Racist Content Still on Teaching Site, Despite Vow

The lesson-sharing platform Teachers Pay Teachers recently pledged to promote anti-racist resources and provide free professional development. But teachers say racist resources are still on the site. (July 6, 2020)

Serving Students Who Can't—or Won't—Return to School

Students with serious health concerns and those with other specialized needs may opt out of returning to school. What schools can do to keep serving them. (July 6, 2020)

How We Go Back to School

Rule-Breaking, House Parties Spread Post-Graduation COVID-19 Outbreaks

(July 2, 2020)

Teacher Loses Case as Supreme Court Backs State Sanctions for Rogue Electors

(July 6, 2020)

From Her Classroom, an Educator Reflects on Teaching, Parenting During a Pandemic

(July 2, 2020)


Why I Showed My Young Children the Video of George Floyd's Death

Our children see that the law does not apply equally to all, writes lawyer and historian Allison Matulli. It's a lesson that parents and educators can’t ignore. (July 2, 2020)

Budget-Cut Decisions Loom. Here Are First Steps

Leaders will be weighing what to cut. Research suggests schools in poor neighborhoods and effective teachers should get protection, writes a team of school finance experts. (July 1, 2020)

Q&A Collections: Student Motivation & Social-Emotional Learning

All Classroom Q&A posts sharing advice on Student Motivation & Social-Emotional Learning (from the past nine years!) are described and linked to in this compilation post. (July 1, 2020)

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Yearly Reports

Nation Gets a 'C' on School Finance, Even as Economic Downturn Takes Hold

Quality Counts 2020

This second of three Quality Counts 2020 installments provides national rankings and state-by-state grades on school finances at a time when school leaders prepare to navigate the fiscal crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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How Two School Nurses Are Preparing for Reopenings

In this first of three videos, two school nurses discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has upended their profession.

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Digital Directions

Like It or Not, K-12 Schools Are Doing a Digital Leapfrog During COVID-19

The rapid shift to remote learning forced educators across the country to upgrade their tech skills. But will those newfound skills transform teaching and learning? (June 23, 2020)

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Can Teachers Really Do Their Jobs in Masks?

“I just cannot imagine trying to build rapport with kids who can’t see two-thirds of my face,” said one middle school teacher. (June 25, 2020)

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Market Brief

Zoom and Google Docs Win Out for Remote Teaching, Survey of Educators Finds

Math and English teachers have found videoconferencing and document collaboration tools the most useful instructional options during COVID-19. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (June 17, 2020)

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