Getting New School Board Members Up to Speed

One way to train newly elected school board members for the job ahead is to start before they even run for office. (November 30, 2020)

No More Snow Days, Thanks to Remote Learning? Not All Agree

An increasing number of schools are replacing snow days with remote learning, but some plan to stick with the snow day tradition for now. (November 24, 2020)

Half of Districts Lack Connectivity Needed for Videoconferencing, Device Usage

(November 30, 2020)

Survey: Schools Grapple With Substitute Teacher Shortages, Medical Leave Requests

(November 25, 2020)

Building Better School Boards: 3 Strategies for District Leaders

(November 23, 2020)

It's Official: NAEP Postponed Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The postponement of the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests scheduled for 2021 means the nation loses an opportunity for a state-by-state measure of students' pandemic-related learning losses. (November 25, 2020)

Disinformation Is Rampant. Here's How Teachers Are Combating It

(November 25, 2020)


We Risk Losing the Ability to Self-Govern. Better Civics Ed. Can Help

The ability to discern fact from fiction and to recognize reliable news is fundamental, writes News Literacy Project’s Charles Salter. (November 25, 2020)

My District Reversed Course on the Implicit Bias Training We Need

The principal advice column takes on communicating district decisions you disagree with, optimizing virtual lunch bunches, and more. (November 20, 2020)

Teachers Share What They Want Central Offices & Public Officials to Hear

Those who make the policy decisions and control the resources often don't ask educators what they need. Three teachers suggest ways they can be most helpful to the people in the trenches. (November 29, 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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Teaching About a Divisive Election—and What Comes Next

Five social studies teachers discuss their experiences teaching students about the most crucial and controversial parts of a chaotic election season.

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Digital Directions

Using Student Data to Identify Future Criminals: A Privacy Debacle

A Florida county police department uses sensitive school data to keep a secret list of students it deems as at risk of engaging in criminal behavior. (November 24, 2020)

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Teachers' Rights Under COVID-19: Anxiety Meets Legality

Schools and staff confront a welter of employment laws and regulations when it comes to on-site work under the pandemic. (November 20, 2020)

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Market Brief

Why Teachers Fail to Buy Into Educational Products

An EdWeek Market Brief survey asked district administrators and teachers about the most common reasons that products fail to win educators' confidence. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (November 25, 2020)

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