Teaching and Learning in the Pandemic

A more deliberate approach to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and teacher professional development this fall could mean a better experience for students (August 6, 2020)

How We Go Back to School

Teaching Remote and In-Person: How to Make Lessons Cohesive

When some students are online and others in school buildings, how can teachers make sure everyone is learning what they need to learn? (August 6, 2020)

Don't Rush to 'Diagnose' Learning Loss With a Formal Test. Do This Instead

(August 6, 2020)

Teaching in an Empty Classroom During COVID-19: Benefits and Drawbacks

(August 5, 2020)

COVID-19 and Schools: EdWeek Answers Your Questions

(August 5, 2020)

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What to Teach? 5 Steps to Keep Kids on Track This Fall

Now more than ever, schools need to give all students access to grade-level work, experts say. Here’s how. (August 6, 2020)

Advice for Principals: Evaluating Teachers During Remote Learning

(August 6, 2020)

The Principal Is In

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We Need a National Policy on Internet Access

We can close the gap in home-internet connectivity for students, but we must act now, urge FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and former U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. (August 4, 2020)

Forget Self-Care for Teachers. We Are Fighting for Our Lives

For many teachers facing the imminent return to school, the customary combination of nerves and excitement has been replaced by mortal terror, writes Justin Minkel. (August 4, 2020)

Feeling Alone? Join This Kindness Challenge to Build Connection and Increase Happiness

Empathy is something you can build like a muscle, writes Jamil Zaki. Here are exercises that will help increase compassion during the pandemic. (August 5, 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

What Educators Really Need to Know About TikTok

Uber-popular with tweens and teens, the video-sharing platform on which users share short clips is raising concerns about student data privacy and national security. (July 29, 2020)

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Tiny Teaching Stories: 'How Will We Navigate This New Normal?'

Super-short stories written by teachers about their triumphs and frustrations, and the hilarious or absurd moments from their lives. (August 5, 2020)

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Market Brief

Education Industry Mergers, Acquisitions Slow in 2020 During COVID-19 Era

A new analysis finds that the number of mergers and acquisitions in the education industry dipped during the first half of 2020 to at least a 30-month low. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (August 3, 2020)

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