Teachers across the U.S. have been under stress throughout the pandemic.
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Despite signals of increased turnover, the past two years have not experienced mass departures from the teaching profession.
Students and teachers alike struggle with digital connectivity – but education is just one area in which technology matters.
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Claims the digital divide has been ‘closed’ don’t include the full picture of internet inequality in the United States.
Studies show video games help students learn math and science.
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While China has taken steps to rein in the playing of video games among students during the school week, a U.S. scholar makes the case for why the games should be featured more prominently in school.
Research shows small acts of kindness can make a big difference in classrooms.
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‘Behavior vaccines’ – practices meant to improve safety and well-being – have been around for years. An educational psychologist says they are particularly important for schools to adopt now.
Anne Frank House Executive Director Ronald Leopold, left, presents pages of Anne Frank’s diary.
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Information about the Holocaust may be easy to find online, but the best sites offer artifacts and authentic accounts from people who survived the experience, a Holocaust scholar argues.
Internet access at home has been linked to higher academic achievement.
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Cities are stepping up to provide free Wi-Fi for families in need in order to close the digital divide in education. But will those efforts make a difference where it counts?
Chicago students doing broadcasted ‘radio school’ lessons in 1937.
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This isn’t the first time America’s schoolchildren have studied remotely – and Chicago’s 1937 ‘radio school’ experiment shows how technology can fill the gap during a crisis.
Will it take longer for students to graduate because of the pandemic?
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The disruption to K-12 education caused by the coronavirus pandemic may have major academic consequences, especially for low-income children.
Is he learning something?
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While providing access to digital technology is important, it won’t even the digital playing field. If teachers can embrace all students’ digital interests as opportunities for learning, it would help.
Safety precautions like wearing face masks and leaving space between desks are also important to limit the coronavirus’s spread.
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New research points to why reopening elementary schools is the safest bet and what else needs to happen for schools to have the best chance of staying open.
This is what the school day currently looks like in many parts of the U.S.
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One big complication with K-12 distance learning is how hard it is to get children and teens to log in and do their schoolwork. But there are things teachers and families can do to help.
Lights, camera, learn!
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For starters, why not have Hollywood team up with teachers to make education more entertaining?
More people turn to alcohol in the wake of disasters, research has found.
The stress of having children do distance learning at home during the pandemic is linked to an increase in alcohol consumption among parents, a new survey finds.
Today’s children are getting way more screen time than usual.
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Children will probably be OK, especially if their families make sure this elevated level of screen time doesn’t turn into a long-term habit.
Black children face harsher discipline in public schools.
When white parents decide to homeschool, usually it’s to provide individualized education to their child. Research shows black parents homeschool for an entirely different reason.
All families need to establish a new normal.
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A family therapist and childhood development expert encourages parents and others raising kids to focus on the 4 R’s: routines, rules, relationships and rituals.
Millions of US kids are suddenly being taught outside the classroom.
Encouraging kids to complete their work can be tough for families managing full-time work and family obligations on a tight budget. And that’s true even when schools are operating normally.