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In Tempe, Arizona, the phone number for a suicide hotline is printed on every student’s ID badge, teachers are trained to spot and respond to warning signs in students, and administrators don’t use euphemisms when discussing the topic.
Despite districts’ best efforts, at least one in five students with ADHD do not receive school services, according to a recent study.
K-12 districts have been finding success when offering activities that allow parents to learn alongside their children.
By giving more students access to pre-college exams such as the SAT and ACT, better average scores can result.
Raising awareness among teachers and administrators helps to better identify students struggling with unstable housing and then connect them with the services and supports available.
Attempts to control sexting among students can land administrators in legal and educational gray areas.
Social-emotional learning has taken on a new level of importance as schools and districts adapt to meet the increasingly complex needs of students.
As educators and school leaders, our goal is to help students reach their greatest potential and be prepared for the future. But if data is not driving all education decisions, […]
Administrators increasingly accept that boosting school safety may rely on realistic active shooter drills that can upset staff and students
A private-public partnership allows teens at a stand-alone extension of Florida Atlantic University High School to work alongside renowned scientists in a professional lab environment.
Five years ago, the lack of diversification in the gifted and talented program in Minnesota’s Mankato Area Public Schools illustrated a nationwide problem. African-American, Native American, Latino and low-income students […]
Nap time has significant academic benefits for preschool and kindergarten students, according to recent research funded by the National Science Foundation.
When district leaders promote and guide the use of data in schools, educators can engage in meaningful dialogue and draw upon multiple data sources to trace the causes of low […]
The two words, “these kids,” frustrate Superintendent Carla Santorno more than any other phrase. It’s used by some educators as a kind of secret code and a flimsy excuse for academic failure among marginalized students, she says.
Many school districts have morphed from education centers into community centers, providing medical care, housing assistance, free meals and other social services.
All students benefit when K12 districts can build a diverse group of educators
School districts around the country are experimenting with starting classes later to allow students to get extra sleep. While some dismiss the idea as pampering, Nathaniel F. Watson says there […]
The Handle With Care program is providing alerts to educators regarding students who have recently been exposed to trauma.
Transition planning for special education students has evolved so that the activities students participate in now mirror more closely mainstream college- and career-prep programs.