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Calls to reopen classrooms grow as teachers get vaccinated

State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine against the raging pandemic.  Ohio’s governor offered to give vaccinations to teachers…

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Trump’s Second Impeachment: A Guide for Teachers

The unprecedented second impeachment of President Donald Trump raises a host of challenging questions for the nation’s K-12 civics and social studies teachers. To help them, we present here highlights from two stories written in fall 2019 in the lead-up to President Trump’s…

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6 Ways to Help Students Make Sense of the Capitol Siege

In the days immediately following the assault on the U.S. Capitol, teachers were in crisis mode, scrambling to respond to students’ fears, answer their questions, and help classes get the facts straight about what happened. A far-right mob had assaulted a…

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Seattle special education amid COVID-19 under investigation

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating Seattle Public Schools after “disturbing reports” about how the district handled special education during the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to Superintendent Denise Juneau this week, department officials…

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As DeVos exits, where does education go next?

Secretary of education isn’t typically a prominent Cabinet position. But the resignation of Betsy DeVos, whose tenure brought considerable controversy, is prompting discussion about where education should go from here.

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Colorado high school graduation rate hit high mark in 2020

Colorado’s graduation rate reached its highest level in a decade with the Class of 2020, despite school closures and disruptions caused by the pandemic. The Colorado Department of Education on Tuesday said 81.9% of high school seniors, or 55,220 students,…

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