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Grow-your-own teacher pipeline model gains steam

The approach could help districts overcome barriers to entry like high tuition costs and low teacher pay.

March 2, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Cardona: Schools entering 'new phase' of recovery as CDC guidance shifts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in an update Friday that schools can drop mask requirements in communities with low to medium coronavirus spread, aligning schools’ health and safety precautions with those of the general public.

February 25, 2022 | K-12 Dive
From public health to personal finance, statistical literacy is essential for careers and everyday life

Two academics write that the COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the importance of equipping students with the ability to assess data.

February 22, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Diversifying, expanding the assistant principalship key to repairing leadership pipelines

Despite impacts on culture and outcomes, those in the role continue to face barriers, experts said during a session at AASA’s national conference.

February 18, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Cardona: Tomorrow's problems can't be solved with yesterday's designs

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said education leaders must consider organizational innovation at the central office and school level, alongside programmatic innovation, during a fireside chat with AASA Executive Director Dan Domenech at the School Superintendents Association’s annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

February 18, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Ed Dept urges states to rethink assessment delivery, communication

The U.S. Department of Education urged states on Tuesday to develop assessment systems that use multiple measures of academic achievement and follow a competency-based model.

February 15, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Mental health curriculum mandates seek to destigmatize getting help

California is the latest to add a mental health curriculum requirement in K-12 to help address the ongoing youth mental health crisis.

February 2, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Pandemic spurs state investment in community school model

The pandemic has led to increased interest from districts in community schools, a model that uses public schools to connect families with community resources and care for the “whole child,” according to education organization leaders.

February 1, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Decade of data highlights SEL best practices from 20 districts

Collaborating Districts Initiative participants found ways to expand and sustain social emotional learning amid leadership and budget changes — and improve student outcomes.

January 7, 2022 | K-12 Dive