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Ed-Tech Policy New York Banned Facial Recognition in Schools. Will Other States Follow?
New York schools are prohibited from using the widely criticized biometric identifying technology until at least July 2022.
Mark Lieberman, December 30, 2020
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Parents and students demonstrate during a rally in New York calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to keep schools open. De Blasio announced Nov. 18 that the city would return to all-remote schooling the following day.
Parents and students demonstrate during a rally in New York calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to keep schools open. De Blasio announced Nov. 18 that the city would return to all-remote schooling the following day.
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School & District Management New York City Shutters Schools After COVID-19 Rate Crosses Benchmark
The news came as a grim milestone as scores of districts continued to pull back from in-person learning.
Stephen Sawchuk, November 18, 2020
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School Choice & Charters Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed

COVID-19 Rates Go Up Among Schoolchildren as Schools Reopen

October 7, 2020
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Federal Districts Feel the Pain From Standoff Over COVID-19 Aid
More layoffs and damaging cuts loom as districts move deeper into the school year with their budgets depleting and Congress stalemated over emergency relief.
Daarel Burnette II, September 28, 2020
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Karen Lewis sits outside her home on Sept. 13. She was one of about 100 teachers and social workers in the Schenectady, N.Y., district who were recently laid off via a Zoom call.
Karen Lewis sits outside her home on Sept. 13. She was one of about 100 teachers and social workers in the Schenectady, N.Y., district who were recently laid off via a Zoom call.
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Teaching Profession How COVID-19 Is Hurting Teacher Diversity
Layoffs that are based on seniority can disproportionately affect Black and brown teachers.
Madeline Will, September 14, 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 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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States States Face Thorny Issues in Deciding When to Reopen Schools Post-Pandemic
They’ll have to balance health concerns, practical challenges, and pressure to get schools open so parents can get back to work.
Evie Blad, April 15, 2020
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Student Well-Being Opinion One Teacher's Life in a Coronavirus Epicenter
The days are a technology overload, mixed with the joy of seeing her students' faces and worry about her own family's health and safety, New York City teacher Ariel Sacks writes.
Ariel Sacks, April 1, 2020
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Dez-Ann Romain was the principal of the Brooklyn Democracy Academy in New York, a school for students who had fallen behind in earning high school credits. She’s believed to be one of the first K-12 educators to die from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
Dez-Ann Romain was the principal of the Brooklyn Democracy Academy in New York, a school for students who had fallen behind in earning high school credits. She’s believed to be one of the first K-12 educators to die from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
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School & District Management Obituary 'Bright Star' Principal, 36, Dies From Coronavirus
Dez-Ann Romain, a Brooklyn principal, is believed to be the first full-time, front-line educator to die from COVID-19.
Denisa R. Superville, March 24, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Opinion A Teacher's Diary of a Week of School Closure
It's hard to keep the coronavirus crisis in perspective, especially when that perspective keeps shifting, writes New York City teacher Colin Lieu.
Colin Lieu, March 24, 2020
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Education School Closures for Coronavirus Could Extend to the End of School Year, Some Say
More than half of all states have ordered schools closed for multiple weeks to help slow the pandemic.
Madeline Will, March 15, 2020
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Andrew Grashof, a senior at Marcellus High School, works in a radio studio at WCNY-TV in Syracuse, N.Y., as part of an “embedded” career-technical education class at the PBS multimedia affiliate.
Andrew Grashof, a senior at Marcellus High School, works in a radio studio at WCNY-TV in Syracuse, N.Y., as part of an “embedded” career-technical education class at the PBS multimedia affiliate.
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College & Workforce Readiness Schools Embed Classes in Cutting-Edge Businesses
A handful of districts in upstate New York are moving career technical education classes to cutting-edge businesses so students can have more "authentic" learning experiences.
Stephen Sawchuk, February 4, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in New York
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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