Student Learning

Education news, analysis, and opinion about how students gain skills and knowledge
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
9 min read
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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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Student Well-Being Remote Learning Is Tough for Many Students. How 'Early-Warning' Data Can Help Schools Support Them
Schools with early-warning systems can stave off academic struggles. Experts advise on adapting the strategy for online learning.
Stephen Sawchuk, August 19, 2020
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Student Achievement Explainer Overcoming COVID-19 Learning Loss
Halting erosion to learning is critical as the new school year begins. Well-known practices backed by research are the best solution.
August 19, 2020
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Classroom Technology What Should We Teach? 5 Steps for Keeping Kids on Track This Fall
Now more than ever, schools need to give all students access to grade-level work, experts say. Here’s how.
Sarah Schwartz, August 5, 2020
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Teacher Preparation Don't Rush to 'Diagnose' Learning Loss With a Formal Test. Do This Instead
Beware these danger zones when trying to determine what students know and need to learn this fall, experts say.
Catherine Gewertz, August 5, 2020
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