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How to effectively support struggling readers during distance learning

June 30, 2020

Via: eSchool News

Parents who might be uncomfortable with continuing their role of teacher this fall can find solace in this fact: authentic teachable moments happen outside the classroom all the time. If your student or child had to rapidly transition to an […]


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Rapid switch to online learning created cybersecurity risks

June 19, 2020

Via: Education Dive

There have been 867 publicly disclosed cyberattacks on schools since 2016, according to The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center. After an incident, it’s often difficult to determine whether there has been a data breach. Planning for cybersecurity insurance policies and regular […]


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Special Ed Teletherapy Provider PresenceLearning Gets a $27 Million Boost

May 19, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

Speech and other special-education professionals were already in short supply even when classes were in session. Now, with students largely confined to homes, reaching learners who need extra support has become even more of a challenge and priority for school […]


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Online learning for special education

May 14, 2020

Via: eSchool News

Vizzle is an online learning solution that keeps students with special needs on track with teachers and parents able to support and monitor IEPs, so learning can take place in the classroom and at home. Vizzle FREE through August 1, […]


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The online resources that make distance learning less distant

May 8, 2020

Via: eSchool News

The ripple effects of COVID-19 have thrust the world into uncertain times, and especially schools and students. As K–12 educators try to adjust to a new reality, many stories in the media note a tension between maintaining academic expectations while […]


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CTE courses transforming for online learning

May 6, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Essex Tech had the resources to quickly convert the curriculum to online learning because students had 1:1 technology, allowing school leadership to focus its energy on creating new expectations for teachers and students. While not every CTE school has these […]


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This Pandemic Is No Time to Backtrack on Special Education

May 4, 2020

Via: Education Week

America’s public school system is arguably one of our nation’s greatest democratic achievements. The pandemic has only reinforced the importance of schools as the collective centers where we attend to students’ academic, physical, emotional, and social needs, including for students […]


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4 Tips for Transitioning to Distance Learning: A District and School-Wide Perspective

May 1, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

When visitors step inside Lone Star Middle School, they notice a palpable enthusiasm for learning. Part of Nampa School District in Nampa, Idaho, the school fosters a remarkable culture of collaboration among educators and a dedication to powerful teaching and […]


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For many students, teacher feedback is the new grading system

April 30, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Taren Villecco can usually teach a mini-lesson and tell right away “by reading the classroom” which of her students need more help. “Within a 15-minute time period, I could reach half my class,” says Villecco, who teaches 5th grade at […]


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Students on remote learning: More creativity, interaction needed

April 21, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Teachers and administrators are reaching out and communicating with students about how school has changed because of closures, but what students would like is a better online classroom experience and more interaction with teachers and peers, according to survey results […]