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OPINION: Why school shutdowns are a disaster for science classes

The Hechinger Report

While pre-Ks, elementary schools and some schools for children with complex disabilities reopened in December, there is still no plan to reopen middle and high schools. They will also likely depress high school graduation rates, cause a spike in dropout rates, and negatively impact final educational attainment.

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How one city closed the digital divide for nearly all its students

The Hechinger Report

According to a 2021 report from the think tank New America, 1 in 8 children from low-income families don’t have a computer at home, while 1 in 7 lack access to broadband internet. In May 2021, Think College Now elementary students sit in class after returning to in-person learning. The homework gap isn’t new.

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4 things innovative districts do to improve graduation rates

eSchool News

Yet every student in Piedmont is given a laptop in school and to take home and, through partnerships developed by the district, can access free or low-cost broadband 24/7. It is difficult for the 1,200-student district to offer STEM, foreign language or Advanced Placement courses year-round.

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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

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 Widespread lack of broadband access complicates learning. I do what I can, whenever I can, for my children,” she said. Credit: Terri Johnson.

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“It’s so hard and so challenging:” An oral history of year three of pandemic schooling

The Hechinger Report

Maranda Seawood, student support specialist at Washington Elementary School. Fremont County is both rural and remote and Superintendent Troy Zickefoose said the school district had little choice but to remain open for students because unreliable cell and broadband service across the region made remote learning nearly impossible.

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Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

“Most of what our staff does is show up committed and dedicated — they really take care of these kids and make sure that they’re safe, that they’re healthy, that they’re happy, they’re eating, they have clothes,” says Amy Creeden, an elementary school principal. The initiative is in place at elementary and middle schools in Middletown.

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Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

The Hechinger Report

Along with Rose, I contacted a middle and an elementary school teacher to see how they are faring. In Wood’s suburban Massachusetts district, elementary school educators were so concerned about their students they held a car parade , driving through streets and shouting greetings from a distance. Will we get yearbooks? said Glick. “I

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