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April 6, 2021

PD, Special Ed, Student Well-Being, and more

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Several reports from Education Week that may be of interest.

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April 4, 2021

Assessment, Science of Reading, Student Mental Health Challenges: New Spotlights From Education Week

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Some of these reports may be of interest to folks.

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April 3, 2021

[Special Report] Student Mental Health: Helping a Generation Cope with COVID-19’s Fallout

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An instructive report from the folks at Education Week related to remote learning.

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To gauge COVID-19’s impact on the mental health needs of students, Education Week reporters examined how the pandemic is likely to affect student mental health in the long term; how counselors and mental health professionals are using technology to connect with students in new and unique ways; and the additional challenges the pandemic poses for especially vulnerable groups of students, including students of color and those in the LGBTQ community.

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The Pandemic Will Affect Students’ Mental Health for Years to Come. How Schools Can Help
Educators and policymakers can learn from other traumatic events about how students will react and what kinds of supports they will need.
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Data: What We Know About Student Mental Health and the Pandemic
 The EdWeek Research Center asked both educators and students in grades 9 through 12 to talk about the mental health challenges they’ve faced and supports they’ve received during the pandemic.
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Q&A: Meeting the Needs of Students of Color in a Time of Collective Trauma
Janine Jones, a professor of school psychology at the University of Washington speaks to Education Week on how schools can support students from all communities after an unprecedented year of disruption and upheaval.
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‘I Miss the Interaction’: The Pandemic Has Thrown Curveballs at School Counselors
When School Goes Remote, Many LGBTQ Students Lose a Safe Space
‘It Is OK to Grieve’: A Teacher Reflects on This Pandemic Year
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March 22, 2021

Equity, Science, Technology

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March 16, 2021

Top Stories on Technology In Education

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A series of items from the folks at Education Week.

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How Effective Is Online Learning? What the Research Does and Doesn’t Tell Us
The times have dictated school closings and the rapid expansion of online education. Can online lessons replace in-school time?
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Digital Games: Powerful Motivation Tool or Not So Much?
Remote and hybrid learning are fueling the use of digital games in K-12 instruction more than ever before. But, strangely enough, the students who have grown up in a digital gaming culture are not particularly impressed.
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Technology in Education: An Overview
From personalized learning to online testing, and from OER to 1-to-1 computing, we explain the terms, outline the controversy, and give you the context you need.
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Technology Counts 2020: Coronavirus, Virtual Learning, and Beyond
Technology Counts tackles questions in an effort to help K-12 school district leaders, principals, and teachers tackle the technological challenges they will face in the year ahead.
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Why Middle Schoolers Dread (or Enjoy) Remote Learning: ‘I Get Headaches All the Time’
How Hybrid Learning Is (and Is Not) Working During COVID-19: 6 Case Studies
‘No Going Back’ From Remote and Hybrid Learning, Districts Say
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