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Here’s the information you need to help you make the better choice in 2020

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We’re less than a year away from the 2020 presidential election; last week we saw seven Democratic presidential candidates participate in a forum dedicated to education issues held in Pittsburgh. I look forward to continuing to write for a better democracy in 2020.

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Knowing Where We Are Paves the Way for Change: The Impact of Coaching

A Principal's Reflections

At the conclusion of each day, I submit a detailed report that contains general commendations and recommendations for growth to each school. If I am there for an extended period of time, the district receives a comprehensive report within 24 hours of completing my last school visit.

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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Will election 2020 be the working moms’ moment?

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Kids play with blocks in a classroom at Kimball Elementary School during the ample free time provided as part of Washington D.C.’s Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. In February 2020, Sanders followed suit.

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.

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 Teacher’s Guide to Toxic Stress in the Classroom

Waterford

According to student stress statistics, nearly half (45%) of the teenagers polled reported that they’re stressed all the time, and 70% report that anxiety or depression are “major problems” for themselves or their peers.[9,11]

El futuro diverso del Medio Oeste estadounidense ya llegó a una escuela de Iowa

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Fotografía: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Estudiantes de Hunt Arts Elementary School en Sioux City, Iowa, incorporan el arte en todas sus lecciones, una técnica que permite que los estudiantes que aún no dominan el inglés cuenten con diversas formas de expresar sus conocimientos.

Diverse future of the Midwest has already arrived in one Iowan school

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Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. And yet the immigrant experience is still an unusual one in Iowa — a state that holds enormous sway over the 2020 election but looks quite unlike the rest of the U.S. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. “I

Coronavirus is poised to inflame inequality in schools

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If entire K-12 districts move online, what can schools expect of early elementary schoolers? This story about virtual learning and coronavirus was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

Traffic Is Booming for Online Education Providers. But So Are Costs.

Edsurge

According to a report from LearnPlatform, some services saw as much as a 500 percent increase in web traffic during mid-March. Jon Mattingly, CEO of Kodable Keith Schacht, co-founder and CEO of MysteryScience , says his internal data tracks largely with the spikes that LearnPlatform reported.

Four things you need to know about the new reading wars

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A child reads a book at an elementary school in Mississippi. Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report. My news organization, The Hechinger Report, recognized the importance of Hanford’s reporting and immediately republished a print version of the story.

‘It feels a little hopeless’: Parents of kids with disabilities worry coronavirus quarantine will mean regression

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She learned to walk and talk, and after spending preschool with kids with severe disabilities, she entered general education classes in elementary and flourished. Credit: Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report.

How to Effectively Use AR and VR Apps With Young Learners

Edsurge

While these tools are becoming more popular and numerous, ones specifically geared toward early elementary students continue to be limited. When considering immersive technology resources for our early elementary students, I’ve shared some important, practical areas to keep in mind.

What the research says about the best way to engage parents

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Photo: Caralee Adams for The Hechinger Report. Soft instrumental music played in the background as families walked into the gym at Laurene Edmondson Elementary School around 5:30 in the evening. Photo: Caralee Adams for The Hechinger Report.

Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

Edsurge

Rebecca Koenig (March 16, 2020) Administration and Leadership How is all this being negotiated with teachers unions? Rebecca Koenig (March 16, 2020) How will this affect teacher pay? Tony Wan (March 16, 2020) General Questions Should schools close?

STUDENT VOICE: Black boys need the guidance and mentorship of black male teachers

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students was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The post STUDENT VOICE: Black boys need the guidance and mentorship of black male teachers appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Labeling kids with mild disabilities can backfire, study finds

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Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report. Those who were diagnosed with ADHD during those early elementary years subsequently received lower behavioral ratings from teachers in fifth grade than similar children who were undiagnosed.

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What parents need to know about the research on how kids learn to read

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A student in a Mississippi elementary school reads a book in class. Photo: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report. Anders Rasmussen, principal of Wood Road Elementary School in Ballston Spa, New York.

Why aren’t more school counselors trained in helping students apply to college?

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Photo: Yunuen Bonaparte for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Yunuen Bonaparte for The Hechinger Report. High school counselors also study alongside middle school and elementary counselors for whom college and career planning is less of a priority.

Planning ahead to catch up students when school reopens after coronavirus

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An elementary school teacher can rephrase discussion questions to make them more digestible or pair a struggling student with a classmate who has a firmer grip on reading skills.

Why a high-performing district is changing everything with competency-based learning

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Avery Bencal is a fourth grader at Winthrop Elementary School in Melrose, Massachusetts. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report.

She gave up on public schools that rejected her bold ideas a decade ago. Now she’s back.

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This story about innovative school was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

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Her daycare center was already on the brink — then coronavirus struck

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Credit: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Credit: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Only four states pay adequate rates for infant care at child care centers, according to a 2018 report from the National Women’s Law Center. Credit: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report.

Double whammy? State allegedly misspends funds for Mississippi’s poorest, now COVID-19 closes schools

The Hechinger Report

A few days after the extended break announcement, volunteers hauled more than 100 boxes, each packed with enough food to feed a family of four for a week, to the parking lot of Pecan Park Elementary School.

Can hands-on career and tech programs go online during school shutdowns?

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Credit: Oliver Parini for The Hechinger Report. Jordan Chesek, an elementary education major at Roger Williams University, in Rhode Island, had been spending two hours a week in a kindergarten classroom as part of a student teaching requirement. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

More schools are adding pre-K classrooms. But do principals know how to support them?

The Hechinger Report

In San Antonio, Texas, elementary school principals get hands-on coaching and advice from early childhood experts during visits to pre-K classrooms. A lot of principals come from upper elementary or secondary,” Bornfreund said. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Home Visits Are Effective. Here’s Why They Still Make Some Teachers Uneasy.

Edsurge

In the past few years, her concerns about staff safety during home visits have increased as she has heard more reports of violent crime in the rural county. None experienced violence during home visits, though some reported that catcalls or other small acts of intimidation were common.

Yeehaw! JiJi Shares New ST Math with Texas Educators

MIND Research Institute

JiJi—ST Math’s lovable penguin mascot—was so excited to join Texas educators during the week of February 3rd at TCEA 2020 , one of the nation’s leading edtech conferences. February 4, 2020. February 4, 2020. February 4, 2020.

With more students demanding action on climate change, teachers try to keep up

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Noah Canton teaches 6th, 7th and 8th grade science at Hillcrest Elementary in Oakland, California. Caroline Preston is an editor at the Hechinger Report. The post With more students demanding action on climate change, teachers try to keep up appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Another way to quantify inequality inside colleges

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caption here Chart from "Understanding Equity Gaps in College Graduation," Urban Institute, January 2020. “ Understanding Equity Gaps in College Graduation ” was written by Erica Blom and Tomas Monarrez at the Urban Institute and published in January 2020.

Challenging the tried-and-true, to serve a younger generation of students

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The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. Biochemistry can be elementary. Both groups reported higher levels of engagement and participation after the furniture swap.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

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Photo: Rory Doyle for The Hechinger Report. White students account for less than 5 percent of enrollment in these districts, according to a Hechinger Report analysis of state data. Photo: Rory Doyle for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Rory Doyle for The Hechinger Report.

Parenting During the Coronavirus Outbreak: What You Need To Know Now

MindShift

We are education reporters by day and parents by night (and day). So here’s a quick rundown of some of the great questions we’ve heard from listeners and readers and the answers we’ve been able to explore in our reporting. Copyright 2020 NPR.