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Strategies & Insights for Technology Leaders in K-12 2/10/2022

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  • The Critical Role of Data in K–12 COVID Recovery

    As K–12 schools work to recover from widespread learning loss resulting from pandemic disruptions, implementing the tools, policies, and practices necessary to capture and leverage actionable data will be critical; here's how to identify, measure, and act on student and school data to maximize efforts at closing the learning gap.

  • NEA Survey Shows Big Jump in Educators Planning to Leave Teaching Sooner Than Planned

    The National Education Association released its latest survey conducted in January 2022 showing 90% of educators responded that burnout is a “serious problem” for them, and more than half, 55%, of the 3,621 educators surveyed said the pandemic has made them “more likely to retire or leave education earlier than planned” — a significant increase from the 37% with the same response to the same question in an August 2021 NEA survey.

  • Filmmaker Brett Culp Encourages Educators to See Their Actions as Heroic and Stay Focused on the Mission

    Documentary filmmaker Brett Culp describes how his journey making documentaries that tell the stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things to make a difference in the lives of others, changed his definition of what a hero and what a leader is — and teachers are both.

  • Q&A with Todd Miller: How Rave Mobile Safety Keeps Schools Safe

    Todd Miller, senior vice president of strategic programs at Rave Mobile Safety, recently spoke with THE Journal about Rave’s panic button app and how it’s helping keep schools and students safe, how Rave helps automate the instantaneous sharing of information that helps safety responders, and why he believes a statewide approach to school safety technology works best.


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