Equity & Diversity Pride Flags and Black Lives Matter Signs in the Classroom: Supportive Symbols or Propaganda?
Some districts ban Pride flags and Black Lives Matters signs in the classroom. Teachers are pushing back.
Education Funding Why School Leaders Are Sweating the Deadline for Spending COVID Relief Funds
Schools are concerned that supply and labor challenges beyond their control will constrain what they can achieve by spending federal funds.
Teaching Profession Opinion Stress, Hypervigilance, and Decision Fatigue: Teaching During Omicron
We teachers can’t just “self care” our way through this new stage of the pandemic, writes classroom educator Katy Farber.
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The format change shaves an hour from the current version and its U.S. roll-out is scheduled for 2024.
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How Schools Can Support Older Students Who Lag in Reading
Many older students have gaps in their foundational reading skills, limiting their ability to access grade-level work.
What Teachers Can Do to Help Struggling Readers Who Feel Ashamed
Students who are ashamed of not being able to read on grade level tend to withdraw from class or act out, experts say.
The Benefits of Intensive Tutoring for Older Readers
Research backs high-impact tutoring for older readers. But schools face barriers including cost and staffing.
Staffing Shortages Are Hurting Students Who Need Extra Reading Support
As schools try to support older students who need reading help, they’re bumping up against personnel issues due to the pandemic.
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Marketplace K-12 Eyeing Major Shake-Up, FCC Weighs Revamping E-Rate Competitive Bids
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