Advice for smaller districts: Here are 4 ways to give students access to advanced math

Teachers in high-needs areas are more likely than their counterparts in resource-abundant schools to use curriculum from the previous year, according to a new report. It's up to education leaders to help close the gap.

Here are 7 education changes lawmakers promise for 2023

"With the promise of prosperity on the horizon, there is nothing more crucial to our individual success than education," said Virgin Islands Gov. Albert Bryan.

These are 7 of the most disruptive forces in education

Sora Schools' "Trends in Education" report for 2023 homes in on the biggest changes affecting districts across the country, among them advancements in artificial intelligence and learning through gaming.

ESSER pressure: How one district intends to spend wisely as deadline looms

"The ESSER money is a lot, but it’s not as much as everybody thinks," says Bernard McCune, Denver Public School's associate chief of academics. "Everyone thinks that schools are just flush with money and they throw everything at schools without intentionality. What we’ve done is use ESSER as an opportunity to innovate."

What superintendents need to know about 3 after-school program challenges

Almost all after-school programs have reopened, but staffing shortages and related issues mean one in four are still not operating at the capacity they were prior to COVID.

Teacher attrition is rising, but hiring continues to stall out

ESSER funds have contributed to 66% of job openings since the height of the pandemic in 2020, yet hires have only risen by 38%. Districts are creating jobs faster than they can fill them.

Leadership series: This superintendent had less than six months to craft a strategic plan—mission accomplished

"Who was I to think that I could tell them what they needed or wanted in their own community?" says Dr. Margaret Crespo, superintendent of Laramie County School District-1 in Wyoming. Using this mindset, she now has a living, adaptable strategic plan.

Post-pandemic positivity: Student self-reliance and teacher appreciation are up

The negative impacts of the pandemic on education are numerous and exhausting but here's a surprise for superintendents and their teams: teacher appreciation did not suffer.

‘Be courageous’: Education is ripe for change, and it starts with innovation

"Transformation in education is happening, which is almost a counter-narrative to what we hear," says Amy Dujon, director of the District Administration Leadership Institute and co-author of a new report, "Exploring New Frontiers For K-12 Systems Transformation."

Leadership series: How this superintendent is helping educators become ‘less lame’

In the 90s, Dr. Don KIllingbeck of Hemlock Public Schools was one of the first educators to integrate smartboards into the classroom. Now, he's using ChatGPT to write a book and inspire teachers.

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