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How educators can better connect with their school's CTE programs

Knowing the critical role CTE will play in the near future and the impact on the long-term health of the nation's essential industries, it's important that academic teachers, counselors and administrators take steps to interact more with their school's CTE programs and better integrate them into the school community, writes National Center for Construction Education and Research's Jonathan Arnholz.

October 4, 2021 | K-12 Dive
7 strategies to prevent chronic absenteeism in the return to school

Low attendance may indicate positive learning conditions are missing and interventions are needed.

September 30, 2021 | K-12 Dive
What do school districts credit for successful pandemic pivots?

New research from Next Generation Learning Challenges examines what school districts did to successfully pivot due to the COVID-19 pandemic, finding those that did so most effectively had existing practices in place prior to closures, and that many attributed positive school cultures and strong relationships to their success.

September 20, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Groups request details on ESSER spending for underserved students

Several education and civil rights organizations are urging the U.S. Department of Education to collect comprehensive state and district spending data for COVID-19 relief funds to ensure the money is reaching students who have been historically underserved or who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

September 7, 2021 | K-12 Dive
It's now or never: Let's use this investment opportunity to create a new US education system

An SEL expert suggests bolstering the approach in schools in partnership with students, families and communities is crucial to systemic change.

September 2, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Ed Dept resource examines how schools can use ARP funds to address learning loss

To assist schools in supporting students in the return to in-person learning, the U.S. Department of Education released a new resource, "Strategies for Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Address the Impact of Lost Instructional Time," examining evidence-based strategies for addressing pandemic-related learning loss using their share of the $122 billion in American Rescue Plan funds earmarked for K-12 education.

September 1, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Biden administration pledges $85M to support student mental health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday pledged $85 million in funding to address growing mental healthcare demands for children and teens.

August 30, 2021 | K-12 Dive
FCC to open second application window for $7.2B Emergency Connectivity Fund

The Federal Communications Commission will open a second 15-day filing window, from Sept. 28 through Oct. 13, for eligible schools and libraries to apply for funds to purchase equipment and services under the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund, the agency announced Wednesday.

August 26, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Survey: Pandemic digital learning tools will impact curriculum for years to come

The shift to remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020 will have a lasting impact on the way curricula and learning materials are delivered as new digital tools and practices adopted for that environment are adapted for classroom use, according to a national survey of 2,168 teacher and administrators conducted in March by Bay View Analytics.

August 24, 2021 | K-12 Dive