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Teacher and coach Howard Hill at the King William High School athletic track in King William, Va. on April 23, 2021.
Howard Hill, a coach and agriculture teacher at King William High School in King William, Va., considered leaving the profession early, but changed his mind because of the support he received from colleagues.
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Recruitment & Retention Principals and Teachers Don't Always See Eye to Eye. Can Getting In Sync Reduce Turnover?
Teachers and principals are not on the same page about why teachers teach, why they quit, and how to get them to stay.
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An Issaquah School District school bus waits at an intersection near where a rally to encourage wider opening of in-person learning was being held on Feb. 24, 2021, in Issaquah, Wash.. Students in kindergarten and lower-elementary grades recently returned to school in the district under a hybrid in-person learning program, but older elementary, middle-, and high school students are still being taught remotely.
A school bus waits at an intersection near the site of a rally in February to encourage wider opening of in-person learning in the Issaquah School District in Issaquah, Wash. Transportation costs for students with special needs this year dipped because of remote learning.
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Budget & Finance Spending on Special Ed. in Some Districts Plunged This Year. Budget Cuts Could Be Next
Schools faced unprecedented challenges delivering instruction and support to students with disabilities this year—and the costs of providing those services evolved as well.
Mark Lieberman, May 4, 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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Assessment Biden Administration's Level of Tolerance for Cutting Standardized Tests Comes Into Focus
A distinction has grown between states having to make tests available, and districts deciding it's not practical to make students take them.
Andrew Ujifusa, April 23, 2021
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A line of volunteers carries iPads to be delivered to parents at curbside pickup at Eastside Elementary on March 23, 2020, in Clinton, Miss. Educators are handing out the devices for remote learning while students are forced to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak.
A line of volunteers carries iPads to be delivered to parents at curbside pickup at Eastside Elementary a year ago in Clinton, Miss.<br/>
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center During COVID-19, Schools Have Made a Mad Dash to 1-to-1 Computing. What Happens Next?
Districts that purchased devices for hybrid and remote learning will have to determine how to use them for in-person instruction.
Alyson Klein, April 20, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Using Cultural Knowledge for Equity: A Series
How can you make instruction work for children of color? The equity team of an Oregon district shares research and experience.
February 11, 2021
This Oct. 4, 2018, photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court at sunset in Washington. The Supreme Court has declined to take up an appeal from parents in Oregon who want to prevent transgender students from using locker rooms and bathrooms matching their gender identity.
Parents in Oregon were rebuffed in their appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in a case challenging transgender students' use of locker rooms and bathrooms of the gender with which they identify.
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Law & Courts High Court Declines Challenge to District Policy Protecting Transgender Students
The case was brought by those objecting to letting transgender students use restrooms and other facilities matching their gender identity.
Mark Walsh, December 15, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Are Strained Police Relations With Black Teens a Solvable Problem?
A leadership program for young Black men looks to confront racism in law enforcement. Corey Mitchell explains.
Corey Mitchell, September 23, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Opinion What Abolishing the Police Means to Me: A Student's Perspective
Young people deserve a say in how to keep their communities safe, writes high school student M’munga Songolo.
M'munga Songolo, September 23, 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.
Julia Robinson for Education Week
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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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Oregon
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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Teaching Profession Two More Statewide Teacher Protests Are on the Horizon
Teachers in North Carolina and Oregon plan to walk out of their classrooms in protest in May.
Madeline Will, March 26, 2019
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English-Language Learners Dual-Language Learning: How Schools Can Invest in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
In this fourth installment on the growth in dual-language learning, the director of dual-language education in Portland, Ore., says schools must have a clear reason for why they are offering dual-language instruction.
Corey Mitchell, September 19, 2018
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Early Childhood Video Kindergarten Can Be Overwhelming - Some Educators Try to Ease the Way
Kindergarten isn’t just about crayons and nap time anymore – it’s serious academics. And whether a student succeeds in kindergarten can have an impact into elementary school and beyond. But nearly a third of the estimated four million children who will start kindergarten this school year haven’t been in a classroom before. Many will be behind from day one. In Portland, Ore., they’re running a summer program to help such students keep up with their peers. Located at a dozen of Portland’s high-poverty schools, the program offers students and their parents three weeks of “practice” kindergarten. The idea is to get them comfortable in school and ready to hit the ground running on the first day of classes.
August 15, 2018
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