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Even before the pandemic started, one state started thinking about how to understand student needs better. That plan accelerated with the virus.
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Teaching Profession CDC Director Approves Booster Shots for Teachers, Reversing Panel's Decision
Workers in high-exposure jobs, including school staff, may receive a Pfizer booster shot, based on an assessment of their individual benefits and risks.
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Houston Health Department LVN Alicia Meza prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Jan. 3, at a Houston Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
A nurse in Houston prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine. A federal advisory committee voted not to recommend a booster shot for K-12 school staff.
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Recruitment & Retention Video What’s Behind the School Staffing Shortages—and What Districts Can Do to Address Them
Schools are experiencing a staffing shortage across a range of classified and low-wage positions. A look at the causes, and some solutions.
Rycc Smith welcomes Montello Elementary School students as they board his bus outside the Lewiston, Maine school after the first day back in nearly a month on Jan. 21, 2021. The entire school district switched to all remote learning after an uptick in COVID-19 cases last month.
Rycc Smith welcomes Montello Elementary School students as they board his bus outside the Lewiston, Maine school after the first day back in nearly a month on Jan. 21, 2021. The entire school district switched to all remote learning after an uptick in COVID-19 cases last month.
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Federal How a Big Federal Spending Package Could Affect School Meals and Student Poverty Counts
Legislation to expand access to free school meals highlights a persistent concern: how to improve the ways we identify students in poverty.
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School & District Management A Vaccine for Kids Is Coming. 6 Tips for Administering the Shot in Your School
Start planning now, get help, and build enthusiasm. It's harder than it looks.
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Classroom Technology Q&A Pandemic Fuels Tech Advances in Schools. Here's What That Looks Like
One district chief technology officer calculates the pandemic has propelled his school system as many as five years into the future.
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A new survey of district administrators by EdWeek Market Brief shows what types of devices and other tech tools they're planning on buying over the coming year.
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Market Trends As States Restrict Teaching About Race, Curriculum Providers Watch and Wait
Education publishers and curriculum providers are faced with a raft of new state policies that restrict teaching about racial issues, even as many local district officials are demanding more inclusive resources.
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Purchasing Alert Texas District Seeks Tutoring and Professional Development Services; Arizona District Looks for Early Learning Content
A school district in Texas has issued an RFP for tutoring services and professional development, while a system in Arizona is in the market for early learning content.
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The state of Vermont is looking for a vendor to provide restorative approaches professional learning, while a district in Pennsylvania seeks afterschool and summer programming targeting students with unique needs.
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