Student Success

4 warning signs that students are struggling with mental health. And 4 solutions.

What can parents and educators do to provide extra support? Perhaps the most critical thing we can do is ask children, rather than telling them or trying to guess what's wrong.

This is how many teachers would carry a gun to make their school safer

Teachers remain divided over arming themselves at work, with more than half saying carrying a gun would make their school less safe, according to a new survey by the RAND Corporation.

How this superintendent is fueling multidisciplinary learning with a food truck

A food truck will be a big part of Lincoln Public Schools' culinary program. But getting the truck going will require the skills of students studying graphic design, automotive repair, business and law, among other subjects.

3 keys to leading through the student mental health crisis

By prioritizing self-care, fostering collaboration, leveraging resources and continuously measuring and adapting to meet the needs of students, administrators can lead their schools through this difficult period.

How this superintendent is giving his educators the freedom to change K12 education

Trying new things in the name of progress is a linchpin of leadership in the Arlee Joint School District on the Flathead Reservation in Montana.

Do school districts stand a chance suing social media giants?

More and more school districts are joining the legal battle against social media companies to protect students' mental health. But this expert says he's not very optimistic.

By the numbers: The pandemic and its ‘complicated’ toll on K12 education

Among the rather dim conclusions drawn from the report are the pandemic's widespread impact on teacher shortages in 2020-21 along with districts' difficulties in hiring mental health support staff.

How this superintendent is amping up the power of his small N.J. district

The Point Pleasant Beach School District offers students a wide range of academic and extracurricular programs that "outmatches our size," Superintendent William T. Smith boasts.

Removal of 8 books may have created fear and harassment in Georgia district, feds say

Library book challenges in Forsyth County Schools may have created a "hostile environment for students," Department of Education investigators said in the agency's first foray into the recent wave of book bans buffeting K12.

How this year’s plague of safety threats is exactly what this expert predicted

And there's no sign of it letting up, he says. As this school year comes to an end, a school security expert and an assistant superintendent reflect on how threats against K12 are impacting schools around the country.

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