June 2020 Archives

While teachers say they miss their students and the normalcy of school, many are apprehensive about returning to in-person instruction amid so much uncertainty.

When asked how much the textbooks they use "accurately and fully reflect the experiences of people of color," one in five educators said "a lot," according to an EdWeek Research Center survey.

As schools prepare to welcome back students, reducing outside interruptions in the classroom could be a way to address learning loss, researchers say.

The organization plans to update every set of materials that it has rated as standards-aligned with new information about how students and teachers can use the materials remotely.

A new parent group has organized to put pressure on school districts to embrace anti-racist curriculum and instruction. Its first action, which begins today, aims to inundate 10 school districts, from California to Connecticut, with emails demanding change.

The day has long been celebrated by black communities in the U.S., but it's still a topic that many students and teachers say isn't covered in K-12 schools.

For teachers who are retiring at the end of a disrupted school year, there is no big, in-person celebration. And many of them say that they are missing a sense of closure.

As schools plan for fall instruction, educators must take the opportunity to rework math instruction so it's equitable for all students, two math organizations said in a new paper.

"This means that educators can no longer be fired at work for who they love or who they are," the National Education Association president said.

The dictionary is getting an update, to make it clear that racism goes beyond personal prejudice. Educators say the change is significant—but that students' understanding of racism shouldn't stop at the dictionary definition.

"It has become clear over time that [the edTPA] caused unintended barriers and burdens for teachers entering the profession," Georgia's state superintendent said.

A new study shows that police shootings affect the learning and emotional well-being of students in nearby schools, particularly nonwhite students.

Students in cities around the country are organizing petition drives that are generating thousands of signatures to demand that their schools offer anti-racist curricula and instruction.

Teachers now say they are more likely to leave the classroom at the end of this school year than they were before the coronavirus pandemic began, according to an EdWeek Research Center survey.

After nearly a week of protests against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, teachers are looking for lessons they can use to help students process this moment. Education Week compiled a list.

Teachers are tasked with helping their students work through their feelings about the protests and police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other unarmed black men and women.

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