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School & District Management From Our Research Center Schools Grapple With Substitute Teacher Shortages, Medical Leave Requests, Survey Finds
The demand for substitute teacher positions is outpacing the supply, and the quality of those applying is a concern in many places.
Holly Kurtz, November 24, 2020
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School & District Management From Our Research Center In-Person Learning Expands, Student Absences Up, Teachers Work Longer, Survey Shows
Support for in-person teaching is rising, but hybrid approaches to instruction remain the most popular, an EdWeek Research Center survey finds.
Holly Kurtz, October 15, 2020
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School Climate & Safety From Our Research Center Surveys: Most Teachers Don't Want In-Person Instruction, Fear COVID-19 Heath Risks
New survey data from EdWeek Research Center and Gallup show that teachers are concerned about being exposed to the coronavirus in schools and are weighing whether to return.
Madeline Will, July 24, 2020
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Teaching From Our Research Center Teachers Work Two Hours Less Per Day During COVID-19: 8 Key EdWeek Survey Findings
More than a quarter of the nation’s school district leaders said they haven’t yet planned for next school year, according to the survey.
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Teaching From Our Research Center Survey Tracker: Monitoring How K-12 Educators Are Responding to Coronavirus
Track how educators and district leaders are responding to challenges related to COVID-19 through recurring surveys from The EdWeek Research Center.
EdWeek Research Center, April 28, 2020
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Teaching From Our Research Center National Survey Tracks Impact of Coronavirus on Schools: 10 Key Findings
The EdWeek Research Center is conducting twice-monthly surveys of teachers and district leaders across the country to help the K-12 system.
Holly Kurtz, April 10, 2020
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College & Workforce Readiness From Our Research Center Many Online Charter Schools Fail to Graduate Even Half of Their Students on Time
If you're a student attending a virtual charter high school, the chances are pretty high that the majority of your classmates are not going to earn a diploma on time, an Education Week Research Center analysis finds.
Arianna Prothero & Alex Harwin, April 18, 2019
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Budget & Finance From Our Research Center How Do Teachers Fund Their Classrooms? 6 Takeaways
Most teachers say they expect to contribute resources to their classrooms, but teachers aren’t only putting up the cash themselves. In addition to old standbys like grants and bake sales, many are turning to other fundraising opportunities, including online crowdfunding platforms like DonorsChoose.
Sarah Schwartz, April 11, 2019
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Student journalists at Regis Jesuit High School student media edit videos for the broadcast section of the publication.
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School & District Management From Our Research Center Student Journalism Classes Going Strong, Poll Finds
Despite harsh criticism from President Trump, shrinking job prospects, and safety threats, student interest in journalism has risen or held steady in many high schools, a new survey shows.
Sasha Jones, February 12, 2019
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Affluent families embrace ed tech, too: Fourth graders at Horace Mann School in Beverly Hills, Calif., use 360-degree cameras to create campus tours for incoming students.
Affluent families embrace ed tech, too: Fourth graders at Horace Mann School in Beverly Hills, Calif., use 360-degree cameras to create campus tours for incoming students.
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Families & the Community From Our Research Center Debunking the Myth That Rich Parents Don't Want Tech for Their Kids
The media loves stories about wealthy parents keeping their kids off screens. Experts, evidence, and educators from Beverly Hills to Greenwich, Conn. paint a different picture.
Benjamin Herold, February 12, 2019
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Education From Our Research Center What Do We Know About America's Most Influential Ed. Scholars?
Where did the top RHSU Edu-Scholars go to school? What did they study? Delve into a new analysis of the top education scholars around the country.
January 15, 2019
School & District Management From Our Research Center What Educators Really Think About Innovation (Infographic)
A new Education Week Research Center survey delves into what’s behind the common buzzword for teachers, principals, and district leaders.
January 8, 2019
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Recruitment & Retention From Our Research Center Shortage of Special Educators Adds to Classroom Pressures
Educating children with disabilities is among the most challenging pieces of the public school system’s mission—and regulations, funding, and legalities are just the start.
Christina A. Samuels & Alex Harwin, December 4, 2018
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Special Education From Our Research Center Special Education Plagued by Faulty Teacher Data
The employment figures that states submit to the federal government are sometimes wildly wrong, complicating the task of responding to the nationwide shortage of special educators.
Christina A. Samuels & Alex Harwin, December 4, 2018
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