Student Well-Being Spotlight

Spotlight on Post-Pandemic Communications

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The Education Week Spotlight on Post-Pandemic Communications is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on the lessons from other leaders; what drives personal connections; and what can be done to address the situations experienced.

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Student Well-Being The Pandemic Will Affect Students' Mental Health for Years to Come. How Schools Can Help
Educators and policymakers can learn from other traumatic events about how students will react and what kinds of supports they will need.
Arianna Prothero, March 31, 2021
9 min read
Dave Peters, Director of Student Services for Everett Public Schools, outside the district office on March 2, 2021.
Dave Peters, director of student services for Everett Public Schools in Washington, saw the value of teacher collaboration during the pandemic.
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School & District Management Lessons From the Pandemic That Can Improve Leading and Teaching
Video feedback, prioritizing student well-being, and deeper grade-band collaboration have proven promising, educators say.
Denisa R. Superville, March 16, 2021
8 min read
School & District Management The Strong Connection Between Effective Principals and Student Attendance
A new study on Tennessee principals found that highly effective principals reduced absenteeism—with especially significant impacts in urban and high-poverty schools.
Denisa R. Superville, January 30, 2020
4 min read
A team of people build a path across the digital divide.
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Infrastructure The Big Pandemic Tech Challenge: Reliable, High-Quality Internet Experiences for All
Simply providing a student with a device and internet connection at home isn’t enough to ensure high-quality online learning.
Mark Lieberman, March 10, 2021
12 min read
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Equity & Diversity Opinion This Could Be the Moment to Help the Poorest Among Us: Our Nation's Children
Creating opportunity will take bold legislation, investments, and collaborative action, write Paul Reville and John B. King Jr.
S. Paul Reville & John B. King Jr., March 5, 2021
4 min read
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Families & the Community Opinion 7 Ways for Teachers to Truly Connect With Parents
For some parents, the most relevant question is, "How is your family doing," according to researchers working in an Oregon school district.
Laura Brady, Stephanie A. Fryberg, Hazel Rose Markus, Camilla Griffiths, Jenny Yang, Perla Rodriguez & Laura Mannen-Martínez, December 31, 2020
5 min read
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Families & the Community Opinion Families Not Engaging With School? Rethink the Problem
Parents are ready to support distance learning, but educators need to speak the right cultural language, writes a team of researchers working with an Oregon school district.
Laura Brady, Stephanie A. Fryberg, Hazel Rose Markus, Camilla Griffiths, Jenny Yang & Perla Rodriguez, November 5, 2020
6 min read