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FEMA is offering to reimburse the costs of pandemic expenses for work performed after Jan. 21. Here's how to get your district's share.
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West Jefferson High School seniors get their temperature checked before entering the Harvey, La., school as students return for in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic on Aug. 31, 2020.
West Jefferson High School seniors get their temperature checked before entering the Harvey, La., school.
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Social Studies Biden Administration Cites 1619 Project as Inspiration in History Grant Proposal
The Biden administration's proposal is part of a heated battle over racism and what students should learn about America's past.
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The statue of President Abraham Lincoln is seen at the Lincoln Memorial on June 4, 2017 in Washington.
The statue of President Abraham Lincoln is seen at the Lincoln Memorial on June 4, 2017 in Washington.
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Education Funding Opinion What Ed. Leaders Can Learn From a Wildfire About Spending $129 Billion in Federal Funds
There are five entrenched routines that leaders should reject to forge a better path forward after the pandemic.
Kristen McQuillan
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Equity & Diversity Minn. Students Walk Out of Class to Protest Racial Injustice
Students from dozens of schools walked out of class in a coordinated protest against racial injustice and the killing of Daunte Wright.
Erin Golden, Star Tribune
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To help educators discuss racism and police shootings of people of color, Education Week has compiled videos, articles, essays, and more.
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Education Asian Americans Wary About School Amid Virus, Violence
As schools gradually re-open, Asian American families are wrestling with whether to send their children back out into the world.
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Business leaders last week sounded the alarm that COVID-19 is causing significant learning losses, particularly in early literacy, and laid out a set of recommendations for how policymakers should tackle the issue.
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Purchasing Alert Texas District Eyes Career-Tech Ed. Resources; Illinois District Looks for Wide Array of Ed Tech
A district in Texas is looking for career and technical education resources, and a district in Illinois is seeking ed-tech products.
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The EdTech Genome Project aims to give districts more accurate, granular comparisons of what ed-tech products work in what kinds of schools.
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Eager to reach new audiences and stay relevant during COVID, a number of education companies have overcome hurdles in unveiling new offerings during the ongoing health crisis.
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