Monthly Archives: September 2021

Article written by Michael Raisor, PhD. the Senior Vice President, Education Solutions for MGT. Making preparations to avoid confusion during any emergency—including a pandemic—is critical. Calling the pandemic a shock for school districts nationwide is an understatement. For many districts, the sudden shift to home learning necessitated sudden steps like purchasing tablets and laptops, creating…

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The U.S. Dept. of Ed. released a new resource, “Strategies for Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Address the Impact of Lost Instructional Time,” examining evidence-based strategies for addressing pandemic-related learning loss using their share of the $122 billion in ARP funds earmarked for K-12 education. The resource details ways educators can use those funds…

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A survey by the AASA reveals that school districts across the country don’t plan to spend much of their American Rescue Plan funds on facilities renovations or new construction. Close to half of districts indicated they would spend no more than 10% of ARP funding on school facilities improvements, while 16% of districts said they…

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School districts, especially in areas where vaccine and mask mandates have become contentious, may see higher turnover rates among staff after President Joe Biden called last week for vaccines to be mandated for employers with 100 or more workers in the near future. District leaders worry turnover may be especially damaging among school nutrition and…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on the teacher workforce and increased turnover in some states, with some concerns centering on school or district health and safety protocols, burnout as a result of hybrid teaching, and the stress of additional responsibilities like guiding students through difficult emotions and connecting them with services. HR and…

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Burnout isn’t a new concept for school leaders and staff, but prolonged uncertainty and intensity of the pandemic is pushing educators in all roles to reconsider their careers. Results of a national survey of teachers found high levels of stress and varying degrees of anxiety. And an increasing rate of superintendent resignations and early retirements…

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The Caldor Fire consumed an El Dorado County elementary school Tuesday afternoon, as firefighters fought to keep the blazes contained. Walt Tyler Elementary, an elementary school in Grizzly Flats, California, burned to the ground in the Caldor Fire on Aug. 17, 2021. Only the charred remains of the playground remained standing. Click here for the…

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Director of Maintenance & Operations needed at the Ross Valley School District in San Anselmo, CA. This is a full time 12-month position. Go to EdJoin.org for more information and applications. Questions about the application or hiring process should be directed to the Human Resources Department at (415) 451-4063. Closes September 24, 2021 and is…

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Topics covered in this month’s update include: Legislative Year Coming to an End Universal T-Kindergarten Implementation Housing Legislation COVID-Related Enrollment Declines SB 1383 Organic Waste Recycling CASH MN Highlighting M&O Hot Topics at Fall Conference Upcoming CASH Events Click here for the full article…

Schools are getting desperate — and creative — in tackling a nationwide bus driver shortage, Axios’ Neal Rothschild reports. A charter school in Wilmington, Delaware, is offering parents $700 to get their kids to and from school for the year. A poll released by several school trade associations this week shows the shortage is the…

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