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Maintaining Special Education Services During COVID-19
Maintaining Special Education Services During COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to run its course, questions abound regarding what the 2020–2021 academic year will look like for students, teachers, and other members of the school community. Indeed, many decision-makers spent the summer months scrambling for extra funding to support smaller class sizes, reduced busing, strict cleaning...

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Essential, Adaptable Strategies for Teaching Literacy
Essential, Adaptable Strategies for Teaching Literacy

Amid the seemingly endless back and forth over what school will look like in the near (and perhaps distant) future, teachers still have to teach—whether online, in the classroom, or somewhere in between. And, as always, one of the key areas requiring attention is literacy. James Boss, director of the...

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Slowing the COVID Slide: 6 Action Steps for Educators This Fall
Slowing the COVID Slide: 6 Action Steps for Educators This Fall

Unlike the summer break, federal holidays, and other scheduled interruptions in instruction, the shutdowns of spring 2020 were wholly unplanned. And while some school communities were able to quickly adapt to virtual learning, others experienced steep learning losses. This year, the fall semester must consider both the summer slide and...

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Survey Shines Light on Lessons Learned From a Spring of Remote Learning
Survey Shines Light on Lessons Learned From a Spring of Remote Learning

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 spring semester was completely turned on its head. Since then, educators and administrators have been reflecting on the successes and challenges of their schools' rapid transitions to remote learning, with the results of a survey conducted by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) that...

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Top 3 Reasons Educators Want to Use Lexia This School Year
Top 3 Reasons Educators Want to Use Lexia This School Year

Whether it’s remote instruction, social distancing and masks, or a hybrid schedule, educators know the 2020-2021 school year is going to be unlike any other. In the face of COVID uncertainty, educators who have incorporated blended learning programs into their classrooms in the past—and those venturing forth with online learning...

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An Interview with Nick Gaehde, President of Lexia Learning
An Interview with Nick Gaehde, President of Lexia Learning

With a spring semester turned upside down and a fresh fall semester upon us, there are still questions to be answered about the year ahead for teachers, administrators, students, and parents nationwide. In an interview with Bloomberg Radio, Nick Gaehde, President of Lexia Learning, discussed lessons learned from the abrupt...

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Applying an Equity Lens to Online Learning
Applying an Equity Lens to Online Learning

In a post for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) website, educator Dena Simmons contended that “on some level, COVID-19 is our equity check, reminding us of who we could be if we valued equity as much as we say we do.” For Simmons, childhood summers were spent...

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Gap-Closing Approaches to Consider
Gap-Closing Approaches to Consider

Raising proficiency and graduation rates for all students regardless of their background or identity has long been a focus of education policy in the United States. As a result, teachers are tasked with closing opportunity and academic gaps—primarily between white students and their nonwhite peers—and improving outcomes for all. Although...

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Hybrid Education Plans Take Shape in the US
Hybrid Education Plans Take Shape in the US

Although school has resumed in countries such as Norway and China, restarting K-12 education during a global pandemic is proving difficult in the United States. Amid questions about if, how, and when to do so, a host of ideas have emerged. Between the two poles of not reopening school buildings at...

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