A survey administered to public school teachers indicates that media literacy (ML) instruction is unevenly implemented, at best, and that obstacles to teaching ML (e.g., lack of time, other priorities) are common.
Recent Findings from the AEP
The Rise of Virtual Schools: Selected Findings from the Third American School District Panel Survey August 30, 2021
Results from the June 2021 American School District Panel survey suggest that K–12 remote instruction will outlast the pandemic. This report highlights districts' plans for temporary and more-lasting remote instruction options starting in fall 2021.
School Districts Have Expanded Their Nonacademic Services for 2021–2022, While Academic Offerings Remain Much the Same: Selected Findings from the Third American School District Panel Survey August 23, 2021
Results from the June 2021 American School District Panel survey suggest that while public schools are expanding their nonacademic offerings due to the pandemic, most academic programs for the 2021–2022 school year will remain the same.
The K–12 Pandemic Budget and Staffing Crises Have Not Panned Out—Yet: Selected Findings from the Third American School District Panel Survey August 16, 2021
This report presents district leaders' accounts of staff turnover and fiscal health at the end of the 2020–2021 school year. The authors highlight district leaders' concerns about facing a fiscal cliff after federal aid expires.
Supporting Principals to Lead on the Selection and Use of Instructional Materials in Classrooms July 19, 2021
This brief discusses findings from several RAND reports on principals' roles with respect to instructional materials. Recommendations describe how stakeholders can prepare and support principals to lead in selecting and using instructional materials.
School Leaders' Role in Selecting and Supporting Teachers' Use of Instructional Materials: An Interview Study July 19, 2021
The authors examine what school leaders regard as the key dimensions of quality instructional materials and describe the role that school leaders play in guiding the selection and use of instructional materials.
Job-Related Stress Threatens the Teacher Supply: Key Findings from the 2021 State of the U.S. Teacher Survey June 15, 2021
The authors explore the state of teacher well-being in the United States, describing job-related stressors that teachers faced during the pandemic and the working conditions of teachers who were considering leaving their jobs because of the pandemic.