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What did OECD find in its first-ever survey on social-emotional skills?

On average, 15-year-olds showed lower social-emotional skills than their 10-year-old peers, regardless of gender or social background, according to results detailed in a report titled "Beyond Academic Learning."

November 1, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Research spotlights strategies to improve career and technical ed

A pair of reports released by Chiefs for Change detail strategies for strengthening career and technical education programs to expand students' access to clear pathways for jobs in high-paying, in-demand fields.

October 29, 2021 | K-12 Dive
2021 testing participation varies widely — what will data mean for districts?

While testing experts are optimistic amid high participation in some states, they urge caution in interpretation, particularly at the local level.

October 29, 2021 | K-12 Dive
K-12 funding needs more state, federal support to maximize equity, impact

Reports detail how pre-pandemic funding and spending practices can inform COVID-19 recovery strategy as fiscal cliffs loom for districts.

October 28, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Report: Schools' role in promoting civic engagement growing more important

School leaders have a responsibility to promote civic education, even during times when there is hyper-partisanship and harsh rhetoric, said a new report published in the journal Democracy & Education that focused on the importance of K-12 educators’ roles in preserving democracy.

October 21, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Strengthen student-teacher relationships to boost achievement

Through the process of connecting more closely each student, children will feel their teachers understand them on a personal level, not just as a name in a roll book. In turn, students may gain confidence in themselves and achieve more academically.

October 20, 2021 | K-12 Dive
How will pandemic learning impact graduation rates long-term?

According to the 2021 Building A Grad Nation report from the America’s Promise Alliance, an estimated 3 million students stopped going to school altogether when the COVID-19 pandemic forced a transition to virtual learning.

October 6, 2021 | K-12 Dive
3 ways expanding early college curriculum benefits high-schoolers

Programming can facilitate "grow-your-own" teacher initiatives, entry to skilled trades, and higher grad rates, benefiting students and districts alike.

October 6, 2021 | K-12 Dive
How 2 middle schools are prioritizing SEL for teenage students

Educators in these Minnesota and Tennessee schools have integrated SEL curriculum throughout the day — with exercises included for staff, as well.

October 5, 2021 | K-12 Dive