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  • Individualize Instruction, Remove Barriers, Track Student Progress: Some Tips for Making Distance-Learning Special Ed Work

    Individualize Instruction, Remove Barriers, Track Student Progress: Some Tips for Making Distance-Learning Special Ed Work

    Can you give an example of an online lesson that’s effective for students with disabilities?” That’s the question Elizabeth Barker has fielded over and over as schools have prepared to reopen. But it

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  • Virus could put some students behind in school by a year

    Virus could put some students behind in school by a year

    More than five months have passed since most children in North Carolina set foot in a classroom and saw a teacher face to face – and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight.

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  • Fast Forward: Will COVID-19 trigger shift from standardized assessments?

    Fast Forward: Will COVID-19 trigger shift from standardized assessments?

    Before the coronavirus pandemic, a growing number of educators were questioning the merits of standardized assessments.

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  • Educators worry about 'COVID slide'

    Educators worry about 'COVID slide'

    Learning loss may disproportionately hit the under-served

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  • Class of COVID-19

    Class of COVID-19

    Fall usually means the start of a new school year — but for millions of American kids, it marks the continuation of an extended limbo that’s come to define their lives.

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  • Montana Schools Prep For Learning Losses As Classroom Instruction Returns

    Montana Schools Prep For Learning Losses As Classroom Instruction Returns

    It’s been about six months since most Montana students sat inside a classroom and as school doors reopen, teachers are eager to see if students fell behind while learning remotely.

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  • Students’ educations will suffer because of our failure to control COVID-19

    Students’ educations will suffer because of our failure to control COVID-19

    The US’s failure to control the COVID-19 pandemic has obliterated any chance that kids will have a normal school year this year.

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  • The COVID-19 learning cliff

    The COVID-19 learning cliff

    Perhaps the most jarring reality of the COVID-19 pandemic for families has been the sudden and dramatic disruption to all levels of education, which is expected to have deep social and economic reperc

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  • Newsela and NWEA to Partner

    Newsela and NWEA to Partner

    Newsela, a K–12 instructional content platform, has announced a partnership with NWEA to help teachers meaningfully differentiate instruction and engage all learners at a time when widening learning g

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  • The value of assessment in an uncertain school year

    The value of assessment in an uncertain school year

    While pushback remains on high-stakes tests, curriculum experts say gauging what students learned during spring is crucial to allocate time and supports.

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  • Putting interrupted learning back on track

    Putting interrupted learning back on track

    As schools prepare to welcome back students--in person or online--addressing learning gaps caused by COVID-19 is essential

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  • What Will the First Day of School Look Like?

    What Will the First Day of School Look Like?

    Terrified teachers. Obstinate officials. Exhausted parents. Inside the city’s messy reopening battle.

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  • Teaching with Speech

    Teaching with Speech

    More than 90 percent of the world’s student population was impacted by school closures due to coronavirus. But if the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that distance learning can be effective with the

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  • As new school year approaches, how will districts address the 'COVID slide'?

    As new school year approaches, how will districts address the 'COVID slide'?

    Prolonged spring closures and uneven distance learning approaches require preparation for a variety of responses to address learning loss, administrators say.

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  • Here’s how much school closures will cost parents in lost wages, reduce GDP — and negatively impact the nation’s education system

    Here’s how much school closures will cost parents in lost wages, reduce GDP — and negatively impact the nation’s education system

    The American public-school system is already largely segregated by race, class and outcomes, and expert say that trend is likely to get worse.

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  • Ed Dept official: Don't expect testing waivers this year

    Ed Dept official: Don't expect testing waivers this year

    Prior to Blew's remarks, some states had already started seeking assessment waivers for the upcoming school year.

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  • School opening in Kentucky – Still lots of questions with few answers

    School opening in Kentucky – Still lots of questions with few answers

    The July 20, 2020 edition of KET’s Kentucky Tonight was totally dedicated to the issues and challenges Kentucky’s public school system faces as it struggles to configure a fall learning season.

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  • Many parents want it; few can afford it. Amid school uncertainty, private tutoring ramps up.

    Many parents want it; few can afford it. Amid school uncertainty, private tutoring ramps up.

    As the schooling dilemma continues to daunt millions of parents, some with the means to front the steep costs are hiring private educators and tutors.

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  • Test company CEO: COVID learning loss is fixable

    Test company CEO: COVID learning loss is fixable

    Learning loss during school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic was the subject of an ECISD Live broadcast with Ector County ISD Superintendent Scott Muri and Chris Minnich,

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  • As schools reopen, how can pupils make up for lost time?

    As schools reopen, how can pupils make up for lost time?

    Last year Kiana Jones took a summer job at a trampoline park, supervising birthday parties and keeping an eye out for overzealous bouncers.

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