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More screen time, lower well-being

A new study published in Preventive Medicine Reports finds that as screen time goes up among children ages 2 to 17, psychological well-being goes down. Jean Twenge and W. Keith Campbell surveyed caregivers about the amount of time children in their care spent watching TV and videos, playing video games, and using computers and mobile devices …
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  • Effective teacher evaluation practices

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    A new report details how states and districts across the United States are improving access to computer science education.

  • How districts are managed

    A new policy brief from the National Education Policy Center identifies four different ways that school systems organize their work.

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    The Advancement Project and the Alliance for Educational Justice have released a report calling for the removal of police from schools.