessee district's grow-your-own program is set to eliminate teacher vacancies

Now in the third year of its grow-your-own apprenticeship program, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in Tennessee is set to completely eliminate teacher vacancies across the district, state Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn said during an Education Commission of the States webinar on Wednesday.

April 22, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Geography plays role in gender disparities among superintendents

When it comes to gender representation among superintendents, geography plays a role: While women hold 43% of superintendent positions in the Northeast, only 24% of superintendents are women in the Southeast. By comparison, women hold 31% of spots in the Midwest and 26% in the West, according to a report released by the ILO group, a women-founded national education strategy and policy firm.

April 22, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Being a teacher needs to be the best job in the district

A leader and a staff member of the National Center on Education and the Economy write there are too many incentives for teachers to leave the classroom and not enough for them to stay.

April 21, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Inclusive strategies in CTE courses improve student engagement

Using universal design for learning approaches in career-prep courses allows student choice for studying and demonstrating knowledge, CTE experts say.

April 20, 2022 | K-12 Dive
As chronic absenteeism skyrockets amid reopenings, how can states and districts reengage students?

With districts seeing absenteeism rates as high as almost 50%, experts suggest improving school climate and providing attendance incentives could help.

April 13, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Positive student-teacher relationships boost instructional quality

Positive student-teacher relationships not only help students but benefit teachers in an interesting way — by leading them to use more challenging instructional techniques, which in turn improves students' academic achievement, according to research from the University of Missouri.

April 8, 2022 | K-12 Dive