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Third-grade teacher Cara Denison manages students in person and remotely, simultaneously, at Rogers International School in Stamford, Connecticut.

Make Transparency the Pandemic’s Educational Legacy

Zoom classes and cameras in hybrid classrooms allow parents to appreciate terrific teachers, see what a child is learning, and intervene when necessary.
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Social Media’s Like Tossing a ’Tween the Keys to a Harley

"Schools would benefit from thinking about social media not as a few apps embedded in a ’tween’s phone but as sophisticated, double-edged tools."
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Math Concepts? Or Procedures? Best Answer Is Teaching Both

A math instructor writes in response to Barry Garelick
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How to Improve Teaching After the Pandemic

It’s wholly possible for schools to figure out how to leverage staff more effectively; it’s just not the way teachers’ work has traditionally been organized.
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What It Takes to Actually Improve Math Education

Repetitive practice lies at the heart of mastery of almost every discipline, and mathematics is no exception.
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Taking Stock After 30 Years of Charter Schools

This year was the first time in many years that, for whatever reason, the White House did not issue a proclamation for National Charter Schools Week.
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New Cal State LA Ethnic Studies Dean Backed Farrakhan, Wished Clarence Thomas Dead

“Her history of advocacy will serve her well,” college president says in press release praising newly elevated economist
People hold up signs during a rally against "critical race theory" being taught in schools. The rally was at the Loudoun County Government center in Leesburg, Virginia on June 12, 2021.

On Critical Race Theory in the Classroom, Idaho Makes More Sense Than Oklahoma

Legislators do well when they consciously echo the provisions of the Civil Rights Act that have been brushed aside in the excesses of anti-racist education.

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