Looking back on the stories that resonated most with educators in 2021, it’s clear just how challenging this year was for America’s teachers and school leaders.
COVID-19 and pandemic-related interruptions to schooling were not new in 2021. Neither was having to navigate divisive political topics in schools and classrooms.
Still, disruption and tension seemed to be constant companions this year.
The Education Week staff wants to wish a Happy New Year to all the dedicated and resilient educators out there. (The list below should remind you just how much you’ve overcome.)
Here are 10 — or so — of Education Week’s most popular stories in 2021.
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