How Educators Are Reducing the Pressures of the Post COVID “Catch Up”

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With schools reopening post-COVID, how will educators deal with the learning loss and educational inequality resulting from the pandemic? They will need strategies and resources to close the gap and get students back on track.

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How Teaching Communication Adapts to the Future: From Cursive to Keyboarding, And Beyond

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As “digital natives” progress through the educational system, schools are adapting the communications skills they teach. Once upon a time, cursive writing instruction was an essential part of primary school education. Now, young learners are entering school familiar with using keyboards on mobile devices. This has many wondering about the future of handwriting in the […]

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STEM Education: Should Computer Science be Required in K-12 Education?

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Expectations are that nearly every K-12 student in the U.S. will be taking computer science classes in the next decade. School systems across the country are revamping their existing learning models to prepare students for this future. As computer science becomes a foundational element in the education of youth, educators are examining the goals of […]

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How Teachers Can Inspire the Love of Reading

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Teachers of any subject can spark the love of reading in their students. Reading benefits physical and mental health. By starting their love of reading young, children and youth are establishing benefits that can last a lifetime. Educators hold important positions in students’ lives and can encourage reading and its positive effects. How Reading Can […]

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Education Leaders Responding to Education Inequality

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Current circumstances have pushed the topic of education inequality further into the forefront. However, education leaders have faced this challenging issue for decades. The message for them is clear: Education inequality needs to be addressed in order to provide quality education to all children. The answer to how education gaps can be narrowed is not […]

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The Importance of Building Media Literacy Skills

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Media literacy education teaches students to critically evaluate and create media messages. It is important for the health and well-being of youth and their future participation in civic and economic life. Teachers are significant in helping students understand the differences in media outlets, the messages they receive, and the ethical methods for producing their own […]

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How Education Leaders Can Motivate Teachers During the Pandemic

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Teachers are contending with challenges brought on by a pandemic. Virtual and socially distanced classrooms. Health and safety concerns. Unexpected twists and constantly changing plans. The situations and emotions caused by a global health crisis can be overwhelming. Keeping teachers motivated during these times is difficult, but necessary. The well-being of students, families, and the […]

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NWEA report highlights: COVID-19 impact on student learning

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A recent NWEA report Learning during COVID-19: Initial findings on students’ reading and math achievement and growth offers mixed results on how the pandemic and transition to online learning influenced student academic progress. Among the report’s key findings is that students in grades 3–8 performed similarly in reading to same-grade students in the year prior, […]

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The new administration and its influence on education policy

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As President Biden took office and became the 46th president, educators across the country are waiting to see how this change in leadership will influence education policy. While Biden’s presidential campaign promoted multiple education priorities from increasing pay for teachers to addressing some of the more systematic issues related to access, diversity and quality, the […]

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Working with parents to support literacy growth with remote instruction

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If it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a lot of cooperation to raise a reader, especially in the age of remote instruction. Research on literacy has shown that family or parent involvement improves children’s literacy performance because it fosters positive feelings about reading and therefore encourages children to read. As […]

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