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AASA report outlines path to systemic change in public education by 2025

AASA report outlines path to systemic change in public education by 2025

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Kara Arundel, K-12 Dive | Schools and classrooms across the nation need to implement systemic changes that support personalized and rigorous learning based on equitable practices, a group of education, business, advocacy and philanthropic leaders ...
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Pre-K may boost math scores even eight years later

Pre-K may boost math scores even eight years later

/ curriculum, math
Jackie Mader, The Hechinger Report | One of the only recent studies following graduates of public pre-K programs into middle school delivered some positive news for those seeking to expand such opportunities: Students in Georgia ...
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Project-based learning deepens science knowledge for 3rd graders in Michigan

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Joseph Krajcik and Barbara Schneider, The Conversation | The big idea Project-based learning – a teaching approach whereby students explore and solve real-world challenges – can improve third graders’ scientific knowledge as well as their ...
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Learning film skills keeps D.C. youth away from gangs

/ curriculum, social-emotional
Ben Tracy, CBS Evening News | "Don't Shoot Guns, Shoot Cameras," a program based in Washington, D.C., teaches underserved youth camera skills to keep them away from gang violence.  Social curriculum objectives: Introduce and develop ...
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American Jobs Plan proposes $100B to improve school infrastructure

American Jobs Plan proposes $100B to improve school infrastructure

/ finance-funding, legislation
Kara Arundel, K-12 Dive | The American Jobs Plan outlined by the Biden administration Wednesday includes a number of proposals focused on K-12 schools, in addition to the promise of growing the nation's economy and ...
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‘Roblox’ isn’t just a gaming company. It’s also the future of education

‘Roblox’ isn’t just a gaming company. It’s also the future of education

/ curriculum, tech
Roblox hosts more students every month than all school-going children in the U.S., U.K., and Canada combined. Hamza Mudassir, Fast Company | Roblox, which recently made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange, has ...
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Northwest Schools uses 'peaceful solutions,' not detention, for misbehaving elementary students

Northwest Schools uses ‘peaceful solutions,’ not detention, for misbehaving elementary students

Whitney Miller, WCPO | At Northwest Local School District, elementary school students don’t get sent straight to the principal’s office for misbehavior. They’re more likely to be asked about their feelings — an approach that ...
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Ed Department's National Safe School Reopening Summit

Ed Department’s National Safe School Reopening Summit

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The U.S. Department of Education held a virtual National Safe School Reopening Summit on Wednesday for teachers, broader school and district staff, and education leaders to discuss COVID-19's impact on K-12, and to share their ...
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Students for Equitable Education Summit: Moving From Advocacy to Action

Students for Equitable Education Summit: Moving From Advocacy to Action

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Virtual Event, Sat, April 24, 2021 (11 AM – 3 PM ET) - free and open to public. Digital Promise | A diverse group of 55 students from across the country have come together to ...
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CPS’ Teachers ‘Level up’ Their Digital Skills in the Pandemic

/ professional development, tech
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced many school districts to abruptly shift their education to a distance-learning model, teachers and administrators had to adapt their curriculum and teaching styles to a virtual setting. The challenge was ...
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Deer Park: Amity Students Build Virtual Library

Deer Park: Amity Students Build Virtual Library

/ grants, literacy
A group of students at Amity Elementary known as the Website Wizards have been diligently working on a project to give K-6th grade students access to a virtual library featuring student authors, students reading some ...
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Culturally responsive practices reduce subjective discipline of marginalized students

Culturally responsive practices reduce subjective discipline of marginalized students

Kara Arundel, K-12 Dive | Using students’ unique cultures as a basis for expected behaviors can help reduce discipline based on subjective decisions, said education experts who spoke during a virtual session at the Council ...
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An Illinois district proved gifted programs can be racially diverse

/ gifted instruction
Danielle Dreilinger, The Hechinger Report | Gifted education has been trying to solve its racism problem for years. The National Association for Gifted Children, or NAGC, reaffirmed its commitment to the issue after the Black ...
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Operating schools during COVID-19: CDC’s Considerations – Updates as of March 19th, 2021

/ coronavirus, re-opening schools
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Alignment with Operational Strategy for K–12 Schools through Phased Prevention includes: Plain language changes: mitigation to prevention and social distancing to physical distancing.Revised physical distancing recommendations to reflect ...
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Review of 130 studies favors reopening schools with safety measures

Review of 130 studies favors reopening schools with safety measures

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Kara Arundel, K-12 Dive | The safe reopening of schools for in-person learning — with the use of mitigation efforts — is a critical step in addressing the physical, academic and emotional stress students have ...
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11 questions about how the American Rescue Plan will affect schools, answered

11 questions about how the American Rescue Plan will affect schools, answered

/ finance-funding
Matt Barnum, Chalkbeat | A massive stream of federal money is on its way to schools across the country. On Thursday, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law. The package includes ...
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CDC issues detailed strategy for safely reopening K-12 schools

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Ariana Figueroa, Ohio Capital Journal | WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released updated guidance to provide educators a science-based plan for reopening K-12 schools. The agency said it cannot force schools ...
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Miami University, Hamilton County confront school psychologist shortage with win-win solution

Miami University, Hamilton County confront school psychologist shortage with win-win solution

Miami University | During an average week, Christopher Perry, a Miami University graduate student in the educational psychology department, works directly alongside professional school psychologists to help boost the academic, social, and emotional success of ...
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Why students do not turn on their video cameras during online classes and an equitable and inclusive plan to encourage them to do so

Why students do not turn on their video cameras during online classes and an equitable and inclusive plan to encourage them to do so

/ remote learning, ZOOM
Frank R. Castelli and Mark A. Sarvary - Ecology and Evolution | Enrollment in courses taught remotely in higher education has been on the rise, with a recent surge in response to a global pandemic ...
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In-person school can be safe. CDC reports how schools with little COVID-19 spread are making it work

In-person school can be safe. CDC reports how schools with little COVID-19 spread are making it work

/ coronavirus, re-opening schools
Grace Hauck, USA TODAY | On Tuesday, two epidemiologists and a researcher from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association, writing that "accumulating ...
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How Texas Teachers Are Prioritizing Basic Skills as Instruction Time Gets Crunched During the Pandemic

How Texas Teachers Are Prioritizing Basic Skills as Instruction Time Gets Crunched During the Pandemic

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Bekah McNeel, The 74 | San Antonio teachers are combatting pandemic learning loss with a surgical approach to keep young students at grade level, focusing on a core curriculum of must-have skills in reading and ...
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One-Man Play Brings MLK Jr.'s Story To Life For Children

One-Man Play Brings MLK Jr.’s Story To Life For Children

/ social-justice, social-studies
Tana Weingartner, WVXU | The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library are partnering to make a recorded performance of Martin's Dream available Jan. 18 - 22. The one-man show ...
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How Can Teachers Make the Most of Professional Learning in the Summer?

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Elizabeth D. Steiner, Laura Stelitano, Andy Bogart, Sophie Meyers, RAND | One way that schools and districts can maximize teacher learning is through academic summer programs for students that also offer PL opportunities for teachers ...
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