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How Should Schools Quarantine Students Exposed to Coronavirus? An Explainer – Inside School Research

Q. How should schools quarantine students who have been exposed to coronavirus?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s move to change its quarantine guidelines for people exposed to coronavirus comes as states and districts across the country try to balance preventing outbreaks with helping more students attend in-person classes—and shows the evolving research about how COVID-19 spreads, particularly in schools.

On Wednesday, the CDC tweaked the guidelines—which most states have mirrored in their own guidelines to districts—to recommend that those who have had close contact with those infected with COVID-19 quarantine themselves for 7 to 10 days after their

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The telling things Barack Obama wrote — and didn’t mention — about his education policies in new memoir

But on one important issue that proved to be a flash point — education policy — he doesn’t have much to say. The memoir’s index shows references to education policies on only four of 701 narrative pages — and none are more than a few sentences. What he doesn’t address says at least as much as what he does.

Meanwhile, his vice president, Joe Biden, will become president of the United States on Jan. 20, and the Biden education agenda will be compared not only to that of President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos did but also to Obama’s.

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Pandemic Learning Loss Heavier in Math Than Reading This Fall, but Questions Remain – Inside School Research

Early test results this fall confirm that the pandemic has taken a toll on students’ academic growth, particularly in math. But a new study from the Northwest Evaluation Association suggests we still lack a clear picture of the most vulnerable students.

In a new study released today, NWEA researchers found more than 4.4 million students in grades 3-8 who participated in NWEA’s MAP Growth test this fall performed about on par in reading, but 5 to 10 percentile points lower in math, compared to their peers in fall 2019. That means a student who performed at the average in

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Explore How the “Internet of Things” Encourages Responsible Action with AT&T 

New resource alert! The AT&T Sustainability Channel found in Discovery Education Experience now includes a digital exploration that helps students understand how they can use the internet to make more responsible choices in a location that they frequent on a regular basis. 

Students are first given a detailed overview of the what the Internet of Things (IoT) consists of, including types of “things” connected to the internet at home and at work, such as smart speakers, fitness watches or factory equipmentIn the next session, students have an opportunity to consider real-world case

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This Week at DE: Week of November 29

Hi everyone! My name is Maria Truitt, and I’m the Senior Video Producer and Editor on the Global Marketing team at Discovery Education.  I produce create videos for our marketing campaigns, along with some virtual field trips and other content pieces. 

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend and are ready to start the last month of the year! Have you already had your holiday decorations up or did you wait until after Thanksgiving? Reply to the tweet and let me know! 

Speaking of the holidays…we have some pretty awesome resources in Discovery Education Experience to kick off

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The fate of Ruby Bridges’ historic school in New Orleans

Bridges eventually graduated from high school, worked and became a civil rights activist, forming the Ruby Bridges Foundation in 1999 to fight racism and promote tolerance. She lives with her husband and four sons in New Orleans.

But what happened to William Frantz Elementary School? That’s what this post details, written by Connie L. Schaffer, associate professor of teacher education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha; Martha Graham Viator, associate professor emeritus of education at Rowan University; and Meg White, associate professor of education at Stockton University.

This appeared on the Conversation website, a nonprofit, independent news

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Connecting Students to the Real World Through Project-Based Learning

A project-based learning approach to teaching means connecting students to the real-world through thought-provoking activities designed to challenge and inspire by doing. It’s an effective way to introduce students to multiple subjects while helping them build critical thinking skills.

As defined by PBLWorks, project-based learning “is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.”

Learning comes alive with project-based learning, because it connects students to the real-world. As students focus on a project, they engage

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Celebrating the Winners  of the 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge 

Join Discovery Education for the final of our three-part blog series highlighting the outstanding student creators who earned a winning spot in Teaching with Testimony’s 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge. Explore the creative ways that this year’s winners harnessed the power of self-expression to recognize and stand against hate, plus learn about the inspirations that motivated each student to speak out. 

1st PLACE WINNER
Emma Feasey11th Grade
San Clemente High School | San Clemente, CA 

This project helped me realize that you can make a difference.” 

Emma poured through the testimonies of survivors

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