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With all 50 states' ARP plans approved, Ed Dept to release remaining $41B

After a lengthy submission and approval process, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have now had their American Rescue Plan spending proposals approved, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

January 5, 2022 | K-12 Dive
K-12 to career pathways data can inform practices for current students

Insights into school system initiatives that contributed to postsecondary success for former students could help inform decision-makers of practices to support current students, according to recommendations from the Data Quality Campaign and Chiefs for Change.

December 15, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Coding and barbering event aims to broaden Black student participation in computer science

Students in South Carolina are learning a unique approach to barbering by coding hair designs in their barbershop class.

December 8, 2021 | K-12 Dive
High school counselors navigate SEL, college applications amid youth mental health crisis

With mental health challenges compounded by the pandemic, school counselors are working to ease the pressure of the college application process.

December 6, 2021 | K-12 Dive
States supplement ESSER funds with additional federal aid

Thirty nine states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have appropriated over half of their federal relief funds from the American Rescue Plan, using the aid largely to replace state revenues, including for education budgets, a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows.

December 1, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Being Black in Education: Where is the system going wrong?

Evidence demonstrates Black leaders can strengthen achievement and culture — if they get the chance.

December 1, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Survey: 48% of teachers considering job change

Nearly half — 48% — of 6,000 teachers surveyed in November said they had considered changing jobs in the past month, up from 32% in June, according to data from Teachers Pay Teachers.

November 24, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Will UC System's move to end undergrad admissions testing create more equity for high schoolers?

Since the University of California System decided Thursday to no longer use standardized test scores for undergraduate admissions, proponents of the decision say it's a big win for high school students who will have greater access to college.

November 22, 2021 | K-12 Dive
SEL can strengthen the soft skills employers seek

As schools seed SEL skills across curricula, educators may want to focus on parents, helping them understand the value for teaching these tools in the classroom, Sheldon Berman, lead superintendent for social-emotional learning at AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and Linda Darling-Hammond, president and CEO of Learning Policy Institute, write in a blog for LPI, citing a study from the Fordham Institute.

November 17, 2021 | K-12 Dive