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Special Report Student Mental Health: Helping a Generation Cope With COVID-19’s Fallout
The pandemic's toll on student mental health may not be fully understood for years. Here's how educators are responding.
March 31, 2021
Young adult holding up a lot of stress and pressure.
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Special Report K-12 Connectivity Challenges Now and After COVID-19
Internet connectivity at home emerged as a huge problem during COVID-19 and will likely continue to be the case for schools next fall.
March 10, 2021
A team of people build a path across the digital divide.
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Special Report Equity and the Future of Work
K-12 educators need to begin tackling the challenges around equity and the future of work before career opportunity gaps grow even wider.
March 2, 2021
Special Report Quality Counts 2021: Chance for Success
The nation progressed in recent years on key factors setting students up for success in school and later life. But COVID-19 threatens that.
January 19, 2021
Special Report Keeping Students and Teachers Motivated & Engaged
Ideas to address sagging morale and disengagement in this challenging school year.
January 6, 2021
Image shows a bright background of yellows and oranges with a sad and concerned emoji wearing a medical mask over its mouth.
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Special Report Math Now: Problem-Solving in a Pandemic
This special reporting series looks at how COVID-19 has affected achievement, instruction, assessment, and engagement in math.
December 2, 2020
Conceptual image of different aspects of teaching math remotely during pandemic.
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Special Report Improving the Superintendent and School Board Partnership
District leaders share strategies for building school boards that are diverse, collaborative, and know their roles and limits in this special report.
November 18, 2020
Image shows 2 puzzle pieces being fit together through parnership.
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Special Report Self-Directed, Personalized Learning Under COVID-19: What Works, What Doesn't
Education Week explores how educators are trying to make personalized learning work in remote, hybrid, and in-person but socially-distanced learning environments.
November 4, 2020
Saras Chung, center, her daughter, Karis Chung, 14, and son, Jaron Chung, 12, walk into her office in St. Louis on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Both Karis and Jaron are attending school remotely.
Saras Chung, center, her daughter, Karis Chung, 14, and son, Jaron Chung, 12, walk into her office in St. Louis on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Both Karis and Jaron are attending school remotely.
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Special Report Teaching Kids How to Read During COVID-19
Many of the nation's elementary schools are staring down a daunting challenge: teach young children to read, without being able to interact with them in person.
October 21, 2020
Image shows a young student working on a laptop with a teacher.
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Special Report Getting School Climate Right: A Guide for Principals
Understand the key features of a healthy school climate and concrete ideas for how to create the conditions in which all students and staff can flourish.
October 14, 2020
Dawn Brooks-Decosta is the principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School in the Bronx.
Dawn Brooks-Decosta is the principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School in the Bronx.
Kirsten Luce
Special Report Big Ideas for Confronting Racism in Education
There’s no single solution for combating anti-Black racism in schools. That’s why we filled an entire special report on the subject.
September 23, 2020
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Special Report Quality Counts 2020: Grading the States
This third and final installment of Quality Counts 2020 delivers a data-driven portrait of the nation’s school system along with A-F grades and rankings for each state.
September 2, 2020

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