Education

The Tough Questions: How to Rebuild Trust Amid National Violence Helping children feel safe returning to the classroom

  The United States has seen an inflation in gun violence, with active shooter incidents becoming alarmingly more common in recent years. They increased from just three in 2000 to 40 in 2020, according to FBI data. Heartbreakingly, Americans are seemingly inundated with mass shooting scares and alerts, even in …

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9-year-old girl with Down Syndrome with her elementary school teacher

Finding the Perfect Fit for Education How to pick the right school for your child with special needs

  Parents want the best education possible for their children. But when you parent a child with special needs, deciding which school will best support your son or daughter’s needs is not easy. We spoke with educational planning experts who specialize in understanding the academic and social-emotional needs of neurodiverse …

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Spotlight: The Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts Perspectives on arts education from CETA

  “Numerous studies point to the value of arts education in improving student outcomes, yet teachers may not have the resources, access or experience to implement arts integration across the curriculum. “Partnering with educators is fundamental to arts-based learning. The Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program empowers …

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Promoting Student Success: Meet Academic Coach and Counselor Rachael Wilks-McCann

Rachael Wilks-McCann is a guidance counselor for Stride K12 Private Academy, which accommodates nontraditional students through remote learning. In the Washington area, the academy serves Friendship Public Charter School Online and Virginia Virtual Academy. Stride was able to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic without a drop in student performance because …

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