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Nation’s Report Card to Shine Spotlight 
on Pandemic-Related Learning Loss

Governing Board responds to testing schedule disruptions with a plan
Begaeta Ahmic, a math teacher at Roosevelt High School, helps students with their work.

How D.C. Moved Teacher-Hiring Earlier and Used Data To Boost Quality and Diversity

“We do not want to be in a position where it’s August and we’re scrambling to fill positions”
Drana and Jack

Teaching about Slavery

“Asking how to teach about slavery is a little like asking why we teach at all”
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Cognitive Gadgets Theory Might Change Your Mind—Literally

A book by Cecilia Heyes gives teacher-educators something to think about

What Should Our Leaders Do About Failing Schools?

Innovation zones—with autonomy, accountability, independent boards, and extra funding—can bring improvement.
Painting of Sarah Josepha Hale

How a Lady Editor Turned Teaching into a Majority-Female Profession

Not only did women make better teachers than men, but they cost less, argued Sarah Josepha Hale

The Politics of Closing Schools

Teachers unions and the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe

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