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    Want more meaningful math? Use history

    Understanding why and how a concept such as the Pythagorean theorem was developed can help students grasp its real-world importance.

    By Lauren Barack • March 1, 2023
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    By The Numbers: DIBELS testing shows improved reading progress over last two years

    Young students remain behind compared to pre-pandemic results, and 3rd graders saw no improvement over the past year, an Amplify analysis finds.

    By March 1, 2023
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    The K-12 Dive Outlook on 2023

    To help keep you up to speed, K-12 Dive has gathered our 2023 outlook coverage as a one-stop resource on the trends and leaders to watch in the months ahead.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    Grad rates a mixed bag as states struggle with chronic absenteeism

    Data for 2021-22 shows grad rates, on the rise prior to the pandemic, have now declined in some states — but perhaps not as much as initially feared.

    By Feb. 24, 2023
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    Bringing the March on Washington into the present

    As the march’s 60th anniversary approaches, educators can use local ties and modern parallels to make the 1963 event feel vibrant and relevant to today’s students.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 22, 2023
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    Standardized tests valuable for students with disabilities — but more inclusivity needed

    Recommendations in a National Center for Learning Disabilities report include being explicit about the purpose of statewide assessments.

    By Feb. 22, 2023
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    5 tips for maintaining teacher-student trust as AI classroom use grows

    A youth technology expert shares best practices and considerations for using artificial intelligence in classrooms.

    By Feb. 22, 2023
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    How to use ESSER funds to tackle trauma and integrate social-emotional learning

    Students build new relationships with learning when trauma is acknowledged, addressed and supported.

    By Christine Mason, Michele Rivers Murphy, and Yvette Jackson • Feb. 21, 2023
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    AASA 2023: How can districts disrupt the confidence gap for girls?

    Two districts are using data to implement strategies to help girls overcome dips in confidence that begin in middle school and persist into adulthood.

    By Feb. 17, 2023
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    Amid censorship pushes, meeting student demand for inclusive curricula grows challenging

    One expert suggests educators can augment lessons by allowing students to talk about how details of their lives link to curriculum.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 15, 2023
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    NAEP scores show data literacy dipped during pandemic

    An analysis by Data Science 4 Everyone finds 8th graders’ performance dropped by 10 points between 2019 and 2022, while 4th graders fell 4 points.

    By Feb. 15, 2023
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    CDC calls on schools to help address historic high teen trauma

    Nearly 1 in 3 teenage girls seriously considered attempting suicide, and more than 1 in 10 teen girls experienced rape. 

    By Feb. 15, 2023
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    Half of students start school year behind — again

    Nearly half of students started the school year behind grade level in at least one academic subject, which is in line with survey data from the year prior.

    By Feb. 9, 2023
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    Project-based learning helps apply a ‘why’ to lessons

    Hands-on experience tied to lessons, particularly in STEM subjects, provide students a firsthand experience with a topic’s real-world relevance.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 8, 2023
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    NCTQ: Elementary teacher prep programs fall short on social studies, science requirements

    Research from the organization suggests a notable gap between course content requirements and the content opportunities available.

    By Feb. 8, 2023
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    How to ensure Holocaust education remains grounded in historical fact

    A variety of resources and expertise are available to help educators navigate questions and address pushback in an era of classroom censorship.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 1, 2023
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    Launching career activities in elementary school? Keep the focus wide

    Introducing students to career options at a young age can help them imagine future opportunities, but they also need space to change their minds.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 1, 2023
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    Florida, College Board trade barbs on AP African American Studies timeline

    The College Board contends all of the removed or altered topics Florida listed as concerning had "substantial educational value."

    By Updated Feb. 9, 2023
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    Will there be a ‘Big Bang’ in education research in 2023?

    The head of the Institute of Education Sciences sees two key areas as having potential for major breakthroughs.

    By Mark Schneider • Feb. 1, 2023
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    Survey: Women students less prepared to make career, college choices

    The Education, Labor and Commerce departments recently added funding for high school work-based learning opportunities.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Question of the Month: What are your New Year’s resolutions for your school or district?

    From promoting school culture and instilling hope to making progress on academic recovery, four leaders share their goals for 2023.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Pop Quiz: Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From new K-12 cybersecurity guidance to an expansive preschool initiative in Hawaii, what did you learn from this week's stories?

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Florida district to launch teacher-driven classroom tutoring support

    The program will let teachers schedule online tutors to work synchronously with individual students on specific skills during class.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Experiential learning can help shrink early disparities in science and math

    These activities anchor more meaning to science and math curriculum for young students, and may help close gaps in the subjects early.

    By Lauren Barack • Jan. 25, 2023
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    K-12 opportunity gaps fuel college-going disparities

    The Brookings Institution found that comparing similarly prepared students shrunk racial, gender and socioeconomic divides in college enrollment. 

    By Natalie Schwartz • Jan. 24, 2023
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    Florida says rejected AP African American Studies course ‘lacks educational value’

    The state’s education department and governor defended the department’s decision to reject the course, which they said violated Florida’s anti-CRT law.

    By Updated Jan. 25, 2023