Commentary

How Home Visits Helped Connecticut Cut Student Absenteeism

Phyllis W. Jordan When students started dropping off the school rolls during the pandemic, Connecticut put $10.7 million of its federal relief aid toward a home…

Tackling Teacher Shortages With Targeted Strategies

Smart responses to teacher shortages

Districts Invest in “Science of Reading” With Covid Aid

Adopting evidence-based approaches to teaching reading

To Help Kids Catch up Academically, Let’s Focus on Friendships

How strong relationships fuel social-emotional development and wellness

Convincing Students to Stay in School Post-Pandemic

A commentary sharing tips for supporting chronic absenteeism initiatives post pandemic

Why Digital STEM Initiatives Are a Valuable Investment

Gemma Lenowitz Gemma Lenowitz is a program officer at Overdeck Family Foundation for the Inspired Minds portfolio, which aims to build the next generation of…

A New Strategy to Solve the Substitute Teacher Crisis

Using financial incentives to draw substitutes to underserved schools

How to Salvage Federal Funding for Child Care, Early Education

Funding strategies for child care and preK