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What is absenteeism

This may be stating the obvious, but education is most effective when students are consistently in school and learning. Unfortunately, chronic absenteeism from school—which increased dramatically during the pandemic—continues to be a nationwide crisis.

2023-11-20T16:24:16-05:00November 14th, 2023|

How School Transformation Helps Underperforming Schools

Underperforming schools often require significant changes to achieve their goals. School transformation is a process that involves thorough analysis, observation, and assessment of a school’s strengths and challenges, followed by an implementation plan to improve in all areas.

2023-11-09T12:54:36-05:00November 9th, 2023|

What Is Blended Learning?

Education hasn’t looked the same since the pandemic as new approaches and innovations make their way into classrooms around the world. One of those approaches, which remains quite popular and effective today, is blended learning.

2023-10-24T08:45:38-04:00October 24th, 2023|

What is Financial Literacy?

Did you know that more than 60% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck? When this is the case, how do people set themselves up for long-term financial security?

2023-10-12T16:40:07-04:00October 12th, 2023|

What is Tutoring?

Tutoring is extra academic learning and support that can be delivered by a teacher, other school staff, an experienced peer, or a professional tutor.

2023-10-24T08:50:41-04:00October 12th, 2023|

Making the Most Out of Your Investment in Educators

The most recent NAEP scores are not pretty…especially in reading and math, with the latter seeing its largest drop since 19901. But academics is just one issue facing educators today— non-academic barriers to learning are on the rise across all student populations.Many teachers are simply not prepared to handle the situations—both academic and non-academic—that arise in classrooms. Behavioral disruptions, mental health challenges, specialized learning needs…these are everyday realities in the general education classroom, and teachers must possess the tools to effectively address these scenarios. Catapult Learning’s integrated professional learning approach offers a holistic development approach that promises an effective solution to [...]

2023-09-13T09:16:42-04:00September 7th, 2023|

3 Keys to Teacher Retention

We’ve reached an inflection point regarding teacher retention, and education leaders must strategize on how to keep their best educators before it’s too late. Consider these 2022 statistics: 80% of teachers indicate that burnout is a serious problem.1 55% of educators now indicate that they are ready to leave the profession earlier than planned.2 76% of educators feel student behavioral issues are a serious problem.3 84% of educators support hiring more counselors and school psychologists.4 94% of educators want more student health and behavioral support.5 Only 10% of educators would strongly recommend the profession to a young adult.6 Only 30% [...]

2023-04-11T15:39:48-04:00April 11th, 2023|

Turning Summer Learning Loss into Learning Gains

Summer learning loss, summer slide—these familiar terms describe the loss of learning over the summer from the prior school year because of the lengthy absence from school. On top of that, we are now (unfortunately) dealing with COVID learning loss, which still lingers as a result of school disruptions and prolonged virtual learning. Combined, this loss of learning creates a dangerous and slippery slope that schools and students have been struggling to climb since the spring of 2020. But there is a way to combat summer slide and COVID learning loss. First, let’s look at some staggering data surrounding learning [...]

2023-04-11T15:08:58-04:00February 3rd, 2023|

How California Schools Can Best Use Their EANS Funds

California’s student literacy rates are low, teacher stress is high, learning gaps are expansive, and student mental health is nearing crisis levels. There is hope to be found in the form of California Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) funding. And there are plenty of areas in which this federal funding can be spent, in ways that will make a true impact in the classroom. Let’s look at how California non-public schools can best use their EANS funds. Types of California EANS Funding Before we get into the best ways to invest the funds, we’ll take a quick look at [...]

2022-12-14T15:01:49-05:00December 14th, 2022|

The Only Real Way to Recover from Learning Loss

The devastating learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has been well-documented, and its effects still linger today. A recent survey shows that  59% of families are worried that their children will experience long-term academic struggles because of disruptions to their education (both academic and emotional) during the COVID-19 pandemic*. In addition, the most recent i-Ready assessments, for the 2021-22 school year, reveal that fewer children in the early grades (K-3) are developing essential phonics skills. Math scores aren’t much better; in grades 5 through 8, for example, fewer students than ever are developing essential math skills like understanding place [...]

2022-11-01T10:28:48-04:00November 1st, 2022|
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