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Schools faced unprecedented challenges delivering instruction and support to students with disabilities this year.
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School Climate & Safety As States Fall Short on Tracking Discipline, Concerns for Equity Grow
Pandemic upheavals have left a majority of states with holes in their data about discipline in schools, potentially worsening disparities.
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Teachers and principals are not on the same page about why teachers teach, why they quit, and how to get them to stay.
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Pay Raises and Pandemic Bonuses: Can They Keep Teachers in Classrooms?
Some states are proposing salary hikes and offering teachers one-time bonuses. Will the money have an effect on post-pandemic retention?
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What Black Men Need From Schools to Stay in the Teaching Profession
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Teachers’ stress and anxiety have soared during the pandemic, making it critical for districts to look after their mental health.
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