Deep Dive: Page 3

Industry insights from our journalists


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    Projects cap school year disrupted by coronavirus and defined by remote learning

    Teachers dedicated to the project-based approach have found distance learning brings "a larger range of what you’re willing to work through."

    Linda Jacobson • June 1, 2020
  • Like evolution before it, climate change requires careful treading in curriculum

    A wealth of resources are available to help educators apply scientific framing and show students how climate change may be impacting their lives and communities, regardless of politics.

    Lauren Barack • April 15, 2020
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    Ready for what? Postsecondary data on school report cards remains mixed bag

    The Every Student Succeeds Act expects states to report college enrollment data when available. Which ones provide the most information on graduates?

    Linda Jacobson • April 1, 2020
  • High Tech High Graduate School of Education apprentice Melina Aquirre works with a student on division assignment.
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    Teacher prep essential to San Diego charter network's success with deeper approach to student learning

    Core to High Tech High's approach is a two-year “immersive student teaching” apprenticeship as candidates earn credentials and graduate degrees.

    Linda Jacobson • March 18, 2020
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    Is edTPA standing in the way of getting more teachers into classrooms?

    The Pearson-scored test is meant to assess whether prospective educators have the skills to teach, but critics question the time and cost involved, its reliability and Pearson's "corporate profits."

    Linda Jacobson • Feb. 26, 2020
  • Making the grade: Why school construction costs are climbing and projects are stalling

    Labor and material prices along complex design, health and tech needs are putting pressure on school builds.

    Joe Bousquin • Feb. 14, 2020
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    Look deeper and within the community to make black history resonate

    Examining local history, including young voices and challenging personal assumptions are all good ways to start, experts say.

    Lauren Barack • Feb. 5, 2020
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    PreparED: Family engagement, 'tailored PD' occupy new principal's first year

    As Prince George’s County Public Schools’ David Brown looks for opportunities to improve achievement, he’s holding teachers accountable while relying on them as "content leaders."

    Linda Jacobson • Jan. 2, 2020
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    Schools ramp up efforts to prevent, reduce impact of adverse childhood experiences

    Part of the original ACEs study, Kaiser Permanente is among those working to build resilience in students and adults, though screening concerns remain.

    Linda Jacobson • Dec. 12, 2019
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    Turning co-location into collaboration: Los Angeles seeks mutual benefits in contentious practice

    As charter leaders in Washington, D.C., and New York push for access to district schools, the Los Angeles Unified School District hopes to make facility sharing more tenable.

    Linda Jacobson • Nov. 13, 2019
  • 3 ways to expand Native American curriculum beyond Thanksgiving myths

    Because generalizations tied to the holiday don't paint the whole picture of the numerous cultures that were spread across the Americas, experts say schools should encourage students to "dig deeper." 

    Lauren Barack • Nov. 6, 2019
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    Human interaction, SEL in curriculum key to curbing cyberbullying

    Focusing on interpersonal skills, even amid the perceived anonymity of the digital world, helps students learn to be more accountable in their words and interactions, experts say.

    Lauren Barack • Oct. 16, 2019
  • 'Free and appropriate': Special ed stakeholders work to make IEP meetings less one-sided

    Improvement plans include federal funding for a technical assistance center to support districts in developing IEPs that "enable children to make progress."

    Linda Jacobson • Oct. 15, 2019
  • 3 things administrators should know as E-rate filing season approaches

    A Texas dispute over school-owned fiber networks, options to close the homework gap and potential cybersecurity eligibility are among things to watch.

    Roger Riddell • Oct. 3, 2019
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    E is for educator: Sesame Street celebrates 50 years of quality early learning

    The show was introduced when it wasn't common for children to attend preschool, and research has demonstrated those who watched it experienced better outcomes later in life than those who didn’t.

    Linda Jacobson • Oct. 2, 2019
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    PreparED: PG County's David Brown balances customer service approach as first-year principal

    Ready to roll out new initiatives at Hillcrest Heights Elementary School, Brown knows teachers are receptive to some of his ideas, but other approaches fall under the "not yet" category.

    Linda Jacobson • Oct. 1, 2019
  • Ed Dept plans to ax some teacher workforce, preschool questions from Civil Rights Data Collection

    Though department officials propose districts collect more information on sexual violence and bullying related to religion, experts question how it will be collected.

    Linda Jacobson • Sept. 23, 2019
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    As threat of ICE raids increases, schools can take steps to put students at ease

    Sanctuary districts, "zen" zones, SEL and communication with families are among initiatives providing students from immigrant families with safety and resources amid an anti-immigrant political climate. 

    Naaz Modan • Aug. 8, 2019
  • Survey: Teachers want multiple options for responding to student misbehavior

    The Thomas B. Fordham Institute's research shows while teachers are supportive of approaches such as restorative practices, both black and white teachers still think suspension is appropriate in some cases.

    Linda Jacobson • July 30, 2019
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    Bonds built via tech-supported mentoring help carry at-risk students to graduation, college

    Experts say it’s important for potential mentors to understand program expectations and have access to training.

    Linda Jacobson • July 25, 2019
  • Bring physical computing to students with these 3 Raspberry Pi ideas

    The simple, low-cost computers lower the barrier to entry for hands-on activities teaching students how computers operate, ed tech experts say.

    Lauren Barack • July 24, 2019
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    Bringing back retired teachers offers benefits, challenges

    In recent years, leaders in several states have removed barriers to rehiring veteran educators to address teacher shortages.

    Christina Vercelletto • July 16, 2019
  • Open house: District leaders invite realtors for inside view on what schools offer

    As schools face growing competition, administrators and community leaders reach out to those guiding families in their housing search.

    Lucy Hood • June 27, 2019
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    Teacher attrition demands new approaches to leadership, preparation

    Experts say demanding rigorous preparation, building a career ladder, and facilitating teacher collaboration are some ways to address ongoing shortages and high turnover rates.

    Naaz Modan • June 12, 2019
  • 3 ways educators can dig deeper in lessons on historical conflicts

    With milestone anniversaries for D-Day and the Treaty of Versailles this month, history educators can dig deeper to re-engage students rather than rehashing the same primary details.

    Lauren Barack • June 5, 2019