Student Achievement 'Learning Loss, in General, Is a Misnomer': Study Shows Kids Made Progress During COVID-19
Even though the pandemic has interrupted learning, students are still gaining ground in reading and math this year.
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Students listen to their teacher at Hawthorne Scholastic Academy in Lakeview on March 1, 2021.
Students listen to their teacher at Hawthorne Scholastic Academy in Lakeview on March 1, 2021. A new study shows that students have continued to make gains in math and reading during the pandemic.
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Equity & Diversity Opinion The Chauvin Verdict Is in. Now What?
Justice has been served in the murder of George Floyd, but educators must recommit to the fight for racial equity, writes Tyrone C. Howard.
Tyrone C. Howard
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People gather at Cup Foods after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of George Floyd, on April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn. Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of Floyd.
Following the announcement of the guilty verdicts in the George Floyd murder trial this week, people gather outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis.<br/>
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School & District Management Female Principals Are Paid Less Than Men. That’s a Big Concern
A gender pay gap in the principalship can affect recruitment and turnover.
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A conceptual image of gender pay gap.
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Budget & Finance Opinion How Districts Can Use Relief Funds to Help the Students Most in Need
We can't squander this opportunity to reach students experiencing homelessness. Here are four key steps.
Joseph Bishop & Debra Duardo
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Law & Courts Supreme Court Lowers Bar for Life-Without-Parole Sentences for Juvenile Offenders
The justices rule 6-3 that a state does not need to find a juvenile offender “permanently incorrigible” before imposing the harsh sentence.
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Federal How the Pandemic Is Affecting Schools' Mandated Collection of Key Civil Rights Data
COVID-19 has complicated the work of gathering a vast store of civil rights data about schools that is required by the Education Department.
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During COVID-19, Schools Have Made a Mad Dash to 1-to-1 Computing. What Happens Next?
Districts that purchased devices for hybrid and remote learning will have to determine how to use them for in-person instruction.
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How to Make Teaching Better: 8 Lessons Learned From Remote and Hybrid Learning
Amid false starts, frustrations, and tech glitches, teachers say they’ve been able to find some successes after a year of online learning.
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Schools Are Flush With Stimulus Money. Will They Waste It on Unproven Technology?
Districts are throwing billions of dollars at ed tech that could be ineffective, underutilized, and come with hidden long-term costs.
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Most Students Now Have Home Internet Access. But What About the Ones Who Don't?
Here's what school districts, states, and the federal governments are doing to improve at-home access to digital devices and the Internet.
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Education Funding Explainer What the American Rescue Plan Means for Schools
The Biden administration bets that nearly $130 billion will help schools address the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on K-12 education
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School & District Management Video Schools as Vaccine Clinics: Advice From School Leaders Who Made It Work
The Anchorage, Alaska, school district has tips for districts on how to operate a large-scale community vaccination program.
Student Well-Being Video ‘I Felt Like I Was in a Hole’: How One Student Managed the Stress of COVID-19
A Navajo student describes how he experienced the stress and anxiety when his school shut down last year.
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School Climate & Safety Audio Driving the School Bus, Waiting for a Vaccine
A veteran bus driver holds out hope he won't get COVID-19 while awaiting his first vaccination.
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Eric Griffith, 55, poses for a portrait in front of a school bus in Jacksonville, Fla. on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Griffith, who has been a school bus driver for 20 years, delivered meals and educational materials during the first couple months of the coronavirus pandemic when schools shifted to remote learning.
Eric Griffith has been a bus driver for Duval County schools in Jacksonville, Fla., for 20 years. He's been driving students all year and hopes to get his coronavirus vaccine soon.
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Businesses in the education market face new and unfamiliar obstacles in delivering product support and professional development that spans remote, hybrid, and in-person learning environments.
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Exclusive Data The Ed-Tech Tools That K-12 Leaders Predict Will Outlive the Pandemic
An EdWeek Market Brief survey asked district leaders what kinds of ed-tech they will continue using after COVID-19 has passed.
Jayden Khatib
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Purchasing Alert New Mexico District Buying IEP Software; Texas System Purchasing Tutoring and PD for Reading
A New Mexico district is looking to procure special education services, and a district in Mississippi is looking for IEP writing software.
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A district in New York is looking for career-tech education programs, and a district in Alaska is seeking supplemental education services.
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