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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.

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

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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.

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Television as #RemoteLearning Tool During School Closures

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Elementary Students Read reviews to ensure you are choosing the right shows. Activities There are lots of activities you can do while watching a program such as taking the role of reporter or journalist, reenacting what you saw, and thinking like a producer.

Making Is Great Because It’s Chaotic. But Not Everyone Is Looking for Chaos.


Elementary school educators were more likely than secondary school educators to allow students relatively unstructured time to experiment with physical materials, often in the form of manipulatives. “Messy.”

New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses.


and abroad, largely for purposes of surveillance and security, as the Financial Times reported last fall.

COVID-19 Education Innovations: Solution Spotlights in Florida, South Carolina and Massachusetts


WLTX Report. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is partnering with public media outlets WGBH in Boston and WGBY in Springfield to provide distance learning via broadcast and digital platforms for grades preK-12. WGBH Report. Welcome to ExcelinEd’s ongoing roundup of creative solutions states and districts are taking to meet the education needs of their students affected by school closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

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Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report. Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report. Black students who have a black teacher in elementary school are more likely to graduate high school and go to college. Photo: Jacob Carroll for the Hechinger Report.

Betsy DeVos on Teacher Vouchers, Walkouts and Being Clickbait


This represents change only for those people who want to make a change,” she said, adding that schools can choose between using that money to fund elementary, secondary or pre-K programs (though that last one is up for debate ).

Businesses say students aren’t mastering basic workplace skills. Are they right?

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Editor’s note: This story is part of Map to the Middle Class , a Hechinger Report series examining how schools can prepare students for the good middle-class jobs of the future. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

From Brown v. Board to Cleveland, Mississippi, a history fraught with injustice

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Government Accountability Office (GAO) in its April 2016 Report found that “the percentage of K-12 public schools in the United States with students who are poor and mostly Black or Hispanic is growing and these schools share a number of challenging characteristics.”

School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

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Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. Editor’s note: This story on school counselers is part of Map to the Middle Class , a Hechinger Report series exploring how schools can prepare young people for the good middle-class jobs of the future.

How Teens are Learning Crucial ‘Soft Skills’ Before Their Internships Start


Editor’s note: This story about soft skills is part of Map to the Middle Class , a Hechinger Report series examining how schools can prepare students for the good middle-class jobs of the future.

What’s the worst that could happen under New Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos? Some Scenarios

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With support from the Republican majority in Congress, she zeroes out the $15 billion currently allocated to Title I , the federal program devoted to providing equal access to primary and secondary education, particularly for children in poverty. Though many Republican leaders are sympathetic to smaller government, they do not want to revisit the three-year process of reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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” “A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Jeb Bush’s lieutenant governor, as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education, the top post at the Education Department overseeing K–12 policy.” (National) Education Politics.

How to make Cleveland ‘great again’

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During the Republican and Democratic conventions, The Hechinger Report will publish a new story each day, examining what the party proposals might mean for the future of education. Our staff reporters will provide education coverage from Cleveland and Philadelphia.