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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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Mounting an educational response to the coronavirus is a bit like fighting a wildfire, writes the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Justin Reich.
April 24, 2020 – Education Week
More than 3 million U.S. children are cared for by a grandparent, writes researcher Jacob Alonso. These families are particularly vulnerable now.
April 23, 2020 – Education Week
Schools need to foster learning at home right now, but parents can't always help. Economist Philip Oreopoulos explains what works best.
April 29, 2020 – Education Week
Even during the coronavirus pandemic, early-childhood education must go on, writes preschool director Caroline Diaz. But it requires some big changes in thinking.
April 17, 2020 – Education Week
Social distancing can interfere with the basic developmental needs of teenagers, write Leah Lessard and Hannah Schacter. Here’s what parents and educators can do to help.
April 29, 2020 – Education Week
Districts are reconfiguring services, offering hazard pay, and partnering with food banks to keep up with a growing, unprecedented demand for food services during the school shutdown.
April 29, 2020 – Education Week
Students will need support not only through the current crisis, but also the crisis that comes after it, writes Rey Saldaña of Communities In Schools.
April 15, 2020 – Education Week
In desperately trying to be a superhero for my students, I underestimated the gravity of the coronavirus crisis, writes Hawaii teacher Lory Walker Peroff.
April 14, 2020 – Teacher
The pandemic has boosted appreciation for public schools; the next step is greater funding, argues education historian and activist Diane Ravitch.
April 10, 2020 – Education Week
You can still keep prospective teachers in the fold remotely, writes John Pascarella. Here are 7 steps to make it work.
April 9, 2020 – Education Week

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