Confronting Chronic Absenteeism, a School District Harnessing Relationships, and More

 //  Jul 29, 2021

Confronting Chronic Absenteeism, a School District Harnessing Relationships, and More

Here are a few of the education stories we've bookmarked recently. 

Summer Reading: Reacclimating for In-Person Learning

With the start of the school year fast approaching and many kids once again attending school in-person, districts nationwide are making it a priority to reacclimate their students to being in school full time. K-12 Dive has gathered a selection of recent coverage that provides solutions and approaches for educators and districts to help their students return to school.   

A School District Is Built on Relationships. Here’s How to Harness Them

Zandra Jo Galván, superintendent of the Greenfield Union school district in California, writes this piece for Education Week about how she was able to mobilize a 75-member reopening task force consisting of various administrators, parents, community members, and labor partners for her district.

An Action Plan for Confronting Chronic Absenteeism This Fall

With schools being shut down since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, chronic absenteeism has become an even greater issue for schools. Within this article, Education Week lists out some of the recommended strategies to help districts get a hold on this issue and help get students to attend school this coming fall.

Thousands of Kids Lost Parents to COVID-19. Schools Must Prepare to Help the Grieving

Between February 2020 and February 2021 about 40,000 children throughout the United States lost a parent to COVID-19. In light of this, Education Week explores the ways in which districts and educators can prepare for the influx of children that will be in a state of grief this school year.