Keeping Students Safe: Policies and Practices that Work
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1M ago
Keeping Students Safe: Policies and Practices that Work | A rise in the number of school shootings over time has driven increasing attention to school safety, but the policies states might enact to promote safe schools are hotly debated. With two broad approaches—increasing physical security and building supportive school communities—it's imperative to review what the evidence shows as effective ..read more
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Finishing the Unfinished Dream: The Road to Educational Equity
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Finishing the Unfinished Dream: The Road to Educational Equity | The American education system has made limited progress towards the dream of equity envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. more than 60 years ago. Exemplary schools across the country offer a blueprint for building schools in which all students thrive regardless of zip code, family income, or race and ethnicity ..read more
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A New Resource Provides Trauma-Informed Training for Educators
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5M ago
A New Resource Provides Trauma-Informed Training for Educators | The Office of the California Surgeon General has launched a free, self-paced training resource designed to help educators, school personnel, and child care providers understand and respond to trauma and stress in youth ..read more
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Transforming Schools to Serve Our Children Well
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6M ago
Transforming Schools to Serve Our Children Well | In the aftermath of the pandemic, as many children and youth are struggling with mental health and to reengage in learning, a growing chorus of people are calling for community schools as an approach to reinvent education to better serve students, educators, and families ..read more
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National Collaboration Identifies Essential Elements for Community Schools
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6M ago
National Collaboration Identifies Essential Elements for Community Schools | Although community schools have existed for 100-plus years, they have evolved over time to become a highly effective, research-based approach that improves education and equity ..read more
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Underpaid and Undersupplied: The Hidden Costs of Teaching in America
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6M ago
Underpaid and Undersupplied: The Hidden Costs of Teaching in America | Public school teachers earn, on average, only 76% of the salary of similarly college-educated professionals. In addition to being underpaid, a stunning 95% of teachers still pay out of pocket to supply their classrooms, averaging $470 a year in unreimbursed purchases ..read more
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Thriving, Learning, and Leading: What Adolescents Are Teaching Us Post-Pandemic and Why We Should Listen
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6M ago
Thriving, Learning, and Leading: What Adolescents Are Teaching Us Post-Pandemic and Why We Should Listen | During the pandemic, many students suffered steep learning loss, disengagement, and burnout. But some students came out thriving: Experiencing little learning loss, engaged in their education, and continuously supported by wraparound services providing meals and health services. What was different about these schools and what can others learn from them ..read more
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What Does the Future of the Teacher Workforce Look Like? It Depends on Where You Live
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6M ago
What Does the Future of the Teacher Workforce Look Like? It Depends on Where You Live | It’s estimated that more than 300,000 teaching positions in the United States were either unfilled or held by people who were not fully qualified but, as pressing as it is to get qualified teachers in classrooms immediately to address shortages, effective policy must also focus on recruiting a well-prepared and diverse pool of candidates, along with retaining effective educators ..read more
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National Collaboration Identifies Essential Elements for Community Schools
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6M ago
National Collaboration Identifies Essential Elements for Community Schools | Although community schools have existed for 100-plus years, they have evolved over time to become a highly effective, research-based approach that improves education and equity ..read more
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Tracking the State of the Teacher Workforce Across States
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7M ago
Tracking the State of the Teacher Workforce Across States | Teacher working conditions and student access to qualified and diverse teachers vary greatly by state. Bringing together data from every state, the authors describe their findings on the state of the teacher workforce and the implications for addressing teacher shortages ..read more
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