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.
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Curriculum Librarians Fight Back Against Efforts to Ban Books in Schools
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Student Well-Being Opinion Grief Has Engulfed the Learning Environment. Here's What Can Help
Three strategies to bring grief-responsive teaching into your classroom.
Brittany R. Collins
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Social Studies Revising America's Racist Past
How the 'critical race theory' debate is crashing headlong into efforts to update social studies standards.
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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.
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School & District Management Opinion The Empty Pageantry of Education Research
Educators and researchers must do their homework to defeat perverse incentives, advise Rick Hess and Mike Goldstein.
Rick Hess & Mike Goldstein
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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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Leslie Alexander, right, talks with North Forsyth High School Assistant Principal of Instruction La Quisha Linder about what to expect while interviewing for the Winson-Salem/Forsyth County School District principal talent pool. Alexander is the Area Superintendent of Leadership Development and is working to develop a principal workforce that is representative of the district's demographics.
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Stephanie Parra, Governing Board Member at Phoenix Union School District and Executive Director of ALL in Education Arizona, sits for a portrait at the nonprofit’s space at Galvanize Phoenix in downtown Phoenix, Ariz. on Nov. 15, 2021. Phoenix Union is majority BIPOC students, but school board and educator demographics in Arizona lag behind in representation and opportunity.
Stephanie Parra, Governing Board Member at Phoenix Union School District and Executive Director of ALL in Education Arizona, sits for a portrait at the nonprofit’s space at Galvanize Phoenix in downtown Phoenix, Ariz. on Nov. 15, 2021. Phoenix Union is majority BIPOC students, but school board and educator demographics in Arizona lag behind in representation and opportunity.
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Freda Arnold chats with some of her students at Booker Junior High school in Little Rock, Ark., on Dec. 21, 1965. Arnold is one of four white educators on the faculty of the all-Black school.
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The education industry saw another groundbreaking year when it comes to the flow of venture capital, according to a new report.
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K-12 Insider What Ed-Tech Companies Can Learn From One District’s E-Rate Priorities
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