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Why Biden should strongly consider the ‘community schools’ model

Union president says the community school model presents a path forward for the incoming Biden-Harris administration as U.S. schools grapple with systemic racism and recover from the COVID pandemic. 

Academic esports: NASEF becoming part of new nonprofit WWSEF

With its growth under the Samueli Foundation complete, the North America Scholastic Esports Federation moves into a new chapter as it continues its path of providing gaming and education to kids.

Launch Pad: A middle school space with a path to the future

A transformed library at Cajon Valley Middle School is giving student and parents a chance to pursue their dreams in a personalized new way.

How to build the ‘Beloved Community’

School leaders can build community even when the educators don't quite look like the students in the school or surrounding neighborhoods.

How CARES Act broadband expansion will help schools

A dozen states used CARES Act funding to help the families of K-12 students purchase Wi-Fi-enabled devices, broadband hotspots or both.

Here’s what could sidetrack Biden’s K-12 goals

President-elect Joe Biden wants to make preschool permanent and use the federal government's influence to improve instructional practices rather than regulate K-12 through testing. 

Remote challenge: How Santa Fe is delivering in pandemic

The New Mexico district will soon be going back to full virtual instruction. For most schools, that would be bad news. But not for this technology team.

Teacher pay tops Biden’s 5 priorities for K-12 education

Teacher pay, social-emotional learning, equitable funding and career pathways are the lynchpins of President-elect Joe Biden's platform for K-12 education.

A look at Biden’s 5-step plan to reopen schools during COVID

Closing pandemic-era learning gaps and emergency funding anchor the incoming Biden-Harris administration's plans for reopening schools safely as COVID rates climb. 

How one state is tackling declining enrollment numbers

Connecticut's Department of Education is taking a more proactive approach to reporting on and releasing data on attendance during the pandemic.

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