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Veronica Esquivel, 10, finishes her homework after her virtual school hours while her brother Isias Esquivel sits in front of his computer on Feb. 10, 2021, at their residence in Chicago's predominantly Hispanic Pilsen neighborhood. Her mother, Rosa, worries that her diabetes and her husband's high blood pressure could put their lives at risk if their kids brought the coronavirus home from school.
Veronica Esquivel, 10, finishes her homework after virtual school, while her brother Isias Esquivel sits in front of his computer in their Chicago home in February. Their mother worried that sending them back to in-person learning would put her and her husband at risk for getting COVID-19.
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School & District Management Remote Learning Isn't Going Away. Will It Create Separate—and Unequal—School Systems?
Demand for remote learning is likely to continue in the fall, raising concerns about the quality of education virtual students will receive.
Catherine Gewertz, May 4, 2021
9 min read
Tray Robinson, a special education teacher, sits for a photo at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos, Calif., on April 21, 2021.
Tray Robinson, a special education teacher, says remote learning has provided new ways for some of his students to soar, and has made others want to quit.
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Special Education 'They Already Feel Like Bad Students.' A Special Educator Reflects on Virtual Teaching
In a year of remote teaching, a high school special ed teacher has seen some of his students struggle and some thrive.
Catherine Gewertz, April 28, 2021
4 min read
Families & the Community Video Meet the Parent Activists of the Pandemic
Four stories of parents who organized others to get children the education and resources they need, despite institutional head winds.
Kaylee Domzalski & Brooke Saias, April 28, 2021
1 min read
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Law & Courts Supreme Court to Weigh When School Board Censure of a Member Violates the First Amendment
The justices will decide an issue that has become more salient as a few board members rant inappropriately on social media.
Mark Walsh, April 26, 2021
5 min read
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Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares
The National Education Association warns that some of the progress in teacher pay could be jeopardized by the pandemic.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
2 min read
First graders applaud while listening to their teacher in a classroom on the first day of in-person learning at Heliotrope Avenue Elementary School in Maywood, Calif., on April 13, 2021. California's public schools have seen a "sharp decline" in enrollment this year as the pandemic forced millions into online school and districts dawdled in bringing children back to the classroom. Data from the California Department of Education released on April 22, 2021, shows the number of students at K-12 schools dropped by more than 160,000 this academic year, most of them in K-6.
First graders applaud while listening to their teacher in a classroom on the first day of in-person learning at Heliotrope Avenue Elementary School in Maywood, Calif.
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Education California Public Schools See 'Sharp Decline' in Enrollment
California public schools have experienced a sharp enrollment decline this year as COVID-19 forced millions into online school, data show.
The Associated Press, April 23, 2021
5 min read
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Assessment Biden Administration's Level of Tolerance for Cutting Standardized Tests Comes Into Focus
A distinction has grown between states having to make tests available, and districts deciding it's not practical to make students take them.
Andrew Ujifusa, April 23, 2021
8 min read
San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten speaks at Lincoln High School in San Diego during the State of the District Address on Oct. 20, 2015.
San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten would be second in command at the U.S. Department of Education if confirmed as deputy secretary.
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Federal Senators Press Deputy Education Secretary Nominee on School Closures, Lost Learning Time
If confirmed, San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten would be the Education Department's number two as it urges in-person learning.
Evie Blad, March 24, 2021
5 min read
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School & District Management Opinion School Renaming Shouldn’t Be an Exercise in Ideology and Ignorance
Renaming schools should be a deliberative process that models the civic seriousness we want students to master. San Francisco's process was not.
Rick Hess, March 15, 2021
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Teacher Aaron Volkoff demonstrates  via Zoom how to monitor a heart rate for the students in his Exercise Science  class at Lakewood High School in Long  Beach, Calif.
Teacher Aaron Volkoff demonstrates via Zoom how to monitor a heart rate for the students in his Exercise Science class at Lakewood High School in Long Beach, Calif.<br/>
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Future of Work How Virtual Learning Is Falling Short on Preparing Students for Future Careers
The pandemic is helping some students gain virtual working skills, but many are being left behind.
Alyson Klein, March 2, 2021
7 min read
A pedestrian walks below a sign for Dianne Feinstein Elementary School in San Francisco, on Dec. 17, 2020. The San Francisco Unified School District put the renaming of 44 schools, including Dianne Feinstein Elementary School, on hold after local and national blowback.
A pedestrian walks below a sign for Dianne Feinstein Elementary School in San Francisco, on Dec. 17, 2020. The San Francisco Unified School District put the renaming of 44 schools, including Dianne Feinstein Elementary School, on hold after local and national blowback.<br/><br/>
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School & District Management San Francisco School Board Pauses Renaming 44 Schools, Promises to Consult Historians
The renaming of 44 schools in the San Francisco Unified School District is apparently being put on hold after intense blowback.
Greg Keraghosian, February 22, 2021
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Jason Hodgson, director of professional development at the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District in Bakersfield, Calif., has revolutionized the district's teacher-professional development program.
Jason Hodgson, director of professional development at the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District in Bakersfield, Calif.
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Professional Development Leader To Learn From How This District Leader Transformed Teacher PD
In Bakersfield, Calif., Jason Hodgson revamped teacher PD with a suite of customized, online courses taught mainly by district teachers.
Elizabeth Heubeck, February 17, 2021
8 min read
Carissa Purnell, director of the Family Resource Centers for the Alisal Union School District in Salinas, Calif.
Carissa Purnell, director of the Family Resource Centers for Alisal Union School District in Salinas, Calif., provides essential services and critical information to vulnerable families.
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Families & the Community Leader To Learn From Relying on Community Values: How One School Leader Advocates for Vulnerable Families
Carissa Purnell’s work at the Family Resource Centers in Salinas, Calif., is a lifeline for families, many of them migrant farm workers.
Andrew Ujifusa, February 17, 2021
7 min read