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Gia Leon, a student at Odyssey STEM Academy, poses for a portrait at Hollydale Park on July 15, 2021, in South Gate, California.
Gia Leon, 17, credits the personalized learning program at Odyssey STEM Academy in Lakewood, Calif., for helping build her academic and personal confidence and giving her an opportunity to experience the real world of work.
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Personalized Learning From Our Research Center Personalized Learning’s Big Test Is Coming This School Year
As schools try to repair the damage of COVID-19 and racial injustice, it's now or never for the much-hyped personalized learning movement.
Benjamin Herold, July 20, 2021
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In this file photo from September 2020, Kristen Giuliano, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Dodd Middle School in Cheshire, Conn., assists Jane Wood, 11, during a hybrid class session.
Kristen Giuliano, a 7th grade social studies teacher at Dodd Middle School in Cheshire, Conn., assists Jane Wood, 11, during a hybrid class session in September 2020.
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IT Management From Our Research Center 'Is This Going to Piss People Off?' How to Make Tough Tech Decisions
The reopening of schools carries with it a host of technology decisions that could have an outsized impact on students' and teachers' lives.
Alyson Klein, July 20, 2021
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IT Management From Our Research Center Don't Buy 'Stupid Stuff:' Essential Advice for Technology Purchasing
School districts have more digital devices on their hands than ever before. Here's what they can do to get the biggest bang for their buck.
Mark Lieberman, July 20, 2021
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Teaching From Our Research Center More Than 9 of Every 10 Teachers Say They've Never Taught About Critical Race Theory
A new survey by the EdWeek Research Center examines critical race theory, remote learning plans, mental health issues, and teacher PD.
Holly Kurtz, July 15, 2021
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Students at Harrison-Morton Middle School in Allentown strive to succeed in a challenging learning environment. The aging building presents small learning spaces, no air conditioning and lack of technology resources. Fans and opening windows are the only means of cooling classrooms down.
Students at Harrison-Morton Middle School in Allentown strive to succeed in a challenging learning environment. The aging building presents small learning spaces, no air conditioning and lack of technology resources. Fans and opening windows are the only means of cooling classrooms down.
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School & District Management From Our Research Center Half of Schools Have Urgent Cooling and Heating Concerns, Survey Shows
The majority of educators strongly support federal investment in improving school facilities.
Mark Lieberman, July 13, 2021
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Equity & Diversity From Our Research Center What Do Teachers Think About Discussing Racism in Class? We Asked Them
The new nationally representative EdWeek Research Center survey also asked educators whether they believe systemic racism exists.
Ileana Najarro, June 16, 2021
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School & District Management From Our Research Center To Offer Remote Learning in the Fall or Not? Schools Are Split
An EdWeek Research Center survey shows that nearly 4 of every 10 educators say their schools will not offer any remote instruction options.
Holly Kurtz, June 10, 2021
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States From Our Research Center A User’s Guide to the Grading and Methodology
Here's a quick and easy guide to the grading scale and each of the indicators that go into making up the 50-state grades for school finance.
EdWeek Research Center, June 1, 2021
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Special Report Quality Counts 2021: School Finance
This Quality Counts 2021 installment grades the nation and states on school finance and surveys educators' fiscal pressures and priorities.
June 1, 2021
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Budget & Finance From Our Research Center School Leaders Say Stimulus Cash Will Go a Long Way—But Deep Funding Challenges Remain
An EdWeek survey finds many districts avoided the dire fiscal fate predicted last spring. But a flood of federal aid poses stark choices.
Mark Lieberman, June 1, 2021
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States From Our Research Center State Grades on School Finance: 2021 Map and Rankings
Examine the grades and scores that states and the nation earned on school finance, along with how they scored on a host of indicators.
EdWeek Research Center, June 1, 2021
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Education Funding From Our Research Center Nation Earns a 'C' on School Finance, Reflecting Inconsistency in K-12 Funding and Equity
The Edweek Research Center's latest analysis finds a gulf in many states between per-pupil spending and how that K-12 money goes out.
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John Battle High School teacher Jennifer Daniel receives her COVID-19 vaccine in January in Abingdon, Va.
John Battle High School teacher Jennifer Daniel receives her COVID-19 vaccine in January in Abingdon, Va.
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Teaching From Our Research Center Teachers Are More Stressed Out Than Ever, Even Amid Promising Developments, Survey Shows
Nearly 8 of every 10 teachers say work is "a lot" or "somewhat" more stressful now than it was a year ago, shortly after the pandemic began.
Holly Kurtz, May 14, 2021
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A sign that reads "SOCIAL DISTANCE MAINTAIN 6 FT" was posted on a student locker at a school in Baldwin, N.Y., at the beginning of the school year. But a new survey shows educators' concerns about the pandemic are declining.
A sign that reads "SOCIAL DISTANCE MAINTAIN 6 FT" was posted on a student locker at a school in Baldwin, N.Y., at the beginning of the school year. But a new survey shows educators' concerns about the pandemic are declining.<br/>
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School Climate & Safety From Our Research Center Rising Numbers of Educators Say Pandemic Is Now Blown Out of Proportion, Survey Shows
An EdWeek Research Center survey shows that nearly 3 of every 10 educators believe the pandemic is no longer a real threat to schools.
Holly Kurtz, April 21, 2021
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