AESA Perspectives Journal
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Back to Blog In the current educational landscape, school trustees face a distinct and challenging environment characterized by political maneuvering and persistent change, largely influenced by the recent pandemic. The educational system’s shockwaves stemming from COVID-19 have led to far-reaching consequences, including learning setbacks, heightened social divisions, and exacerbation of pre-existing disruptions in school governance…Read More
Like many Educational Service Agencies (ESAs) across the country, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 (AIU8) strives to create customized solutions to challenges that confront its member school districts. Fortunately, less than a year before the COVID-19 challenge arrived, the AIU8 embraced a state funding opportunity to collaborate with the nation’s only Trauma-Skilled™ Schools certification program to create a capacity-building model for addressing school trauma issues in its primarily rural, four-county region.Read More
Background Education Service Agencies (ESAs) across the country have found themselves building up an entirely new division in their Federal Programs departments. In March of 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) into law. The Act includes an unprecedented $800 million to support children and youth experiencing homelessness via the…Read More
by Mike Snowberry, Director of Learning Services, Luxemburg-Casco School District in Luxemburg, WI Did you know that 10,000 people a day nationally cross the retirement threshold of age 65 and that more than half of U.S. adults 55 and older said they were out of the labor force due to retirement? On top of that,…Read More