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Failing grades double and triple — some rising sixfold — amid pandemic learning
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Dec 4, 9:00 AM: Failure rates in math and English jumped as much as sixfold for some of the most vulnerable students in Maryland’s largest school system, according to data released as the pandemic’s toll becomes increasingly visible in schools >
Why NC plans to keep testing students in person even as COVID-19 pandemic intensifies
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Dec 3, 8:18 AM: North Carolina education leaders say they need to go ahead with state standardized tests this year to find out how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted students.
More Delaware students than ever are failing because of COVID pandemic
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Dec 3, 7:39 AM: Since the school year started in September, teachers have watched student grades slip drastically, resulting in failure rates unseen before the pandemic. Report cards from the first marking period reveal an increase.
Now we have proof that kids are paying the price of Covid
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Dec 2, 9:16 AM: Nine months into the pandemic, the US still has not figured out how to get all of its kids safely back into classrooms, and now we are starting to see the cost of the cumulative individual and policy decisions that have made >
Commentary: U.S. is falling behind in science and engineering. Here are 3 ways to catch up
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Dec 2, 9:11 AM: Turning the tide will require new educational policy, targeted federal funding and visionary executive leadership
State superintendent says 7K public students unaccounted for
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Dec 2, 9:03 AM: Alabama’s top education leader said about 7,000 students are unaccounted for, meaning they are no longer enrolled in public school and the department does not know where they went.
NYC students with disabilities face widespread staffing shortage, over-enrolled classes: survey
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Dec 2, 8:06 AM: Scores of city students with disabilities are stuck in understaffed and over-enrolled remote education classes, leaving them frustrated and falling behind, a new survey of more than 1,000 city families found.
School Shutdowns Weigh on Test Results
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Dec 1, 8:52 AM: American children performed nearly as well on average this fall as last fall on a widely used test in reading, but achievement slowed in math since the coronavirus shut schools in the spring, a nationwide report on test results >
‘Some Good News’: Student Reading Gains Are Steady, While Math Slows Down
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Dec 1, 8:50 AM: A sweeping new review of national test data suggests the pandemic-driven jump to online learning has had little impact on children's reading growth and has only somewhat slowed gains in math. That positive news comes from the >
Future of the Achievement School District should focus on racial equity | Opinion
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Dec 1, 7:08 AM: As the Achievement School District maps out its future plan and selects a new leader, racial equity is paramount coupled with innovation, high quality learning and equitable funding.
Column: Our crippled schools won’t hurt advantaged parents’ children much
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Nov 30, 8:28 AM: Yet after classrooms reopen, old problems will remain. School days aren’t long enough for students to adequately absorb their lessons. Teachers need more training, and more access to coaches to keep their standards high. The mixing >
Editorial: Making the case for standardized school tests, even during a pandemic
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Nov 30, 8:01 AM: Scrap the high stakes but don’t let school districts go two years without important data on student performance.
A lost generation? Educators and students worry online classes leave too many behind
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Nov 30, 7:45 AM: Students in the Kansas City area have been learning online, off and on, since the pandemic hit in March, and many more will return to online-only classes after the Thanksgiving break.
Failing grades spike in Virginia’s largest school system as online learning gap emerges nation
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Nov 25, 9:58 AM: A report on student grades from one of the nation’s largest school districts offers some of the first concrete evidence that online learning is forcing a striking drop in students’ academic performance, and that the most vulnerable >
Student Test Scores Drop in Math Since Covid-19 Pandemic
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Nov 23, 10:02 AM: American children started school this fall significantly behind expectations in math, and modestly behind in some grades in reading, according to one of the first reports on widely used tests since the coronavirus pandemic shut >
More than 5,000 students haven’t showed up for school across Alabama
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Nov 23, 8:24 AM: Alabama schools are facing an "instructional crisis," state superintendent Eric Mackey said as preliminary enrollment reports show more than 5,000 students have not logged on or showed up for class this year.
Texas Students Are Failing Classes, Can They Catch Up?
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Nov 23, 7:14 AM: Report cards are not looking good from the COVID-virtual classroom, and show that thousands of students are failing at least one subject, skipping assignments, or not signing-in to their classes. The shift to virtual learning and a >
Opinion: Could the COVID-19 ‘new normal’ in education be good for boys?
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Nov 20, 9:40 AM: By embracing approaches such as competency-based learning, technology-driven teaching or hands-on experimentation, education leaders can better accommodate and validate the different learning styles of students who may have felt >
40% of OPS middle school students have at least one F
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Nov 20, 7:45 AM: Owensboro Public Schools Chief Academic Officer Steve Bratcher announced Thursday during a board of education meeting that 40% of district middle school students have at least one F.
New Mexico education officials: 12,000 students enrolled in the spring now unaccounted for
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Nov 17, 7:07 AM: New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Ryan Stewart announced Monday that 12,000 students are currently unaccounted for statewide.

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