Children Account for More New COVID-19 Cases

A new study in the journal Pediatrics finds more than a half million children have been diagnosed with COVID-19 so far in the pandemic. They make up a rising share of new cases. (December 1, 2020)

Pandemic Learning Loss Heavier in Math Than Reading This Fall

Results from fall testing confirm that the pandemic has taken a toll on students' academic growth, but we lack a clear picture of the most vulnerable students. (December 1, 2020)

Getting New School Board Members Up to Speed

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COVID-19 & Cybersecurity: 'Catastrophic Attack on Our Technology Systems'

(December 1, 2020)

States Can Wield Huge Influence Over Principal Quality. Are They Using It?

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We Risk Losing the Ability to Self-Govern. Better Civics Ed. Can Help

The ability to discern fact from fiction and to recognize reliable news is fundamental, writes News Literacy Project’s Charles Salter. (November 25, 2020)

My District Reversed Course on the Implicit Bias Training We Need

The principal advice column takes on communicating district decisions you disagree with, optimizing virtual lunch bunches, and more. (November 20, 2020)

Are You a Tough Teacher? Research Shows You May Be More Effective

Beloved isn't always best. Students may give higher ratings to teachers who give out good grades, but that doesn't mean they're learning more, writes Angela Duckworth. (December 2, 2020)

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Yearly Reports

Nation Gets a 'C' on School Finance, Even as Economic Downturn Takes Hold

Quality Counts 2020

This second of three Quality Counts 2020 installments provides national rankings and state-by-state grades on school finances at a time when school leaders prepare to navigate the fiscal crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Teaching About a Divisive Election—and What Comes Next

Five social studies teachers discuss their experiences teaching students about the most crucial and controversial parts of a chaotic election season.

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Digital Directions

Using Student Data to Identify Future Criminals: A Privacy Debacle

A Florida county police department uses sensitive school data to keep a secret list of students it deems as at risk of engaging in criminal behavior. (November 24, 2020)

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Disinformation Is Rampant. Here's How Teachers Are Combating It

Online spread of false information—like the recent claims of voter fraud—poses ongoing challenges for civics teachers. (November 25, 2020)

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Market Brief

Why Teachers Fail to Buy Into Educational Products

An EdWeek Market Brief survey asked district administrators and teachers about the most common reasons that products fail to win educators' confidence. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (November 25, 2020)

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