The beginning of the year is a critical time for teachers to assess their students. By getting a sense of where each student is at academically, they can better understand how to best support them throughout the year.
Supporting students emotionally and mentally when they are back in school this fall is at the top of the list for educators. Keeping students engaged can do wonders for their academic success.
Even though the deadline to use the monies received from the federal funds distributed during COVID is not until 2024, schools are being pushed to use the money sooner than later, specifically the money from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) or ESSER III. According to a recent article in EdWeek, “Politicians and U.S. Department of
In response to COVID-19 closures, government funding has made it possible for schools to provide more technology for students in their districts, effectively making significant progress toward more equitable education. However, the key in access to equitable education is not only access to the devices and programs themselves but also to the internet to use those devices.
An enduring challenge for K-12 administrators and teachers alike already looms even as the school year wraps up.
Educators are likely looking ahead to the start of the coming school year and pondering how to best help students recoup learning lost over the summer.
As the period of the pandemic lockdown appears more fully in the rearview mirror for many, educators are faced with yet another unprecedented equation:
Summer Slide + COVID Slide = ???
Will these intertwining elements associated with learning loss create more of a challenge for K-12 students and educators in the upcoming school year?