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Santa Fe High School freshman, Jai Gillard, writes messages on each of the 10 crosses representing victims in front of the school in Santa Fe, Texas, on May 21, 2018.
Santa Fe High School freshman, Jai Gillard, writes messages on each of the 10 crosses representing victims in front of the school in Santa Fe, Texas, on May 21, 2018.
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School Climate & Safety Video They Survived a School Shooting. Here’s What They Want You to Know
The survivors of one school shooting offer insight and advice to future school leaders dealing with similar tragedies in their communities.
Lauren Santucci, November 17, 2022
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A Cobb County School bus moves on street Friday, March 13, 2020, in Kennesaw, Ga.
A Cobb County School bus moves on street Friday, March 13, 2020, in Kennesaw, Ga.
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Recruitment & Retention Video One District’s Transformative Solution to Its Staffing Shortage
A suburban Virginia school district overhauled its hiring process, enabling it to address a bus driver and teacher shortfall simultaneously.
Jaclyn Borowski , November 16, 2022
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School Climate & Safety Video How a School Shooting Survivor Found Healing in Activism
Voting for the first time has been part of one school shooting survivor's healing process.
Kaylee Domzalski & Lauren Santucci, November 10, 2022
5:13
An 8th grader works on a class project at Paw Paw Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Paw Paw, Michigan. The students were asked to write a word that was important to them and their work in the classroom. They then added the words to a poster to serve as a class "contract." The district has upped its social-emotional curriculum during the pandemic, as more students struggle. That is common nationwide. A recent AP-NORC/MTV poll found that nearly half of U.S. teens said the pandemic has made it harder to be happy and maintain their mental health.
An 8th grader works on a class project at Paw Paw Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Paw Paw, Michigan. The students were asked to write a word that was important to them and their work in the classroom. They then added the words to a poster to serve as a class "contract." The district has upped its social-emotional curriculum during the pandemic, as more students struggle. That is common nationwide. A recent AP-NORC/MTV poll found that nearly half of U.S. teens said the pandemic has made it harder to be happy and maintain their mental health.
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Teaching Video Teachers, Try This: An SEL Lesson That Teaches Kindness and Empathy
See how this elementary school teacher uses an SEL lesson to teach students about the value of kindness, empathy, and the power of words.
Lauren Santucci, November 7, 2022
4:29
In this Oct. 9, 2019, photo, people walk near an entrance to the Sky Valley Education Center in Monroe, Wash. A lawsuit filed on behalf of several families and teachers claims that officials failed to adequately respond to PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, in the school.
In this Oct. 9, 2019, photo, people walk near an entrance to the Sky Valley Education Center in Monroe, Wash. A lawsuit filed on behalf of several families and teachers claims that officials failed to adequately respond to PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, in the school.
Ted S. Warren/AP
School & District Management Video Exposed to Toxic Chemicals at School: A Teacher's Story
One former teacher shares how PCBs ruined her health and upended her life.
Jaclyn Borowski & Mark Lieberman, November 1, 2022
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Student Achievement Video The Falloff in NAEP Math and Reading Scores, Explained
Here’s what you need to know about the historic drops in students’ math and reading scores and why they matter.
Sarah D. Sparks & Jaclyn Borowski , October 27, 2022
3:13
School & District Management Video How One District’s Energy Savings Paid for Higher Teacher Salaries
A school district in Arkansas is working to be net zero, and putting its energy savings toward teacher salaries.
Lilia Geho, October 20, 2022
3:31
School & District Management Video How a High School Student Became a School Board Member
This high school senior in Idaho beat out an incumbent to become his city's first student school board member. Here's how.
Kaylee Domzalski, October 18, 2022
2:33
A Black female elementary school principal sits in a circle of chairs with two students. She holds a clipboard as she waves a finger at a student.
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School & District Management Video How Principals Can Approach Difficult Decisions
One big piece of advice: Put students at the center of every decision.
Kevin Bushweller & Lauren Santucci, October 4, 2022
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Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, speaks at a news conference at the Roybal Learning Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 2022.
Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, speaks at a news conference at the Roybal Learning Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 2022.
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School & District Management Video Overdoses at School: One School District’s Response to the Fentanyl Crisis
A surge in fentanyl overdoses is affecting students. LAUSD’s Alberto Carvalho offers advice for educators on the frontlines.
Kaylee Domzalski, September 30, 2022
3:13
Climate activists pose for a photo after a march from the White House to the U.S. Capitol on March 25, 2022 as they take part in a global strike demanding action from the Biden administration on climate change.
Climate activists pose for a photo after a march from the White House to the U.S. Capitol on March 25, 2022 as they take part in a global strike demanding action from the Biden administration on climate change.
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Families & the Community Video How Students Are Using Advocacy to Overcome Their Anxiety About Climate Change
For some students, climate change advocacy can help alleviate stress about the impacts of a warming planet. Schools can support that work.
Lilia Geho, September 28, 2022
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Second grader Tiffinie Tillis works with dean of students Andrea Keck while visiting a sensory room at Quincy Elementary School, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, in Topeka, Kan. The rooms are designed to relieve stresses faced by students as they return to classrooms amid the ongoing pandemic.
Second grader Tiffinie Tillis works with dean of students Andrea Keck while visiting a sensory room at Quincy Elementary School, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, in Topeka, Kan. The rooms are designed to relieve stresses faced by students as they return to classrooms amid the ongoing pandemic.
Charlie Riedel/AP
Student Well-Being Video Do Students Need Mental Health Supports? Or Are We Just Coddling Them?
Two professionals who work with students describe what the pandemic revealed about the kinds of supports that young people need.
Peter DeWitt, September 26, 2022
5:29
School & District Management Video Schools Have a Vital Role to Play in Helping Solve the Climate Crisis
K-12 schools have a big role to play in helping solve the climate crisis. But with time and resources in short supply, the question is how.
Lilia Geho, September 14, 2022
2:36
School Climate & Safety Video To Discourage Binary Thinking, Schools Need to Challenge Students on Their Beliefs
The nation may be embroiled in divisiveness, but schools must teach students how to work with those whose opinions differ from their own.
Kevin Bushweller, September 6, 2022
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