Something every parent should do, all the time – Education Article

Quarterback Drew Brees, of the New Orleans Saints, walks off the field at halftime during the NFL Pro Bowl football game in January, 2020. Brees has recently come under fire for his comment, about players who take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, that he would “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America.” The statement, says Hechinger columnist Andre Perry, demonstrates the deliberate blindness of many in the white community…

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U.S. wants to reopen its economy. It won’t happen without work support – Education Article

Sharlotte Stapleton, pictured with her husband, Cleveland, and son, Kvian, has been out of work since mid-March, when she was laid off from her job at a Natchez, Mississippi hotel. For families like the Stapletons, child care challenges during the coronavirus pandemic can make it hard to return to work, especially if their jobs are outside the home. Credit: Sharlotte Stapleton Before she was laid off in March, Sharlotte Stapleton’s 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift at the Magnolia Bluffs…

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Bonds between teachers are vital to student success – Education Article

As a former English teacher, I know how important it is to build strong relationships with students and their families. In communities across our country, the general consensus is that this relationship is critical to student success. However, an equally important yet often-overlooked relationship is the bond between teachers. The coronavirus has shown each of us how vital the teacher-to-teacher connection truly is. A year before the pandemic began, my school district examined how this connection could help guide a student’s…

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To do remote learning well, teachers need lots of training – Education Article

After the Arizona State University Preparatory Academy announced on Friday, March 13, that it would shift its 11 schools to online learning because of the coronavirus crisis, teacher Theresa Ordell switched to high gear. The next Monday she was at her school, South Phoenix Primary and Intermediate, to get ready. Experts say teachers need weeks — if not months — of training to develop and implement an online class. Many districts provided teachers a crash course in using online platforms,…

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Seattle’s highly capable program need to be integrated – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. The Seattle School Board is taking steps to dismantle a gifted and talented program at one of its middle schools to make room for a more racially inclusive curriculum. Gifted and talented, or G&T, programs are directed at children whose outstanding abilities and potential for accomplishment will not otherwise be…

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10 priorities for K-12 IT leaders – Education Article

School districts are moving to highly digital ecosystems, and K-12 IT leaders have more and more to manage to ensure that teaching and learning can go on uninterrupted by failing or clunky technology. CoSN’s annual IT Leadership Survey offers critical insight into what’s expected of today’s K-12 IT leaders. The survey’s findings help to identify areas where IT leaders might need more support and assistance as they work tirelessly to meet the IT needs of administrators, teachers, and students. Related…

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How student parents of young kids make it through college – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Irena Butcher is all smiles after receiving her nursing pin at Borough of Manhattan Community College, with her 3-year-old daughter, Charlie, and partner, Semiv Ali. Charlie has been going to school with her mom while she gets her degree. Photo: Liz Willen/Hechinger Report NEW YORK — Before beginning her studies…

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How play-based kindergarten is making a comeback – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Students enjoy play, an important facet of their day, in Sara Stevens’ kindergarten class. Students have at least 40 minutes a day to play during what’s called “Play to Learn” time. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report EVERETT, Wash. — On a sunny winter morning in Sara Stevens’ kindergarten classroom at…

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Fugees Academy expands at time of growing hostility to newcomers – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Sharon George has taught English for 19 years. At Fugees, she uses phonics to help English language learners grasp the basics in order to catch up to their peers. Photo: Aaricka Washington/The Hechinger Report COLUMBUS, Ohio — Mariam was on a roll. A bubbly sixth grader in a bright pink…

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Community arts — from STEM to STEAM – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. I find myself at least once a week in a place that’s become increasingly rare in schools around the country — my school’s orchestra room. As I listen to students perform, I am struck by the dedication and wealth of knowledge on display. When the bell rings and these kids…

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Reckoning with Mississippi’s segregation academies – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. You won’t see separate drinking fountains when you visit the Mississippi Delta town of Indianola. But black and white students there are still learning in classrooms that often look like Brown vs. Board of Education never happened. Most of the town’s black children are enrolled in public schools. To find…

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How technology in physical education classes can help – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Physical education with Jon Szychlinksi is not your traditional gym class. Just as professional athletes study game tapes to identify their weaknesses, Szychlinski’s middle schoolers do, too. While a team of kids might play volleyball, their peers record their movements, giving them footage to study when it’s their turn for…

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Too few parents talking to kids about race and identity, report finds – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Too few parents and teachers are talking about race, gender and other identity traits with children often enough, which means they are missing out on critical opportunities to teach children to become tolerant of differences from an early age. That’s one of the main findings of a new report by…

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Report identifies what leads to academic success for Head Start grads – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Teachers with bachelor’s degrees. Diversity. Hands-on learning. Bilingual classrooms. These are some of the qualities parents dream about when looking for preschool programs. They’re also a few of the ingredients that can be found in the nation’s best Head Start centers, according to a recently released report. For years, researchers…

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Virtual counseling services try to increase number of rural college students – Education Article

Cayanne Korder, 18, studies in the Red Wing High library before heading to a local hospital for an internship. Korder, due to graduate this month, credits the virtual advising program College Possible for helping her get accepted to Emory University on a full scholarship. Steve Friess for The Hechinger Report RED WING, Minn. — Cayanne Korder long believed college would be her ticket out of this rural factory town of about 16,000 people. As far back as middle school, she…

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Reboot Foundation research questions the use of educational technology – Education Article

A Reboot Foundation report finds a negative tie between the use of tablets in school and fourth-grade reading scores. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report A mounting body of evidence indicates that technology in schools isn’t boosting student achievement as its proponents had hoped it would. The latest research comes from the Reboot Foundation, which released a study in June 2019 that shows a negative connection between a nation’s performance on international assessments and 15-year-olds’ self-reported use of technology in school.…

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