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After the pandemic disrupted their high school educations, students are arriving at college unprepared

Many students whose last years of high school were disrupted by the pandemic are struggling academically in the foundational college courses they need - now, as college students, they are not only are less prepared than they should be, they’ve forgotten how to be students.... Read more»

Otra amenaza a la educación en la era de COVID: jubilación masiva de maestros latinos

Una oleada de docentes está dejando la profesión, especialmente evidente entre aquellos con antecedentes de minorías, y en medio de la mezcla tóxica de muerte, enfermedad e interrupción del aula de la pandemia, estas salidas han creado otra tensión para los estudiantes.... Read more»

Exits by Black and Hispanic teachers pose a new threat to COVID-era education

A nationwide surge of teachers are leaving the profession — especially evident among members of the profession with minority backgrounds - and amid the pandemic’s toxic brew of death, illness, and classroom disruption, these departures have created another strain for students.... Read more»

Teachers 'beaten down' by staff shortages, COVID

With the latest surge of the coronavirus straining an already vulnerable K-12 workforce nationwide and many school officials saying they are struggling to find enough substitutes to cover classrooms, some state officials have exercised their power to alleviate teacher labor challenges.... Read more»

Is online learning creating a virtual school-to-prison pipeline?

Because of the pandemic and virtual learning, behavior in the classroom that would simply be referred back to the parent for home correction is now open to scrutiny by teachers in an academic setting, and these policies have led to negative unintended consequences for students.... Read more»

Combining remote and in-person learning led to chaos, study finds

A small study of teachers across nine states finds that the hybrid solution - allowing children to learn remotely along with their in-person classmates - is the worst way to teach because it’s exhausting for teachers to toggle between the two modes and all students appear to learn less.... Read more»

Free Wi-Fi headed to Phoenix school districts to help end digital divide

An initiative funded by the 2020 CARES Act will help Phoenix schools bridge the digital divide by creating the Phoenix Digital Education Connection Canopy, a broadband network designed to provide free Wi-Fi to 250,000 families who have students in 13 Phoenix districts.... Read more»

Apple yields to DIY movement as 'right to repair' bills proliferate

Apple Inc. will offer some tools and parts so owners can repair their own phones, conceding to pressure from consumer groups, lawmakers who introduced bills in more than half the states and President Joe Biden.... Read more»

Remote learning has been a disaster for many students, but some kids have thrived

Remote learning has been a struggle and is expected to set back the learning gains of a generation of students - particularly children of color, kids from financially insecure families, and others - but a small number of students have done unexpectedly well.... Read more»

The results are in: Arizona standardized test scores fell during pandemic year

Standardized test scores in Arizona fell across the board last school year, as COVID-19 upended learning through the year and led to a sharp drop in the number of students taking the tests, the Arizona Department of Education said. ... Read more»

Arizona bill, executive order will not affect student grades

The Arizona Department of Education said in a statement Wednesday kids will be getting letter grades this year and actions taken by the governor and Legislature earlier this week apply to schools but “NOT individual student grade." The order is an attempt to assess academic progress in the past year and to present “evidence-based strategies to mitigate the impact of learning loss.”... Read more»

Ducey wants savings from K-12 enrollment decline to help students who have fallen behind in pandemic

Gov. Doug Ducey plans to use hundreds of millions of dollars that schools will lose from declining enrollment for programs to help students who have fallen behind during the COVID-19 pandemic, which left many schools relying on virtual learning instead of in-person education.... Read more»