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Building a Brighter Future: Overcoming Educational Challenges Post-Pandemic

The masks are off. Social distancing is no more. We're vaccinated, and the national nightmare is over. Or is it? In the wake of the COVID-19 worldwide shutdown, we find ourselves with a problem...

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A Best Practice For Optimal Learning? Get Kids Outside.

In the pandemic, we learned “six feet apart” rules. People spread out, in classrooms and beyond, into courtyards and grassy areas, onto sports fields, and in nearby woods. Yet as the pandemic waned,...

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In a Post-Pandemic World, We Must Pay More Attention to Emotions

Two years ago, I learned a new word for what happens when someone simultaneously feels multiple emotions. “Scribble” is what happens when feelings like happiness, nervousness, anxiousness, and...

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Communities Are Demanding Excellent Educational Opportunities. It's Time We Do Something Different.

In this moment, shaped by both the global pandemic and enduring racial inequities, excellent educational opportunities that communities are rightly demanding have never been more important. And NACSA...

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When We Let Go of Assumptions About What School Should Look Like, We Can Better Support the Whole Child

The Center on Reinventing Public Education has been a leader in tracking school districts’ responses to the pandemic and in showcasing innovations that could help public schools emerge from this time...

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Q&A With Dr. Chad Gestson: Phoenix's Covid Numbers Transformed Our District for the Better

Dr. Chad Gestson leads the Phoenix Union High School District, which educates 29,000 students in 22 schools from 32 different ZIP codes in Arizona’s capital city. When the pandemic hit and health...

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