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Student Brooklyn Richotte sits for a vision screening at Liberty Elementary School in Omaha, Neb., last year. The Child Vision Collaborative examined students’ eyes for free, providing glasses as needed.
—Megan Farmer/Omaha World-Herald via AP

A Third of Students Need Eye Exams, Study Finds

Nearsightedness is on the rise among schoolchildren, but many students have not had the vision screening needed to detect the problem. (May 29, 2018)

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We must have extra compassion for students who have lost their safe haven during this crisis, writes high school teacher Shalander Shelly Samuels.
May 21, 2020 – Education Week
This crisis may provide the opportunity for a bold paradigm shift in education—but only if we embrace personalization, urges Paul Reville.
May 21, 2020 – Education Week
As fatalities from COVID-19 rise, so does the likelihood that schools will have to help students cope virtually with the loss of a beloved teacher, staff member, or student.
May 19, 2020 – Education Week
COVID-19 has upended education research agendas, so researchers should now pivot, write Sara Kerr and Paige Kowalski.
May 15, 2020 – Education Week
Teachers, parents, and school leaders themselves will all need support during and after the coronavirus pandemic, write Phyllis L. Fagell and Joshua P. Starr.
May 13, 2020 – Education Week
May 13, 2020 – Education Week
In this moment of loss, the coronavirus pandemic offers four opportunities to demand the rebirth of public education, writes Amy Stuart Wells.
May 8, 2020 – Education Week
Students and adults in the school community will all need more support when schools reopen, writes the head of the National Association of School Psychologists.
May 13, 2020 – Education Week
If budget cuts force pink slips, many districts leaders may be able to protect their most effective teachers, especially in schools where turnaround is high.
May 5, 2020 – Education Week
It's worth remembering how far we've come on educating students with disabilities, writes Nebraska's education commissioner Matthew L. Blomstedt.
May 5, 2020 – Education Week

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