Implementing Social-Emotional Learning in K-12 Schools

With K-12 students and families still navigating the effects of the pandemic, social-emotional learning (SEL) programs have never been more crucial. These programs play a critical role in helping students develop resiliency and in helping the larger community deal with stress and trauma, whether widespread or on individual levels. Our planning workbook, Implementing Social-Emotional Learning […]

October 2021 – Superintendents Leadership Council

The latest edition of Hanover’s Superintendents Leadership Council, co-hosted with the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators (MASA) and Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), was held on Thursday, October 14th and structured in a Q&A format that focused primarily on Unfinished Learning. Join us for November’s Superintendents Leadership Council on Wednesday, November 10th at […]

The Why and How of a Positive School Climate

With learning environments fluctuating between in-person, hybrid, and remote—along with a heightened focus on issues of equity and socioemotional learning—it’s never been more imperative that schools develop and maintain a positive school climate. Our infographic, The Why and How of a Positive School Climate, can help districts achieve a positive climate by understanding the current […]

September 2021 – Superintendents Leadership Council

The latest edition of Hanover’s Superintendents Leadership Council, co-hosted with the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators (MASA) and Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), was held on Wednesday, September 22nd and structured in a Q&A format that focused primarily on Leading in Challenging Times. Join us for October’s Superintendents Leadership Council on Thursday, October […]

Effective Superintendent & School Board Collaboration

With the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators (MASA) and the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), Hanover has created the Effective Superintendent & School Board Collaboration research brief. This resource aims to equip superintendents with resources and practices to foster a constructive work environment with school board members.   Over the past several years, […]

Fresno Unified School District Develops Its Strategic Plan with Stakeholder Feedback as the Cornerstone

Overview District/School: Fresno Unified School District Total Enrollment: 71,000 Location: Fresno, CA Research Methodologies: Staff Focus Group Virtual Student Focus Group Stakeholders’ Strategic Priorities Survey Strategic Planning Advisory Services Website: www.fresnounified.org   Challenge Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) serves more than 74,000 students, from preschool through grade 12, preparing career-ready graduates through high-quality instruction, district […]

August 2021 – Superintendents Leadership Council

The latest edition of Hanover’s Superintendents Leadership Council, co-hosted with the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators (MASA) and Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), was held on Thursday, August 19th and structured in a Q&A format that focused primarily on Navigating the Complexities of the 2021-22 School Year.   Join us for September’s Superintendents […]

Hanover Board Relations Diagnostic Instrument

In our Board Relations Diagnostic Instrument tool, Hanover presents and describes our Board Relations Diagnostic Instrument. The Diagnostic gathers feedback from the superintendent and board members to assess the board’s performance and to improve board governance, communications, and core activities to support student success.   In addition to the core diagnostic constructs, outlined below, the […]

Critical Steps to Successful Program Implementation

When it comes to using Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds, district leaders need to follow a clear process to ensure implementation fidelity, program success, and optimal support for students and staff. To help district and school leaders thoughtfully plan and prepare for program adoption and evaluation, Hanover Research created the Critical Steps […]

Impact of Socioeconomic Integration on Academic Achievement

In our Impact of Socioeconomic Integration on Academic Achievement research brief, Hanover examines the academic impact of socioeconomic integration, or policies and practices that reduce high concentrations of poverty within individual schools.   Throughout the United States, many public school districts are examining the value of socioeconomic integration as a potential consideration in their school […]

Iowa City Community School District Expands Its Research Capacity with Hanover’s Support

As the superintendent for Iowa City Community School District, Mr. Stephen Murley recognized the need to have a third-party research partner validate the work being conducted by the district’s researchers. The district turned to Hanover Research to understand how to apply its research to the classroom, feel a higher level of confidence in the direction […]

Toolkit to Overcome Learning Loss

The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP ESSER) requires districts to commit 20% of ESSER funds to programs that counter learning loss. This funding can help districts overcome significant social-emotional and academic challenges as students return, but it is imperative to identify and implement the right programs and strategies. Hanover […]