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Law & Courts What a Proposed Ban on AI-Assisted ‘Deep Fakes’ Would Mean for Cyberbullying
Students who create AI-generated, intimate images of their classmates would be breaking federal law, if a new bill is enacted.
Alyson Klein, January 12, 2024
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Student Well-Being Opinion How Teachers Can Do Better by Jewish Students This Chanukah
An instructional specialist shares three pervasive mistakes that educators should avoid.
Miriam Plotinsky, December 8, 2023
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Discipline data from the 2020-21 pandemic era, released by the U.S. Department of Education, shows persisting disparities in discipline based on race and disability status.
School Climate & Safety Disparities, Bullying, and Corporal Punishment: The Latest Federal Discipline Data
As most schools offered hybrid instruction in 2020-21, Black students and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined.
Eesha Pendharkar, November 21, 2023
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Tanya Holyfield, a second grade teacher with Manchester Academic Charter School, teaches remote students from her classroom on March 4, 2021, in Pittsburgh.
Tanya Holyfield, a 2nd grade teacher at Manchester Academic Charter School, teaches remote students from her classroom on March 4, 2021, in Pittsburgh. New federal data from the 2020-21 school year show that longstanding inequities among groups of students did not change much even in a year when many students spent all or part of the year in remote and hybrid learning.
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Equity & Diversity What the Research Says New National Data Show Depth of Disparities in a Chaotic Year of Schooling
The first federal civil rights data released since the pandemic show that inequities persisted even when school buildings shut down.
Eesha Pendharkar & Sarah D. Sparks, November 15, 2023
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Equity & Diversity Opinion An Urgent Message to School Leaders: Your Arab and Muslim Students Need You
In the past, Middle East conflicts prompted spikes of anti-Muslim collective blame. It’s happening again today.
Amaarah DeCuir , October 27, 2023
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School Climate & Safety What the Research Says The State of Bullying in Schools, in Charts
Bullying is a top safety concern for teachers. Four charts show how widespread it is in schools and what policymakers are doing about it.
Laura Baker & Arianna Prothero, August 31, 2023
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Equity & Diversity District Failed to Protect Nonbinary Student From Harassment, Federal Investigation Finds
A Wisconsin district may owe compensatory instruction to a nonbinary student for excluding them from some in-person instruction.
Eesha Pendharkar, August 4, 2023
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Helena Donato-Sapp, age 14, speaks to thousands of National Education Association delegates about disability justice in the classroom on July 4, 2023.
Helena Donato-Sapp, 14, speaks to thousands of National Education Association delegates about disability justice in schools on July 4, 2023.
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Special Education Q&A A Teenager With Disabilities Implores Educators: 'Be My Champion'
From cooperative learning to school projects, teachers can ensure that students with disabilities are fully included and supported.
Madeline Will, July 5, 2023
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Student Well-Being No, Being Bullied or Ignored Doesn't Make Kids Stronger
Teens with a history of negative peer interactions feel the sting of being bullied or excluded much more than other kids, research shows.
Alyson Klein, April 7, 2023
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Families & the Community What the Research Says Parents Today: Less 'Helicoptering,' More Concern About Kids' Mental Health
A new survey shows how parents' priorities for their children could be shifting.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 7, 2023
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School Climate & Safety What School Is Like for LGBTQ Students, By the Numbers
Here are survey statistics on harassment, support, and fears experienced by LGBTQ students during pandemic-era schooling.
Eesha Pendharkar, October 25, 2022
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School Climate & Safety Some Breaks From Bullying, But Fewer Supports: How LGBTQ Students Fared in the Pandemic
A survey finds that LGBTQ students missed out on in-school supports in 2020-21, and a trend of declining harassment leveled off.
Eesha Pendharkar, October 18, 2022
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School Climate & Safety Opinion How A Texas Teen Turned Bias and Body-Shaming into Advocacy and Action
A 19-year-old student activist can teach educators lessons about how to inform and empower students.
Jinnie Spiegler, August 21, 2022
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Classroom Technology Teachers Demand Answers From Social Media Companies: ‘What’s It Going to Do to Our Kids?'
Social media companies must address platforms' impact on kids' mental health and data privacy, educators say.
Alyson Klein, July 14, 2022
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