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First-grade teacher Megan Garner-Jones, left, and Principal Cynthia Eisner silent clap for their students participating remotely and in-person at School 16, in Yonkers, N.Y., on Oct. 20, 2020.
First-grade teacher Megan Garner-Jones, left, and Principal Cynthia Eisner silent clap for their students participating remotely and in-person at School 16, in Yonkers, N.Y.
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Federal Biden Calls for $130 Billion in New K-12 Relief, Scaled Up Testing, Vaccination Efforts
President-elect Joe Biden proposed new aid for schools as part of a broader COVID-19 relief plan, which will require congressional approval.
Evie Blad, January 14, 2021
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Federal Opinion How the Biden Administration Can Restore Civil Rights in Ed. Policy
Reversing Trump administration cuts to civil rights protections should be a top priority for President-elect Joe Biden, write five researchers.
Kathryn McDermott, Janelle Scott, Erica Frankenberg, Genevieve Siegel-Hawley & Elizabeth DeBray, December 18, 2020
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Law & Courts Supreme Court Tosses Challenge to Exclusion of Undocumented Immigrants From Census
The challenge to President Donald Trump's effort is being watched by educators concerned about its impact on federal funding.
Mark Walsh, December 18, 2020
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Accountability State Schools Chiefs Push Biden for Wiggle Room on Accountability During Pandemic
State schools chiefs say it's necessary to change how they use scores from mandated annual tests during the unprecedented disruption created by the coronavirus pandemic.
Evie Blad, December 17, 2020
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., gives an opening statement during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss vaccines and protecting public health during the coronavirus pandemic on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Washington.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., gives an opening statement during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss vaccines and protecting public health during the coronavirus pandemic on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Washington.
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Federal Q&A Q&A: Sen. Patty Murray on the Next Education Secretary, COVID-19 Relief, and ESSA
The Washington senator is the top Democrat on the education committee and poised to be chairwoman if her party takes Senate control.
Andrew Ujifusa, December 14, 2020
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Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of articles from the previous week that you may have missed.
November 25, 2020
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Assessment Opinion Let's Get Back to School, But Differently
To combat the pandemic's impact, districts need smaller classes for the youngest kids, writes former U.S. Ed. Secretary Arne Duncan.
Arne Duncan, November 16, 2020
4 min read
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
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Federal Joe Biden's Election as President Tees Up Massive Shifts for K-12 Policy
The Democrat’s victory could reverse Trump-era positions on COVID-19 and civil rights, and will cost Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' job.
Evie Blad, November 7, 2020
12 min read
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Opa-Locka Executive Airport in Opa-Locka, Fla. on Nov. 1.
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Opa-Locka Executive Airport in Opa-Locka, Fla. on Nov. 1.
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Federal K-12 Election Watch: 7 Big Questions for Schools and Education
From pandemic policies and federal aid to local school board races and the youth vote, here’s a look at things that matter for K-12 on Election Day 2020.
Evie Blad, November 2, 2020
7 min read
Austin Teen Coalition Co-Founders Mainur Khan, left, and Zach Moser, right, both 17-year-old seniors at Round Rock High School in Round Rock, Texas, are unable to vote in this year’s presidential election but have energized their peers and have registered more than 100 voters.
Austin Teen Coalition Co-Founders Mainur Khan, left, and Zach Moser, right, both 17-year-old seniors at Round Rock High School in Round Rock, Texas, are unable to vote in this year’s presidential election but have energized their peers and have registered more than 100 voters.
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Student Well-Being Casting Their First Ballots, Teen Voters Confront Pandemic's Barriers
From registration to balloting, COVID-19's disruption is adding friction for young people casting their first votes. Some are helping others navigate the process.
Evie Blad, October 16, 2020
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Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, swabs his nose as he demonstrates a new rapid result COVID-19 test during a event with President Donald Trump about coronavirus testing last month in Washington.
Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, swabs his nose as he demonstrates a new rapid result COVID-19 test during a event with President Donald Trump about coronavirus testing last month in Washington.
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States Why Rapid Coronavirus Tests in Schools May Not Be the 'Game Changer' Some Officials Hope For
The new test kits, public health experts stress, can help drive down transmission in school buildings. But mask wearing and physical distancing must continue.
Evie Blad, October 9, 2020
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Social Studies Is the Election Still a Teachable Moment?
This year’s norm-breaking election has introduced a host of new challenges for social studies and civics teachers, who are already trying to navigate a polarized political climate.
Sarah Schwartz, October 2, 2020
9 min read
Law & Courts Education and the Supreme Court: What to Watch for in the New Term
Cases involving religious freedom vs. anti-discrimination as well as Obamacare already are on the docket, and disputes dealing with union rights and other issues are knocking at the door.
Mark Walsh, September 29, 2020
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Federal Districts Feel the Pain From Standoff Over COVID-19 Aid
More layoffs and damaging cuts loom as districts move deeper into the school year with their budgets depleting and Congress stalemated over emergency relief.
Daarel Burnette II, September 28, 2020
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