Student Learning

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Student Achievement Digging Deeper Into the Stark Declines on NAEP: 5 Things to Know
What the national assessment can—and can’t—illuminate about the effects of the past two pandemic years.
Sarah Schwartz, September 2, 2022
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Student Achievement Students' Math and Reading Plummet, Erasing Years of Gains, National Assessment Finds
It's a perfect storm of bad news: Student achievement plummeted, and the declines were greatest among the most vulnerable students.
Sarah Schwartz, September 1, 2022
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Teaching Letter to the Editor Looping Is a Must for Student Achievement
A teacher praises the benefits of looping in this letter to the editor.
August 23, 2022
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Teaching Looping: Here's What Happens When Students Have the Same Teacher More Than Once
A new study finds the practice translates to academic and behavioral benefits.
Madeline Will, June 21, 2022
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English-Language Learners Virtual Learning Made Persistent Problems Worse for English-Learners
But some solutions also existed pre-pandemic—and it's up to districts to put them into action, a pair of reports conclude.
Ileana Najarro, June 3, 2022
4 min read
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Teaching ‘Looping’ With Students: When It Works and When It Doesn’t
Educators share their looping experiences on social media.
Hayley Hardison, June 1, 2022
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Classroom Technology 4 Tips to Make Tech Work Better in Schools, From Sal Khan and Other Experts
The Khan Academy founder and two school district leaders shared best practices for technology use in classrooms.
Lauraine Langreo, May 26, 2022
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Classroom Technology Opinion How to Decide Whether to Ban Laptops in the Classroom
The scientist whose research led to blanket laptop bans argues against them—and explains what to do instead.
Daniel Oppenheimer, April 6, 2022
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Student Achievement Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Student Learning Limitations?
Answer 7 questions to assess your understanding of student learning limitations.
March 28, 2022
Student Well-Being Spotlight Spotlight on Helping Students
This Spotlight will empower you with insights on newer tutoring methods and learning solutions available, mental health supports, and more.
March 23, 2022
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Social Studies Opinion Searching for Common Ground: What the Russian Invasion Means for Teaching Civics
To understand what's going on in Ukraine and Russia and why, students need to understand some central facts about the region.
Rick Hess, March 23, 2022
5 min read
Early Childhood Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Early Learning?
Answer 7 questions to discover how much you know about early learning.
March 14, 2022
Kindergarten teacher Karen Drolet works with a masked student at Raices Dual Language Academy, a public school in Central Falls, R.I., Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022.
Kindergarten teacher Karen Drolet works with a masked student at Raices Dual Language Academy, a public school in Central Falls, R.I., in February.
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Student Achievement What's Behind the COVID Academic Slide? Some Things Mattered More Than Remote Learning
A new analysis of student test data challenges the idea that online learning alone caused the dips in academic progress.
Sarah Schwartz, March 8, 2022
6 min read
Reading & Literacy Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About the State Of Reading in the U.S.?
Answer 7 questions to discover what you know about reading levels in the U.S.
February 28, 2022