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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
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