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Families & the Community Opinion Three Urgent Questions the Pandemic Raises for Researchers
The American education system certainly didn’t win in 2020. The question is, will it learn?
Michael McShane, January 15, 2021
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Families & the Community Opinion 7 Ways for Teachers to Truly Connect With Parents
For some parents, the most relevant question is, "How is your family doing," according to researchers working in an Oregon school district.
Laura Brady, Stephanie Fryberg, Hazel Rose Markus, Camilla Griffiths, Jenny Yang, Perla Rodriguez & Laura Mannen-Martínez, December 31, 2020
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Families & the Community Webinar Examining the Evidence: Engaging Families and Communities in Recovery
The disruption to in-person and traditional school routines are demanding more from families than ever before, as many try to fill in instructional gaps on top of providing emotional and physical care. Long-standing patterns of
December 18, 2020
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Mathematics Kids Are Behind in Math Because of COVID-19. Here’s What Research Says Could Help
Previous studies can provide a window into why math learning is taking a big hit during the pandemic, and what educators can do about it.
Stephen Sawchuk & Sarah D. Sparks, December 2, 2020
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Jen Kulak and her daughter Maureen, 10, do schoolwork at their home in Lansdale, Pa. Kulak has spotted some gaps in her daughter’s math knowledge since she started remote schooling.
Jen Kulak and her daughter Maureen, 10, do schoolwork at their home in Lansdale, Pa. Kulak has spotted some gaps in her daughter’s math knowledge since she started remote schooling.
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Mathematics How Parents and Schools Can Work Together to Keep Math Learning on Track
Collaboration doesn’t require turning parents into math experts, classroom teachers say.
Christina A. Samuels, December 2, 2020
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Families & the Community How Schools Are Preparing for the Perfect Storm of Holiday Travel and COVID-19
Schools are putting in place or considering measures such as extending holiday breaks or shifting back to full-time remote learning.
Alyson Klein, November 16, 2020
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School Choice & Charters Home Schooling Is Way Up With COVID-19. Will It Last?
The shift could have lasting effects on both public schools and the home-schooling movement.
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Families & the Community Opinion Families Not Engaging With School? Rethink the Problem
Parents are ready to support distance learning, but educators need to speak the right cultural language, writes a team of researchers working with an Oregon school district.
Laura Brady, Stephanie Fryberg, Hazel Rose Markus, Camilla Griffiths, Jenny Yang & Perla Rodriguez, November 5, 2020
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Mashea Ashton, principal and founder of Digital Pioneers Academy, drops in to different Zoom classes to see how students and teachers are doing.
Mashea Ashton, principal and founder of Digital Pioneers Academy, drops in to different Zoom classes to see how students and teachers are doing.
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School & District Management 5 Ways Principals Can Establish a Strong School Climate
Recommendations for leaders on making schools feel safe, welcoming, and uplifting whether learning is in person or remote.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 13, 2020
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Families & the Community Washington State Kindergarten Teachers Ask: Where Are the Children?
Thousands of Washington’s kindergartners haven’t shown up or logged in to their public schools this year.
Joy Resmovits & Seattle Times, October 8, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Opinion Family-School Relationships Are the Missing Link in COVID-19 Era Education
Authors from the Family-School Collaboration Design Research Project share seven recommendations for improving those relationships now.
Leticia Alvarez Gutierrez, Laura Hernandez, Taeyeon Kim, Paul J. Kuttner, Gerardo R. Lopez, Jennifer Mayer-glenn, Amadou Niang & Almaida Yanagui, October 6, 2020
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Student Well-Being Friday Night Football Is Back On, Despite COVID-19
After halting football practices and games this summer, a growing number of high schools are returning to the gridiron, despite the sport’s high risk of infection.
Corey Mitchell, September 25, 2020
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Student Well-Being Fewer Kids, Less Money: How the Pandemic Puts Districts in a Bind
Enrollment snags, head-count problems, and more home schooling could end up costing districts millions in funding based on the annual tally of how many students actually show up.
Daarel Burnette II, September 17, 2020
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