District Leaders’ Guide for Developing a Professional Learning Plan

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Teacher attrition is a significant risk for districts across the country, with many educators citing a lack of engaging and effective professional learning as a top factor in their decision to resign. Our research brief, District Leaders’ Guide for Developing a Professional Learning Plan, helps district leaders provide high-quality, relevant, and accessible professional learning to […]

Jackson Local Schools Experiences Virtual Learning Success

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Overview District/School: Jackson Local Schools Enrollment: 5,982 Location: Massillon, OH Research Methodology: Literature Review   Challenge Jackson Local Schools (JLS) is a comprehensive K-12 public school district, one of the 12 local and five city school districts in Stark County, Ohio. Recognizing that some students, families, and teachers may benefit most from a permanent virtual […]

4 Strategies Proven to Increase Teacher Retention

Teacher retention is a serious concern for many districts and the COVID-19 pandemic has placed additional pressure on districts to ensure the right mental health support and professional development is in place. In fact, 33% of teachers are somewhat or very likely to leave the profession within the next 12 months, compared to only 8% […]

Webinar Recording – Lessons Learned: Conquering Today’s Challenges in K-12 Education

Listen as Hanover leaders and our esteemed panelists share strategies for addressing the digital divide, navigating declining enrollment, and managing a challenging budget season.   While the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for K-12 leaders, it has also presented a generational opportunity for transformation and systemic reform across local, regional, […]

2021 Trends in K-12 Education

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K-12 leaders have an opportunity to reflect on the unprecedented challenges of 2020 and leverage lessons learned as a catalyst to introduce new strategies that advance equity, support teachers, and engage the community. Hanover’s 2021 Trends in K-12 Education Report summarizes emerging trends and offers recommendations on: The use of taskforces and equity audits to […]

January 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, January 21st and structured in a Q&A format that focused primarily on Confronting Inequities in your District.   January Speakers Include: • Dr. Gustavo Balderas – Superintendent, […]

Webinar Recording – Part 1: Leading Through a Dual Pandemic: Reforming Education Through Strategic Planning

Hanover’s Dr. Leila Nuland and Alexandria City Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr., host district leaders from across the country in this two-part webinar series.   In Part 1 of Leading Through a Dual Pandemic: Reforming Education Through Strategic Planning, leaders from Howard-Suamico School District (Mr. Damian LaCroix, Superintendent and Mr. Mark Smith, […]

Research Brief: Types and Impacts of Race-Related Trainings

Racial inequity in education outcomes is well-established. Differences in white and minority student education outcomes and the presence of teachers’ prejudices reveal continued bias and systemic racism in U.S. education opportunities and practices. As such, districts may attempt to address racial bias and resulting student outcome inequity through teacher professional development (PD), such as diversity […]

From Culturally Competent to Anti-Racist: Types and Impacts of Race-Related Trainings

To determine the most relevant and effective race-related training for their staff, districts seek to understand the differences between these trainings and the evidence, if any, of their efficacy in reducing racial inequity in education and education outcomes. In this report, Hanover Research examines the overlap and/or distinctions between race-related trainings and then explores five […]