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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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Ainslie Illig, 8, works on her computer at home in Ebensburg, Pa., during school closures last spring. Schools are putting together strategies for improving student and teacher engagement with online learning tools for the 2020-21 academic year.
Ainslie Illig, 8, works on her computer at home in Ebensburg, Pa., during school closures last spring. Schools are putting together strategies for improving student and teacher engagement with online learning tools for the 2020-21 academic year.
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Data Knowing How Students and Teachers Use Tech Is Vital
Data on the usage of educational technology tools can provide districts with a helpful road map for improving student engagement under remote, in-person, or hybrid learning conditions. See how school districts are using such data to make smart, strategic decisions.
Mark Lieberman, July 22, 2020
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School & District Management How Schools Will Overcome the 'Coronavirus Slide:' Ideas From 5 Superintendents
With many school buildings closed for the rest of the academic year—and more to follow—district leaders turn their attention to making up for what may be deep learning losses.
Denisa R. Superville, April 7, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in New Jersey
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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Camden High School's Da' Vion Harper's handwritten message "Rip Micah" was in honor of Micah Tennant, 10, who was shot, along with two others, during a high school football game last Friday in Pleasantville, N.J. Micah died from his injuries on Wednesday, just hours before the Pleasantville and Camden teams were to play the remaining minutes of their game at the home field of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Camden High School's Da' Vion Harper's handwritten message "Rip Micah" was in honor of Micah Tennant, 10, who was shot, along with two others, during a high school football game last Friday in Pleasantville, N.J. Micah died from his injuries on Wednesday, just hours before the Pleasantville and Camden teams were to play the remaining minutes of their game at the home field of the Philadelphia Eagles.
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School Climate & Safety A 10-Year-Old's Shooting Death and the Challenge Schools Face Keeping Football Games Safe
The shooting death of a 10-year-old spectator at a high school football game exposes a critical vulnerability and crucial responsibility for schools: keeping people safe at events outside school buildings.
Arianna Prothero, November 21, 2019
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States New Jersey Ranks First on Quality Counts Annual Report Card
The Garden State, which earned a B-Plus, took the top spot in part because of a strong performance on financial indicators that can affect school quality.
September 3, 2019
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Accountability In National Ranking of School Systems, a New State Is On Top
The annual Quality Counts report card ranks states based on dozens of factors that affect the quality of state school systems, including school finance, academic achievement, and socioeconomic indicators.
Sterling C. Lloyd & Alex Harwin, September 3, 2019
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Assessment Boosting School Quality Remains a Slog for States, Nation
The nation's C grade on this year's final Quality Counts report card is another sign that pursuing educational progress remains slow and challenging for many states.
Evie Blad, September 3, 2019
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Campers return to the computer science department for lunch during their artificial intelligence summer camp at Princeton University. The camp was created by AI4ALL, a nonprofit that seeks to increase diversity and inclusion in the field.
Campers return to the computer science department for lunch during their artificial intelligence summer camp at Princeton University. The camp was created by AI4ALL, a nonprofit that seeks to increase diversity and inclusion in the field.
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College & Workforce Readiness A Summer Camp With a Long Plan: Keeping Bias Out of Artificial Intelligence
The founders of AI4ALL are hoping that diversifying the pipeline into their field will guard against the creation of algorithms that lead to discrimination against underrepresented groups.
Alyson Klein, August 27, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in New Jersey
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
5 min read
States States Show Striking Variations on Best Places to Bring Up a Child
When it comes to setting a child up for success in America, place matters more than ever, at least when it comes to crucial education and socioeconomic factors.
Daarel Burnette II, January 15, 2019
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The EDGE computer simulation was developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Army to allow educators and first responders to practice their responses to emergencies, like school shootings.
The EDGE computer simulation was developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Army to allow educators and first responders to practice their responses to emergencies, like school shootings.
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School Climate & Safety Barricade or Flee? Simulator Trains Educators and Police for School Shootings
The computer simulation—which looks similar to a video game—allows teachers, administrators, and police to train for crisis events in schools, including shootings. The Department of Homeland Security will offer the program free to schools starting Nov. 1.
Evie Blad, September 25, 2018
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Law & Courts Student Hackings Highlight Weak K-12 Cybersecurity
Districts in multiple states criticized for being "overzealous" in pursuing felony charges against students who breached school networks in order to change grades.
Benjamin Herold, June 12, 2018
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Curriculum Digital Dissection May Be Heading to an Anatomy Class Near You
Students at a New Jersey high school can virtually dissect the human body, thanks to the purchase of cutting edge technology typically available only to medical students. But are digital dissections the best way to teach biology and anatomy?
Brenda Iasevoli, March 28, 2018
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