Student Success

AFT President: “Teachers want to teach, not engage in a shootout”

A recent report reveals that the majority of public school parents support security safety measures, except for arming teachers.

Out of quarantine: New COVID guidelines scrap many K-12 safety measures

New COVID guidelines for school drop test-to-stay, quarantines and social distancing while stressing the importance of in-person learning.

More than mentoring: 5 ways leaders can help students expand their influence

Teachers serving as mentors can help students develop critical relationship-building skills. But this approach has limitations.

Where your state ranks among the best and worst pre-K education systems

WalletHub ranked the best and worst pre-K education systems in the U.S. based on access, quality, and resources and economic support.

District leaders: Do your students practice accelerated learning?

Accelerated learning is more successful in closing math-related learning gaps compared to remediated learning, according to research.

3 keys to using UDL as a powerful antiracism tool

The idea behind Universal Design for Learning is that students come to us with a unique mix of strengths, weaknesses, values, and lived experiences—and we need to honor these in our teaching.

Why mental health days can help but will not solve a bigger crisis

Allowing students to take mental health days when they are struggling emotionally is a positive step but won't solve the wider crisis K-12 leaders are confronting. 

School safety expert: We’re in for another challenging year

To prepare for another difficult school year, schools should be practicing emergency safety drills on day one.

More children’s books under siege by Florida school district

As censorship continues to creep into K-12 schools' libraries, one district is starting to place warning labels on their children's books.

Rural schools build their own arsenal of AR-15 rifles to stop shooters

AR-15s will be stored in gun safes in undisclosed locations in Madison County's six schools so resource officers can "meet violence with violence."

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