Remote learning likely widened racial, economic achievement gap

A new report on pandemic learning loss found that high-poverty schools both spent more weeks in remote instruction during 2020–21 and suffered large losses in achievement when they did so. Districts that remained largely ...

Campaign reduces car idling at two elementary schools

An anti-idling campaign at two Salt Lake County elementary schools was effective in reducing idling time by 38%, and an air monitoring experiment found that air quality around schools can vary over short distances. These ...

Legacy of Jim Crow still affects funding for public schools

Nearly 70 years ago—in its 1954 Brown v. Board decision—the Supreme Court framed racial segregation as the cause of educational inequality. It did not, however, challenge the lengths to which states went to ensure the ...

School segregation harms Black children's health, well-being

Black youth who attend racially segregated schools are more likely to have behavior problems and to drink alcohol than Black youth in less segregated schools, according to a UC San Francisco study published in Pediatrics.

Positive teacher-student relationships lead to better teaching

Previous research has shown positive teacher-student relationships promote student academic achievement, such as better grades and test scores, but a new study at the University of Missouri found positive teacher-student ...

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