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Building upgrades, SEL: 100 large & urban districts plan their pandemic recovery

Bree Dusseault

New review of ESSER spending plans shows districts favor facilities improvements, student & teacher supports; investments in staff, parents less clear

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Trends in education innovation from 161 school leaders

Chelsea Waite

What it looks like to embrace the strengths, passions and needs of each student, particularly those who have been historically underserved.

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School mask, vaccine mandates are mostly gone. But what if the virus comes back?

Bree Dusseault

This piece was originally published by The 74. Dusseault: As 100 large districts gear up for a “normal” year, it’s not clear what will happen should another deadly COVID variant arise   For the past two years, start-of-school rituals and routines have been waylaid by virus surges, public health concerns, quarantines and overall uncertainty.

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Remote learning options are shutting down as school reopens in fall 2022

Bree Dusseault, Cara Pangelinan

Large districts more likely to keep pre-pandemic virtual programs than those created when Covid-19 closed schools and forced classes online