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Student Well-Being What Student Age Groups Are Most Vulnerable to Pandemic-Related Trauma?
New research finds that young adolescents are the most vulnerable to long-term problems from trauma. Here's how schools can help.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 14, 2021
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Young people celebrate the presidential election results in Atlanta. Early data on the 2020 turnout show a spike in youth voting, with Georgia, which faces a pair of senatorial runoffs, an epicenter of that trend.
Young people celebrate the presidential election results in Atlanta. Early data on the 2020 turnout show a spike in youth voting, with Georgia, which faces a pair of senatorial runoffs, an epicenter of that trend.
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School Climate & Safety As Election 2020 Grinds On, Young Voters Stay Hooked
In states like Georgia, the push to empower the youth vote comes to fruition at a time when “every vote counts” is more than just a slogan.
Evie Blad, November 13, 2020
6 min read
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School Choice & Charters Home Schooling Is Way Up With COVID-19. Will It Last?
The shift could have lasting effects on both public schools and the home-schooling movement.
10 min read
Magdalena Estiverne graduated from high school this past spring during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is currently taking online community college classes.
Magdalena Estiverne graduated from high school this past spring during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is currently taking online community college classes.
Eve Edelheit for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness COVID-19's Disproportionate Toll on Class of 2020 Graduates
The pandemic hit college-bound members of the class of 2020 from low-income homes much harder than it did their better-off peers, our survey found.
Alex Harwin, October 20, 2020
6 min read
Liz Ogolo, 18, who is attending Harvard University this fall, said the transition to college was difficult without guidance from her high school, which switched to remote learning in the spring.
Liz Ogolo, 18, who is attending Harvard University this fall, said the transition to college was difficult without guidance from her high school, which switched to remote learning in the spring.
Angela Rowlings for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Conflicting Messages Exacerbate Student Detours on the Road to College
Amid the many disruptions of the COVID-19 era, it’s more important than ever for educators to be consistent about the admissions requirements—and the costs—of college.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 20, 2020
7 min read
Magdalena Estiverne graduated from Evans High School in Orlando, Fla., this past spring during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Magdalena Estiverne graduated from Evans High School in Orlando, Fla., this past spring during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eve Edelheit for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Coping With Disruption at School and at Home
A 2020 high school graduate struggles to continue her education despite a disrupted senior year, a move to a new home, and spotty internet access.
Alex Harwin, October 20, 2020
3 min read
Liz Ogolo made the decision to attend Harvard University this fall after consideration of how isolation from her community might affect her.
Liz Ogolo made the decision to attend Harvard University this fall after consideration of how isolation from her community might affect her.
Angela Rowlings for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Weighing College in a Pandemic: Opening Decision Letters Alone in the Dark
A sense of isolation characterized the college decision-making process this year for a Houston high school valedictorian.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 20, 2020
4 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.
Julia Robinson for Education Week
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
8 min read
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School & District Management Key Strategies for Steering Schools Through COVID-19
Here’s a recap of key findings for how to improve virtual learning, prioritize what to teach, make up for lost learning, and tend to students’ well-being.
Stephen Sawchuk, September 30, 2020
3 min read
A Los Angeles Unified School District student works on solving a math problem while taking an online class. During COVID-19, school districts across the country are facing increasing competition for students from virtual schools.
A Los Angeles Unified School District student works on solving a math problem while taking an online class. During COVID-19, school districts across the country are facing increasing competition for students from virtual schools.
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School & District Management COVID-19 Fuels Big Enrollment Increases in Virtual Schools
Online school providers anticipated an onslaught of new students this fall and made plans to meet the growing demand.
Mark Lieberman, September 3, 2020
8 min read
Thunder Basin High School senior Brian Jackson marches in line with classmates as the school's marching band preps for the upcoming season during a morning band camp session in Gillette, Wyo., on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
Thunder Basin High School senior Brian Jackson marches in line with classmates as the school's marching band preps for the upcoming season during a morning band camp session in Gillette, Wyo., on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
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Classroom Technology Will Coronavirus Silence School Bands and Choirs?
Educators and researchers hunt for ways student musicians and singers can practice and perform safely despite the risk of virus transmission.
Corey Mitchell, August 24, 2020
6 min read
School & District Management Classroom Discussions on Race: Hear What 5 Black Students Say They Need
Five Black high school students share stories about class conversations on race they thought went well, and those that didn't go well at all.
Catherine Gewertz, July 31, 2020
9 min read
Many educators have been using TikTok to entertain students and vent about the difficulties of teaching under COVID-19.
Many educators have been using TikTok to entertain students and vent about the difficulties of teaching under COVID-19.
Privacy & Security What Educators Really Need to Know About TikTok
Uber-popular with tweens and teens, the video-sharing platform on which users share short clips is raising concerns about student data privacy and national security.
Benjamin Herold, July 29, 2020
7 min read