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

COVID-19 and Transportation: Mapping Out the Logistics

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)

How the CDC and Pediatricians Differ on School Reopening Guidance

(July 10, 2020)

Standardized Testing and COVID-19: 4 Questions Answered

(July 10, 2020)

Fact Check: Trump Lacks Clear Power to Deliver on Threats to 'Cut Off' School Aid

(July 10, 2020)

  • School buses sit parked in a lot as schools remain closed due to the coronavirus in Providence, R.I. —David Goldman/AP
  • —Stephanie Shafer for Education Week

In a Pandemic, Who Gets to Ride the Bus?

Fewer students will be able to use district transportation due to COVID-19 precautions. Districts can set priorities for who rides while assuring that others can still get to school. (July 10, 2020)

The "Walking School Bus"

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

(July 9, 2020)

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The Principal Is In: A New Advice Column for Principals

"I feel like we've opened a Pandora's box of grading." Tamara McWilliams takes on this and other urgent concerns for school leaders in a new advice column. (July 9, 2020)

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)

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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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

Why Principals Worry About How Mobile Devices Affect Students' Social Skills, Attention Spans

An EdWeek Research Center national survey of educators and interviews with school principals reveal big concerns about how the proliferation of digital devices is affecting K-12 education. (July 7, 2020)

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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

Which Ed. Companies Have Been Most Helpful to Districts During COVID-19?

EdWeek Market Brief's survey of K-12 officials finds that three providers have stood out, but many districts are relying on multiple products and brands. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (July 8, 2020)

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