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Special Report Hybrid and Blended Learning: Poor Planning and Rising Opportunities in Uncertain Times
Misplaced optimism and the rigid priorities of some state leaders limited the ability of educators to put in place flexible ed-tech plans.
September 15, 2021
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Big Ideas in Education Special Report Big Ideas for Education's Urgent Challenges
This special report tackles big challenges and hard questions, like: What is the purpose of school? Are we leaning on districts too much?
September 14, 2021
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Special Report Quality Counts 2021: Grading the States
See how the nation and the states score on this year's comprehensive report card for the nation’s schools.
September 1, 2021
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Optimizing Digital Learning for the New School Year
As students return to school buildings, big decisions must be made about how to adjust the use of technology for the “new normal.”
July 20, 2021
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Tackling Learning Gaps This Fall: Advice for Teachers
This series of case studies examines what the slippery concept of “acceleration” really means for students in three key areas: 1st grade literacy and numeracy, Algebra 1, and English-language acquisition.
June 22, 2021
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Special Report Quality Counts 2021: School Finance
This Quality Counts 2021 installment grades the nation and states on school finance and surveys educators' fiscal pressures and priorities.
June 1, 2021
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How to Help Students Recover From a Broken Year
What schools do to help students bounce back from stress, trauma, and disrupted schooling—and whether retention helps or hurts kids.
May 24, 2021
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Special Report What’s Wrong With Teacher PD for Technology—and How to Make It Better
Too often, the training is focused on the technology rather than the learning goals or it is not as practical as teachers need it to be.
May 19, 2021
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Special Report Retaining Great Teachers in a Time of Turmoil
Through original data and reporting, this report illuminates the barriers to keeping great teachers and offers some solutions.
May 5, 2021
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Planning for a Pivotal School Year
A 4-part series with ideas to plan for: summer learning, student and staff well-being, fall instruction, and the future of remote schooling.
April 27, 2021
Summer 2021: How Schools Can Make the Most of It
Ways that students, teachers, and school and district leaders can restore and retool this summer and come back charged for the year ahead.
April 27, 2021
Special Report How Pandemic Tech Use Is Shaping K-12 Education
Educators have pushed their technology skills to the next level over the past year. How will that change teaching and learning?
April 21, 2021
Aimee Rodriguez Webb works on her computer reading emails at her dinning room table that she set up as a virtual classroom for a Cobb County school, on July 28, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Webb is determined to do better this fall. She bought a dry-erase board and a special camera to display worksheets, and she set up her dining room to broadcast school lessons.
Aimee Rodriguez Webb works on her computer reading emails at her dinning room table that she set up as a virtual classroom for a Cobb County school, on July 28, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Webb is determined to do better this fall. She bought a dry-erase board and a special camera to display worksheets, and she set up her dining room to broadcast school lessons.
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