Leadership Concerns

How divisive concepts are shaping K12 education

More than 40% of teachers believe current curriculum-related debates have had a negative impact on their job, according to the Pew Research Center. What do these topics include?

Video Q&A: Why this successful superintendent doesn’t want to get complacent

In this video Q&A, "We're continually pushing for the next thing, details how and his team are managing growth that has seen his high-achieving Delaware district grow from 11 buildings to more than 20 and be recognized multiple times as the state's best.

Attendance: Is chronic absenteeism the new normal?

This past fall, average attendance rates leveled out at 90%, new federal data reveals. Here are 6 ways to tackle the problem.

10 states with the highest student-teacher ratios in the country

The ongoing teacher shortage poses severe consequences on K12 schools, including expanding classroom sizes and overwhelming workloads for teachers. Which states are suffering most?

How leaders can support the ‘big changes’ coming to K12 in 2024

That's according to Tripod Education's new market study, a survey of nearly 800 educators and district administrators, unveiling significant shifts in instructional approaches, curricula and district strategies.

A look inside California’s continuous trend of declining enrollment

While it's been an issue for years, public school enrollment issues have worsened since COVID, forcing school closures as we near the end of pandemic relief funding. In one state's case, researchers are forecasting a decline of over half a million students by the 2031-32 school year.

As teacher shortages persist, districts look for creative solutions

From shorter work weeks to hiring overseas, districts across the country are looking for better ways to improve the teaching profession.

We asked ChatGPT to recap K12 education in 2023. You’ll enjoy its response

Specifically, District Administration wanted to know what the chatbot thinks were some of the most important topics and challenges relevant to district leaders, superintendents and technology professionals.

The differences between private and public school enrollment post-pandemic

Enrollment patterns vary between public and private schools at a time when lawmakers are expanding school choice vouchers and advocating for alternative opportunities for education.

Who are districts competing with for students? Here’s what the research says

Critics who argue the death of public schools is near are overexaggerating the reality of a healthy balance for school choice, researchers at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute write. Despite a growing interest in charter schooling, larger districts face little competition for students.

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