Tackling the COVID-19 Transportation Problem

Reducing ridership, "walking school buses," and staggered schedules are among the strategies districts are considering for getting students to school this fall. They must also decide who gets transportation and how to keep drivers on board. (July 9, 2020)

How We Go Back to School

Solving the Student-Transportation Conundrum

District leaders must wrestle with five key questions as they work out ways to transport students to school amid the pandemic without busting their budgets. (July 9, 2020)

Principals Worry About Students, Staff When Schools Reopen

(July 9, 2020)

Will Kindergartens Be Empty This Fall?

(July 8, 2020)

White House to States: Reopen School Buildings or Risk Additional Relief Funds

(July 8, 2020)

Reopening Schools Is a Local Decision, Not the President's

The Trump administration has completely failed to protect Americans and lead during the COVID-19 crisis, writes former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. (July 9, 2020)

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The Principal Is In: A New Advice Column for Principals

(July 9, 2020)

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Opinion

Racism Through the Eyes of a Black Male Teacher

Educators have a responsibility to eradicate systemic racism, writes Malcolm J. Gillard. That starts with understanding their role in upholding it. (July 8, 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)

Straight Up Conversation: Preparing 2 Million Students for High-Stakes Tests

Chandra Pemmasani, CEO of UWorld, a company that has prepared more than 2 million students for standardized tests, talks to Rick about addressing the challenges of high-stakes testing. (July 9, 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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FEATURED VIDEO

How Two School Nurses Are Preparing for Reopenings

In this second of three videos, two school nurses return to their schools—and face mounting questions about what their roles will look like as the coming school year approaches.

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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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Teacher

Tiny Teaching Stories: 'His Test Was Positive for COVID-19'

Super-short stories written by teachers about their triumphs and frustrations, and the hilarious or absurd moments from their lives. (July 7, 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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