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School & District Management Political Tensions in Schools Are 'Pervasive,' Principals Say
High school principals reported high levels of student conflict due to political beliefs and parent efforts to limit curriculum about race.
Libby Stanford, November 30, 2022
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Education Funding What the Research Says Districts Are Spending More Per Student. Here's How to Make Sure All of Them Benefit
New studies suggest ways education leaders can make budgets bigger and more equitable.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 29, 2022
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Teaching Profession It's a Nasty Cold and Flu Season, But Some Educators Are Reluctant to Take Sick Days
Many cite the pile of work—and lost learning—that accumulates when they take time off.
Madeline Will, November 29, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Schools Trying to Prioritize Equity Have Their Work Cut Out for Them, Survey Shows
The pandemic exacerbated pre-existing inequities in education. Practitioners and researchers offer advice on how to move forward.
Ileana Najarro, November 28, 2022
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Ed-Tech Policy All That Ed Tech Schools Bought During the Pandemic Won’t Improve Equity. Here's Why
Product design, limited organizational capacity, and the dangers of digital surveillance are all barriers, four experts told Education Week.
Benjamin Herold, November 28, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Here's How the Pandemic Changed School Discipline
Students were suspended less frequently but Black, poor, and disabled students were punished at higher rates after the pandemic.
Eesha Pendharkar, November 28, 2022
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Student Well-Being Does SEL Make Students Ready for Work? We Asked Educators
Most educators say SEL has a positive impact on students, but teacher buy-in is still needed.
Lauraine Langreo, November 21, 2022
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Teaching Profession Opinion Linda Darling-Hammond Wins International Prize for Education Research
The recipient of the 2022 Yidan Prize talks about the divide between research and policy, teacher professional development, and equity.
Rick Hess, November 21, 2022
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Science Teens Know Climate Change Is Real. They Want Schools to Teach More About It
Most high school students say climate change is real, but are iffy on the science behind global warming, a survey finds.
Madeline Will & Arianna Prothero, November 18, 2022
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Privacy & Security VR Devices Collect 'Intimate' Data, Lack Privacy Protections. Should Schools Invest?
A nonprofit examined the most popular VR devices on the market and found privacy problems with all of them.
Alyson Klein, November 18, 2022
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Teaching Profession What the Research Says Later School Start Times Could Help Teachers, Too
Most discussion of school start times centers on benefits to late-sleeping adolescents, but a new study looks at the effects on teachers.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 17, 2022
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School & District Management 5 Big Hurdles to Learning Recovery, According to District Leaders
Student absences, staffing shortages, and a lack of reliable data are among the dampers to ambitious academic plans.
Evie Blad, November 17, 2022
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Student Achievement The Pace of Learning Recovery Is Inequitable, New Data Show
Lower-scoring students are making gains at a slower rate than their higher-scoring peers.
Sarah Schwartz, November 16, 2022
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Classroom Technology Students Are Turning to TikTok for Homework Help. Is That a Bad Thing?
A survey found that 1 in 4 TikTok users in the United States use the platform for educational purposes.
Lauraine Langreo, November 16, 2022
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