Day: October 29, 2020

What school looks like now — in striking pictures from around the world

The pandemic has persisted, and, so in the United States and around the globe, students are going to school in ways they never did before until this year — in their homes; outside; in classrooms wearing masks or not wearing masks, and sitting apart from each other or very close; and sometimes behind plexiglass barriers.

Some kids are in school a few hours or a few days a week and spend the rest of the time home, while others never go in, or go in five days a week. Teachers sometimes work from otherwise empty classrooms, giving remote lessons to

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Empowering Students to Use Data to Understand Election Trends

COVID-19. Climate crisis. Economic inequality. Racial justice. Immigration.

These are just a few of the topics most important to voters in the United States leading up to the 2020 presidential election, according to the Pew Research Center. Every four years, we enter a new presidential election season that shapes the course of the country for decades to come. The election of a president means not only a new or re-elected person in the highest office in the nation, but also other political appointments.

For students in grades 6-12, learning about voting trends and election data can help them to

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Even Before Pandemic, National Test Finds Most Seniors Unready for College Reading, Math – Inside School Research

Little more than 1 in 3 American 12th graders read proficiently and fewer than 1 in 4 performed proficiently in math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 2019, marking widening gaps for struggling students in both subjects.

The results of the latest round of tests dubbed the Nation’s Report Card, which were administered before the start of the pandemic last spring, found the average math score has been Pflat since 2015, while the average reading score dropped 2 points on a 500-point scale. All told, while 61 percent of high school seniors who took NAEP last year

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