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Effective online teacher training grows, but in-person supports still needed

Effective online teacher training grows, but in-person supports still needed
Kara Arundel, K-12 Dive | When the pandemic hit last March and student learning suddenly moved online, there was immediate demand for online teacher supports. The field responded with numerous webinars and resources that overwhelmed ... Read More

I’m a high school sophomore. Here’s how schools can teach kids to solve real-world problems

I’m a high school sophomore. Here’s how schools can teach kids to solve real-world problems
Luke Harris, Fast Company | “As we move into an increasingly robotic and digital age, solving complicated human problems becomes more important than ever. Schools need to teach more of the process of entrepreneurship and ... Read More

As we tackle school segregation, don’t forget about English Learner students

As we tackle school segregation, don’t forget about English Learner students
Diana Quintero and Michael Hansen, Brown Center Chalkboard - Brookings | The Department of Education under the incoming Biden administration is expected to quickly turn the page on former Secretary Betsy DeVos’s priorities. This expected ... Read More

Last week was tough, teachers say. But it wasn’t the first difficult ‘day after’ they’ve faced

Last week was tough, teachers say. But it wasn’t the first difficult ‘day after’ they’ve faced
Emma Kate Fittes, The Hechinger Report | Teachers reflect on five events — from 9/11 to the Capitol attack — and the ensuing classroom conversations that have shaped their careers. The Hechinger Report: How educators ... Read More

Opinion: Schools still face bumpy road in return to normalcy

Opinion: Schools still face bumpy road in return to normalcy
Julie Sellers, Opinion contributor - Cincinnati Enquirer | “The good news is that the availability of vaccinations should allow Cincinnati Public Schools to get back to some form of "normal" in 2021. But what that ... Read More

Opinion: Let parents choose in-person learning if they want

Opinion: Let parents choose in-person learning if they want
Scott and Katrina Hardy, Opinion contributors - Cincinnati Enquirer | “As the vaccine becomes available to our teachers, we urge the district to thoughtfully promote its use. We urge you to stand behind science. We ... Read More

Introducing the AEI Conservative Education Reform Network

American Enterprise Institute | The network will cultivate a national community of conservative leaders in education, spanning a broad array of issue areas, positions, regions, and viewpoints. At its launch, the network boasts more than ... Read More

Dear Adult Leaders: Don’t Just Try to Copy-and-Paste In-Person Instruction to Online Learning

Dear Adult Leaders: Don’t Just Try to Copy-and-Paste In-Person Instruction to Online Learning
Margarida Celestino, The 74 Million | To promote meaningful learning during COVID-19, teachers should not try to replicate in-person instruction online. In my experience, the way to promote meaningful learning is to adapt instruction in ... Read More

COVID-19 sparks an overdue discussion on education reform: An optimistic vision

COVID-19 sparks an overdue discussion on education reform: An optimistic vision
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Elias Blinkoff, Helen Shwe Hadani, and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Brookings | This editorial is in response to Jal Mehta’s December 2020 op ed in the New York Times, “Make Schools More Human.” Today, ... Read More

School budgets have held up better than expected in some states, but looming cuts will hurt learning long after pandemic ends

School budgets have held up better than expected in some states, but looming cuts will hurt learning long after pandemic ends
Michael Addonizio, The Conversation | The year 2020 may prove to be pivotal in the history of U.S. public education. Many children have gone missing from school completely since March, and millions more are struggling ... Read More

Five ways to make AI a greater force for good in 2021

Five ways to make AI a greater force for good in 2021
Karen Hao, MIT Technology Review | There's more attention on AI’s influence than ever before. In our new socially distanced, remote-everything reality, conversations about algorithmic harms have come to a head. Systems that had been ... Read More

‘Hear a child’s perspective’: How America’s teachers talked with kids about Capitol riot

'Hear a child's perspective': How America's teachers talked with kids about Capitol riot
Arika Herron and Sophie Grosserode, Nashville Tennessean via USA TODAY | Allowing students to lead the conversation and reflect on what they are feeling is one of the strategies for discussing difficult events that the education ... Read More

Interview with American Federation of Teachers President, Randi Weingarten

Interview with American Federation of Teachers President, Randi Weingarten
Zoe Kirsch, The 74 | The 74 spoke to the head of the nation’s second-largest teachers union about how the country should tie reopening schools to vaccinating teachers, what President-elect Joe Biden’s education secretary pick, ... Read More

Rebuilding America’s schools: The new secretary of education will need to prioritize both access and breadth of skills

Rebuilding America’s schools: The new secretary of education will need to prioritize both access and breadth of skills
Elias Blinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University via Brookings Institute | Cardona’s nomination reflects a vital federal investment in educational equity. Drawing on his own experiences growing up in a Meriden, Connecticut housing project with ... Read More

Students Congratulate Biden Education Secretary Nominee Dr. Cardona, Call For Student Involvement in Next U.S. Department of Education

Students Congratulate Biden Education Secretary Nominee Dr. Cardona, Call For Student Involvement in Next U.S. Department of Education
Jenna Yuan, Student Voice | “As a former educator, principal and current commissioner, we are hopeful that Dr. Cardona will be prepared to tackle the unprecedented challenges facing America’s schools on day one. We appreciate ... Read More

Op-Ed: The social justice case for canceling college debt

Op-Ed: The social justice case for canceling college debt
Jonathan D. Glater, Los Angeles Times | “It is easy to forget that the whole student loan program was created by lawmakers who saw higher education as a public good that created more informed citizens, ... Read More

Opinion: Partners helped remove barriers for CPS students

Opinion: Partners helped remove barriers for CPS students
Laura Mitchell - Opinion contributor, Cincinnati Enquirer | “Cincinnati Public Schools is fortunate to have 800 partners who continuously come to the aid of our students, staff and families, whether to help a few students, ... Read More

Reviewing 2020

Reviewing 2020
As the world contemplates a new year with the promise of a COVID-19 vaccine and a return to normalcy, we must ensure we don’t simply revert to pre-COVID-19 ways of operating ... Read More

Make Schools More Human

Make Schools More Human
Jal Mehta, The New York Times | The pandemic is giving us an opportunity to make a pivot that we should have made long ago. We have been on a treadmill of short-term fixes, pretending ... Read More

‘What if Remote Learning Slows Them Down?’

‘What if Remote Learning Slows Them Down?’
Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, New York Times | Remote learning is difficult enough — now add a language barrier. Like so many other parents, Bianca Barragán of San Antonio has taken on an additional ... Read More
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