By Kelly Field, The Hechinger Report
Summer is here, but the disruptions caused by the pandemic are affecting summer plans of some students and teachers. Educators around the country are scrambling to help students catch up. Many are utilizing billions in federal stimulus funds to beef…
By Stephanie Sy
Isolated from peers and forced into remote learning, students experience loss, educational setbacks – and some unexpected academic progress.
By Caroline Preston, The Hechinger Report
Nick Hall, the 12-year-old protagonist in Kwame Alexander’s latest novel-in-verse, “Booked,” is a soccer star who dreams of playing in the European Cup. Unfortunately, his days are filled with the more mundane challenges.
By Mary Jo Brooks
Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Anika Anand and Ann Schimke on May 11, 2015 In a suburb just outside of Denver, Principal Sarah Gould stands outside a fifth-grade classroom at Hodgkins Elementary…
By Anika Anand, Ann Schimke, Chalkbeat
By PBS NewsHour
In St. Paul, Minnesota, students are dancing their way to class -- literally -- in the middle of the summer. This is Breakthrough, an innovative summer program with the sole focus of inspiring low-income, under-resourced middle school students to go…
By Dave Sloan
The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that that middle and high schools abandon the usual 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. start times. With after-school responsibilities that include homework, sports and academic clubs, it becomes increasingly difficult for students to fall…
Rainier Scholars, a Seattle non-profit, is trying to curb high school drop out rates. Taking the long-term approach, they identify students with high barriers to higher education and ask them -- some as young as 10 -- to commit not…
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