Your country needs YOU to be a critical friend.
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From medieval thinkers to James Baldwin, loving one’s country has never meant you can’t be critical of it too.
Millions of U.S. students are engaged in remote learning.
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Digital educational resources are likely to remain indispensable for modern K-12 classrooms, even after the coronavirus pandemic ends.
Teachers organize their socially distanced students at Weaver Elementary School in Rossmoor, California.
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When the federal government doesn’t intervene during downturns, the states often cut school spending. In turn, teachers may earn less or lose their jobs. And three in four teachers are female.
Siblings, as well as parents, can help young learners become avid readers.
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If families embrace reading as fun and routine and teachers work more closely than before with the families of their students, it’s possible that remote learning won’t be a huge obstacle to literacy.
Football players from Lee Central High School in Bishopville, South Carolina, share a meal with players from the Robert E. Lee Academy. Lee County in South Carolina is still segregated.
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The battle to expand private education in South Carolina amid the pandemic mirrors previous struggles over civil rights and highlights the ways systemic racism has undermined public education.
A Guatemalan immigrant tries to log on to his Chromebook while remote learning in Stamford, Connecticut.
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Immigrant students often have work commitments outside class, and they may need additional language support. Giving them equal access to technology during remote learning might not be enough.
Problem-solving is key to math and science instruction.
Teachers in training can be taught to teach their students to tackle problems like mathematicians and scientists. But will they stick with that approach once they get their own class?
Is the government’s plan feasible?
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Millions of public school students are learning online, mostly at home. Any standardized tests they take in this unusual school year may not yield reliable data about their academic progress.
Many families have had a hard time since schools and day care centers had to shut their doors.
Kids become more vulnerable to maltreatment when their parents can’t secure child care or housing or get jobs.
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.
Mask mandates, open windows and empty seats can help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
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A researcher explains what it will take to make sure children are reasonably safe from catching the coronavirus aboard school buses.
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.
The education innovator, in London, in the late 1940s.
The innovative educator studied engineering and practiced medicine before devoting her life to spreading a new educational philosophy.
Dual-language instruction can help children grow up to be bilingual.
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Without the opportunity to learn in dual-language programs, children may lose out on growing up to be bilingual.
The CDC recommends schools have one nurse for every 750 students. Only about 40% of schools meet that bar.
School nurses were already overwhelmed, with hundreds of students and staff in their charge. Now, COVID-19 screenings and testing have become their priority.
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.
Children evacuated from U.K. cities in WWII were taught in churches.
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The history of education in the West is closely associated with Christian religious spaces – from the first cathedral schools to the use of churches to teach children in WWII.
The vast majority of K-12 teachers are white.
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Instilling a positive sense of ethnic and racial identity and belonging can help children learn.
Kids learn who they are and how to cope within their families.
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Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids’ social-emotional development on track in these four areas.
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.