School & District Management Fighting the Delta Variant: School Reopening Just Got a Lot More Complicated
With COVID-19 cases surging and mitigation measures waning, a perfect storm is taking shape that could undercut the safe reopening of schools.
Student Achievement Student Learning Declined This Year, Especially for the Most Vulnerable Kids, Data Shows
Black, Latino, and American Indian students lost more ground than their white and Asian peers during the very unusual 2020-21 school year.
Student Well-Being When Teachers and School Counselors Become Informal Mentors, Students Thrive
New research shows that informal school-based mentorships lead to academic success. But not all students have equal access to mentors.
School & District Management Opinion When the National Education Debate Is Too Noisy, Look Local
A local network of your peers can offer not just practical advice, but an emotional safe harbor.
Student Well-Being CDC Calls for Return to Universal Masking in Schools
Reversing a decision it made earlier this month, the federal agency said even vaccinated students and adults should wear face coverings.
Education Funding The Fight Over Charter School Funding in Washington, Explained
Tensions between some Democrats in Congress and charter school backers have reached a new level over proposed restrictions on federal aid.
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The reopening of schools carries with it a host of technology decisions that could have an outsized impact on students' and teachers' lives.
Personalized Learning’s Big Test Is Coming This School Year
As schools try to repair the damage of COVID-19 and racial injustice, it's now or never for the much-hyped personalized learning movement.
Accelerating Learning: Tech Advice to Make It Happen
Accelerating learning through technology isn't as easy as putting a kid in front of a computer, experts and educators say.
Don't Buy 'Stupid Stuff:' Essential Advice for Technology Purchasing
School districts have more digital devices on their hands than ever before. Here's what they can do to get the biggest bang for their buck.
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Marketplace K-12 PowerSchool, Major Ed-Tech Provider, Valued at $3.5 Billion Following Initial Public Offering
PowerSchool, a major provider of student information systems and an array of other K-12 tools, is the latest education company to announce it is going public.
Purchasing Alert Florida District Seeks Mental Health Services; Washington State System Pursuing Online Tutoring Supports
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Purchasing Alert Maryland District to Buy Professional Learning For Bilingual Programs; North Carolina District Seeks Data System
The largest district in Maryland is seeking professional learning for bilingual and biliteracy programs, while a district in New Jersey is soliciting bids for online math and science simulations.
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