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.
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White Plains High School students walk between classes, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in White Plains, N.Y.
Students walk between classes at White Plains High School in White Plains, N.Y., earlier this year.
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Special Education Video Making a Difference for Students With Learning Differences 1 on 1
Eye to Eye pairs younger students with learning differences with older students with the same challenges to show them they’re not alone.
School & District Management Opinion The Pandemic Forced My District to Make One Big Change Worth Keeping
The disruptive change of COVID-19 can offer opportunities even in the face of tragedy.
Erica M. Forti
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A woman looks past the pandemic to the future.
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Personalized Learning Download Personalized Learning and Pandemic Recovery: 6 Big Considerations
Software alone is not the answer to getting personalized learning back on track, but popular new forms of schooling could help.
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Teaching Profession Opinion Teachers Were Told to 'Give Grace' as the Pandemic Started. They Did That and Much More
Districts offered little guidance otherwise, writes researcher Lora Bartlett.
Lora Bartlett
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Education Sparked by Pandemic Fallout, Homeschooling Surges Across U.S.
Some parents are now opting to homeschool their children, even as schools plan to resume in-person classes.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Equity & Diversity Video These Schools Served Black Students During Segregation. There's a Fight to Preserve Them
A look at how Black people managed to grow a solid middle class without access to so many of America’s public schools.
According to The Campaign to Create a Julius Rosenwald & Rosenwald Schools National Historical Park, the two-teacher school was developed between 1926-1927 and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2009. The building is now owned by Cain’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, which sits adjacent to it.
The Russell School (also known as Cain’s School), a Rosenwald school in Durham, N.C., pictured on Feb. 17, 2021.
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Equity & Diversity Video The Fight to Preserve Rosenwald Schools
Jane Carpenter Pollard, alumna of the historic Scrabble School located in Rappahannock County, Va. She and her six siblings attended the Rosenwald school.
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Jane Carpenter, an alumna of the Scrabble School, discusses her experiences as a student at the Rosenwald school in Castleton, Va.
Jane Carpenter, an alumna of the Scrabble School, discusses her experiences as a student at the Rosenwald school in Castleton, Va.
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Law & Courts Video The Supreme Court's Vulgar Snapchat Ruling and What It Means for Students' Free Speech
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a former high school cheerleader after she was suspended from the team over a vulgar Snapchat post. Here's what the high court said.
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Equity & Diversity Video A Black Male Educator From Virginia on What He’s Faced in the School Building
After experiencing racism in the school building early in his career, a black male teacher in Alexandria, Va., sought out a school with leaders who looked like him. Here, he explains why that matters and discusses the issues he continues to see in the education system.
A student at Crosby High School works in class in Waterbury, Conn. on Nov. 2, 2019. While students in the Waterbury public school district are predominantly black and Hispanic, the vast majority of its educators, as in school districts across the country, are white.
A student at Crosby High School works in class in Waterbury, Conn. on Nov. 2, 2019. While students in the Waterbury public school district are predominantly black and Hispanic, the vast majority of its educators, as in school districts across the country, are white.
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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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Marketplace K-12 K-12 Dealmaking: Byju’s Acquires Digital Reading Platform; Investment Firm Snaps Up Teaching Strategies
Byju's continues its effort to expand into North America, and early childhood education provider Teaching Strategies switched from one investment firm parent company to another.
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Marketplace K-12 Another Education Company Goes Public: Instructure IPO Gives Ed-Tech Firm $2.9 Billion Valuation
Instructure, maker of the widely used K-12 learning management system Canvas, is the latest ed-tech firm to go public.
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