Author Archives: Jenna Buckle

5 Ways Districts Use Early Warning Indicators

5 Ways Districts Use Early Warning Indicators to Promote Student Success

The ways that educators use early warning indicators to support students have evolved over the last few decades.

Early warning systems (EWS) were originally developed for dropout prevention using the “ABCs” of student data: attendance, behavior, and coursework. With these strong indicators, schools and districts could identify students who were at risk of not graduating high school.

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How to Measure Social Emotional Learning

How School Districts Measure Social Emotional Learning to Support the Whole Student

There’s no question that social emotional learning (SEL) is essential to students’ success in school and life.

Extensive research has shown that students who participate in SEL programs demonstrate 11% gains in academics, improved classroom behavior, better stress management, and higher attendance. As the body of research on social-emotional learning grows, district and school leaders are focusing on infusing SEL into the classroom through different programs and activities.

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Charlotte County Public Schools - Panorama

Taking a New Approach to Family Engagement at Charlotte County Public Schools

For district leaders at Charlotte County Public Schools (Fla.), giving families a voice is more than just “checking a box.” By collecting family survey data and sharing it with school communities, CCPS is able to spark meaningful conversation about how the district can help families better support students’ learning.

But it hasn’t always been this way for CCPS. Although the district has traditionally valued family input, this marks a new approach—one that embraces collaboration and action.

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