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Accountability Opinion Absenteeism Is the Wrong Student Engagement Metric to Use Right Now
In a post-pandemic era for school accountability, let’s focus on measuring what matters.
Sara Johnson, Annette Anderson & Ruth R. Faden, April 9, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Six Strategies I Apply to Make My Distance Learning Classes Not Terrible
Larry Ferlazzo shares the six key strategies he's using in his distance learning classes, including developing student-leadership teams.
Larry Ferlazzo, February 16, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion We've Got to Talk About Remote Student Absenteeism
What can we do when skipping school is as easy as not pressing a button, asks Assistant Principal Patrick Hunt.
Patrick Hunt, January 13, 2021
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States States Renew Efforts to Track Student Attendance as Pandemic Stretches On
With thousands of students still chronically absent from school, most states have begun to reinstate daily attendance policies.
Sarah D. Sparks, December 17, 2020
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Student Well-Being Opinion Remote Learning Cuts Into Attendance. Here Are Remedies
Data suggest low-income communities are hit much harder than affluent ones, writes researcher Heather C. Hill.
Heather C. Hill, December 3, 2020
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Student Well-Being Fewer Kids, Less Money: How the Pandemic Puts Districts in a Bind
Enrollment snags, head-count problems, and more home schooling could end up costing districts millions in funding based on the annual tally of how many students actually show up.
Daarel Burnette II, September 17, 2020
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Student Well-Being COVID-19's Harm to Learning Is Inevitable. How Schools Can Start to Address It
There are 5 core tenets schools should establish before diving into interventions aimed at catching students up, experts say.
Stephen Sawchuk, August 19, 2020
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Student Well-Being Remote Learning Is Tough for Many Students. How 'Early-Warning' Data Can Help Schools Support Them
Schools with early-warning systems can stave off academic struggles. Experts advise on adapting the strategy for online learning.
Stephen Sawchuk, August 19, 2020
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Student Well-Being Tracking Student Attendance Under Remote Learning Is a Complicated Mess
Tracking student attendance under remote learning this spring was complicated and oftentimes ad hoc, a messy process that could continue to be a big problem during the 2020-21 school year.
Penelope Blackwell, Claire Fox, Jenna Gyimesi, Kara Grant, Carter Johnson & Kyra Senese, July 13, 2020
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Teaching From Our Research Center Teachers Work Two Hours Less Per Day During COVID-19: 8 Key EdWeek Survey Findings
More than a quarter of the nation’s school district leaders said they haven’t yet planned for next school year, according to the survey.
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington.
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Student Well-Being Opinion of DeVos Plunging, Truancy Rising: 10 Key Findings From Latest EdWeek Survey
Six weeks after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to combat the pandemic, the magnitude of the fallout in the nation’s K-12 schools is coming into focus.
Holly Kurtz & Benjamin Herold, April 28, 2020
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Student Well-Being Opinion 6 Reasons Students Aren't Showing Up for Virtual Learning
Teachers are flocking to social media for support with student attendance. Here are 6 reasons why students may not be attending class.
Peter DeWitt, April 26, 2020
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Student Well-Being Taking Attendance During Coronavirus Closures: Is It Even Worth It?
Typically, taking attendance is simply a matter of asking, is the student in the building or not? With most school buildings closed, it’s now represented by a more amorphous set of factors.
Mark Lieberman, April 17, 2020
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Teaching From Our Research Center National Survey Tracks Impact of Coronavirus on Schools: 10 Key Findings
The EdWeek Research Center is conducting twice-monthly surveys of teachers and district leaders across the country to help the K-12 system.
Holly Kurtz, April 10, 2020
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