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School & District Management ‘Spying’ on Teachers? District Accused of Scouring for Staff Flouting COVID-19 Safety
A Fla. district used social media posts of teachers partying, traveling, & maskless to undercut their union's argument for working remotely.
Scott Travis, January 26, 2021
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Sara Smith, left, and her daughter Karina Smith visit a makeshift memorial outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in 2018, where 17 students and staff members were killed in a mass shooting.
Sara Smith, left, and her daughter Karina Smith visit a makeshift memorial outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in 2018, where 17 students and staff members were killed.
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Law & Courts Federal Appeals Court Rejects Civil Rights Suit by Parkland Survivors
The court in Atlanta held that students who survived the 2018 mass school shooting could not recover from the missteps of public officials.
Mark Walsh, December 14, 2020
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Data Using Student Data to Identify Future Criminals: A Privacy Debacle
A police department uses sensitive school data to keep a secret list of students it deems as at risk of engaging in criminal behavior.
Mark Lieberman, November 24, 2020
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Teaching Survey: Teachers and Students Are Struggling With Online Learning
In a new RAND report, teachers in remote and hybrid environments reported more challenges than those in solely face-to-face instruction.
Sarah Schwartz, November 16, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Opinion The Pandemic Is Raging. Here's How to Support Your Grieving Students
What do students who have experienced a loss need in the classroom? Brittany R. Collins digs into the science.
Brittany R. Collins, November 12, 2020
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Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer testifies before a legislative committee in Frankfort, Ky., on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Brewer told lawmakers that over half of the state's cruisers now have been driven over 100,000 miles, making them costly to maintain.
Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer testifies before a legislative committee in Frankfort, Ky., on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Brewer told lawmakers that over half of the state's cruisers now have been driven over 100,000 miles, making them costly to maintain.
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School Climate & Safety Ky. Police Commissioner Resigns After Student Newspaper Investigation
The student newspaper at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Ky., first reported on the state's problematic police training material.
Jeremy Chisenhall & Lexington Herald Leader (ky.), November 5, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Opinion This Election Is Traumatizing for Many Students (and Educators). Here's How to Help
Three trauma-informed practices can ease polarization in the classroom, write professor Anita Chari and trauma therapist Angelica Singh.
Anita Chari & Angelica Singh, November 4, 2020
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School Climate & Safety School Reopening Plans and the Suburban Challenge
Equity, innovations, and logistical challenges were among the patterns found in an analysis of 18 suburban districts' reopening plans as they cope with the pandemic.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 30, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Opinion What Demands to 'Open Schools Now!' Sound Like to a Teacher
COVID-19 deniers’ attacks on educators are part of a long history of asking public schools to do more with less, writes Lyn Peticolas.
Lyn Peticolas, October 29, 2020
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School Climate & Safety What Do Parents Think of COVID 19-Era Learning Now?
The newest data show parents are still concerned about the quality of online-only learning, while those attending in-person believe schools are doing a decent job with safety protocols.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 29, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Opinion Family-School Relationships Are the Missing Link in COVID-19 Era Education
Authors from the Family-School Collaboration Design Research Project share seven recommendations for improving those relationships now.
Leticia Alvarez Gutierrez, Laura Hernandez, Taeyeon Kim, Paul J. Kuttner, Gerardo R. Lopez, Jennifer Mayer-glenn, Amadou Niang & Almaida Yanagui, October 6, 2020
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Flooded school buses sit in a lot, on Sept. 1, 2005, in New Orleans, following Hurricane Katrina.
Flooded school buses sit in a lot, on Sept. 1, 2005, in New Orleans, following Hurricane Katrina.
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School Climate & Safety Opinion As Schools Recover After COVID-19, Look to New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina taught the city lessons that apply to education across the nation now, writes economist Douglas N. Harris.
Douglas N. Harris, September 29, 2020
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Teaching 50 or More Students in One Class: The New Reality for Some K-12 Teachers
The instructional techniques teachers normally use won't work in classes with 50, 60, or 70 students, educators say.
Sarah Schwartz, September 29, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Opinion How Ready Are We to Support Kids Through This Trauma?
School counselors aren't getting what they need to properly support their students, write four researchers.
Mandy Savitz-Romer, Heather Rowan-Kenyon, Tara Nicola & Laura Hecht, September 16, 2020
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