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Law & Courts Federal Appeals Court Backs Socioeconomic-Based Admissions Plan for Boston 'Exam Schools'
The court denies an injunction to block the plan for next year and says considering family income in admissions is likely constitutional.
Mark Walsh, April 29, 2021
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Student Well-Being How Educators Are Approaching Summer Learning This Year
After a difficult year, schools adjust what's best for students as they customize summer learning, enrichment, and play opportunities.
Andrew Ujifusa, April 27, 2021
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Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares
The National Education Association warns that some of the progress in teacher pay could be jeopardized by the pandemic.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
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Kim Horrigan, left, sits with her son Conor Horrigan, 8, both of Quincy, Mass., as Conor does math homework at their home. Kim said she and her husband have struggled all year with their decision to keep their 8-year-old son in remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kim Horrigan, left, sits with her son Conor Horrigan, 8, both of Quincy, Mass., as Conor does math homework at their home. Kim said she and her husband have struggled all year with their decision to keep their 8-year-old son in remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Education Asian Americans Wary About School Amid Virus, Violence
As schools gradually re-open, Asian American families are wrestling with whether to send their children back out into the world.
The Associated Press, April 20, 2021
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Special Education How Will Schools Pay for Compensatory Services for Special Ed. Students?
States’ efforts so far suggest there won’t be enough money to go around for all the learning losses of students with disabilities from COVID-19 school shutdowns.
Corey Mitchell, November 10, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Triaging for Trauma During COVID-19
Even with remote learning, there are steps schools can take to reach stressed-out students without pathologizing them.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 2, 2020
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States Nation's Schools Get a 'C' Once Again, Even as Pandemic Turns Up the Heat
New Jersey leads the states on Quality Counts 2020’s summative rankings based on previous years’ data. But the annual report card shows plenty of work needed all around as the pressure mounts.
Sterling C. Lloyd & Alex Harwin, September 1, 2020
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Student Achievement Students Lost Time and Learning in the Pandemic. What 'Acceleration' Can Do to Help
A strategy that gives more learning time in small groups of students without taking time away from core instruction.
Stephen Sawchuk, August 19, 2020
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School & District Management How Layoffs Upend Life for Educators, Students, and Districts
Pandemic-inflicted budget cuts have cost thousands of educators their jobs. Here’s how that’s playing out in five districts around the country.
July 14, 2020
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Principal Kristina MacBury of Sarah Pyle Academy in Wilmington, Del., checks in with a student from her home office.
Principal Kristina MacBury of Sarah Pyle Academy in Wilmington, Del., checks in with a student from her home office.
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Student Well-Being Schools Struggle to Meet Students' Mounting Mental-Health Needs
Keeping up with students’ growing mental-health needs was a concern for districts long before the pandemic began. It’s even harder now, educators and psychologists say.
Arianna Prothero, May 1, 2020
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Teresa Kaufman, right, an art teacher at High Plain Elementary School in Andover, Mass., loses a round of “rock, paper, scissors” during an icebreaker at an SEL workshop held for teachers who work in the Andover school district.
Teresa Kaufman, right, an art teacher at High Plain Elementary School in Andover, Mass., loses a round of “rock, paper, scissors” during an icebreaker at an SEL workshop held for teachers who work in the Andover school district.
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Professional Development The Success of Social-Emotional Learning Hinges on Teachers
Too often, teachers are asked to use SEL practices without enough training and ongoing support, tanking the effectiveness.
Madeline Will, April 7, 2020
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The New York City school system has been handing out laptops and other digital devices for students to use at home. Recently, it moved quickly to purchase 300,000 new iPads for remote learning.
The New York City school system has been handing out laptops and other digital devices for students to use at home. Recently, it moved quickly to purchase 300,000 new iPads for remote learning.
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Meeting District Needs Coronavirus Squeezes Supply of Chromebooks, iPads, and Other Digital Learning Devices
School districts are competing against each other for purchases of digital devices as remote learning expands to schools across the country.
David Rauf, April 1, 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 Massachusetts
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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