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Teaching The Tough Task Ahead for 1st Grade Teachers
Many children missed out on kindergarten or experienced a more disrupted version. Now, 1st grade teachers will have to fill in the gaps.
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Teaching Understanding Learning ‘Acceleration’: Going Slow to Go Fast
Acceleration is sold as the way to fill academic holes left by less-than-ideal learning conditions last school year. But there are caveats.
4 min read
Teaching Opinion Teaching Writing Requires Leaving Students With an 'I Can Do It!' Spirit
Three educators share suggestions for writing instruction, including a visual-thinking strategy.
12 min read
Social Studies Opinion Juneteenth Meets Anti-Critical Race Theory Laws: Where Do Teachers Go From Here?
No, talking to students about our history will not teach them to hate this country.
Jania Hoover
4 min read
Demonstrators march through downtown Orlando, Fla., during a Juneteenth event on June 19, 2020.
Demonstrators march through downtown Orlando, Fla., during a Juneteenth event on June 19, 2020.<br/>
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Teacher Preparation The Complicated, Divisive Work of Grading Teacher-Preparation Programs
As the two national accreditors for teacher-preparation programs evolve, the battle over market share heats up.
9 min read
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English-Language Learners English-Learners May Need More Support This Fall. But That Doesn't Mean They're Behind
English-language learners lost some opportunities—and gained others—during their months learning at home.
8 min read
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Mathematics Algebra 1 Is a Turning Point. Here’s How to Help Incoming Students
Targeted support is especially urgent in Algebra 1, experts say; the class is a gatekeeper to higher level mathematics.
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