Classroom Technology A Digital Divide Haunts Schools Adapting to Virus Hurdles
As more families pivot back to remote learning, reliable, consistent access to devices and home internet remains elusive for many students.
Curriculum Librarians Fight Back Against Efforts to Ban Books in Schools
Book defenders have employed a variety of strategies, including petition drives, protests, and direct pressure on school board members.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says New Research Shows How Bad the Pandemic Has Been for Student Mental Health
Researchers say the road to recovery will be a long one.
Student Well-Being Q&A Communications Expert Explains: How to Talk to Parents About COVID Vaccination
A Johns Hopkins University expert discusses a new training project on how to communicate about the sensitive issue.
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The return of in-person learning and recent acts of violence have renewed debates over how to keep students safe.Read More
How Schools Can Support Older Students Who Lag in Reading
Many older students have gaps in their foundational reading skills, limiting their ability to access grade-level work.
What Teachers Can Do to Help Struggling Readers Who Feel Ashamed
Students who are ashamed of not being able to read on grade level tend to withdraw from class or act out, experts say.
The Benefits of Intensive Tutoring for Older Readers
Research backs high-impact tutoring for older readers. But schools face barriers including cost and staffing.
Staffing Shortages Are Hurting Students Who Need Extra Reading Support
As schools try to support older students who need reading help, they’re bumping up against personnel issues due to the pandemic.
College & Workforce Readiness Spotlight Spotlight on Inspiring Innovation through STEM Education
This Spotlight will empower you on ways to include more students of color, locate gifted students in unexpected places, and more.
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Recruitment & Retention Video Black Principals: How Schools Can Hire and Support Them
People of color have long been underrepresented in the teacher ranks. The disparity is even greater among administrators.
Equity & Diversity Video Why Latino Representation on School Boards Matters and How to Make it Happen
School board decisions impact every aspect of students' education. A look at the value of Latino representation and work being done to get more elected.
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A lack of diversity in the teaching profession is a problem with academic ramifications for all students. A look at the history behind the issue.
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Exclusive Data A New Era for RFPs: What Education Companies Need to Know About Virtual Bidding
An Edweek Market Brief survey breaks down whether districts are shifting to online solicitations, or sticking with in-person bids.
Purchasing Alert North Carolina District to Buy Math Internship Program; Pennsylvania System Seeks Mental Health Services
A district in North Carolina has issued an RFP for a math teacher internship program, while a system in Pennsylvania looks for mental health services.
Marketplace K-12 Creative Strategies to Help Districts Pay for Ed-Tech Projects
Organizations focused on corporate social responsibility can provide a source of funding for districts that would not otherwise be able to pay for digital purchases, say a pair of Cognitive ToyBox officials.
Purchasing Alert Wisconsin District Seeks Online Recovery Courses; Arizona System To Buy K-12 Assessment Platform
A district in Wisconsin has issued an RFP for recovery and acceleration of online courses, while a system in Texas looks for an online credit recovery program.
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