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How are districts planning to spend American Rescue Plan funds?

Considering federal relief funds will only last approximately three years, superintendents are anticipating a fiscal cliff and being strategic with investments.

May 18, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Data: 9th-grade on-track rates trend higher in 4x4 scheduling models

According to an analysis of 9th-grade performance data from the Center for High School Success, freshmen attending high schools with 4x4 scheduling models are more likely to be on-track to graduate than peers on traditional 8-class schedules, regardless of English learner, special education or socioeconomic status.

April 16, 2021 | K-12 Dive
How can ed leaders prioritize student mental health in school reopenings?

During a virtual panel organized by the National Association of State Boards of Education, a group of state officials from California, Illinois and Kentucky suggested education leaders should prioritize supporting student mental health as schools reopen for in-person instruction and plan for the next school year.

April 15, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Art programming expands student voice, SEL opportunities

Arts education opportunities allow students to tell their own unique stories while also providing tools to emotionally heal.

April 14, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Maintaining STEM engagement in hybrid, remote learning

Maintaining student engagement in STEM subjects has been a particular challenge for K-12 throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as educators have had to figure out adjustments and alternatives for hands-on, interactive lessons in remote and hybrid environments, according to EdTech: Focus on K-12.

April 7, 2021 | K-12 Dive
3 ways students inspired educators during the pandemic

Teachers from Indiana, Texas and South Dakota share how students’ perseverance and resilience motivated them through trying times.

March 26, 2021 | K-12 Dive
How 5 superintendents are planning the 2021-22 school year

District leaders say they're cautiously optimistic that they'll offer full-time in-person learning for all students this fall.

March 22, 2021 | K-12 Dive
Choice in school assessments can relieve student stress

COVID-19 has impacted the way educators and experts think about assessments, from some suggesting testing be delayed to redesigning the tests. By rethinking assessments, educators can also expand student choice.

March 17, 2021 | K-12 Dive