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Maintaining student engagement in STEM subjects has been a particular challenge for K-12 throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as educators have had to figure out adjustments and alternatives for hands-on, interactive lessons in remote and hybrid environments, according to EdTech: Focus on K-12.
Teachers from Indiana, Texas and South Dakota share how students’ perseverance and resilience motivated them through trying times.
District leaders say they're cautiously optimistic that they'll offer full-time in-person learning for all students this fall.
COVID-19 has impacted the way educators and experts think about assessments, from some suggesting testing be delayed to redesigning the tests. By rethinking assessments, educators can also expand student choice.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Congress' latest COVID-19 relief bill, passed a final 220-211 vote in the House and is expected to be signed into law by President Joe Biden. It includes $122.8 billion for K-12 under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, in addition to a separate $7.2 billion for E-rate through the Emergency Connectivity Fund, which district leaders pushed for after previous emergency packages failed to include E-rate funding, and nearly $3.1 billion for IDEA and $1 billion for Head Start.
The impacts of a pandemic that disrupted school from the ground up and the nation’s reckoning with systemic racism will be felt in education for years to come.
Response plans and evidence-based de-escalation techniques can better support struggling students compared to punitive measures, experts say.
Four independent research studies released this week show project-based learning strengthened student engagement, improved learning and retention of information, increased achievement across subject matters, and had positive impacts on students from a variety of backgrounds.