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The 4 Biggest Challenges of MTSS During Remote Learning: How Districts Are Adapting
As districts forge ahead with supporting learners virtually during the COVID-19 public health crisis, common challenges and themes are emerging—from adapting interventions for delivery online, to gaining visibility into students' holistic needs, to providing equity
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Student Well-Being Opinion What Research Says About Supporting the Whole Child
Here’s one way to think about the role schools play in helping students thrive in every sense of the word.

Angela Duckworth, December 16, 2020
2 min read
Equity & Diversity Coronavirus-Era Financial Pressures Weigh Heavy on Families With Children
A majority of families report being under severe financial strain as the pandemic wears on, according to a new survey.
Arianna Prothero, October 2, 2020
1 min read
Student Well-Being Stories to Make You Smile: A Middle School Choir's Daily Sing-Along
Sharing moments of levity and hope from the education world amid the mass disruption of schooling and life from the coronavirus.
Catherine Gewertz, April 7, 2020
3 min read
Student Well-Being Schools Are the Main Source of Student Mental Health Care. Are They Ready?
Rates of anxiety, depression, and even suicide are going up among adolescents and research shows that students are far more likely to seek treatment for mental health issues at school than at a community-based clinic, if at all.
Arianna Prothero, February 13, 2020
3 min read
Student Well-Being Opinion Four Strategies for Getting the First 10 Years of a Child's Life Right
We must bridge the early gaps in education, health, and social services to give every child a chance to thrive, writes David Jacobson.
David Jacobson, February 4, 2020
5 min read
President Barack Obama, flanked by Senate education committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., left, and the committee's ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., signs the Every Student Succeeds Act on Dec. 10, 2015.
President Barack Obama, flanked by Senate education committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., left, and the committee's ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., signs the Every Student Succeeds Act on Dec. 10, 2015.
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Equity & Diversity 2010 to Now: A Turbulent Decade for Schools
Common Core. School shootings. ESSA. Betsy DeVos. The past 10 years have been a whirlwind of policy upheaval, tragedy, and change for K-12 education. Here’s 10 highlights—and a bonus.
Evie Blad & Andrew Ujifusa, December 18, 2019
15 min read
Student Well-Being EdWeek Explains: Academic Redshirting, and Why It's Not So Simple
When it comes time for elementary school, some parents decide to hold their child back a year from kindergarten. Here's some advantages--and cautions.
Emma Patti Harris, August 27, 2019
1 min read
Student Well-Being Video Moving Forward With the Whole Learner — Bror Saxberg
What does “success” look like when educating the whole learner? What are the barriers to students starting, persisting, and putting in mental effort to their learning? How do we practically put what we know about these things, and learning itself, to work to help educators and students? Chan Zuckerberg’s vice president of learning science Bror Saxberg talks about how learning science principles can inform solutions and tools that help teachers meet student needs in his keynote address at Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From event in Washington. Saxberg leads the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s (CZI) work to support the development of tools and sharing of approaches grounded in the science of learning.
May 23, 2019
Every Student Succeeds Act Opinion Your Objections to Whole-Child Education Aren't Wrong. They're Just Outdated
In early-childhood education, whole-child curricula and strong academics aren’t mutually exclusive, write Beverly Perdue and Vincent J. Costanza.
Beverly Perdue & Vincent J. Costanza, April 19, 2019
4 min read
Student Well-Being Social-Emotional Learning Data May Identify Problems, But Can Schools Fix Them?
A group of California districts collects survey data on social-emotional learning and school climate. But educators need more than a spotlight on concerns--they need solutions to help address them, a new report says.
Evie Blad, February 4, 2019
4 min read
Equity & Diversity Give Students Free Tampons, Pads, Advocates Say. Here's Why Some Schools Already Do
A growing number of schools are offering free tampons and sanitary pads, hoping to meet the needs of low-income students. Here's why more schools may join them.
Evie Blad, January 28, 2019
2 min read
Student Well-Being Opioid Crisis: Online Course Teaches Educators How to Recognize, Respond to Addiction
An online course offered by the American Federation of Teachers aims to help educators, nurses, social workers, and school support personnel understand the nation's opioid epidemic.
Evie Blad, January 17, 2019
1 min read
Student Well-Being Suicides Are on the Rise. Here's How Schools Can Help
With suicides increasing, schools are on the front-line of teen suicide prevention. Here's advice on reducing suicides and reacting appropriately if a suicide does occur.
Lisa Stark, December 4, 2018
2 min read