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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center The Decline of Hybrid Learning for This School Year, in 4 Charts
Less than one-fourth of districts started the year with a mix of remote and in-person learning, a new EdWeek Research Center survey shows.
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Craft flexible strategies, encourage experimentation with new instructional models, and regularly solicit feedback.
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School & District Management Some Teachers Won't Get Vaccinated, Even With a Mandate. What Should Schools Do About It?
Vaccine requirements for teachers are gaining traction, but the logistics of upholding them are complicated.
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Law & Courts Here Are the Upcoming Supreme Court Cases That Matter for Schools
Major cases on school choice and religious schools will be heard, along with a case on whether school boards can reprimand outspoken members.
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IT Infrastructure Privacy Group Cautions Schools on Technology That Flags Children at Risk of Self-Harm
Software that scans students’ online activity and flags children believed to be at risk of self-harm comes with significant risks, a new report warns.
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