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The coronavirus, the limits of ed tech, and the often-unscientific way schools teach basic reading skills could mean catastrophe.
October 21, 2020 – Education Week
There’s little evidence on how the best practices for teaching reading should be translated to remote or hybrid learning environments.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
First grade teacher Claudia Margaroli talks about the difficulties of teaching reading remotely and how she is trying to adjust.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
The schooling services that English-language learners and students with disabilities receive don’t always translate well to remote learning. Here’s how schools can help.
September 17, 2020 – Education Week
With so many students taking classes only from home, a cyberattack can have an outsized impact on schooling.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
Online school providers anticipated an onslaught of new students this fall and made plans to meet the growing demand.
September 16, 2020 – Education Week
Safely storing videos of classroom lessons and protecting sensitive health information will be a challenge.
August 11, 2020 – Education Week
Many teachers who will be leading classes remotely are building colorful virtual environments for their students featuring avatar versions of themselves. Some districts are even mandating trainings on how to create them.
July 30, 2020 – Education Week
Uber-popular with tweens and teens, the video-sharing platform on which users share short clips is raising concerns about student data privacy and national security.
July 29, 2020 – Education Week
Some districts are scrambling to account for thousands of devices—a task made more urgent by the uncertainty over when students will be able to return to school buildings full-time.
July 23, 2020 – Education Week

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