Briefings

Parents rank their 7 biggest concerns for their students

A survey asking parents about students' enthusiasm for schools may reinforce district leaders' plans to prioritize social-emotional learning post-COVID.

‘Mood monitoring’ and 3 more steps to spot post-COVID threats

Experts encourage superintendents to deploy even more comprehensive safety strategies as students who've been traumatized during COVID re-acclimate to school.

5 reasons teacher raises drive San Antonio ISD’s stimulus plan

Teacher salaries, particularly increasing master teacher pay, is San Antonio ISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez's stimulus funding priority.

How math games help level early learning variability

Students in Moises Vargas' pre-K class in Harlingen Consolidated ISD display math skills they might not have developed until later in elementary school.

What new CDC mask guidance means for schools and educators

Vaccinated individuals can now go without masks outdoors, but unvaccinated individuals including children under 16, should continue to wear them.

How to solve 8 crisis communications challenges post-COVID

COVID forced K-12 leaders to overhaul safety policies— including the key component of communicating regularly and transparently with their communities.

How 2 districts energize CTE pipelines with local industry

San Marcos Consolidated ISD and Charleston County School District tailor cutting-edge programs to local demand for 'high-skilled, high-demand, high-wage careers.'

Schools can keep serving free meals through 2021-22

School districts will be able to provide free meals for students through the end of the 2021-22 school year due to extension nutrition waivers by Biden's USDA.

Teacher pay raises, and 2 more COVID funding concerns

The COVID pandemic's threat to rising per-student-spending and climbing teacher salaries remains unclear, say researchers who compiled the NEA's annual school funding report. 

5 things cautiously optimistic K-12 leaders say about the future

Even though K-12 leaders expect recovery from COVID learning loss to take up to a year, a substantial number also feel optimistic about the future, a new survey has found.

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