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Collaborations needed to boost K-12, higher ed enrollments

Enrollment declines in both schools and colleges call for comprehensive and collaborative actions to investigate the root causes and find solutions to boost attendance and engagement, said speakers during a session at the National Forum on Education Policy, hosted by Education Commission of the States in Washington, D.C.

July 15, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Ed Dept encourages year-round enrichment programming with Engage Every Student Initiative

The U.S. Department of Education announced an initiative to help districts use funds from the American Rescue Plan, along with state and local funds, to make high-quality out-of-school time programs available to students year-round.

July 14, 2022 | K-12 Dive
‘Clock ticking’ on helping high schoolers recover from pandemic losses

Education experts suggest school systems should pay special attention to high schoolers over the next five years as they prepare for graduation due to pandemic-era setbacks

July 11, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Majority of adults say too little priority given to K-12 during COVID

Republicans and Democrats alike shared the view that more attention should have been paid to the academic needs of the nation’s students.

July 11, 2022 | K-12 Dive
California data shows 83% of teachers have proper credentials

Data released last week showed that 16% of teachers are not fully authorized or credentialed to teach their classes. Why?

July 5, 2022 | K-12 Dive
How can middle school leaders ease the transition to high school?

To better prepare students for the more demanding work they’ll face in high school, districts and schools should focus on building a transition action team and developing a statement of need, Gene Bottoms, former director of the High Schools That Work Initiative for the Southern Regional Education Board, writes for ASCD.

June 22, 2022 | K-12 Dive
County office takes lead role in California community school expansion

The Alameda County Office of Education is providing key support in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the $3 billion effort.

June 21, 2022 | K-12 Dive
GAO: Pandemic hurt student progress at all grade levels

Students across all grade levels and instructional models made less academic progress during the pandemic-strained 2020-21 school year compared to a more typical school year, according to a teacher survey conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

June 13, 2022 | K-12 Dive
Why we stay: 3 Massachusetts principals on striking a balance between pressure, progress

Despite the challenges, seeing students and educators strive to achieve makes it worth staying in the profession, a trio of school leaders writes.

June 13, 2022 | K-12 Dive