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For ed leaders, school-family relationships key to pandemic recovery

While the pandemic has increased opportunities and enthusiasm for school systems to redesign approaches for academic and non-academic supports, the funding pressures and exhaustion weighing on educators and families are obstacles that will need to be addressed to effect long-sustaining change, participants in The State of the American School District virtual panel said.

November 3, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Learning Policy Institute outlines strategies to improve equity through restorative justice practices

As school leaders work to move away from exclusionary disciplinary policies and toward restorative approaches focused on relationship-building, a Learning Policy Institute report illustrates strategies both informal, like the use of shared vocabulary, and formal, like restorative circles and conferences.

November 1, 2021 | K-12 Dive
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