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One Teacher’s Take on COVID Schooling (and Some Recommendations)

‘This Covid thing will be behind us soon,’ I told myself. ‘All of us will soon be able to stop obsessing over...

Being Open About Being Open

This piece first ran here at Eduwonk.com. New York City’s recent decision to close schools, followed by...

Call It Like It Is. We Are Experiencing Learning Loss.

“More than ever, it is abundantly clear there is a need for real-time data on where our children stand academically.” – M....

“Watch What We Do to See What We Believe”

If you had told me when I started working in education that we’d face a day when the United States prioritized bars...

Why Are My Kids Watching ‘Friends’ and Playing Xbox During the School Day?

I knew something was wrong when, during what was supposed to be a full day of remote learning, my thirteen-year-old son announced...

‘1776 Unites’ — Lesson Plans that Celebrate Black Excellence and America’s Founding Ideals

Civil rights activist and community organizer Robert Woodson’s 1776 Unites organization was launched early this year as a positive response to the...

Yes, I Dropped Out of Stuyvesant High School to Homeschool Myself

Gregory Wickham Two Mondays ago I began to homeschool myself in lieu of completing my tenure as a...

The Epidemic We’re Not Talking About: Most High School Seniors Can’t Read or Do Math

The National Assessment for Education Progress (NAEP) — nicknamed “America’s Report Card” — released their 12th grade scores at the end of October.