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January 24, 2021

Writing Proficiency, Engagement Strategies, Technology

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January 21, 2021

[Special Report] Quality Counts 2021: Chance For Success

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View the Education Week special report, Quality Counts 2021: Chance for Success online now
The COVID-19 pandemic has redoubled attention to the challenges families face in making sure their children are fully prepared and supported in their journey through school. This first of three Quality Counts 2021 installments provides grades and scores for the nation and each state on a range of factors setting students up for success in school and later life, based mostly on federal data from 2019.

To provide a more real-time perspective, the EdWeek Research Center offers an original analysis of U.S. Census Bureau surveys from fall 2020 on how families with children in school are coping with stresses from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Are Today’s Students Set Up for Success? Nation Earns B-Minus in Latest EdWeek Index
The grade represents steady progress on a range of academic and socioeconomic factors, but the pandemic’s full impact has yet to be felt.
Where Families Are Feeling Pandemic Impacts the Worst
Recent Census data show families nationwide suffering job loss, food insecurity, and a lack of technology crucial for remote education.
State Grades on Chance for Success: 2021 Map and Rankings
Examine the grades and scores for states and the nation on the socioeconomic and other indicators in the Chance-for-Success Index.
State and National Highlights Reports (Quality Counts 2021)
What’s Behind the Grades and Scores for Quality Counts 2021?
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January 14, 2021

Quiz Yourself: Is Personalized Learning Effective?

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The second of two items from Education Week that may be of interest to readers.

Test Your Knowledge.
Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Personalized Learning?
Take our quiz and then see your results, detailed answer explanations, and additional readings on the topic.
True or False: According to a survey, more than half of educators said they feel teachers are more effective when gauging students’ individual strengths and weaknesses than they were before the pandemic.
○ True
○ False

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Special reports to jumpstart your professional learning

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The first of two items from Education Week that may be of interest to readers.

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January 11, 2021

Personalized Learning, Achievement Gaps, Cybersecurity, and More: New Spotlights From Education Week

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Personalized Learning
Closing the Achievement Gap for Young Students
Recharging Reading Success
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Bilingualism and Remote Learning
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