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The Education Week Spotlight on Distance Learning is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on how educators are serving students with special needs in distance learning, how schools can reduce the risk of cyberattacks, and how to optimize in-person and remote instruction.

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Aimee Rodriguez Webb reads emails at her dining room table, which she set up as a virtual classroom in Marietta, Ga. After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Webb bought a dry-erase board and a special camera for displaying worksheets.
Aimee Rodriguez Webb reads emails at her dining room table, which she set up as a virtual classroom in Marietta, Ga. After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Webb bought a dry-erase board and a special camera for displaying worksheets.
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Teaching How to Make Lessons Cohesive When Teaching Both Remote and In-Person Classes
When some students are online and others in school buildings, how can teachers make sure everyone is learning what they need to learn?
Sarah Schwartz, August 5, 2020
9 min read
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Classroom Technology Cyberattacks Disrupt Learning Even More During COVID-19
With so many students taking classes only from home, a cyberattack can have an outsized impact on schooling.
Alyson Klein, September 14, 2020
5 min read
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Special Education Bridging Distance for Learners With Special Needs
The schooling services that English-language learners and students with disabilities receive don’t always translate well to remote learning. Here’s how schools can help.
Corey Mitchell, September 16, 2020
9 min read
Sunnyside Elementary School 4th grader Miriam Amacker tackles a school assignment at her home in San Francisco last spring. Experts say many students will likely be transitioning back and forth between remote and in-person instruction this school year.
Sunnyside Elementary School 4th grader Miriam Amacker tackles a school assignment at her home in San Francisco last spring. Experts say many students will likely be transitioning back and forth between remote and in-person instruction this school year.
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Curriculum How to Balance In-Person and Remote Instruction
Full-time remote instruction? In-person instruction? Or a hybrid model? Deciding among those three options can be an excruciating decision for school officials. But the choice many schools appear to be leaning toward is a hybrid model, at least for now.
Mark Lieberman, July 22, 2020
9 min read
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Teaching Teacher Tips: How to Reduce Screen Time When School Is Online
Concerns about screen time are not new—but they are heightened when kids across the country are spending much of their school day online.
Catherine Gewertz, October 5, 2020
8 min read
Education Opinion Making Distance Learning Vibrant: Student Agency Is Key
Teachers need kids to take charge of their own learning. Here's how encouraging student agency can help.
Ask a Psychologist Contributor, August 12, 2020
2 min read
Teaching Opinion What Does Blended Learning Look Like in a Distance Learning Environment?
Four educators share their experiences of blended learning. They suggest elements needed to make it work in remote teaching such as emphasizing relationship-building and minimizing the number of online tools.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 21, 2020
14 min read