Teaching Profession Substitute Teachers Need Support, Too. See How One State Is Helping
Substitute teachers often feel unsupported and underprepared. Here's how one state is trying to change that.
Student Well-Being Counselor-to-Student Ratios Show Improvement, But Looming Fiscal Cliff May Threaten Gains
School counselor ratios have improved, but advocates warn schools could lose mental health resources as pandemic-relief dollars dissipate.
Recruitment & Retention Athletic Trainers Are Often Missing From the Sidelines in School Sports
Advocates say athletic trainers are in short supply, despite efforts to require schools to keep them on hand.
Student Well-Being Teletherapy Challenges: Schools Share How to Navigate Mental Health Support
Schools need to invest in the right ingredients to make their teletherapy sessions useful for students.
School & District Management The State of Rural Schools, in Charts: Funding, Graduation Rates, Performance, and More
Rural schools receive less funding on average from states, but they still deal with the mental health and academic crises facing all schools.
Teaching Profession Explainer Teacher Strikes, Explained: Recent Strikes, Where They're Illegal, and More
Here's what to know about educator labor actions and how they've evolved since the 20th century.
Recruitment & Retention How This District Boosted Its Ranks of School Librarians—From Within
A South Carolina district partnered with a local university to grow its own teacher-librarians and fill vacancies.
Student Well-Being Q&A Adolescent Overdose Deaths Are Rising. A District Has a Staffer Dedicated to Fighting Them
Mary Stevens-Krogh focuses on support for students with drug and alcohol violations, and preparing all other students for hard situations.
School & District Management After Teachers, America's Schools Spend More on Security Guards Than Any Other Role
New estimates from the Urban Institute indicate school resource officers cost more than $2 billion every year.
School & District Management What School Nurses Do and Why Schools Need More of Them
The job entails more than handing out Band-Aids, advocates say—especially so this time of year.
Student Well-Being New Laws Aim to Combat the Youth Mental Health Crisis. Here's What They Do
States are investing more in school-based mental health services, a new report shows, and support for the initiatives crosses party lines.
School & District Management ESSER's End Could Lead Districts to Cut Administrators. 6 Key Questions to Consider First
Districts should be strategic with cuts to administrative positions, experts say, even with the coming end of federal COVID-relief aid.
School & District Management Polluted Skies and High Heat Expose School Facility Issues, Threaten Students' Health
Growing threats from climate change place a heavy burden on schools.
Budget & Finance School Administrators Are on the Chopping Block as ESSER Winds Down, Enrollment Drops
The expiration of COVID relief funds and enrollment declines are prompting districts to cut administration—even as experts advise caution.