Vicki Abeles

Posted Jan. 5, 2016

Special Ed Teachers, I’m Sorry You’re Crushed by Data But Please Don’t Opt Out

NPR reported this past weekend, in It's Not Easy Teaching Special Ed, that 40 out of 50 states are having trouble finding special education teachers and the primary reason is “the paperwork, the meetings, the accountability.” Donald Drescher, a professor from Kansas State, surveyed the days of special ed teachers and found that they spend only 27 percent of their time on student instruction and the rest on oversight of Individual…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Jan. 4, 2016

America, We Do Not Have a ‘Too Much Homework’ Problem

If this op-ed from The New York Times is to be believed, American education suffers from placing overambitious expectations onto children, subjecting them to grueling…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Apr. 10, 2021

EXPLAINED: The American Rescue Plan Gives a Huge Boost to School Funding

What is the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021? You may have heard it as the “second big COVID stimulus,” but the actual name is…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Apr. 12, 2021

Science Is Finally Beating Covid. Now Let’s Give It a Chance to Help Kids Read.

Before the pandemic, approximately one million children, year in and year out, ended fourth grade at best barely able to read. It’s anyone’s guess what that number looks…

By Kate Walsh

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Posted Apr. 7, 2021

We Have No Idea What This Year Has Been Like for Our Kids

One year ago, my now-kindergartener left his bustling and diverse transitional kindergarten classroom with sensory learning areas designed for academic and social skills development to…

By Sonya Heisters

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