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)

CDC Clarifies '15-Minute Rule' for Social Distancing

(October 22, 2020)

Lucy Calkins Says Balanced Literacy Needs 'Rebalancing'

(October 19, 2020)

New Justice Joins High Court in Time to Hear Two Cases of K-12 Interest

(October 27, 2020)


The Three Imperatives of Teaching During the Pandemic: An Ethicist Weighs In

Educators have a real-time opportunity to teach ethical leadership, writes Santa Clara University’s Ann Gregg Skeet. (October 26, 2020)

How to Really Close Opportunity Gaps During Our National Racial Reckoning

"Colorblind" teaching isn’t going to cut it, writes Vanderbilt University’s H. Richard Milner IV. (October 23, 2020)

Teachers With 'Deficit Perspectives' Do Not Help ELLs

Four educators share what they think are mistakes often made by teachers of ELLs, including overusing technology and operating out of a deficit perspective. (October 27, 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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