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Rural Schools Struggling Virtually Push Return to Classroom. See more national education news here

Rural Schools Struggling Virtually Push Return to Classroom. See more national education news here

| January 26, 2021

Andy and Amy Jo Hellenbrand live on a little farm in south-central Wisconsin where they raise corn, soybeans, wheat, heifers, chickens, goats, bunnies, and their four children, ages 5 to 12.

That has put a strain on the family, as well as the children’s grades and grammar.

“I definitely feel like they’re falling behind,” said Amy Jo Hellenbrand. “You just notice certain things as far as their language and how they talk. You’re constantly correcting them.”

As the first full semester for U.S. schools during the pandemic comes to an end, education experts and parents alike are concerned about its effects on children’s academic progress. From the Mexican border to the Upper Midwest, Oregon to Virginia and on Native American reservations across the West, that anxiety is magnified in rural areas, which are far less likely to have access to high-speed or even consistent internet in a time of extensive virtual schooling

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Tackling Anxiety Helps Level STEM Playing Field. See more national education news here

Tackling Anxiety Helps Level STEM Playing Field. See more national education news here

| January 29, 2019

Tackling student anxiety can help close the STEM achievement gap, according to a new study.

Expertise in science and technology can be a great career boost – but it can also be a great social divider: students from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to pursue STEM subjects in the later years of high school.

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Arizona Senate OKs Bill Expanding Teacher Certifications. Please see related stories

Arizona Senate OKs Bill Expanding Teacher Certifications. Please see related stories

| April 26, 2017

The Arizona Senate advanced legislation Tuesday backed by Gov. Doug Ducey that changes the rules and qualifications for who can become a teacher in the state, drawing opposition from Democrats who say it will undermine education standards.

Ducey is so supportive of the legislation that he took to Twitter before the Senate even passed it to declare, “Sent it my way!!.”

“Let’s reform teacher certification and get more great teachers in AZ classrooms!!” he tweeted.

Senate lawmakers heatedly debated the measure before passing it along party lines with a 16-12 vote. Democrats see it as yet another dangerous education measure backed by the Republican governor.

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