Florida Students Are No Longer Required To Quarantine After Being Exposed To COVID

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, seen at a news conference last week. His newly appointed surgeon general on Wednesday signed protocols allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school if they …

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How Some Schools Are Using Weekly Testing To Keep Kids In Class — And COVID Out

Julian Hernandez, 12 (right), is in seventh grade at Hillside School in Illinois. He says he feels much safer being back in school knowing that people who are sick with COVID-19 are being identified by …

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District taps formative assessment to measure growth

School districts should tap assessment to better understand student progress, according to Beth Holland, partner for research and measurement at The Learning Accelerator and digital equity project director for the Consortium of School Networking. In …

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How to become an expert in literature for students

English language arts teachers need to read widely across all genres to become experts in literature aimed at students, according to educators and authors Lynne Dorfman and Brenda Krupp. In this article, the pair suggest …

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Few Calif. students accept grade change offer

School districts in California are reporting low interest in a new state law that allowed students an opportunity to replace their lowest grades earned during the coronavirus pandemic with pass/no pass. One district that expected …

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N.M. engages teachers as ambassadors for profession

Special education teacher Jamie Torres is one of 21 teachers in New Mexico tapped to serve as ambassadors throughout the state’s Public Education Department. Torres and the other participants will learn more about education policy, …

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Survey shows how schools have adapted during COVID-19

Schools and school districts that have emphasized a healthy culture and strong relationships have been better equipped to adapt during the coronavirus pandemic, according to 84% of those surveyed by the Next Generation Learning Challenges. …

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Administrator: Address root causes of misbehavior

An elementary school adopted a reflection room to help address the root cause of students’ misbehavior, writes George Farmer, the elementary school’s administrator. In this article, Farmer describes how the approach helps students reflect by …

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