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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 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.
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.
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.
Learn how districts can provide internships and apprenticeships (commonly referred to as “work-based learning”) to students virtually to improve career-readiness.
Teachers and school staff need support now more than ever. Learn how to support their wellbeing with self-care strategies and formalized peer connections.
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.
School systems in countries that have been severely impacted by COVID-19—such as China, Japan, and South Korea—have engaged in a massive experimentation in distance learning, providing U.S. schools some insight into what to anticipate when scaling digital learning.
As the nation grapples with systemic racism, expect a conversation around school policing. Here is what district leaders need to know.