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Privacy & Security COVID-19 and Cybersecurity: 'Catastrophic Attack on Our Technology Systems'
Two large school districts have been rattled in the last week by incidents related to internet security and privacy.
Mark Lieberman, December 1, 2020
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Students line up to have their temperature checked before entering PS 179 in the Brooklyn borough of New York in late September. New York City was one of the first big-city districts to return students for some in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic.
Students line up to have their temperature checked before entering PS 179 in the Brooklyn borough of New York in late September. New York City was one of the first big-city districts to return students for some in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic.
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School & District Management Making a School Reopening Decision and Taking the Heat
School district leaders must make high-stakes decisions with woefully imperfect information.
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From left, Abbas Hussain, Alecia Costella, Sarozini Shrestha, and Lola Cortes discuss the “math moments” that have shaped their feelings about the subject as part of a StoryStrong lesson at Murray Hill Middle School in Laurel, Md.
From left, Abbas Hussain, Alecia Costella, Sarozini Shrestha, and Lola Cortes discuss the “math moments” that have shaped their feelings about the subject as part of a StoryStrong lesson at Murray Hill Middle School in Laurel, Md.
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Curriculum Who's Afraid of Math? Turns Out, Lots of Students
A program in Howard County, Md., is built on the insight that children can have strong emotions around academics, and those emotions can sabotage learning.
Sarah Schwartz, May 5, 2020
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Crossing from Talbot into Dorchester County, over the Choptank River, on April 28, 2020.
Crossing from Talbot into Dorchester County, over the Choptank River, on April 28, 2020.
Jaclyn Borowski
Teaching & Learning Photos Struggling to Stay Connected on Maryland’s Eastern Shore as Teaching Moves Online
As teachers grapple with remote learning, a teacher on Maryland’s Eastern Shore faces the added challenge of a lack of home internet access.
Jaclyn Borowski , April 30, 2020
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Karen Ruark, a 3rd grade teacher in Maryland, drives to the South Dorchester School four days a week to access the WiFi there. She often works in her car while her two teenage daughters do schoolwork.
Karen Ruark, a 3rd grade teacher in Maryland, drives to the South Dorchester School four days a week to access the WiFi there. She often works in her car while her two teenage daughters do schoolwork.
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Classroom Technology Teachers Without Internet Work in Parking Lots, Empty School Buildings During COVID-19
While most teachers have online access at home, internet service for many educators in rural areas is spotty, expensive, or nonexistent.
Madeline Will, April 29, 2020
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Education School Closures May Go Into the Fall If Coronavirus Resurges, State Chiefs Warn
Schools may have to continue closures in the fall if the coronavirus resurges, state schools chiefs in Maryland and Washington said. The warnings came the same week thata key federal official predicted schools would be able to reopen for the 2020-21 school year.
Evie Blad, April 8, 2020
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Austin schools foreman Roland Garcia, right, drills holes in a school bus as Daniel Webb steps down from the engine during installation of WiFi technologies on a school bus. The district is installing WiFi on all school buses so they can be used as wireless hotspots for students during extended school closures. The crew has installed 20 units since Monday and has more than 100 to go at this location.
Austin schools foreman Roland Garcia, right, drills holes in a school bus as Daniel Webb steps down from the engine during installation of WiFi technologies on a school bus. The district is installing WiFi on all school buses so they can be used as wireless hotspots for students during extended school closures. The crew has installed 20 units since Monday and has more than 100 to go at this location.
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School & District Management Rapid Deployment of Remote Learning: Lessons From 4 Districts
Chief technology officers are facing an unprecedented test of digital preparedness due to the coronavirus pandemic, struggling with shortfalls of available learning devices and huge Wi-Fi access challenges.
David Rauf, March 19, 2020
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Assessment Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of short news stories from this week.
February 11, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Maryland
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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Jeannine Disviscour, the lead teacher of Moravia Park Elementary School's Gifted and Advanced Learning program, teaches 2nd graders about early architecture last month. The class is part of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth's Emerging Scholars program.
Jeannine Disviscour, the lead teacher of Moravia Park Elementary School's Gifted and Advanced Learning program, teaches 2nd graders about early architecture last month. The class is part of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth's Emerging Scholars program.
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Student Well-Being Mining for Gifted Students in Untapped Places
An internationally known gifted-education center is scouting—and helping to develop—gifted students in after-school programs and pullout classes in one of Maryland’s most challenged school districts.
Corey Mitchell, December 12, 2019
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Every Student Succeeds Act States Gear Up to Overhaul K-12 Funding in 2020
The political landscape for updating school finance systems won’t be any easier in the 2020 legislative season, despite a surging economy, state flexibility under ESSA, and single-party control in many states.
Daarel Burnette II, December 3, 2019
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States Maryland Ranks Fourth on Quality Counts Annual Report Card
The state, which earned a B, saw its educational strength buoyed by strong performance in areas that measure socioeconomic factors that can affect the educational environment.
September 3, 2019
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School & District Management Here's What One State Is Doing to Prepare Students for the Jobs of the Future
Maryland may be a model for how states should approach educating students for the workforce of the future, according to a new policy brief.
Alyson Klein, June 6, 2019
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Teaching Profession 'It's Our Time': Maryland Teachers March for School Funding
Thousands of teachers marched in Annapolis on Monday evening, pushing for higher pay and more resources for their students.
Madeline Will, March 11, 2019
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