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Is Hybrid Learning Killing Teaching?

Bolstering the urgency of getting everyone back in person.
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What’s It Take for Philanthropy to Help Rural Schools?

Building trust, measuring impact informally may work in other places, too.
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Evaluating Claims that Charter Schools Practice “Cream Skimming” and “Pushout”

Study analyzes student entrance and exit patterns, academic history, and more
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How Jeb Bush’s ExcelinEd Is Tackling the Next 5 Years

"With the disruption of the pandemic, we have the opportunity to innovate."
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Remembering Harvard’s Richard Elmore

A profound and hugely influential scholar
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Outschool CEO on How to Engage Half a Million Virtual Learners

Group guitar lessons, math-and-Minecraft see rapid growth online.
The president of United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo-Pearl, center, joins unionized teachers at a rally in the city in 2018.

A Rolling National Teacher Strike Is Why Schools Are Closed

Context isn’t just coronavirus, but years of union activism and potential for tens of billions in federal funds from Biden.
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Five Intuitions to Guide Assessment in 2021 and After

Parental choice is a form of accountability, too.
Kindergarten teacher Julie Mackett conducts her class at Ft. Meigs Elementary School, in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Covid and Student Achievement: Early Evidence from Ohio’s Fall Tests

The decline equates to about one third of a year’s worth of learning, and it was worse among students whose districts started the year with fully remote instruction.

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