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How can district leaders guarantee that they will get accurate and actionable results from SEL assessments? What are the biggest challenges?

A February 2015 study from the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, concluded that, on average, every dollar invested in SEL programming yields $11 in long-term benefits.

School administrators more closely assess the social-emotional strengths of students and the impact of new programs.

Tina H. Weaver is the director of administration for Madison County Public Schools in Virginia.

Five considerations for successfully incorporating transportation employees into behavioral intervention systems.

The alarming rate of school shootings in recent years has led to the creation of emergency notification systems that can send various types of messages to multiple devices, giving administrators more control.

Low salaries, dismal job satisfaction rates, decreased education funding and a general devaluing of the profession detract future teachers and impede retention. That’s why some districts are turning to creative partnerships to boost hiring. 

Co-principals Shy-Quon Ely II and Brooke Beavers will focus on improving test scores, preventing state intervention and establishing closer ties with families and the community.

Co-principals Shy-Quon Ely II and Brooke Beavers, most recently co-leaders of a local charter, will focus on improving test scores, preventing state intervention and establishing closer ties with families and the community.

Source: 2016-17 Digital School District Survey

School districts use data dashboards for student performance, student information system administration view, IT systems and services, break/fix support, mid-course assessments, and financials/budgeting.

MAP FOR SUCCESS—Teachers at the Innovate@BVSD conference in the Boulder Valley School District share new and innovative ways to bring technology into instruction.

With the influx of $20 million in voter-approved “innovation” funds as part of a $576.5 million bond issue came a need for Boulder Valley School District educators and administrators to share ideas to best integrate technology into instruction.

Trish Rubin is a marketing instructor at Baruch College in New York and is the author of BrandED: Tell Your Story, Build Relationships, and Empower Learning.

How two schools gathered data to help build their brands and more effectively tell their stories. 

Source: The fifth annual survey of K12 teachers by SheerID and Agile Education Marketing

On average, teachers spent $652 of their own money on classroom supplies, instructional materials and PD in 2018, according to the fifth annual survey of K12 teachers by SheerID and Agile Education Marketing. That marks a 39 percent increase from last year.

Want to improve your district’s retirement offerings for teachers? Start by ensuring that you understand these terms.

Brooke Lawson is the mental health coordinator at Hamilton Southeastern Schools in Indiana.

Early intervention efforts that include open, clear communications with students and their families are key.

RETAIN UNTIL RETIREMENT—Veteran teachers in the Alpine School District receive a stipend as an incentive in their retirement packages. The Utah district also makes contributions to a state plan, to which teachers can add payments.

As schools clamor to recruit and retain high-quality teachers, a generous, dependable retirement savings plan can be an important draw. To provide that, district leaders must understand the challenges posed by current offerings and identify alternatives.

Mike Daugherty is director of technology and information systems at Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools in Ohio.

Here are three communication strategies to help educate families and keep them connected when implementing new technology initiatives.

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