Spotlight on Student Engagement

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Student Engagement


The Education Week Spotlight on Student Engagement is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Using absenteeism as a school-quality indicator under ESSA
  • Giving students opportunities to shape school life
  • Working with students to develop measures of social-emotional learning
  • Fostering authentic student engagement in the classroom

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

A national campaign aims to raise awareness in schools about the importance of pronouncing students' names correctly.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week

A recent poll of nearly a million U.S. students concludes that schools need to work on building supports to keep students invested in their educations, especially as they advance in grades.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week

Reporting mandates, new leeway in using federal aid, and the chance to make student absenteeism a school-quality indicator all raise the issue's policy profile.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts

At Harwood Union High School, students are deeply involved in shaping school life—including teaching and learning practices.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week

The Washoe County, Nev., district is working to develop sophisticated measurements of its comprehensive program to keep students engaged and on track to graduate.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week


Student engagement is invoked when curriculum and instruction focus on inquiry, creativity, problem solving, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. It is invoked when the school and classroom environments are replete with positive relationships and risk taking is encouraged and regarded as exciting.
June 9, 2016 - Leadership 360

Student engagement is extremely important in our classrooms, but too often the engagement is compliant rather than authentic.
April 12, 2016 - Finding Common Ground

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