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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
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