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 […]

National Survey School District Operations: Fall 2020 Survey Results

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Districts must regularly gather school stakeholder feedback to ensure virtual learning success and understand their experiences with online teaching and learning. Hanover Research launched the National Survey on School District Operations in September 2020, surveying K-12 teachers and parents to understand their perceptions on: In-person, hybrid, and online instruction Student social and emotional health School […]

Preparing for DEI Strategic Planning

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives require thoughtful strategic planning to enact change and yield improvements in student, staff, school, and district outcomes. Hanover Research created the Preparing for DEI Strategic Planning brief to help district leaders: Create effective DEI goals in the areas of training, curriculum and programs, hiring, and future vision Gain best […]

Research Brief: Preparing for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Planning

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives require thoughtful strategic planning to enact change and yield improvements in student, staff, school, and district outcomes to: Build a vibrant, inclusive climate that draws people together across differences in backgrounds, experiences, and interests; Expand the capability of the organization to successfully navigate a diverse work environment and global […]

Academic Equity Workbook

Achieving equal outcomes for all students and implementing equitable practices are complex problems district leaders face, which are impacted by many school- and community-based factors. Districts must examine various academic metrics to determine whether there are gaps between different student sub-populations and provide more equitable distribution of resources and services to support the most disadvantaged […]

Research Brief: Conducting an Equity Audit

School districts across the country are increasingly focused on breaking down system-level inequities. With many recent high-profile cases of police brutality and ongoing confrontations targeting Black individuals, the national conversation is emphasizing a greater understanding and development of equity. Conversations related to equity may range from dialogue about building cultural competencies to becoming an advocate […]

Virtual Student Engagement Toolkit

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Maintaining student engagement during virtual learning is one of the greatest challenges facing educators today. To overcome this challenge, schools must closely support teachers and implement methods to boost the behavioral, cognitive, and affective engagement of students. Hanover Research created the Virtual Student Engagement Toolkit to assist classroom teachers in learning more about: Best practices […]

Best Practices in SEL Systems and Structures

Many districts have prioritized the centralization of its social-emotional learning (SEL) systems and structures district-wide to support greater fidelity of program implementation and in standardizing practices throughout the district.   To support this effort, Hanover has prepared the following report, which reviews best practices for supporting the consistent implementation of SEL across a district and […]