What K12 leaders need to know about gender gaps in college and career confidence

Here's a number that should startle superintendents: 72% of female high school graduates lack confidence about their career path, a new survey has found.

Superintendent’s Playbook: How to make more progress with interventions

"It forces collaboration between social studies, math, English and science teachers," explains Superintendent John Dignan of Wayne-Westland Community Schools, about embedding interventions into core instruction. "They're working together and our kids are getting the medicine they need—it's not just about remediation, it's about acceleration."

Surprise: Teachers now like ChatGPT more than students do

As some worry about artificial intelligence advancing beyond human control, many of the teachers who have used ChatGPT are embracing the high-tech tool.

How socio-scientific instruction delivers job-ready skills to students—and boosts achievement

The increasingly popular STEM strategy "socio-scientific instruction" integrates social and ethical considerations into the curriculum, which gives students the chance to apply the skills they’re learning to address weighty issues.

Why this superintendent sees vouchers as a transformative opportunity

Superintendent Kurt Browning, the longtime leader of Florida's Pasco County Schools, calls himself a "champion of choice," having launched several magnet programs and expanded advanced curriculum offerings.

6 ways to nurture female students’ great aptitude for STEM

Here are the steps we need to take to understand how our female students feel about STEM subjects and pursuing careers in those areas.

Preschool STEM: 6 ways to launch effective learning early

Preschool STEM can prevent inequities in science and math achievement when students start kindergarten, and prevent the gap from growing.

Advice for smaller districts: Here are 4 ways to give students access to advanced math

Teachers in high-needs areas are more likely than their counterparts in resource-abundant schools to use curriculum from the previous year, according to a new report. It's up to education leaders to help close the gap.

Just how big is the K12 online tutoring market going to get?

The ever-increasing focus on STEM and the use of mobile devices for learning will drive significant growth in the online tutoring market over the next five years—by an estimated $97.7 billion.

Superintendents, are you sick of the culture wars? So are many parents

A majority of parents say the culture wars—i.e., banning books and stifling 'woke' agendas—are much less important than academic advancement and school safety, according to a new survey.

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