Briefings

Big district gets new leader as busy hiring season continues

Broward County Public Sachools' superintendent resigned suddenly last week but there won't be a national search to replace him.

Teaching with AI: How quickly are we transforming K12?

On National AI Literacy Day, a new survey shows that AI may well transform education but fewer than one in five teachers have used the latest technology in the classroom.

10 of the most common reasons teachers use AI

Despite the technology's prominence in K12 education, most learners will tell you that the human connection can never be replaced.

Book bans are hitting new heights this school year

Books about women, sexual violence and rape that have are being challenged based on obscenity while race, LGBTQ and transgender identities continue to be frequent targets.

New Florida bill limits book objections in school libraries

Folks without children are limited to one book challenge per month, the new law declares. Parents—including those who home-school children—are allowed unlimited objections.

Ominous signs are emerging in recent school board discussions

Staffing cuts and terminations have become more frequent topics at school board meetings over the past year, according to the Burbio's tracker that has captivated District Administration.

Looking for PD on AI? Try this free course for teachers

Once a teacher completes the course, they’ll be given a certificate they can bring to their district for professional development credit if their district and/or state allows it.

5 ways districts can better handle social media threats

School leaders should work with law enforcement to develop a response plan that starts discreetly, at a lower intensity, and scales up rapidly if a threat becomes credible.

Nearly 60% of teachers worry about possible school shootings

Nearly 25% of teachers report having gone into lockdown last school year in response to a possible gun-related threat, new research shows.

Superintendent hiring season is now kicking into higher gear

This spring's busy hiring season is giving the next generation of superintendents their first chance to run their own districts. 

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