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While many districts are giving teachers raises to combat staff shortages, more administrators are now having to make difficult decisions, including laying off teachers and shutting down buildings.
The steady rise of COVID cases is bringing mask mandates back in a growing number of districts while only a few have made temporary shifts to remote instruction.
How district administrators can lead in collaborative efforts to connect teachers, counselors, social workers and families to positively impact student wellness.
Something meaningful to students may have been lost when schools across the nation rapidly intensified their focus on STEM, one district leader says.
The move to remote meetings increased parent participation. But special educators had a harder time conducting assessments, providing counseling and completing other interventions.
How one district fine-tuned its after-school programs, and what they learned along the way.
School leaders are not rushing to impose districtwide mask mandates or close schools to combat the omicron-driven resurgence of COVID.
The challenges of COVID may not only lead to increased principal turnover. They may also have soured some educators on the idea of moving up the K-12 ladder.
More school districts are dropping mask mandates than are reinstating them as educators wait to see if the latest COVID wave will match past surges in severity.
ESSER funds offer schools a unique opportunity to both respond to the pandemic and tackle the backlog of deferred maintenance.
Masks will once again be required in Philadelphia's schools as other large districts are also seeing an increase in COVID cases. Still, K-12 leaders elsewhere are dropping their mask mandates.