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Recent Census data show families nationwide suffering job loss, food insecurity, and a lack of technology crucial for remote education.
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Federal Biden Launches New Strategy to Combat COVID-19, Reopen Schools
The president's strategy includes broader vaccine efforts, more data on the pandemic, and new school guidance.
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Public School 95 in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn is one of many schools in New York ordered to close due to a flare-up of coronavirus cases in the area on Oct. 5, 2020.
Public School 95 in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn is one of many schools in New York ordered to close due to a flare-up of coronavirus cases in the area on Oct. 5, 2020.
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Federal Biden Revokes Trump's 'Patriotic Education' Order, Will Shield DACA
Joe Biden took a flurry of executive actions on his first day as president that included a new government-wide emphasis on racial equity.
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 Joe Biden departs a news conference after introducing his nominees and appointees to economic policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
Joe Biden departs a news conference after introducing his nominees and appointees to economic policy posts Dec. 1 in Wilmington, Del.
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Education Funding What Biden's 'American Rescue Plan' Would Do for Schools and Students, in One Chart
Biden's plan would provide $130 billion in direct aid to K-12 to help schools reopen, but other pieces would also affect education.
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Families & the Community Opinion Three Urgent Questions the Pandemic Raises for Researchers
The American education system certainly didn’t win in 2020. The question is, will it learn?
Michael McShane
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Social Studies The Violent History of White Supremacy Is Rarely Taught in Schools. It Should Be
Educators say teaching a more complete history of white vigilante justice could prevent another Capitol insurgency.
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Examine the grades and scores for states and the nation on the socioeconomic and other indicators in the Chance-for-Success Index.
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Low bandwidth in students' homes poses a challenge for education companies. Here's how they're responding, with products and workarounds.
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Newsela Chief Marketing Officer Adriel Sanchez breaks down how the company arranged free access to its products during COVID and why it saw professional development as so important.
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Marketplace K-12 Looking to Forge Bonds in the Era of Remote Work? Make Time for Play
Education companies can nurture teamwork and camaraderie in a remote environment by encouraging their workers to engage in play, writes Sara Potler LaHayne, the CEO of Move This World.
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