SuperEval Blog

How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Changed Education in America

July 19th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been to the American education system what the Internet was to traditional journalism, or Netflix was to home entertainment viewing. It caused an unexpected but irreversible paradigm shift, ushering in as many benefits and improvements as it caused sleepless nights to leaders, parents, and students. As our nation cautiously reopens, we […]

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SuperEval to Sponsor Summer 2021 RSA Conference

June 30th, 2021

SuperEval is proud to announce they are a returning sponsor of the Rural Schools Association (RSA) of New York State 2021 Summer Conference: Resilience, Recovery, Resurgence: Resetting the Rural Reality. This three-day conference will feature educational breakout sessions, organization awards, and a variety of keynote speakers. Additionally, SuperEval’s Dr. Michael Horning Jr. will be co-presenting […]

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Is Hybrid Learning Here to Stay?

June 7th, 2021

The academic classroom model is centuries old. While some corporations have embraced remote workforces, and some online universities have carved a niche for themselves in the higher education space, ask any educator if two years ago they would have predicted even the possibility of permanently hybrid learning, and the vast majority would have been highly […]

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How School Leaders Can Ensure Their Students Have Access to Food this Summer

May 26th, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis separated families from loved ones, ended lives prematurely, and caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs. In the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic alone, over 22 million U.S. workers lost their jobs. As of December 2020, even though many previously furloughed or laid off employees had returned to work, […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Resources and Helping Students Feel Safe in School

May 25th, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article includes information about mental illness and discusses topics such as depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and suicide. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to recognize, support, and uplift the needs of the millions of Americans living with mental health conditions. As a school district leader, May is a time to […]

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What Does it Mean to be a Leader in Education?

May 14th, 2021

After a year that challenged educators, parents, and children to rethink academic norms and adapt to unprecedented change, reflecting on our education system’s collective successes and failures reveals that the most prosperous districts were those managed by the strongest leaders. Being a leader in education took on a genuinely monumental expectation last year as superintendents, […]

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SuperEval April 2021 Updates: 100% Completion, BOE Self-Evaluation Prompt, and Default Year

April 28th, 2021

The SuperEval Team is excited to share some new updates to our platform. We take great pride in taking the feedback from our partners and implementing those ideas into improvements and enhancements to our platform. Together we can co-create the best platform and process to drive meaningful leadership evaluations. We hope you find the updates […]

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Competency-Based Learning and District Leaders in Personalized Education Models

March 11th, 2021

Across the country, schools, districts, and states are replacing the traditional, time-based student education investment structure with one that is optimized to help each student reach academic proficiency. This competency-based or personalized approach to educational outcomes could help you and your teachers maximize your results with a more efficient approach to student development. What Is […]

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Best Practices for Handling Negative Feedback on Social Media

February 25th, 2021

Successfully engaging with your school community, including your students, parents, and residents means using various communication channels to reach as many people as possible to inform, receive feedback, and hold constructive dialogue. Unfortunately, every communication channel that includes a response or feedback mechanism could be an avenue for criticism. Sometimes, it can be productive. Sometimes […]

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Are Your Teachers Receiving Adequate Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Training?

February 3rd, 2021

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is a process in which children acquire and apply the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to understand and manage their emotions, feel empathy, maintain and nurture positive relationships, be goal-oriented, and make responsible decisions. It is a vital component of every young person’s development. SEL skills are critical not only during youth […]

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