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High-Performing & Dedicated Team

Facility and prospective applicants gather at William Penn School District's teachers job fair in Lansdowne, Pa., Wednesday, May 3, 2023. As schools across the country struggle to find teachers to hire, more governors are pushing for pay increases and bonuses for the beleaguered profession.
Facility and prospective applicants gather at William Penn School District's in-person teachers job fair in Lansdowne, Pa., Wednesday, May 3, 2023.
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A teacher helps students during a coding lesson at Sutton Middle School in Atlanta on Feb. 12, 2020.
A teacher helps students during a coding lesson at Sutton Middle School in Atlanta on Feb. 12, 2020.
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A classroom at Penn Wood High School in Lansdowne, Pa., sits empty on May 3, 2023. Teachers in the state left their jobs at an accelerating rate, according to an analysis that found attrition in Pennsylvania doubled in the 2022-23 school year. New studies paint a complex picture of the national pipeline.
A classroom at Penn Wood High School in Lansdowne, Pa., sits empty on May 3, 2023. Teachers in the state left their jobs at an accelerating rate, according to an analysis that found attrition in Pennsylvania doubled in the 2022-23 school year. New studies paint a complex picture of the national pipeline.
Matt Rourke/AP

You can also browse these topics pages: teacher quality/effectiveness, retention, and recruitment & hiring.

Efficient Operations/Budget & Finance

Hourglass and Benjamin Franklin portrait on one hundred dollar bill.
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Illustration of a graduation hat and mortar board on a stack of books being sawed around in a circle and about to fall through
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The injectable drug Ozempic is shown on July 1, 2023, in Houston.
The injectable drug Ozempic is shown in July in Houston.
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Budget & Finance Ozempic and Other Pricey Drugs Cause Headaches for Schools
Mark Lieberman, March 29, 2024
5 min read

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Parent & Community Engagement

Photo of distracted high school students in class.
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Photo from behind of a mother with her arms around her son and daughter who are both wearing school bookbags.
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Families & the Community Chronic Absenteeism Is a Crisis. Do Parents Get It?
Evie Blad, March 29, 2024
3 min read
Student walking down the stairs at her school.
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State-of-the-Art Facilities/Maintenance

Concept of counting down days. Hand is marking out dates on monthly calendar.
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School Renovation in Washington Heights, Chicago
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The solar panel array at Sheridan Elementary School in Sheridan, Ind., pictured on Aug. 24, 2017. School districts installing solar are trying to complete their project's before Dec. 31, ahead of changes in Indiana's net metering law.
The solar panel array at Sheridan Elementary School in Sheridan, Ind., pictured on Aug. 24, 2017. FEMA will now reimburse schools rebuilding from disasters for the cost of solar panels and other energy-efficient upgrades.
Don Knight/The Herald-Bulletin via AP

You can also browse this topics page: school facilities & design.

Prepare Students for Career & College in a Global Environment

Collage of a woman in a wheelchair on a road leading to a large dollar sign. In the woman's hair is a ghosted photo of hands on a laptop.
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Student hanging on a tearing graduate cap tassel
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Bethel High School films a production of Fear the Fog at Fort Monroe on June 21, 2023.
Students from Bethel High School in Hampton, Va., film "Fear the Fog"<i> </i>at Virginia's Fort Monroe on June 21, 2023. Students wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the film through a partnership between their district, Hampton City Schools, and two television actors that's designed to give them applied, entertainment industry experience.
Courtesy of Hampton City Schools

You can also browse these topics pages: college readiness, college access, career readiness, and graduation requirements.

Diversity

Middle school history teachers discuss their lesson plans.
Middle school history teachers discuss their lesson plans.
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Full length side view of Black female instructor in mid 40s with hand on shoulder of a Black elementary boy as they stand in corridor and talk.
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Meghan Kelly, a project manager with the Whirlpool Corp., works with students at Benton Harbor Charter School in Benton Harbor, Mich., on Dec. 3, 2019., to develop apps as part of the goIT computer science program.
Meghan Kelly, a project manager with the Whirlpool Corp., works with students at Benton Harbor Charter School in Benton Harbor, Mich., on Dec. 3, 2019., to develop apps as part of the goIT computer science program.
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You can also browse these topics pages: diversity and teacher diversity.

School Safety

Image of a school hallway with icons representing lockdowns, SRO, metal detectors.
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Four roses are placed on a fence to honor Hana St. Juliana, 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, Tate Myre, 16, and Justin Shilling, 17, the four teens killed in last week's shooting, outside Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.
Four roses are placed on a fence outside Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., honor Hana St. Juliana, 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, Tate Myre, 16, and Justin Shilling, 17, the four teens killed in the Nov. 30, 2021, shooting at the school.
Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP
Illustration of human silhouette and facial recognition.
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