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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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Those on the front lines of teaching during the pandemic deserve a lot more admiration and support, writes Louie F. Rodriguez.
October 27, 2020 – Education Week
Concerns around civil liberties have emerged as a common narrative in the anti-vaccine community.
October 22, 2020 – AP
The new test kits, public health experts stress, can help drive down transmission in school buildings. But mask wearing and physical distancing must continue.
October 21, 2020 – Education Week
Leaders of four districts that made the leap share what’s working—and what’s not—as in-person classes get underway.
October 21, 2020 – Education Week
Authors from the Family-School Collaboration Design Research Project share seven recommendations for improving those relationships now.
October 7, 2020 – Education Week
COVID-19 and climate change prove why science standards can't ignore real-world concerns, write Andrew Zucker and Pendred Noyce.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
Hurricane Katrina taught the city lessons that apply to education across the nation now, writes economist Douglas N. Harris.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
Here’s a recap of key findings for how to improve virtual learning, prioritize what to teach, make up for lost learning, and tend to students’ well-being.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
The coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children in a trend authorities say is fueled by school reopenings.
September 30, 2020 – AP
After halting football practices and games this summer, a growing number of high schools are returning to the gridiron, despite the sport’s high risk of infection.
October 7, 2020 – Education Week

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