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Summer School Is a Hot Idea Right Now. Could It Work? See more national education news here

| February 9, 2021
Summer School Is a Hot Idea Right Now. Could It Work? See more national education news here

The idea makes sense, so much so that at least two governors, a national union leader and President Biden are behind it: extend this school year into the summer to help students make up for some of the learning they lost during a year of mostly remote school.

By summer, more teachers will be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Transmission rates might be significantly lower. And it will be easier in warm weather for students and educators to spend time in the open air, which is safer than being indoors.

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New program aims to help teens separate fact from fiction in online news. See more national education news here

| February 19, 2019
New program aims to help teens separate fact from fiction in online news. See more national education news here

At Woodrow Wilson High School, representatives of MediaWise shared tips to help students develop fact-checking skills. Part of the workshop was led by Lester Holt, who has officially joined Poynter’s MediaWise initiative as its first ambassador.

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Does Pre-K Make Any Difference?

| October 14, 2015
Does Pre-K Make Any Difference?

Have the claims made for early education been overblown? Not necessarily. Consider what’s happening in Boston. A randomized study showed that prekindergartners there gained between four and seven months’ progress in reading and math, and those gains persisted: 27 percent more of Boston’s preschool children scored “proficient” or better on the state’s rigorous third-grade exams. Read more…

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As Arizona Struggles to Fix Foster System, Children Suffer the Consequences

| March 25, 2015
As Arizona Struggles to Fix Foster System, Children Suffer the Consequences

Click HERE for an article from the New York Times discussing the effects of the foster system on children.

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