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Federal Biden Picks San Diego Superintendent for Deputy Education Secretary
San Diego Superintendent Cindy Marten was a classroom teacher for 17 years before she became a school and district administrator.
Evie Blad, January 18, 2021
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As states and communities wrestle with the question of whether to reopen school buildings in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, some of those arguments are leading to lawsuits.
As states and communities wrestle with the question of whether to reopen school buildings in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, some of those arguments are leading to lawsuits.
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Law & Courts COVID-19 School Reopening Battle Moves to the Courts
Lawsuits are percolating nationwide as state officials, parents, teachers, and others clash over how and whether school buildings should reopen amid the continuing pandemic.
Mark Walsh, August 22, 2020
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Chicago Teachers Union members and hundreds of supporters rally in Federal Plaza in the Loop to call for the Chicago Board of Education to vote to end a $33 million contract between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Police Department on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
Chicago Teachers Union members and hundreds of supporters rally in Federal Plaza in the Loop to call for the Chicago Board of Education to vote to end a $33 million contract between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Police Department on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
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Equity & Diversity Photos Educators Rally for Police-Free Schools
Parents, students and teachers from across the country are protesting the presence of police in schools.
Bridget Fetsko, June 26, 2020
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College & Workforce Readiness Video ‘They Make Those Caps and Gowns Look Amazing’
A traditional graduation upended by the coronavirus. Three alternative ideas shot down. And then a plan.
Jaclyn Borowski , June 16, 2020
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California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond at a news conference last fall with Gov. Gavin Newsom. State officials have told school district leaders to prepare for deep spending cuts because of the economic collapse brought on by the coronavirus.
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond at a news conference last fall with Gov. Gavin Newsom. State officials have told school district leaders to prepare for deep spending cuts because of the economic collapse brought on by the coronavirus.
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Budget & Finance Too Expensive to Re-Open Schools? Some Superintendents Say It Is
New coronavirus costs are colliding with dwindling funds making the re-opening of school buildings a huge financial challenge.
Daarel Burnette II, May 21, 2020
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States States Face Thorny Issues in Deciding When to Reopen Schools Post-Pandemic
They’ll have to balance health concerns, practical challenges, and pressure to get schools open so parents can get back to work.
Evie Blad, April 15, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Opinion I'm a Superintendent. My Students' Activism Is Key to Their Academic Success
Instead of cultivating a generation of critical thinkers, we have grown a generation of disaffected test-takers and passive learners, writes Superintendent Michael Matsuda.
Michael Matsuda, March 3, 2020
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From left, 8th grade students Alonna Kann and Drake Smith work to solve problems in their Algebra 1 class at Alexander Hamilton Middle School in Long Beach, Calif. The district is pushing hard to make all students take—and succeed— in advanced math courses.
From left, 8th grade students Alonna Kann and Drake Smith work to solve problems in their Algebra 1 class at Alexander Hamilton Middle School in Long Beach, Calif. The district is pushing hard to make all students take—and succeed— in advanced math courses.
Patrick T. Fallon for Education Week
Equity & Diversity How One District Is Raising Math Rigor and Achievement for Students of Color
The Long Beach, Calif., school district is deploying a multifaceted strategy to put more students of color in high-level math courses and help them succeed.
Christina A. Samuels, March 3, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of news stories you may have missed.
March 3, 2020
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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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Senior Emily Cardona and her teacher Megan Pap, center, confer on a classroom project using data on teenage depression in the Introduction to Data Science class at Renaissance High School for the Arts in Long Beach, Calif.
Senior Emily Cardona and her teacher Megan Pap, center, confer on a classroom project using data on teenage depression in the Introduction to Data Science class at Renaissance High School for the Arts in Long Beach, Calif.
Patrick T. Fallon for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Teaching Students to Wrangle 'Big Data'
In a labor market hungry for employees who can work with data, some high schools have begun to offer a new breed of classes in data science.
Catherine Gewertz, February 4, 2020
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Reading & Literacy Advocates for Science-Based Reading Instruction Worry California Plan Sends the Wrong Message
California, which has a mixed history when it comes to evidence-based reading instruction, has a plan to use federal funds for literacy programs that some say are out of sync with the science.
Sarah Schwartz, January 30, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in California
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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States 'At-Promise'? Can a New Term for 'At-Risk' Change a Student's Trajectory?
California no longer uses the term “at-risk,” with supporters arguing it stigmatized students. But some are skeptical that the new term is better.
Christina A. Samuels, January 9, 2020
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