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School & District Management Opinion The Pandemic Could Have Unlocked Remote Schooling. It Hasn't
Despite the hopes of education leaders, online learning options aren't meeting families' needs, writes researcher Robin J. Lake.
Robin J. Lake, October 25, 2021
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center The Decline of Hybrid Learning for This School Year, in 4 Charts
Less than one-fourth of districts started the year with a mix of remote and in-person learning, a new EdWeek Research Center survey shows.
Benjamin Herold, September 27, 2021
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Ed-Tech Policy Reported Essay Remote Learning Isn’t Just for Emergencies
Schools were less prepared for digital learning than they thought they were.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 14, 2021
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School & District Management Download 8 Tips for Building a Digital Learning Plan That Conquers Chaos
Craft flexible strategies, encourage experimentation with new instructional models, and regularly solicit feedback.
Kevin Bushweller, September 14, 2021
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Classroom Technology Q&A Pandemic Fuels Tech Advances in Schools. Here's What That Looks Like
One district chief technology officer calculates the pandemic has propelled his school system as many as five years into the future.
Arianna Prothero, September 14, 2021
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Why School Districts Are Unprepared for COVID-19 Disruptions, Again
Bad state policy, misplaced optimism, and a focus on full-time virtual schools left districts scrambling to educate quarantined students.
Benjamin Herold, September 14, 2021
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School & District Management Interactive Masks, Vaccines & Testing: How the Biggest City School Districts Are Operating This Year
This tracker follows key operating protocols and requirements for some of America’s largest school districts.
Tonya Harris, August 30, 2021
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Classroom Technology How Can Schools Keep Quarantined Students Learning?
COVID-19 quarantines at the start of the school year have thrown students into a "constant state of disequilibrium," said one teacher.
Sarah Schwartz, August 27, 2021
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School & District Management In Kentucky, 4 Counties Close Schools Over COVID and a New Law Halts Learning for Some
Amid a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, school leaders are asking state lawmakers for more remote learning days and more flexibility.
Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader, August 26, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Yes, Remote Learning Can Work for Kindergartners
It’s hard to believe, but my 5- and 6-year-olds may have had a more successful 2020 than many adults, writes one kindergarten teacher.
Sydney Linderman, August 24, 2021
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