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Addressing Unfinished Learning in Math: Providing Tutoring at Scale
Most states as well as the federal government have landed on tutoring as a key strategy to address unfinished learning from the pandemic. Take math, for example. Studies have found that students lost more ground
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Student Achievement Low Test Scores Have Educators Worried, Survey Shows
Still, some educators say the scores aren't useful tools in planning for academic recovery.
Sarah Schwartz, November 17, 2021
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School Climate & Safety Transgender Students Need Adult Support in School. Is It Slipping?
Educators' support for transgender students and colleagues dropped since 2017, as anti-transgender bills mount in state legislatures.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 17, 2021
6 min read
Greeley Police Officer Steve Brown stands in the hallway during passing periods at Northridge High School in Greeley, Colo. on Oct. 21, 2016. While school resource officers, like Brown, are expected to handle responsibilities like any police officer they're faced with unique challenges working day-to-day in schools
Greeley Police Officer Steve Brown stands in the hallway during passing periods at Northridge High School in Greeley, Colo. While school resource officers, like Brown, are expected to handle responsibilities like any police officer, they're faced with unique challenges working day-to-day in schools.
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School Climate & Safety Explainer School Resource Officers (SROs), Explained
Does the presence of armed officers prevent school violence? Do they contribute for Black children to the 'school to prison pipeline'?
Stephen Sawchuk, November 16, 2021
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Teaching Profession What New Teachers Need
Ideas from the real world on making teachers' first years less overwhelming and more fulfilling.
Elizabeth Heubeck, November 16, 2021
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Privacy & Security Ed Tech Usage is Up. So Are Parent Privacy Concerns
Both parents and students want more say in how their personal information is used, according to a recent report.
Alyson Klein, November 16, 2021
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Curriculum Opinion Media Coverage of Critical Race Theory Misses the Mark
News accounts of critical race theory focus on topics that are not particularly controversial, while neglecting those that are.
Rick Hess, November 15, 2021
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Student Well-Being Teaching Social-Emotional Skills is Hard, Time-Consuming, and Necessary, Report Says
Growing students' social and emotional skills has become a big part of counselors' jobs. But they need more resources to be successful.
Alyson Klein, November 12, 2021
3 min read
Seminole County, Fla., deputies remove a parent from a school board meeting during a heated discussion about mask mandates in September.
Seminole County, Fla., deputies remove a parent from a school board meeting during a heated discussion about mask mandates in September.
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School & District Management From Our Research Center Just How Widespread Are the Threats to Educators Over COVID Policies?
An EdWeek Research Center survey asked district and school leaders if they, or anyone on their staff, had faced threats.

Holly Kurtz, November 11, 2021
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Families & the Community Parents May Not Be as Upset With Schools About COVID Protocols as You Think, Polls Show
A new poll found that a majority of Americans think local schools have done a good job balancing health and safety with other priorities.
Ileana Najarro, November 10, 2021
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School & District Management Principals Went Through a Lot in the Last Two Years. Here's What They Want to Hang Onto
Increased technology use, flexible staffing, and deeper community partnerships are high on their list of things to build on.
Denisa R. Superville, November 5, 2021
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Student Achievement What New Data Reveal About Students' Math and Reading Performance Right Now
The results of a new study show the magnitude of the task schools have ahead of them.
Sarah Schwartz, November 4, 2021
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