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Year-Round Schooling Explained
Get the facts about year-round schooling, including pros and cons, statistics, and key definitions.
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Student Achievement Opinion Learning Recovery: The Research on Tutoring, Extended School Year, and Other Strategies
Evidence points most strongly to the value of high-dose tutoring, but other approaches have merit too, writes researcher Heather C. Hill.
Heather C. Hill, April 28, 2021
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School & District Management Webinar What's Ahead for Hybrid Learning: Putting Best Practices in Motion
It’s safe to say hybrid learning—a mix of in-person and remote instruction that evolved quickly during the pandemic—is probably here to stay in K-12 education to some extent. That is the case even though increasing
April 15, 2021
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School & District Management Districts Eye Summer and Beyond to Recoup Learning Losses. Here's What 3 Have on Tap
Longer school years, summer school, and after-school programs are among the strategies districts are using to get students back on track.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 11, 2021
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School & District Management What's the Least Risky Hybrid Model to Bring Students Back to School?
There’s more than one way to bring students back to class, but research is not clear on which model can keep students and staff safest.
Sarah D. Sparks, March 11, 2021
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Student Achievement 3 Studies for District Leaders to Read as They Plan for Learning Recovery
How can districts plan for programs that help catch up students affected academically by the pandemic? These three studies provide clues.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 11, 2021
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Families & the Community Opinion Three Urgent Questions the Pandemic Raises for Researchers
The American education system certainly didn’t win in 2020. The question is, will it learn?
Michael McShane, January 15, 2021
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Conrad Dunmire, 7, left, and Camille, 9, of Florida, have a snowball fight Sunday, Oct. 25, in Beaver Creek, Colo. The family said they extended their trip an extra day to enjoy the snow.
Conrad Dunmire, 7, left, and Camille Dunmire, 9, of Florida, have a snowball fight in Beaver Creek, Colo., in late October. The family said they extended their trip an extra day to enjoy the snow.<br/>
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School & District Management What Happened When Campbell's Soup Tried to 'Save the Snow Day'
Campbell’s Soup is campaigning to protect snow days. But not all parents and K-12 educators are receiving the message with warm, fuzzy feelings.
Catherine Gewertz, December 12, 2020
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School & District Management No More Snow Days, Thanks to Remote Learning? Not Everyone Agrees
An increasing number of schools are replacing snow days with remote learning, but some plan to stick with the snow day tradition for now.
Mark Lieberman, November 23, 2020
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Austin Beutner, the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, takes questions at a news conference in March. The district, the second largest in the country, recently announced it would start the school year with full-time remote learning.
Austin Beutner, the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, takes questions at a news conference in March. The district, the second largest in the country, recently announced it would start the school year with full-time remote learning.
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School & District Management Rising Wave of Districts Sticking With Full-Time Remote Learning
A growing number of schools will return to full-time remote learning in the 2020-21 school year, defying pressure from federal leaders.
Mark Lieberman, July 15, 2020
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School & District Management Building a Schedule Around Student Rotations
A closer look at planning for the logistics behind assigning groups of students to come to school on a rotating basis.
Denisa R. Superville, June 24, 2020
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School & District Management Serving Students Who Can't—or Won't—Return to School
Students with serious health concerns and those with other specialized needs may opt out of returning to school. What schools can do to keep serving them.
Denisa R. Superville, June 24, 2020
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School & District Management Is It Time to Reconsider the Year-Round School Schedule?
This scheduling option can help schools with large enrollments manage space constraints and provide built-in breaks for enrichment and remediation.
Denisa R. Superville, June 24, 2020
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Teacher Danielle Elliot wears a face mask while speaking to Hayden A. while Rayonna A., Lauren T., Alice C. and Luciano M. sit at an appropriate social distance during an arts and crafts class at Chase Avenue School in El Cajon, Calif.
Teacher Danielle Elliot wears a face mask while speaking to Hayden A. while Rayonna A., Lauren T., Alice C. and Luciano M. sit at an appropriate social distance during an arts and crafts class at Chase Avenue School in El Cajon, Calif.
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School Climate & Safety Pulling Off a Regular School Schedule—With Modifications—in the Pandemic
In communities where cases of COVID-19 remain low, schools can plan for students to be in classrooms every day with some important modifications. Understand the pros and the cons.
Denisa R. Superville, June 24, 2020
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Students walk into a classroom while keeping their distance as their teacher, Danielle Elliot, waits outside at Chase Avenue School in El Cajon, Calif.
Students walk into a classroom while keeping their distance as their teacher, Danielle Elliot, waits outside at Chase Avenue School in El Cajon, Calif.
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School & District Management Hybrid School Schedules: More Flexibility; Big Logistical Challenges
A mix of in-school & online learning is how districts are adhering to social distancing requirements & providing face-to-face instruction.
Denisa R. Superville, June 24, 2020
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