Month: January 2021

Taking advantage of flexibilities allowed by the U.S. Department of Education this school year, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Tennessee and other states have moved to suspend school accountability report cards or waive or reduce the weight of certain accountability measures, like assessments, for the 2020-21 school year.

In the wake of an unprecedented and unpredictable 2020, the novel coronavirus pandemic has reshaped the K-12 landscape, shifting — and in some cases outright derailing — the trends guiding what 21st century education looks like. With the effects of these crises likely to linger at all levels of school districts for years to come, these eight trends will be critical to watch in the coming year: 1) Vaccine navigation, 2) COVID-19 relief and Biden administration policy shifts, 3) School models, 4) Assessments and accountability, 5) Lost learning and social growth recovery, 6) Recruitment and retention of teachers and students, 7) Teacher burnout, and 8) Social justice and anti-racist practices.

Deadline: Friday, Jan. 22, 2021
The Readiness Institute at Penn State, in collaboration with Global Moonshots in Education, is collecting messages of hope from students, educators and members of the global community and then sending those messages to the moon to create a lasting reminder that the hopes of today can become the reality of tomorrow. Once your hope has been sent to the moon, every time you look into the night sky, you will be reminded of what it is that you are hoping for and how your actions can contribute to the greater good of community and future readiness.

Monday, June 28 – Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021 | Virtual/In-Person
Deadline: Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
The School District of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time are seeking proposals demonstrating outstanding commitment to student engagement and interest through providing students with a unique learning opportunity during the 2021 Summer Dreamers Academy, a summer learning camp for students who have just completed kindergarten through 5th grade.

Tuesday, May 4 – Friday, May 7, 2021 | Virtual
Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021
The purpose of this conference is to provide those working with children, youth and families the knowledge and skills that will help them in their work to support families through evidence-based home visiting and child abuse and neglect prevention services that utilize the Strengthening Families Protective Factors.

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