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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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Special Education K-12 Essentials Forum How Schools Are Helping Special Education Students Recover From the Pandemic
Join us to learn about the pandemic’s impact on students who sometimes receive less attention in conversations about special education.
November 16, 2022
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Curriculum More Teachers Say Their Curriculum Aligns to Standards. But It Still Falls Short
About one in four teachers said they spent $300 or more of their own money on instructional materials last school year.
Sarah Schwartz, November 15, 2022
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Teaching Profession The Status of the Teaching Profession Is at a 50-Year Low. What Can We Do About It?
New research suggests problems are systemic and have been building for decades.
Caitlynn Peetz, November 15, 2022
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Teaching Profession What the Research Says Pandemic Anxiety Was Higher for Teachers Than for Health-Care Workers
Since the pandemic, teachers are significantly more likely to have anxiety symptoms than those in other professions.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 15, 2022
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Student Well-Being Educators Are Bullish on Social-Emotional Learning. Here's Why
Most educators don’t buy the argument that SEL and academics are an either/or proposition.
Alyson Klein, November 14, 2022
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School & District Management Bus Driver Shortages Still Wreak Havoc on Schools and Students
A new report highlights the connection between school transportation challenges and absenteeism.
Mark Lieberman, November 11, 2022
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