Curriculum and Instruction

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Instruction During COVID-19: Less Learning Time Drives Fears of Academic Erosion

Schools struggled to balance the tension between high expectations and the need for flexibility, a challenge that will likely continue next school year. (May 28, 2020)

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Nashville's school year will start off virtually instead of in person due to the growing spread of COVID-19, local school officials announced Thursday.
July 9, 2020 – AP
The lesson-sharing platform recently pledged to promote anti-racist resources and provide free professional development. But teachers say the company's content moderation policy still allows for racist resources to remain on the site.
July 15, 2020 – Education Week
In a year marked by loss, we can’t forget the most important thing we do as teachers, writes Justin Minkel: We make sure every child knows they’re loved.
June 30, 2020 – Teacher
New EdWeek Research Center survey examines the frustrations educators had as the school year wound down and some challenges ahead for 2020-21.
June 29, 2020 – Education Week
When they come back to us in the fall, our students’ need for connection, belonging, and real-world experience will be fierce, and we need to adjust our approach based on their needs, writes teacher Ariel Sacks.
June 23, 2020 – Teacher
These four evidence-based suggestions can help educators offset learning loss for young English learners, write Leslie M. Babinski, Steven J. Amendum, Steven E. Knotek, and Marta Sánchez.
June 19, 2020 – Education Week
District leaders cite evidence that retention doesn’t improve academic outcomes, and argue that holding large groups of students back will disproportionately hurt students of color and kids from low-income families.
June 18, 2020 – Education Week
How much students regressed during the extended remote learning period is a matter of some debate, but every district must devise ways to diagnose and respond to it.
June 12, 2020 – Education Week
The coronavirus school building closures are leading to some tough decisions now—instead of years down the road—about providing iPads and Chromebooks, even for kindergartners.
June 17, 2020 – Education Week
Yes, teachers have struggled to provide all that the learning they'd wish for students during COVID-19, writes teacher Justin Minkel. But they've provided crucial lifelines: love, support, and normalcy.
June 2, 2020 – Teacher

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