COVID-19's Uneven Toll on Class of 2020 Graduates

The pandemic hit college-bound members of the class of 2020 from low-income homes much harder than it did their better-off peers, our survey found. (October 22, 2020)

Why COVID-19's Recession May Fuel Legal Push for More K-12 Aid

Advocates argue the need is greater than ever and that failure to press school funding lawsuits in this moment would be a missed opportunity. (October 21, 2020)

Lucy Calkins Says Balanced Literacy Needs 'Rebalancing'

(October 19, 2020)

Most Educators Require Cameras on in Virtual Class, Despite Equity Concerns

(October 20, 2020)

Trump and Biden Tussle Over Reopening Schools, Risk COVID-19 Poses to Teachers

(October 22, 2020)

CDC Clarifies '15-Minute Rule' for Social Distancing

The new guidance has implications for the "COVID shuffle" used in some schools to avoid putting students in contact with one another continuously for 15 minutes. (October 22, 2020)

How to Really Close Opportunity Gaps During Our Racial Reckoning

(October 23, 2020)

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How to Support Teacher Morale, and Other Urgent Advice for Principals

How do I discuss race in my mostly white school? How do I rethink our social-media policy? Sharif El-Mekki has answers. (October 22, 2020)

The Principal Is In

A Day in the Life of a Hybrid Teacher

It involves pivoting between two laptops, students online and in person, and a lot of safety precautions, writes teacher Mary M. McConnaha. (October 21, 2020)

Trump and Biden Offer Little Love to the Education Middle

For many decades, education has been most important in presidential campaigns for the way that candidates have used it to court the middle. This tradition is no more in the Trump-Biden era, writes Rick Hess. (October 22, 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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New Role in a New Normal: The Return to School

The final video in a series of three, two school nurses return to school for the fall.

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Digital Directions

Teachers Need Help With Protecting Student Privacy Amid Explosion of Tech Use

Education technology usage has exploded during the pandemic. Parents, teachers, and students need more support in dealing with the potential privacy issues. (October 22, 2020)

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Are Aspiring Teachers Learning Classroom Management? It Varies

The strategy of reinforcing good behavior with praise is the least likely to be taught in teacher-prep programs, an analysis finds. (October 20, 2020)

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Market Brief

A New Way to Judge Ed-Tech Products: ‘Learner Variability’

A new product certification created by Digital Promise gives companies the chance to prove that their product design features, tools, and support can be adapted to meet students' myriad needs. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (October 22, 2020)

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