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School & District Management Opinion 8 Considerations for Designing High-Impact Tutoring
The most important rule is to start small and find success before expanding, writes Kevin Newman of the KIPP Foundation.
Kevin Newman, June 8, 2021
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Palmyra Middle School English teacher Bethany Cover, far right, leads 7th and 8th graders on a walk to conduct a bird census as part of a science camp this week on the Appalachian trail near Palmyra, Pa. Students write about their scientific observations for the project, which integrates science lessons across the curriculum.
Palmyra Middle School English teacher Bethany Cover, far right, leads 7th and 8th graders on a walk to conduct a bird census as part of a science camp this week on the Appalachian Trail near Palmyra, Pa. Teachers across the curriculum work on the camp, at a time experts say science instruction is getting squeezed by schools' math and reading focus.
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Science The Latest Science Scores Are Out. The News Isn't Good for Schools
At a time when the pandemic highlights the importance of science, student scores in that subject are either flat or declining on NAEP.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 25, 2021
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Students listen to their teacher at Hawthorne Scholastic Academy in Lakeview on March 1, 2021.
Students listen to their teacher at Hawthorne Scholastic Academy in Lakeview on March 1, 2021. A new study shows that students have continued to make gains in math and reading during the pandemic.
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Student Achievement 'Learning Loss, in General, Is a Misnomer': Study Shows Kids Made Progress During COVID-19
Even though the pandemic has interrupted learning, students are still gaining ground in reading and math this year.
Sarah Schwartz, April 22, 2021
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Student Well-Being Webinar Examining the Evidence: Assessing Student Learning and Social-Emotional Well-Being
The pandemic has introduced a great deal of hardship into many students’ lives, which may make it difficult for them to learn. Disruptions to students’ mental and emotional health, social systems of support, and learning
March 19, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Learning Means Changing Your Mind
Teachers can help students acquire the skill of uncertainty, writes Katherine Burd.
Katherine Burd, February 8, 2021
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Assessment Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table With Education Week: Testing & Accountability
The pandemic has disrupted lives and schooling for nearly a year, and some in the education space—and beyond—worry about lost learning. One way to know what has been lost is through testing, but is it
January 13, 2021
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Accountability Opinion What Should School Accountability Look Like in a Time of COVID-19?
Remote learning is not like in person, and after nine months of it, data are revealing how harmful COVID-19 has been to children's learning.
Peter DeWitt, January 10, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Why Asking the Teacher Isn’t Always the Best Course of Action
During COVID-19, our conversations focus on the learning loss of students. We should be asking why the adults always control the learning.
Peter DeWitt, December 16, 2020
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Teaching & Learning Pandemic Learning Loss Heavier in Math Than Reading This Fall, But Questions Remain
Results from fall testing confirm that the pandemic has taken a toll on students' academic growth.
Sarah D. Sparks, December 1, 2020
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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 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
School & District Management What the Research Says How Does Pandemic-Related Learning Loss Affect Different Subjects and Grades?
Educators are bracing for students to return to school this fall with significant learning loss, after more than six months of disruption from the coronavirus pandemic. New research suggests schools will need to target interventions differently for students in different grades and subjects.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 9, 2020
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Recruitment & Retention Teacher Morale and Student Enrollment Declining Under COVID-19, Survey Shows
A new EdWeek Research Center survey examines what educators are thinking on a host of issues as they begin the 2020-21 academic year.
Holly Kurtz, September 1, 2020
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Student Achievement Students Lost Time and Learning in the Pandemic. What 'Acceleration' Can Do to Help
A strategy that gives more learning time in small groups of students without taking time away from core instruction.
Stephen Sawchuk, August 19, 2020
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