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    3 curricular models for building a sense of classroom community online

    Educators say the collaboration that comes with projects, workshopping and other models can be adapted and maintained in virtual learning.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 10, 2021
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    Study: Test cuts in-school COVID-19 infections up to 50%, challenges remain

    Researchers said "we have no idea how well the tests work in children," and many school districts in a pilot study were not prepared for the additional costs.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • Feb. 5, 2021
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    Professional Development

    Personalized learning experiences aren't just a goal for the classroom anymore — they're highly sought out for PD over traditional sit-and-get seminars. And there's no shortage of topics to cover.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    What makes project-based learning fit virtual needs?

    Flexibility for demonstrating learning offers ample opportunity for adaptation, but experts say real-world connections and virtual collaboration are key.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 3, 2021
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    What Biden's early executive orders mean for K-12

    A handful of orders from President Joe Biden will impact districts nationwide in areas including LGBT rights, DACA and COVID-19 response.

    By Jan. 22, 2021
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    COVID relief funding is coming to K-12 schools. Are you prepared to take advantage?

    With the passing of The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, school districts across the country are preparing for much-needed stimulus dollars. Read more for a breakdown of the act and key areas of focus.

    Jan. 21, 2021
  • How to offer hands-on learning opportunities in hybrid environments

    The pandemic may have shifted the idea of what and where a classroom is, but educators are finding new ways to bring immersive learning to students.

    By Lauren Barack • Jan. 20, 2021
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    Study: On-camera instructors boost remote learning

    Researchers at University of California Santa Barbara say students look at body language for important cues while listening to lessons.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Jan. 20, 2021
  • News literacy campaign providing tools for vetting fake news

    From COVID-19 conspiracies to questions about the 2020 election's validity, sorting real and fake news is overwhelming for many students, educators say.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Jan. 20, 2021
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    Biden's gambit: Will schools be ready to reopen in 100 days?

    The proposal's success depends on a number of key factors, including federal and local politics, COVID-19 vaccine distribution and parents, experts say.

    By Jan. 19, 2021
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    How to deter cheating, test anxiety in remote learning

    Detecting cheating has become more challenging, but one researcher recommends tactics including low-stakes quizzes and open-ended questions.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Jan. 13, 2021
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    An Inauguration Day like few before it provides ample curricular topics

    The event provides a variety of opportunities for educators to tap into the ceremony, the language and the role of politics around the event.

    By Lauren Barack • Jan. 13, 2021
  • New York law stymies facial recognition tech in schools, questions effectiveness

    The state's education commissioner is tasked with evaluating costs, impacts on privacy, and ability to differentiate individuals from various backgrounds. 

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Jan. 5, 2021
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    How homework is changing during online learning

    Teachers are reconsidering how much homework is needed in online school, while flipped learning may help reduce work completed outside of class.

    By Lauren Barack • Dec. 23, 2020
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    Turning cameras off to keep student engagement on

    Remaining sensitive to students' home lives can help learners stay involved in remote classwork and feel connected to their peers, experts say.

    By Lauren Barack • Dec. 9, 2020
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    The K-12 Dive Awards for 2020

    From bicoastal initiatives focused on equity and embracing anti-racist practices to national advocacy for home connectivity, these are the people and districts that shaped K-12 in a year like no other.

    Dec. 9, 2020
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    ISTE 2020: How ed tech coaches are supporting students, teachers in remote learning

    From creating podcasts to using personality tests, school technology specialists explained how they have adapted practices during the pandemic.

    By Dec. 2, 2020
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    Survey: Low-income families struggle more with remote ed

    Data from New Jersey finds 54% of Black parents and 56% of Latinx parents saying their child will need additional support to succeed, compared to 45% of higher-income parents.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Dec. 2, 2020
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    Schools get creative to enroll, retain youngest students during pandemic

    With preschool and kindergarten attendance dipping this year — in some areas significantly — schools are implementing multiple strategies to keep learning and funding continuing.

    By Dec. 2, 2020
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    How schools are navigating meal logistics during pandemic

    Where students have returned to in-person learning, entire processes have been overhauled — from the lunchroom to the classroom.

    By Katie Navarra • Dec. 1, 2020
  • NWEA: MAP Growth assessment results show math growth stunted by pandemic

    Reading scores were about the same as last fall, but officials warn the overall picture is incomplete, with one in four students not taking the fall 2020 assessments.

    By Dec. 1, 2020
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    Fall assessments to gauge 'COVID slide' may be skewed. Can school districts use them?

    Surveys can help districts determine whether parents helped, but other factors could also make results based on spring learning less trustworthy than districts would like, testing officials say.

    By Nov. 30, 2020
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    What role will schools play in COVID-19 vaccine distribution?

    While schools have been "very active" in vaccinations during prior epidemics, they now face increased polarization and other concerns.

    By Natalie Gross • Nov. 25, 2020
  • NAEP postponed until 2022 amid COVID-19 challenges

    The National Center for Education Statistics cited the number of students learning remotely and constrained in-person testing conditions in its decision.

    By Nov. 25, 2020
  • Schools embrace mindfulness in curricula as students face multiple crises

    While some schools can afford full-time mindfulness educators, others are integrating discussions in daily lessons and adopting digital programs.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Nov. 25, 2020
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    Helping students develop executive function skills remotely

    Educators and parents can support students in strengthening these skills through structured schedules, to-do lists and other tactics, one teacher writes.

    By Lauren Barack • Nov. 25, 2020