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Teaching Opinion The Only Class a High School Dropout Never Missed
New research shows how to engage even the hardest-to-reach students.
Kristin DeVivo, February 24, 2021
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Jaron Chung, 12, attends an online science class as part of remote learning at Kairos Academies in St. Louis.
Jaron Chung, 12, attends an online science class as part of remote learning at Kairos Academies in St. Louis.
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Classroom Technology 6 Lessons Learned About Better Teaching During the Pandemic
Educators who work in personalized learning schools are adjusting instruction for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning.
Madeline Will, November 4, 2020
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Teacher Sherisa Nailor helps Parker Drawbaugh, left, and Jacob Knouse in their Small-Animal Science class at Big Spring High School in Newville, Pa.
Teacher Sherisa Nailor helps Parker Drawbaugh, left, and Jacob Knouse in their Small-Animal Science class at Big Spring High School in Newville, Pa.
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Classroom Technology Why 'Deep Learning' Is Hard to Do in Remote or Hybrid Schooling
Educators are helping students learn to dig deeper into topics in remote, hybrid, or socially distanced learning, but it isn’t easy.
Alyson Klein, November 4, 2020
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College & Workforce Readiness Video The World of Careers Is Changing. This Superintendent Aims to Get His Students ‘Future Ready’
Students get a postsecondary jump-start through Hamilton County, Tenn.’s Future-Ready Institutes, led by Superintendent Bryan Johnson.
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Science Opinion How to Engage All Students in STEM
Many resources are available to help engage all students in STEM learning and help them persist in STEM careers.
Heather Singmaster, July 9, 2019
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Classroom Technology Opinion Teaching Empathy Through Documentary Films
Teaching through documentary film can open students up to other's points of view. Guest bloggers from BYkids share tips and resources.
Holly Carter & Zoe Barnstone-Clark, July 1, 2019
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Teaching Opinion Three Ways to Inspire 21st-Century Global Makers
Guest author Eduardo Caballero shares how maker education can teach 21st-century skills through a global lens.
Eduardo Caballero, June 24, 2019
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Curriculum Opinion Project-Based Learning: Student Choice, Engagement, and Authenticity
Two teachers share how they used the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals to inspire students' project work.
May 16, 2019
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Connecting Students to the World Through Food Studies
Ideas for integrating food into the classroom from guest blogger Sarah Anderson.
Sarah Anderson, April 22, 2019
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School & District Management Opinion How Teacher Networks Can Facilitate Deeper Collaboration
Teacher Karen Martin shares the impact of networks on rural teachers and students.
Karen Martin, March 5, 2019
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Assessment Video K-12 Performance Assessment Terms Explained
Interest is growing in assessing students’ learning by having them show what they can do with what they know. But educators often disagree about what terms like performance assessment and project-based learning really mean in the classroom. In an effort to clear up some of the confusion, Education Week writers developed definitions for six performance-assessment related terms, including proficiency-based learning, project-based learning, standards-based grading, and portfolios. See the results in this animated glossary.
February 25, 2019
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Suzanne Lacey
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Classroom Technology Leader To Learn From Pioneering Tech-Savvy Rural Schools
We don’t have the most resources, but we’re going to find a way to provide really great opportunities for our kids,” says Superintendent Suzanne Lacey.
Michelle R. Davis, February 20, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Students Making an Impact: Global-Scholar Programs in the Midwest
Students can earn a "global distinction" on their high school diploma by completing a capstone project. Annette Cowart explains what this means for districts.
Annette Cowart, February 20, 2019
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Chynna Krouser attends a geology class at Hunter College in New York City, where she is a junior with a 3.0 grade point average. Krouser came to Hunter through a pilot project that expanded the admissions criteria for students graduating from performance-based high schools like hers. Krouser submitted an advanced algebra project she completed in her sophomore year at Eastside Community High School in New York City.
Chynna Krouser attends a geology class at Hunter College in New York City, where she is a junior with a 3.0 grade point average. Krouser came to Hunter through a pilot project that expanded the admissions criteria for students graduating from performance-based high schools like hers. Krouser submitted an advanced algebra project she completed in her sophomore year at Eastside Community High School in New York City.
Jackie Molloy for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Colleges Crack Open the Admissions Door to Consider Students' Skills
Most colleges rely on standardized tests and grades to decide who gets into their schools. A handful of schools want to change up the mix.
Catherine Gewertz, February 5, 2019
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