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  • From the Classroom to the House

    Jahana Hayes, congresswoman and high school history teacher, on the disconnect between Washington and the classroom, and the importance of keeping teacher voices in the mix.
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  • A professional Black woman looks out the window with a reflective expression

    Why Black Teachers Walk Away

    Teachers of color are leaving the profession at staggering rates. A new study highlights some of the reasons why.
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  • Educational Buzzwords Defined: What is Differentiation?

    Educational Buzzwords Defined: What Is Differentiation?

    Go beyond the jargon for a quick look at a few of the many ways to differentiate instruction in the classroom.
    1.9k
  • A computer and book indicating new challenges in digital learning.

    What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past Month

    An American whose classroom in Beijing is now online shares what she and her team have learned since the coronavirus hit, just as U.S. teachers make the same shift.
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    The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2020

    We reviewed hundreds of educational studies in 2020 and then highlighted 10 of the most significant—covering topics from virtual learning to the reading wars and the decline of standardized tests.
    19.3k
  • Israeli pupils wearing protective gear make their way to their classroom upon return to school after the COVID-19 lockdown, at Hashalom elementary in Mevaseret Zion, in the suburbs of Jerusalem, on May 3, 2020.

    Schools Are Opening Worldwide, Providing a Model for the U.S.

    Children are returning to school in countries that are weeks—or months—ahead of the U.S. in battling Covid-19. Here’s how it’s happening.
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  • An illustration of a little boy riding a paper airplane to the moon

    What’s Lost When We Rush Kids Through Childhood

    The author of "The Importance of Being Little" on the costs of our collective failure to see the world through the eyes of children.
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  • Teachers disinfect toys at Hanil Kindergarten in Suwon, South Korea, 26 May 2020. Millions of students throughout South Korea are expected to return to school on 27 May as the country gradually lifts coronavirus restrictions.

    Teachers Around the World Tell Us Reopening Is Tough, but Joyful

    In countries where infection rates have stabilized, schools are reopening. When we asked how that’s going, over 600 teachers responded.
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  • 6 Tips for Setting Up Virtual Professional Learning Sessions

    Virtual gatherings for professional learning are convenient and likely to continue, but they should be designed differently than in-person gatherings.
    427
  • A large, studentless classroom, with large blue bouncy balls, sofa chairs, folding chairs, a tent, crates, mats, and other unique furniture.

    Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

    How a visit to Starbucks inspired a change to flexible seating—and then some changes in teaching philosophy.
    56.1k
  • Multiple Intelligence

    Multiple Intelligences Theory: Widely Used, Yet Misunderstood

    One of the most popular ideas in education is applied in ways that its creator never intended.
    22.6k
  • Middle school teacher helps a student at her desk in a hybrid classroom

    What Educators Are Learning During the Pandemic

    Many school leaders and teachers are focusing on whole child education, an idea that seems likely to grow in prominence in the future.
    5k
  • Revisiting and Rethinking Our Priorities

    Schools have responded rapidly to the challenges of the past year, but now is a time to reassess some educational priorities.
    917
  • Principal works at her computer in her office

    9 Big Questions Education Leaders Should Ask to Address Covid-19

    Figuring out to how to deal with the summer slide and traumas resulting from the pandemic are just two of the biggest concerns.
    6.4k
  • Two students work on activities at Latta Elementary School.

    A Public School Makes the Case for ‘Montessori for All’

    A Title I public school in rural South Carolina is proving that Montessori education can work well anywhere.
    12.3k

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