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Research suggests teachers and school staff play a central role in COVID-19 outbreaks on campus purpose

Sep. 15, 2021 3:16 pm

Research suggests teachers and school staff play a central role in COVID-19 outbreaks on campus

School employees may be more likely to transmit the virus to coworkers than students, research suggests. Meanwhile, many teachers are at risk for severe illness if infected.
Kids wrestled with depression, eating disorders and other mental health issues amid the pandemic, research finds purpose

Aug. 18, 2021 3:04 pm

Kids wrestled with depression, eating disorders and other mental health issues amid the pandemic, research finds

Recent studies examining COVID-19's impact on mental health also find differences among groups of students such as high school athletes.
Schools can reopen safely — an epidemiologist describes what works and what’s not worth the effort purpose

Aug. 17, 2021 9:28 am

Schools can reopen safely — an epidemiologist describes what works and what’s not worth the effort

Vaccines and masking work well for preventing COVID-19 outbreaks in schools, but temperature checks are probably not worth the effort, says guest columnist Brandon Guthrie.
Student voice needs to be at forefront of CRT decision-making purpose

Jun. 10, 2021 9:45 am

Student voice needs to be at forefront of CRT decision-making

Legislators in several states, including Pennsylvania, want to ban teaching that acknowledges that the legacy of slavery, segregation, and other forms of institutional racism continues to permeate the social fabric of the nation.
Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up? purpose

May 11, 2021 9:00 am

Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up?

No state yet requires students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, but how states manage other vaccines and exemptions can help us think about how a COVID-19 vaccine requirement might work, says guest columnist Kristine Bowman.
Darnella Frazier’s video was key to Chauvin conviction. Young people are key to achieving justice purpose

Apr. 21, 2021 7:00 am

Darnella Frazier’s video was key to Chauvin conviction. Young people are key to achieving justice

Columnist Ami Patel Hopkins offers resources for educators and parents to continue to empower students and children to use their voices — as 17-year-old Darnella did — and to hold people accountable.
Bringing ‘behavioral vaccines’ to school: 5 ways educators can support student well-being purpose

Apr. 9, 2021 2:48 pm

Bringing ‘behavioral vaccines’ to school: 5 ways educators can support student well-being

Guest columnist Sandra Chafouleas says "behavioral vaccines" are especially important as schools seek to fully resume in-person instruction.
Anti-Asian hate: Silence is not an option and allyship needs to be more than a hashtag purpose

Mar. 18, 2021 8:31 am

Anti-Asian hate: Silence is not an option and allyship needs to be more than a hashtag

Guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins implores her fellow educators to create spaces for students to speak about what happened in Atlanta and to empower them to dismantle inequities and oppression.
Helping women by strengthening girls purpose

Mar. 3, 2021 1:25 pm

Helping women by strengthening girls

Guest columnist Kristen Burd says Girls Lead helps girls become more assertive in their relationships, consider multiple viewpoints, manage conflict, express themselves with confidence and make good decisions.
5 ways for teachers to build a good rapport with their students online purpose

Feb. 18, 2021 2:00 pm

5 ways for teachers to build a good rapport with their students online

"When students feel an instructor truly cares about them and their success, those students are more likely to engage with the course material and the teacher," says guest columnist Meredith Aquila.

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