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Assessment Opinion To Keep Primary Students Learning and Growing, Start With Data
A district’s dedication to gathering and analyzing data provides stability in uncertain times.
Janice Pavelonis, January 17, 2021
5 min read
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Mathematics Kids Are Behind in Math Because of COVID-19. Here’s What Research Says Could Help
Previous studies can provide a window into why math learning is taking a big hit during the pandemic, and what educators can do about it.
Stephen Sawchuk & Sarah D. Sparks, December 2, 2020
9 min read
Student Well-Being Video How Students Find Strength Now | Success Starts With Agency
Nicole Williams Beechum and Azadi Mathew-Lewis reflect on what students need from educators as students define success for themselves.
Jaclyn Borowski , September 8, 2020
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Terrell Bell, wearing a protective face mask, looks at a learning guide he picked up last month for his little sister at John H. Webster Elementary School in Philadelphia. The school district is struggling to figure out how to keep students leaning during building closures.
Terrell Bell, wearing a protective face mask, looks at a learning guide he picked up last month for his little sister at John H. Webster Elementary School in Philadelphia. The school district is struggling to figure out how to keep students leaning during building closures.
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Classroom Technology Teach New Content or Review Familiar Material? A Tough Call During Coronavirus Closures
Schools must make the critical decision whether to reinforce the learning that students have already done this year or introduce new content.
Sarah Schwartz, April 17, 2020
11 min read
Student Achievement Academically Speaking, the 'COVID Slide' Could Be a Lot Worse Than You Think
New projections suggest learning loss from pandemic school closures would be worse than the losses students experience during summer break.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 9, 2020
5 min read
Student Achievement What This Superintendent Learns From Teaching a High School Course
The leader of a Montana school district spends up to two hours each day grading assignments from students in an online English credit recovery program.
Mark Lieberman, February 25, 2020
3 min read
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School Climate & Safety Air Filters: A Potential Tool to Boost Learning?
A new study finds that test scores went up in some Los Angeles schools after air filters were installed to protect students from outside pollution.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 11, 2020
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School & District Management How Some K-12 Leaders Are Beating Businesses at the 'Greatness' Game
“Good to Great” author Jim Collins, who has spent more than 25 years studying what separates the best businesses from the rest, highlights effective efforts to improve school outcomes in a new monograph.
Michele Molnar, November 13, 2019
4 min read
Every Student Succeeds Act State ESSA Goals May Prove Elusive
Because of the variety of goals and the reduced federal role from NCLB to ESSA, it's not easy to keep tabs on how all 50 states and the District of Columbia are doing when it comes to staying on track. But if you think those goals are important, you might have cause for some concern.
Andrew Ujifusa, November 13, 2019
4 min read
School & District Management What the Research Says Recession's Budget Cuts Hurt Test Scores
Dramatic budget cuts during the Great Recession that sent waves of layoffs throughout the country significantly hurt academic achievement for low-income and black children, a study published by the American Educational Research Association says.
Daarel Burnette II, October 1, 2019
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A student participates in an online survey about his beliefs about learning as part of an intervention designed to improve students’ academic mindsets.
A student participates in an online survey about his beliefs about learning as part of an intervention designed to improve students’ academic mindsets.
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Student Achievement National Study Bolsters Case for Teaching 'Growth Mindset'
A national study of nearly 12,500 9th graders finds that two sessions of a 25-minute exercise on “growth mindset” can boost students’ grades and their willingness to take on challenging classes.
Sarah D. Sparks, August 7, 2019
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Student Achievement Opinion In Your Hands Lie the Keys to Igniting Next Gen Learning
In this final post on EdWeek, Andy Calkins describes what was learned: five interdependent, closely cooperating, utterly essential dimensions of designing and carrying out next gen learning effectively.
Andy Calkins, July 26, 2019
7 min read
Student Achievement Opinion Next Gen Learning in Action Is on the Move
It is with the next gen learning mindset to "embrace change" that, this week, we mark the end of two years of this blog on Education Week and transition to a new home.
Kristen Vogt, July 25, 2019
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School & District Management 'Nation's Report Card' to Get Trimmed, Four Subjects Dropped
The arts, geography, economics, and foreign languages will lose their place in the testing line-up as the National Assessment of Educational Progress is being streamlined to cut costs.
Sarah D. Sparks, July 24, 2019
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