‘Attendance Playbook’ seeks to reduce chronic absenteeism

Strategies to curb absenteeism ranging from offering positive greetings at classroom doors and having on-campus laundry facilities to implementing early warning systems and addressing housing insecurity are explored in the report Attendance Playbook: Smart Solutions for Reducing Student Absenteeism Post-Pandemic, published by FutureEd and Attendance […]

New federal challenge for CTE expansion open for submissions

Applications are open for the Career Z Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to promote creative solutions to expand student access to high-quality work-based learning opportunities that will prepare youth for current workforce needs in growing sectors. Local educational agencies and consortiums are […]

New report highlights factors needed for strong MTSS implementation

New report highlights factors needed for strong MTSS implementation Local needs, strong leadership and relationships are all at the center of proper implementation of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), according to a new report from the University of California, Los Angeles’ Center for the Transformation […]

No Child Left Behind revolutionized national student data collection

A new initiative from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, The Future of Data, Assessments, and Accountability in K-12 Education initiative, is exploring the effectiveness of data and assessments in America’s K-12 public schools. The first phase of the project examines the impact of data-driven […]

Math teachers need guidance to better support and instruct youth

California is poised this year to adopt a new statewide math framework that will drive curriculum decisions and pedagogical approaches for years to come. This provides ample opportunity for education leaders to better support educators in offering standards-aligned instruction, according to a new Rand Corporation […]

Assessing tutoring strategies as LEAs continue learning recovery efforts

While tutoring has become a popular tool for academic recovery post-pandemic, not all tutoring programs are created equal and the strategy alone will likely not be enough to catch students up, experts said during a recent Education Week webinar, “Tutoring: What the Evidence Says About […]

Some California high school seniors are benefitting from alternative math courses

Innovating High School Math Through K–12 and Higher Education Partnerships, a new report published by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), explores six partnerships between high school math specialists and university faculty working to increase equitable access to advanced math classes for students. Even with […]

Elementary social studies needs an overhaul, research finds

Basic infrastructure to support K-5 social studies instruction — academic standards, accountability requirements, teacher evaluation, professional learning opportunities, guidance around materials and assessment programs — is inadequate in many states, according to new Rand Corporation research. And even where state-level infrastructure to guide teachers’ instruction […]