Climate change threatens America’s ragged school infrastructure

The Hechinger Report

In October 2003, one year after a flood that forced people to evacuate their homes, residents voted to tax themselves — an action locals here do not take lightly — and create the Seward-Bear Creek Flood Service Area.

Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

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In Closing the Achievement Gap: A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices (2003), Belinda Williams identified four needs of students. In elementary school, the classroom teacher often serves that function. In many middle and high schools, an advisory or advocacy program is often included. We worked with an elementary school that had multi-grade wings for long-term personalization. By Barbara Blackburn and Ron Williamson.

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Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

The extreme scarcity of counselors in Arizona, especially in elementary schools, puts students there at particular risk. Just before this crisis began, Arizona was poised to spend millions more on boosting its thin roster of counselors, thanks in part to the advocacy of students like Kumar.

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Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

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The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund follows the same formula as Title I, so it can be used to help bridge the digital divide for students from low-income families. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

The Hechinger Report

Since 2003, public schools in the state have only been fully funded twice. In the mornings, black kids like Clark rode on yellow school buses to Lexington Elementary; the white kids boarded blues ones that took them to private school.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

The bad news is we’re not seeing a lot of innovation or discussion around personalized learning,” said Claire Voorhees, national policy director for the Tallahassee, Florida-based Foundation for Excellence in Education, an advocacy group for personalized learning. We’re not quite seeing the bold jump to innovation that we would like to see,” said Chip Slaven, a senior advocacy advisor for the Alliance for Excellent Education, which works to improve high schools.