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    Educators Rally for Police-Free Schools

    June 26, 2020

    As protests against police brutality continue, parents, students and teachers from across the country are speaking out against the presence of police in schools. This week, educators in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles rallied to demand that funding be put toward additional services – including counselors, nurses, and classroom supplies for their students. CHICAGO PITTSBURGH LOS ANGELES

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    How Camps are Approaching this Summer’s Uncertainty

    June 25, 2020

    For kids attending summer camp, this year will look different as camps work to determine whether and how to reopen safely amidst the continuing concerns of the coronavirus pandemic. Some camps have decided to reopen with additional safety precautions, including social-distancing measures and health screenings, while others have moved programming online or remained closed.

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    The Role of K-12 Students in Protests Against Racism and Police Brutality

    June 17, 2020

    Following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, protests against police violence have taken place across the country and around the world. Students of every age have joined their communities to speak out for racial justice. From student-organized demonstrations, to graduating seniors wearing their regalia, and younger children attending with their families, […]

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    ‘They Make Those Caps and Gowns Look Amazing’

    June 16, 2020

    (Video courtesy of Reel Affair Productions) June 4, 2020. That day will go down as one of the most special for Samantha Navarro, principal of the New Millennium Secondary School in Gardena, Calif. A traditional graduation ceremony upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Three alternative ideas shot down. And then a plan that gelled. She would visit […]

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    A School Play in a COVID World

    June 10, 2020

    The Taipei American School’s middle school performance of The Little Mermaid went on, despite coronavirus restrictions, with some modifications. Dressed in full costume, students wore masks and performed to an empty room, as the play was streamed so parents could watch from home. Another section of the school’s arts programs, the choir, has continued to […]

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    Parades, Toilet Paper Diplomas and Lawn Signs: Images of Graduation for the Class of 2020

    May 15, 2020

    Across the United States, graduation for the class of 2020 looks different this year. Gone are the days of families gathering together to watch their graduates walk across the stage and receive their diploma alongside their peers. In its place, schools have gotten creative in celebrating this year’s seniors. From car parades to quarantine diplomas made […]

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    An EdWeek Cover, Our Illustrator’s Process

    May 13, 2020

    Education Week has always relied on strong visuals to accompany the stories we report. But with most of the country under stay-at-home orders, and students and teachers learning from home, the visuals team has had to get more creative in how we conceptualize those stories. That’s led to Zoom videos, submitted photos from the subjects […]

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    What School Reopening Looks Like Around the World

    May 7, 2020

    A look at school reopenings around the world, as school leaders imagine what the new school year may bring.

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    Struggling to Stay Connected on Maryland’s Eastern Shore as Teaching Moves Online

    April 30, 2020

    As teachers across the country grapple with the challenges that come with remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, an elementary school teacher on Maryland’s Eastern Shore faces the added challenge of a lack of internet access at home. 

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    In Denmark, Students Go Back to School, 6 Feet Apart

    April 20, 2020

    Photos by various photographers/Ritzau Scanpix via AP Last week, Denmark became the first European country to allow daycare and primary schools to reopen since the start of the coronavirus lockdown. The classroom setups included desks spaced six feet apart. (In Denmark, which uses the metric system, it’s actually 1.829 meters.) One teacher at the Korshoejskolen school […]

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    What Remote Learning Looks Like During the Coronavirus Crisis

    March 23, 2020

    We asked parents, students, and educators to share what their home learning environments look like as nearly all schools are shut down for extended periods because of the coronavirus pandemic.                          

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    Out for Weeks: Schools and Students Amid Coronavirus

    March 15, 2020

    Coronavirus is disrupting every facet of American life, including millions of students who will be out of school for several weeks.

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    Young People Gather Across the Globe in Climate Strike

    September 20, 2019

    Young people across the globe marched, protested, and signaled calls to action today in the name of climate change. Here’s what it looked like.

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    Special Education in Flint, Years After the Water Crisis

    August 27, 2019

    By Kaitlyn Dolan Images by Brittany Greeson In the wake of the Flint, Mich., water crisis, the city has new concerns — how do they serve the influx of students in the special education system that may have been caused by elevated lead levels in the city’s water supply. Two mothers, Maxine Onstott and Ebony Dixon, […]

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    What Does Digital Literacy Look Like in North Dakota?

    April 3, 2019

    Schools are doing more to incorporate technology and cyber security into their teacher training and student curriculum.

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    Teacher Keeps Up Long Tradition of Hatching Chicks With Kindergartners

    March 21, 2019

      By Meg Oliphant When I think of the Los Angeles Unified School District, I don’t generally picture hands-on learning with animals and gardens. So when I found out that a local teacher, Cynthia Christopher, was looking for chicken egg donations to hatch for her kindergarten class, I wanted to know all about this project. […]

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    Students Across the World Demand Climate Action

    March 18, 2019

    By Kaitlyn Dolan On Friday, March 15, youth across the world gathered to call attention to climate change and demand action from their respective governments.

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    Thousands of Teachers March on Maryland’s Capital

    March 12, 2019

    Photos By Kaitlyn Dolan for Education Week  On Monday, thousands of educators and advocates, clad in red, gathered in Annapolis, Md., to raise concerns about equity, counseling, teacher pay, school funding, among other issues. This protest is the first large-scale effort by Maryland teachers in a year of nationwide teacher activism. Read more from Madeline Will […]

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    Teachers Show off their #BlackHistoryBookShelf “Shelfies”

    March 4, 2019

    For Black History Month, we called on teachers and librarians to send in pictures of the books and resources they used to celebrate the month. Educators flooded the #BlackHistoryBookshelf hashtag with impressive snaps of their bookshelves and school library displays. Here are some of our favorite “shelfies” shared by readers.        

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