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A well wisher kneels to pray at a memorial on the sign of Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at the school, killing several students and wounding multiple other people, including a teacher.
A mourner kneels at a memorial in Oxford, Mich., site of the deadliest school shooting since 2018.
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Education Week is tracking shootings in K-12 schools in 2021. See the number of incidents and where they occurred.
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Science 5 Ways to Teach Climate Change and COVID-19 During Polarized Times
Rampant misinformation and politics have made science teachers' jobs harder. Teachers share five strategies to teach sensitive topics.
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Linda Rost, a finalist for the 2020 National Teacher of the Year and a high school science teacher, teaches at Baker High School in Baker, Mont. on Nov. 3, 2021.
Linda Rost teaches a science class at Baker High School in Baker, Mont., earlier this month. She has received some pushback for teaching about COVID-19.
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The review comes at a time when there’s increased national attention on what children are reading in school.
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A Black male principal in Virginia offers insight on everything from school discipline to the recruitment and retention of a diverse staff.
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Data from several years preceding the pandemic sketch a troubling trajectory, the Government Accountability Office found.
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