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Solving Teacher Shortages: Emergency Hires and Teacher Certification
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| Research on emergency hires of teachers during the pandemic highlights challenges in teacher effectiveness and retention. Investing in well-funded, high-retention pathways like teacher residencies can support a diverse, well-prepared teaching force, addressing teacher shortages and improving student outcomes in the long run.
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Transforming Schools blog series: State Strategies for Community Schools by Julie Woods
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| Many states are considering community schools as a way to address student mental health and chronic absenteeism and support learning recovery. Aided by the federal Full-Service Community Schools grant program, states can support systemic approaches to expand community schools by leveraging a range of federal, state, local, and private funds.
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Transforming Schools blog series: "Supporting Learning and Well-Being" by Tara Kini
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| Using federal, state, and local funding sources, Buena Vista Horace Mann K–8 Community School’s approach supports students’ physical and emotional well-being in myriad ways, including offering the school as an overnight shelter for families experiencing homelessness.
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Transforming Schools Blog Series: "Prioritizing Community and Authentic Learning" by Charlie Thompson
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| While most school leaders manage countless priorities, William Smith High School explores what can happen when the focus is deliberately refined to the essentials, such as building community, exploring project-based learning, and integrating professional learning into the school’s culture.
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Blog Series: Transforming Schools. "California Community Schools Partnership Program"
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| In 2021, the California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP) was launched to support the implementation of community schools across the state. The UCLA Center for Community Schooling provides a first glance at the progress of approximately 450 schools that are supported through CCSPP implementation grants.
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Transforming Schools blog series: Community Schools Transforming Education Nationwide by Jane Quinn and Martin Blank
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| In a growing number of neighborhoods and school districts across the U.S., community schools are transforming public education for the better and providing a strategy for helping to tackle our country's most serious problems, including extreme inequality and racial injustice.
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Transforming Schools blog series: Community Schools Supporting Rural Education by Anna Maier
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| After nearly five years of community school implementation, supported by an infusion of state funds, a consortium of small rural districts in California’s Kern County is seeing significant academic growth and attendance rates far higher than the county average.
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Blog Series: Transforming Schools: "School Safety Policies and Practices" by Jennifer DePaoli and Jennifer McCombs
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| A rise in the number of school shootings over time has driven increasing attention to school safety, but the policies states might enact to promote safe schools are hotly debated. With two broad approaches—increasing physical security and building supportive school communities—it's imperative to review what the evidence shows as effective.
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Group on middle school students working on a project.
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| The American education system has made limited progress towards the dream of equity envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. more than 60 years ago. Exemplary schools across the country offer a blueprint for building schools in which all students thrive regardless of zip code, family income, or race and ethnicity.
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Blog series: Transforming Schools. "The Linked Learning Approach" by Anne Stanton
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| During the pandemic, many students suffered steep learning loss, disengagement, and burnout. But some students came out thriving: Experiencing little learning loss, engaged in their education, and continuously supported by wraparound services providing meals and health services. What was different about these schools and what can others learn from them?