Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Reading and math test scores fell across US during the pandemic. How did your state fare?

By Kayla Jimenez for USA Today As educators, community members and parents work to help kids catch up from pandemic-related learning loss through accelerated learning and high dosage tutoring, national test scores published Monday prove a loss already felt in America’s schools.  Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show dramatic and sobering declines in math and reading scores for the nation’s fourth and eighth graders, laying bare the ways pandemic-related disruptions damaged American students’ ability to learn. Although federal…

Tips and Tools to Help Students Study, Take Notes, and Focus

Whether you’re in elementary school or college, these apps and services offer study guides, mindfulness exercises, and more. By David Nielo for WITH A NEW academic year rolling around, students of all ages will be looking for help and guidance with their work—and there are a wealth of options on mobile app stores and the web to help you succeed….

How to restore California’s ailing child care system: Pay the teachers

By Lea Austin for Covid-19 brought California’s already-ailing child care system to its knees. If you work in child care or are a parent, you are intimately familiar with this reality. If you are making budget and policy decisions in California, you may have missed the urgency of the crisis and the workers at the center of it all….

How 2021 Set the Stage for a Seismic Overhaul of Education

By Lauren Camera for US News and World Report When America’s public school system began creeping back open in January 2021 after last year’s holiday break, only 32% of children were in school full-time five days a week – the majority of them from middle- and upper-income school districts that served mostly white families. “We owe it to our students…

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Harvard University Has A Bold Plan To Transform K-12 Education

In order to fix schools, policymakers and administrators should maybe stop focusing entirely on them. That’s the premise of a new, multiyear initiative from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, which is working with six cities to help improve their education systems. The project, “By All Means: Redesigning Education to Restore Opportunity,” will look at a host of community factors…