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School & District Management 4-Day School Weeks: New Research Examines the Benefits and Drawbacks
More than 1,600 districts have 4-day weeks. While students report more time for sleep and hobbies, academics lag, according to a new study.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 7, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion The Pandemic Forced My District to Make One Big Change Worth Keeping
The disruptive change of COVID-19 can offer opportunities even in the face of tragedy.
Erica M. Forti, July 27, 2021
2 min read
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School & District Management Opinion Pump the Brakes on Drive to End Snow Days
Even setting aside (legitimate) questions about hardware, connectivity, and student preferences, ending snow days deserves careful scrutiny.
Rick Hess, June 7, 2021
3 min read
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Student Well-Being Mental Health Problems Loom for the COVID Generation. Here's What Schools Can Do
Schools were struggling to meet students' mental health needs before the pandemic disrupted classes. Now those needs have ballooned.
Arianna Prothero, May 24, 2021
10 min read
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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
5 min read
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
8 min read
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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
6 min read
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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
4 min read
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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
4 min read
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
6 min read
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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
5 min read
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
8 min read
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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
7 min read