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Many school and district leaders are lost on how they should begin to engage their greater school communities to address systemic racism. Review EAB’s answers to five questions school and district leaders have been asking amidst the current national dialogue on systemic racism.
For all districts, whether they begin this school year remotely or in-person, epidemiologists explain that resurgences in the virus’s spread are expected, which will likely result in school re-closings. Here are six actions districts need to take now to prepare for potential re-closures this fall.
Losses of loved ones, family income, connection to friends, graduation ceremonies, normal daily routines, and even vacations have also taken a significant toll on student mental health.
The CARES Act promises more than 16 billion federal dollars to K-12 education. Districts should direct CARES Act resources to students with disabilities now to improve their learning outcomes and minimize spending on compensatory education in the future.
District and school leaders have been devoting their attention to student mental health in recent years due to increasing trends of depression and anxiety among teens. These leaders are understandably more concerned now than ever as the pandemic is contributing to higher levels of stress among students.
The principal role has become increasingly demanding in recent years, but with the outbreak of COVID-19, the job has only grown in complexity and difficulty. Some districts have successfully embraced alternative leadership models that have allowed for more efficient and effective school leadership. Learn more about the distributed leadership model.
Learn how districts can provide internships and apprenticeships (commonly referred to as “work-based learning”) to students virtually to improve career-readiness.
This fall, districts should create Family Virtual Learning Profiles, which will improve the effectiveness of remote instruction by better aligning virtual learning activities and communications with the needs of individual households.
Teachers and school staff need support now more than ever. Learn how to support their wellbeing with self-care strategies and formalized peer connections.