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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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06/29 11:38 am | How Two School Nurses Are Preparing for School Reopenings | In this first of three videos, two school nurses discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has upended their profession.

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Many teachers have been attracted to the profession for social reasons that are now missing from online instruction, writes Susan Moore Johnson.
June 18, 2020 – Education Week
Research can guide educators looking for the best ways of identifying and treating traumatized teachers and students, writes Heather C. Hill.
June 15, 2020 – Education Week
Rhode Island plans to have schoolchildren and teachers back in the classroom for face-to-face instruction starting Aug. 31, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday.
June 10, 2020 – AP
On top of racism and COVID-19, low-income Black and Brown students are facing a third pandemic: school closures, write four scholars who study school closures.
June 17, 2020 – Education Week
Masked staff, closed cafeterias, and reconfigured classrooms are among the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as schools weigh how to reopen and keep staff and students safe from the coronavirus.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
You've managed to make the best of a bad situation, writes teacher Christina Torres, but that doesn't mean this isn't tough.
June 3, 2020 – Teacher
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.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
COVID-19 has upended education research agendas, so researchers should now pivot, write Sara Kerr and Paige Kowalski.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week

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