School & District Management 1,000 Students, No Social Distancing, and a Fight to Keep the Virus Out
A principal describes the "nightmare" job of keeping more than 1,000 people safe in the fast-moving pandemic.
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Dixie Rae Garrison, principal of West Jordan Middle School, in West Jordan, Utah.
Dixie Rae Garrison, principal of West Jordan Middle School in West Jordan, Utah, would have preferred a hybrid schedule and other social distancing measures.
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School & District Management This Principal Knows How the Virus Can Upend a School. He Caught It Himself
Positive cases, contact tracing, and quarantines demand maximum flexibility.
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Dave Steckler, principal at Red Trail Elementary School in Mandan, N.D.,  COVID-19 and and has dealt with the logistical issues around staff and students who were infected.
Dave Steckler, principal at Red Trail Elementary School in Mandan, North Dakota, recovered from COVID-19, and dealt with the logistical issues around staff and students who were infected.
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Teaching Profession After a Stillbirth, This Teacher Was Denied Paid Leave for Recovery. Here's Her Story
A District of Columbia teacher delivered a stillborn baby and was denied paid maternity leave. Her story, told here, is not uncommon.
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States Interactive Where Teachers Are Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine
Education Week is tracking plans for vaccinating K-12 educators across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
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Teaching Profession Some States Order Schools to Be Open. But Teachers Can't Yet Get the Vaccine
In places where teachers are required to be in school buildings, they need to be higher on the vaccine priority lists, many argue.
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Policy & Politics Opinion Why Do So Many Ed. Researchers Ignore Politics?
Yes, you can study politics without being a partisan hack. And to understand education, you must, writes a Brookings Institution senior fellow.
Jon Valant
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