Districts learn to cope with bus driver shortages
Districts across the country are facing persistent bus driver shortages and look to creative recruitment solutions. Some districts have increased wages to attract applicants, offered signing bonuses to new drivers, and promoted financial incentives for referrals, according to reports.
Preparing students to be career and college ready
When leaders at McHenry Community High School District 156 wanted to create a college and career readiness module, they sought help from longtime collaborator Partners4Results (P4R) to add the module to the existing student data portal. Sponsored content by Partners4Results.
School dress codes continue to generate controversy
Dress codes in Washington, D.C., public schools continue to disproportionately impact black girls, according one report. Elsewhere, districts are removing references to gender in dress codes and allowing students more leeway over what they wear to class.
My ‘whole child’ challenge
Academic achievement is deeply tied to creativity and curiosity, physical and emotional well-being, connection to the world, and caring and committed relationships with adults. While ‘whole child’ education is an innovative approach in today’s mainstream classroom, it’s actually a time-honored philosophy, says DA guest columnist Jonathan P. Raymond.