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  • NWEA Releases Research and Recommendations on Preparing Early Learners Impacted by the Post-COVID “Kindergarten Bubble”

    NWEA Releases Research and Recommendations on Preparing Early Learners Impacted by the Post-COVID “Kindergarten Bubble”

    Greater age differences, wider skills disparities, and less pre-K preparation will be among challenges faced by districts, schools and kindergarten teachers this fall Portland, Ore. — April 12,...

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  • I Teach Literacy as a Tool for Liberation

    I Teach Literacy as a Tool for Liberation

    Miah Daughtery, Ed.D., is the literacy director of content advocacy and design at NWEA, where she spends her days figuring out how to get kids more excited about reading and writing.

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  • Civil Rights Groups Ask Biden Administration to Commit to K-12 Testing

    Civil Rights Groups Ask Biden Administration to Commit to K-12 Testing

    Leaders paint the debate as a civil rights issue, insisting that the government needs a good understanding of how much the pandemic set back students and which need the most help.

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  • Back To School: Getting The Okay For K-12 Students

    Back To School: Getting The Okay For K-12 Students

    Between virtual classes, a little bit of in-person learning, and a whole lot of anxiety, kids did not exactly get a full school year in 2020.

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  • State of Play: What Researchers Know — and Don’t — about Enrollment Declines and Learning Loss as School Year Gets Underway

    State of Play: What Researchers Know — and Don’t — about Enrollment Declines and Learning Loss as School Year Gets Underway

    With the new school year getting underway, researchers are adamant that data gathered during the 2020-21 academic year lends new urgency to warnings they first sounded in the early days of the...

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  • This Week in Students, Schools and Education Policy: Tennessee Reboots Efforts to Launch Online Assessments, Why Districts Must Seek Out ‘Me

    This Week in Students, Schools and Education Policy: Tennessee Reboots Efforts to Launch Online Assessments, Why Districts Must Seek Out ‘Me

    Beyond relief funding, here are three other key school updates this week from states, district officials and education advocates:

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  • Studies: Students’ Progress Slowed during the Pandemic

    Studies: Students’ Progress Slowed during the Pandemic

    New research on national test scores suggests that students’ learning greatly slowed down last year because of the pandemic. Minority and poorer students suffered the most.

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  • COVID’s Effects on Minority Groups

    COVID’s Effects on Minority Groups

    Although several pundits tried to push the idea that the COVID-19 pandemic was the “great equalizer” early on in the pandemic, it’s become quite clear that these assertions were...

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  • PROOF POINTS: Three reports on student achievement during the pandemic

    PROOF POINTS: Three reports on student achievement during the pandemic

    All point to bigger declines in math and widening achievement gaps

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  • Shining a Spotlight on the 2021 Adobe Experience Maker Award Winners

    Shining a Spotlight on the 2021 Adobe Experience Maker Award Winners

    For the 2021 Adobe Experience Maker Awards, we’re shining a spotlight on some of this past year’s most groundbreaking, creative approaches to reimagining the customer experience.

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  • With Up to 9 Grade Levels Per Class, Can Schools Handle the Fallout From COVID’s K-Shaped Recession?

    With Up to 9 Grade Levels Per Class, Can Schools Handle the Fallout From COVID’s K-Shaped Recession?

    In Texas, Austin's NYOS — Not Your Ordinary School — gives 'bookend students,' who are far ahead & way behind, freedom to work at their own pace.

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  • Starting the Conversation About Alternative Grading Systems

    Starting the Conversation About Alternative Grading Systems

    When school leaders take great care in raising the idea of changing grading systems, they increase the odds of getting buy-in from parents and students.

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  • Report: The Pandemic 'Grossly Exacerbated' Disparities in Education

    Report: The Pandemic 'Grossly Exacerbated' Disparities in Education

    A new report noted that students on the whole did make gains during the 2020–2021 school year. However, those gains were lower than seen in previous years.

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  • New report sounds alarm over children's learning loss amid pandemic

    New report sounds alarm over children's learning loss amid pandemic

    A new report out reveals that virtually all children fell behind in reading and math learning over the course of the pandemic, with some students disproportionately affected.

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  • 6 ways to help students bounce back after a tough academic year

    6 ways to help students bounce back after a tough academic year

    More evidence shows that historically underserved students were disproportionately impacted

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  • Education has taken a big hit during COVID-19, we need equity-focused solutions to match

    Education has taken a big hit during COVID-19, we need equity-focused solutions to match

    COVID-19 has had an outsized impact on health and economic opportunity in historically underserved communities.

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  • Student Learning Declined This Year, Especially for the Most Vulnerable Kids, Data Shows

    Student Learning Declined This Year, Especially for the Most Vulnerable Kids, Data Shows

    Students across the country learned at a more sluggish pace than usual during the very atypical 2020-21 school year.

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  • The pandemic’s toll: National test scores show progress slowed, gaps widened

    The pandemic’s toll: National test scores show progress slowed, gaps widened

    A pandemic that reshaped American society and disrupted more than a year of schooling also slowed progress in math and reading for millions of U.S. students, according to new national data...

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  • How students fared during 1st full school year of COVID-19 pandemic

    How students fared during 1st full school year of COVID-19 pandemic

    There would need to be "unprecedented" levels of growth to catch up.

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  • Reports: Math, reading progress slowed during first full school year of pandemic

    Reports: Math, reading progress slowed during first full school year of pandemic

    Three separate assessment analyses show younger students, students of color and low-income students had lower rates of academic gains.

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  • The Pandemic Hurt These Students the Most

    The Pandemic Hurt These Students the Most

    How much did the pandemic affect students? The latest research is out, and the answer is clear: dramatically.

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