To Combat the ‘COVID Slide,’ Tutoring Program Pairs Elementary Schoolers with College Students

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According to an EdSurge/Social Context Labs analysis of 196 school district policies published during spring 2020, nearly two-thirds offered printed instructional materials to families to use for schoolwork, a figure that was higher among high-poverty districts than low-poverty districts.

New Report Says Schools Should Try To Reopen In Person For Elementary Students

MindShift

That’s the top-line recommendation of a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The report includes an updated review of the evidence from around the world and a set of recommendations on mitigation strategies for the coronavirus in school settings.

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Universal Skills for Learners: Increasing School Relevancy

User Generated Education

Engagement is strong at the end of elementary school, with nearly three-quarters of fifth-graders (74%) reporting high levels of engagement. Kids are learning – but for way too many it occurs outside of the school environment rather than during school.

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Report: Lexia Core5 Reading Program Yields Literacy Gains For Utah K-3 Students

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Lexia Learning reports that after seven months of using Lexia Learning’s Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) program, 3,250 K-3 students in 10 elementary schools throughout the state of Utah have made substantial literacy gains

15 Websites to Teach Financial Literacy

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Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school. Age group: Upper elementary. Age group: Upper elementary, middle and high school.

Three Examples: Elementary Charters Instructing Young Children at a Distance

ExcelinEd

To wrap up this unusual National Charter Schools Week , we have been thinking about some of our youngest and most vulnerable learners: students attending elementary grades.

COLUMN: School reopening plans must ensure safety of custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers and substitutes

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Des Moines Public Schools custodian Joel Cruz cleans a desk in the classroom at Brubaker Elementary School in Desmoines, Iowa. This story about school staff was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

‘Self-directed learning’ skills are key to making remote instruction work

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While some students thrived during the coronavirus-inspired spring of remote learning, educators, parents and students themselves have reported frighteningly low engagement.

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COLUMN: Defund the private schools

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Protestors Demonstrate at Mission Police Station in San Francisco, California on June 3, 2020, after the death of George Floyd. The Gray Commission’s 1955 Report to the Governor argued that “compulsory integration should be resisted by all proper means in our power.”

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PROOF POINTS: Survey reveals stark rich-poor divide in how U.S. children were taught remotely during the spring school closures

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Twenty-five percent of districts said children in kindergarten through second grade were supposed to receive more than three hours of remote instruction every day but another 25 percent of districts reported only one hour or less.

In Philadelphia, a symbol of police brutality comes down, and a monument to black student protesters will go up

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Police radios crackled with reports of more teenagers leaving their schools and running toward the Board of Education building. This story about student protests was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

How to Encourage Gender Equity and Equality in the Classroom

Waterford

As an elementary school teacher, you may think your students are too young for discussions about gender. 8] Also, 75% of all transgender students report feeling unsafe at school, which affects their academic achievement in very serious and harmful ways.[10].

End of Year Activities

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Cool book reports. Here’s a great question I got from Sandy: I am a computer teacher for Elementary as well as for preschoolers…ages 3 and 4. From our files, here are great articles about activities popular at the end of the school year: 5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year.

COLUMN: Time for white people to have ‘the talk’ with their kids

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Quarterback Drew Brees, of the New Orleans Saints, walks off the field at halftime during the NFL Pro Bowl football game in January, 2020. The post COLUMN: Time for white people to have ‘the talk’ with their kids appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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Project-based learning gets its moment during the coronavirus

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This story about project-based learning was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The post Project-based learning gets its moment during the coronavirus appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Kids with disabilities blocked from bilingual programs

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But Paul Aguiar, director of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Language Acquisition, said his office routinely fields questions from districts about whether they can keep students with disabilities out of such programs.

Improve Student Engagement and Learning with Technology Coaching

Digital Promise

Students reported that they enjoyed using technology to transform abstract ideas into something more tangible, and to search for information to help fill gaps in understanding.

Breonna Taylor was shot by police in a city held up as a beacon of racial progress

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A protester holds a sign during a protest over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. The post Breonna Taylor was shot by police in a city held up as a beacon of racial progress appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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Now is the moment to lean into student agency

The Christensen Institute

Having students call each other and report back could supplement staff efforts to reach all families. For instance, students at Van Ness Elementary school in Washington, D.C.

Overcoming security and privacy concerns with e-learning

Neo LMS

It’s important to note that those impressive numbers don’t include remote students at the elementary or high school level. And it’s a lucrative business: There were more than 26,000 reported victims of phishing scams in 2018, who lost upwards of $48 million.

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A semester of trauma, sickness and death at a New York school

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This story about Corona, Queens was produced as part of the series Critical Condition: The Students the Pandemic Hit Hardest , reported by HuffPost and The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

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

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By early April, Washington County reported two deaths from the coronavirus. Americans and Mississippians and anyone with common sense in the year 2020 understands broadband is as important to modern life as electricity is,” Presley said.

How Parent Empowerment Can Change Your Classroom for the Better

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3] For example, low-income and minority families are significantly more likely to report that school faculty made them feel uncomfortable or showed them a lack of cultural awareness.[8] Parent Involvement and Children’s Academic and Social Development in Elementary School.

How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class

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In a survey from the International Journal of Education, 97% of teachers reported never or seldom using a flexible curriculum for their students.[2] Differentiation of Instruction in the Elementary Grades.

OPINION: ‘For our many Black and Brown children, the threats to their physical safety now and into the future are eating away at their insides’

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This story about young people and trauma was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Elementary to High School News Opinion Race and Equity Leadership racismOur students are traumatized.

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Grandparents raising grandchildren under lockdown: When the protectors are the most vulnerable

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Clough takes her daughter, Diane Roznowski, 23, and granddaughter, Carter Gens, 4, to visit Clough’s brother near Juneau, Alaska, in March 2020. Carter Gens, 4, with her aunt Diane Roznowski (right) and great aunt Marian Clough (left) at Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska in March 2020.

Rich schools get richer

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The nation’s highest spending school districts tend to be wealthy white suburbs whose education spending increased at a faster rate than other school districts between 2000 and 2015, according to a May 2020 study by a Penn State researcher.

PROOF POINTS: The literacy secret that Dolly Parton knows: Free books work.

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library was one of the book giveaway programs that obtained “impressive” results for early childhood literacy in a May 2020 analysis by international researchers. published in the journal Review of Educational Research in May 2020.

When kids go back to school, who’s going to drive the bus?

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210,000 — The number of bus drivers working directly for elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. This story about bus drivers was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

Who you know matters. Let’s start measuring it.

The Christensen Institute

Depending on their background, students report vastly different webs of relationships at their disposal. The American educational system is one of the most unequal in the industrialized world.

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TEACHER VOICE: ‘Before teaching Algebra 2, I was an EMT, a Starbucks barista and a real estate agent. I learned to treat people with compassion’

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In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that one in six U.S. This story about social-emotional learning and teaching math was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

What You Can Do to Bring Emotional Intelligence Lessons into the Classroom

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3] Teachers who prioritize teaching emotional intelligence report lower levels of behavioral issues, classroom bullying, and chronic absenteeism.[13] The Elementary School Journal, 2007, 108(2), pp.

The ‘Katrina-to-Covid Class’: How the coronavirus era affects New Orleans students more acutely

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All across the nation, students with senior years truncated by the pandemic are feeling a sense of loss as they try to understand what exactly it means to be part of the Class of 2020. Jarrin Rainey, 20, a 2020 graduate of Frederick A. Credit: Kathleen Flynn for The Hechinger Report.

OPINION: ‘Education tax credit programs extend choice to families who can’t afford private schools or to move to a tony community’

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The Court’s June 2020 decision in Espinoza v. This op-ed about school choice was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Elementary to High School News Opinion Founders School choice

COLUMN: Now imagine if your school closed for good

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Adapted and reprinted from Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities by Andre Perry, with permission from Brookings Institution Press, © 2020 by Brookings Institution.