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Students have their own demands for school reopening

The Hechinger Report

Elementary students told Pressley they wanted more opportunities to interact with their classmates; one fourth grader suggested Zoom recess. Chloe Pressley, 17, didn’t like what she was hearing. This story also appeared in PBS Newshour.

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Why decades of trying to end racial segregation in gifted education haven’t worked

The Hechinger Report

On a crisp day in early March, two elementary school gifted and talented classes worked on activities in two schools, three miles and a world apart. There are gifted dropouts. The academic screening tools “were patently unfair.”

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OPINION: Four ways to support refugee students during the pandemic

The Hechinger Report

Districts and schools should provide professional development to teachers and staff members to give them tools to help refugee students. When schools closed down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, refugee students faced special hurdles.

Should we screen kids’ genes to ‘predict’ how successful they’ll be in school?

The Hechinger Report

Polygenic scores are a potentially useful new scientific tool. Polygenic scores are a potentially useful new scientific tool. You’re basically developing a tool that’s only useful for one segment of the population,” Harden said. “If

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Homework in a McDonald’s parking lot: Inside one mother’s fight to help her kids get an education during coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Johnson also didn’t want her children to go through the next two months with no educational tools beyond the worksheets she’d picked up from the Greenville Public School District and limited access to online materials through Kentiona’s phone, shared between the four of them. Greenville schools have some of the highest school dropout rates in the state, and Johnson also viewed staying at home as necessary to defend her children’s chances of living an easier life. “I

Districts Pivot Their Strategies to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism During Distance Learning

Edsurge

In the early months of 2020, her team expanded an attendance campaign called “All In,” from four to 25 schools across the district, which is home to 85 public schools in total. Attendance is an incredibly valuable tool for identifying students in need of additional support early.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” science and student exchange programs through the end of the current budget cycle in 2020.” ” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” Illuminate Education has acquired visualization tool eduCLIMBER.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” Via the press release : “ Amazon Announces More Than 10,000 Employee Participants in Career Choice and Expects to Reach 20,000 Participants by 2020.” ” Via Edsurge : “Education Technology Tools for Adult Learners Get Mixed Results From SRI Study.” (National) Education Politics.