Lynn Moody, superintendent of Rowan-Salisbury School System, in this Q&A talks about how she used technology and innovation to help students find their passions. She also talks about leading a digital conversion, becoming a renewal district that has the flexibility of a charter school, and developing students' interpersonal skills to help them succeed in the future.
Kansas, Tennessee, Virginia, Idaho and Washington are waiving certain graduation requirements and other states are working on decisions around graduation requirements. Some states are waiving core credit requirements, using "pass" or "no credit" in place of letter grades, and scaling back requirements in areas such as community service and internships.
If you find yourself having to make a quick shift toward distance learning due to school closings or local quarantines, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. This guide, created by expert coaches, answers the top eight questions to consider when planning and launching remote learning.
As schools shift to distance learning, it can be challenging to continue fostering social-emotional learning. Here are five strategies to support student well-being and set up classroom routines at a distance.
Band directors from Desert Ridge Middle School and Eisenhower Middle School in Albuquerque, N.M., had students record individual parts to the same song and then combined them for a virtual concert. The directors plan to continue this method to allow students to practice together.
World Wrestling Entertainment's Thad Bullard, aka Titus O'Neil, has adopted Sligh Middle Magnet School in Tampa, Fla., raising and donating funds to spruce up the campus as well as the art studio and weight room. The former University of Florida football star and student body vice president visits the school every week as part of his outreach efforts.
Public colleges and universities were hopeful that lawmakers would boost funding this year and possibly even make tuition free for some students in a few states, but the coronavirus has upended expectations. With an economic recession seen as a possibility, it's unclear how much state budgets will have to devote to higher education, some experts say.
Pamela Angelakis, superintendent of the Swampscott Public Schools in Massachusetts, says she's had to deal with issues that range from managing a budget with limited funding to offering stability during frequent turnover in a principal position. She makes psychological safety a top priority and implemented a program for students re-entering school after absences related to medical or mental health issues and another program for students with emotional disabilities.
Students at Grandview Middle School in Hickory, N.C., brought African American history to life with a living wax museum. Students dressed up as famous black Americans like Rosa Parks, Joe Louis, Kobe Bryant, Beyonce Knowles and Jackie Robinson.
There are online resources for teachers to use that include some of the great sites and museums around the world, including virtual tours of The Great Wall of China, streaming performances from The Metropolitan Opera in New York and painting analysis from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.