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Classroom Technology Opinion How to Decide Whether to Ban Laptops in the Classroom
The scientist whose research led to blanket laptop bans argues against them—and explains what to do instead.
Daniel Oppenheimer, April 6, 2022
2 min read
Student Achievement Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Student Learning Limitations?
Answer 7 questions to assess your understanding of student learning limitations.
March 28, 2022
Student Well-Being Spotlight Spotlight on Helping Students
This Spotlight will empower you with insights on newer tutoring methods and learning solutions available, mental health supports, and more.
March 23, 2022
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Social Studies Opinion Searching for Common Ground: What the Russian Invasion Means for Teaching Civics
To understand what's going on in Ukraine and Russia and why, students need to understand some central facts about the region.
Rick Hess, March 23, 2022
5 min read
Early Childhood Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Early Learning?
Answer 7 questions to discover how much you know about early learning.
March 14, 2022
Kindergarten teacher Karen Drolet works with a masked student at Raices Dual Language Academy, a public school in Central Falls, R.I., Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022.
Kindergarten teacher Karen Drolet works with a masked student at Raices Dual Language Academy, a public school in Central Falls, R.I., in February.
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Student Achievement What's Behind the COVID Academic Slide? Some Things Mattered More Than Remote Learning
A new analysis of student test data challenges the idea that online learning alone caused the dips in academic progress.
Sarah Schwartz, March 8, 2022
6 min read
Reading & Literacy Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About the State Of Reading in the U.S.?
Answer 7 questions to discover what you know about reading levels in the U.S.
February 28, 2022
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Student Achievement Opinion Why We Can Feel More Optimistic About Learning
Michael Fullan believes we have reason to be more hopeful about education, even after the tough years we've had.
Michael Fullan, February 23, 2022
4 min read
Student Achievement Webinar Learning Recovery: What Teachers Need to Help Students Catch Up Academically
This webinar will explore what teachers say schools should invest in to prepare large numbers of students for success in the next grade and beyond, despite the learning time lost during the pandemic.
February 17, 2022
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Reading & Literacy What the Research Says More Than 1 in 3 Children Who Started School in the Pandemic Need 'Intensive' Reading Help
Foundational literacy skills are sorely lacking for K-3 students, a new study finds.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 16, 2022
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Teaching Teachers of Color Are Linked to Social-Emotional, Academic Gains for All Students
These effects are driven, at least in part, by the use of culturally responsive teaching, a new study suggests.
Madeline Will, February 8, 2022
5 min read
Zachary Chan helps Robyn Pinnix, 9, with an activity in his 3rd grade class at Young Women’s Leadership Academy in San Antonio on February 7, 2022.
Zachary Chan helps Robyn Pinnix, 9, with an activity in his 3rd grade class at Young Women’s Leadership Academy in San Antonio on Feb. 7, 2022.
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Teaching From Our Research Center How to Give Students the Confidence to Take on Rigorous Work
Students are more reluctant to tackle complex problems, teachers say. Is there a way to deepen rigor without adding stress?
Sarah Schwartz, February 8, 2022
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Hannah Bouchard, a 2nd grade teacher at Platte Valley Elementary School, in her classroom in Kersey, Colo., on Feb. 4, 2022.
Hannah Bouchard, a 2nd grade teacher at Platte Valley Elementary School, in her classroom in Kersey, Colo., on Feb. 4, 2022.
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Student Achievement From Our Research Center Teachers Are Losing Hope That This Can Be a Catch-Up Year
Nearly two years into the pandemic, teachers are losing faith that they can lift students to grade-level work by the end of this year.
Catherine Gewertz, February 8, 2022
7 min read