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  • Boston Public Schools pick new exam schools entrance test

    Boston Public Schools pick new exam schools entrance test

    Boston Public Schools has selected a new entrance test for the city’s three prestigious exam schools, officials said Thursday, after scrapping the previous test earlier this year amid criticism that i

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  • Mom hands out thousands of free books to kids to help prevent 'corona summer slide'

    Mom hands out thousands of free books to kids to help prevent 'corona summer slide'

    A single mom in Cleveland is spending the summer handing out free books to kids to help prevent what she calls the "corona summer slide," a concern that students will fall further behind in learning o

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  • The impact of COVID-19 on students’ academic achievement

    The impact of COVID-19 on students’ academic achievement

    As we await concrete plans from area school districts regarding returning to school in the fall, questions remain about the potential academic impact of the spring school closure.

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  • Start Now for a Coherent Assessment System in the Fall

    Start Now for a Coherent Assessment System in the Fall

    In recent weeks, CenterLine has featured several posts by Center associates and guest authors addressing how states, districts, and schools should consider using assessment to support instruction when

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  • Covid-19’s Impact on Students’ Academic and Mental Well-Being

    Covid-19’s Impact on Students’ Academic and Mental Well-Being

    The pandemic has shone a spotlight on inequality in America: School closures and social isolation have affected all students, but particularly those living in poverty.

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  • The Lost Spring of 2020: When Schools Reopen, How Will Students Catch Up

    The Lost Spring of 2020: When Schools Reopen, How Will Students Catch Up

    Schools were one of the first things closed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, throwing virtually all 55 million U.S. students from kindergarten to 12th grade out of their classrooms.

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  • 3 Ways to Support Students’ Emotional Well-Being During the Pandemic

    3 Ways to Support Students’ Emotional Well-Being During the Pandemic

    The coronavirus pandemic has produced a variety of critical challenges for school leaders. On the fourth day of “mom-schooling,” I noticed a shift in my 9-year-old daughter’s typical tenacity.

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  • Infusing Equity in K-12 Curriculum Design, In the Classroom & at Home

    Infusing Equity in K-12 Curriculum Design, In the Classroom & at Home

    Every teacher is a curriculum designer, creating experiences for people to understand and learn. In this episode, we explore curriculum design with an important lens: equity.

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  • How Will Schools Measure English-Learners' 'COVID-Slide' Learning Loss?

    How Will Schools Measure English-Learners' 'COVID-Slide' Learning Loss?

    Educators are worried about students losing ground while school buildings are closed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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  • Study shows declines in new kindergartners' math skills

    Study shows declines in new kindergartners' math skills

    The analysis, led by researchers at NWEA, a nonprofit assessment organization, and Margaret Burchinal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, covers a large sample

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  • New Research Predicts Steep COVID Learning Losses Will Widen Already Dramatic Achievement Gaps Within Classrooms

    New Research Predicts Steep COVID Learning Losses Will Widen Already Dramatic Achievement Gaps Within Classrooms

    As they attempt to plan for anticipated student learning losses next year, teachers and school administrators need to prepare for an additional pandemic-related challenge: Students in individual class

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  • COVID-19 Recovery: Leveraging Afterschool and Summer to Help Students Catch Up, Keep Up

    COVID-19 Recovery: Leveraging Afterschool and Summer to Help Students Catch Up, Keep Up

    COVID-19 created a large shift for everyone as students, teachers and parents rushed to move from in-person to virtual learning within a short time

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  • Are these Fresno students ‘falling through the cracks?’ Parents push for changes

    Are these Fresno students ‘falling through the cracks?’ Parents push for changes

    Blanca Contreras’ son has been learning English since he was in the first grade — and it’s been a struggle. As her son prepares for middle school in Fresno, she worries his academic difficulties will

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  • How bad will 'summer slide' be for students amid pandemic?

    How bad will 'summer slide' be for students amid pandemic?

    LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — To understand the COVID-19 impact on students learning, you first have to look at the time kids have not been in physical classrooms across the country.

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  • The Results Are In for Remote Learning: It Didn’t Work

    The Results Are In for Remote Learning: It Didn’t Work

    This spring, America took an involuntary crash course in remote learning. With the school year now winding down, the grade from students, teachers, parents and administrators is already in

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  • Research Shows Students Falling Months Behind During Virus Disruptions

    Research Shows Students Falling Months Behind During Virus Disruptions

    The abrupt switch to remote learning wiped out academic gains for many students in America, and widened racial and economic gaps. Catching up in the fall won’t be easy.

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  • Coronavirus Could Cause A 'Learning Loss' Crisis. Here's How Bad It Could Get — And What To Do About It

    Coronavirus Could Cause A 'Learning Loss' Crisis. Here's How Bad It Could Get — And What To Do About It

    Stephanie Montalbo's daughter is an honor-roll student — definitely "not the falling-behind type of kid," her mom said — who's always been diligent about turning in assignments, even during the

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  • Study Estimates 30% to 50% Learning Loss for Students By Fall

    Study Estimates 30% to 50% Learning Loss for Students By Fall

    When Hawaii students return to classes in the fall after completing the last months of the school year through distance learning, many may have lost the earlier progress they made for lack

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  • What is the future of testing in K-12?

    What is the future of testing in K-12?

    Many states could extend their suspensions of high-stakes school testing into the next year due to complications relating to the novel coronavirus.

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  • Don't Abandon Standardized Testing Next Year: Rethink It

    Don't Abandon Standardized Testing Next Year: Rethink It

    Not surprisingly, the nation’s 13,300 school districts have struggled to shift instruction for 50 million students from classrooms to bedrooms, dinner tables and homeless shelters. Many students

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