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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

virtual student engagement toolkit

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 […]

Best Practices in Virtual Assessments

best practices in virtual assessments

As schools across the country continue virtual learning in various formats, district leaders should provide support to instructional staff administering assessments in a virtual format while maintaining their integrity. To assist teachers in online instruction, Hanover Research reviewed secondary literature to bring you the Best Practices in Virtual Assessments report. This report focuses on assessment […]

Equity Data Review Protocol Toolkit

Download this toolkit to: Explore components of data review protocols and best practices for analyzing student and district data through and equity lens; and Find tools and ready-to-use resources that data teams can incorporate into their data review process immediately Download the toolkit today!

Anti-Racism Discussion Guide

Anti-Racism Discussion Guide

It is imperative for districts and school leaders to cultivate anti-racist school systems that embrace diversity and advance equity. Nationwide uprisings against police brutality and movements like Black Lives Matter have recently catalyzed many districts to examine internal policies and push critical discussions with stakeholders regarding race, racism, and equity. District leaders across the country […]