Will Opening Schools Make the Pandemic Worse?

School leaders won't have a clear answer before they must make decisions for this fall despite new studies and findings from reopenings in other countries. (July 31, 2020)

Map: Where Has COVID-19 Closed Schools? Where Are They Open?

This national map will track each state’s mandates or recommendations on K-12 school closures and openings related to the coronavirus. (July 29, 2020)

Why Teachers Are Buzzing About Bitmoji Classrooms

(July 31, 2020)

Could the 'Pandemic Pod' Be a Lifeline for Parents or a Threat to Equity?

(July 29, 2020)

Schools Need Extra Supplies Since Kids Can't Share. Teachers Are Paying

(July 31, 2020)

DeVos Pushes Schools to Clear Hurdles Without Favors

Amid COVID-19, the education secretary's main message to educators lately has been: Meet your obligations and don't assume the feds will remove major mandates. (August 3, 2020)

Teachers Are Caring More Than Ever. 4 Ways to Care for Them

(August 3, 2020)

Taking Care of Teachers

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Here's What Parents Really Think About Reopening School Buildings

A national survey of parents offers five concrete lessons about what families want their schools to do next, writes Bruno V. Manno. (July 31, 2020)

Defund the Police? We've Been Doing That to Education for Years

Bloated police budgets have absorbed dollars better spent on education. Good schools help prevent crime, argues Stephon J. Boatwright. (July 30, 2020)

Steps to Make Your Students Feel Welcome This Fall

Three teachers explain how they are going to start the COVID-19-affected new school year, including by sending videos or letters to students before classes begin. (July 31, 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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State News and Resources

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Black Student Voices: Reflecting on Race, Racism

Education Week spoke with 10 Black high school students from across the country about what they need from their schools to feel safe and supported.

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Digital Directions

Schools Handed Out Millions of Digital Devices Under COVID-19. Now, Thousands Are Missing

Some districts are scrambling to account for thousands of devices—a task made more urgent by the uncertainty over when students will be able to return to school buildings full-time. (July 23, 2020)

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Worried Teachers Want to Know: What Happens If I Get Sick?

In many places, teachers are preparing to head back into classrooms without any guarantee that they will stay healthy. Some are leaving their jobs rather than take the risk. (July 29, 2020)

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Market Brief

New Survey of Districts Gives Companies Direction on Addressing Racial Inclusion, Bias

An EdWeek Market Brief survey of district officials and teachers asked about steps they believe K-12 companies should take to improve racial inclusion and diversity. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (July 16, 2020)

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