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7/9/2020

The CDC plans to amend its guidance for schools to reopen, Vice President Mike Pence announced Wednesday. President Donald Trump called the initial recommendations "very tough and expensive" and "very impractical" and said he may look to tie funding to reopening plans.

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7/9/2020

Teachers' views about the quality of their curricula is often tied to whether they think they have received effective professional development when it was adopted, according to a survey of 2,100 teachers by Bay View Analytics. The survey also revealed that teachers say open educational resources are as effective as -- or more effective than -- resources from traditional publishers.

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EdSurge
7/9/2020

Seventy-two percent of parents report being satisfied with the remote education their students received during prolonged school closures, according to an Education Next survey released Wednesday. Yet, about 75% also believe their children learned less during this period, and an Education Trust-New York report shows that low-income families were less likely than higher-income families to view online learning as a success.

7/9/2020

A University of Sussex study found that a student's math abilities are affected by the relationship they have with their parents and their parents' degrees of education. The long-term study followed children born in 1991 and 1992 and tracked their math scores as they aged.

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University of Sussex
7/9/2020

Students who took online standardized tests performed worse than their peers who took exams using paper -- with students from low-income households, students with disabilities and English-language learners being disproportionately affected. Ben Backes, a researcher at the American Institutes for Research, found similar results in a study in Massachusetts, calling this an "online penalty."

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Edutopia
7/9/2020

Teacher trainees are 1.36 times more likely to misidentify a Black student as being angry than a white child, according to a study led, in part, by Amy Halberstadt, professor of psychology at North Carolina State University. White prospective teachers as well as those of color were equally likely to exhibit what is known as "racialized anger bias," the study found.

7/8/2020

Twenty-one states met requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for students ages 3 to 21 in the 2018-19 school year, according to a report from the US Department of Education. Those that fall short can be subject to corrective action by the department.

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US Department of Education
7/8/2020

Teachers and students may not prefer virtual instruction, but there are ways to use technology to support meaningful, effective lessons, writes Elena Spathis, a high-school Spanish teacher in New Jersey. In this blog post, Spathis shares how she used technology to offer interpersonal, interpretive and presentational tasks.

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7/8/2020

Only 39% of students reported learning a lot daily during remote instruction, according to a survey by YouthTruth of 20,000 students in nine states. About half of students reported feeling depressed or stressed, and many students said they had obstacles to remote learning, such as distractions at home.

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Education Dive
7/8/2020

President Donald Trump called on state and local leaders to fully reopen schools in the fall during a roundtable event with health and education leaders Tuesday at the White House. Trump said families and students want to return to school and need access to meals and other services provided there, but Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association, cautioned that while teachers want to return, they want to do so safely.

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