America is starting to claw its way out of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, but food insecurity persists, especially for children and older adults.
Government agencies, research entities, and social service organizations are excellent resources for data related to low-income and poverty, and with related social indicators. Educators who use these resources will be better able to understand the needs of the students and families they serve.
Teachers are unfairly penalized on their classroom observations for working in high-poverty schools with students who are academically disadvantaged, a new study finds. And those teachers are often Black—leading to
The messy transition to remote learning in America’s K-12 education system as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has been marked by glaring disparities among schools, according to nationally representative
Government officials are taking swift public health actions to slow the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of March, statewide school closures affected 55.1 million K-12 public school students
Parents have become a lot more optimistic about how well their children are doing in school. In 2020 and 2021, a majority of parents in the United States reported that
This OUTSTANDING interactive tool opens access to changes in reading and math pre-to-post pandemic.
Merriman, T. B. (2022, June 16). 6 Museums With Exceptional Teacher Resources. Edutopia. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
From full-fledged lesson plans and virtual field trips to expansive digital archives and opportunities for professional learning, museums have so much to offer beyond the in-person experience.
Klein, A. (2022, June 27). Want to Accelerate Students’ Learning? Don’t Forget About Wraparound Services. Education Week. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
Communities must consider the wraparound services — mental health counseling, food banks, etc., may be needed in order to promote accelerated learning in students.
Kaplan, Emily. “Unfairly, Schools and Teachers Are America’s Anti-Poverty Safety Net.” Edutopia, George Lucas Educational Foundation, 5 May 2022.
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Andrea Elliott on the way public education must “fill in the gaps” left by societal abandonment of poor children and families.
Whitaker, Manya. “Equity in Schools Begins with Changing Mindsets.” Edutopia, George Lucas Educational Foundation, 12 Apr. 2022.
A new book explores how school leaders can foster equity by building a culture where teachers and students see their purpose and experience success.