No More Snow Days, Thanks to Remote Learning?

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)

It's Official: NAEP Is 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)

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)

Will Teachers Get Priority for COVID-19 Vaccines?

(November 23, 2020)

  • Wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, students from New Albany (Ind.) High School perform the musical “Bright Star” earlier this month. —Photo courtesy of Crit Fisher
  • Students from New Albany (Ind.) High School perform the musical “Bright Star” while wearing masks earlier this month. —Photo courtesy of Crit Fisher
  • Wearing masks to protect against COVID-19, drama teacher Jim Howard, center, and his student actors at Westwood (Mass.) High School take a break after working on their virtual performance this month of

Theater Educators Struggle to Keep Shows Going

Convinced that the show must go on, many high school theater troupes are turning to livestreamed productions, outdoor performances, and radio plays. (November 25, 2020)

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

(November 25, 2020)

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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)

Parents Are Watching Like Never Before. 'Trust Us' Isn't Enough

COVID-19 has revealed stark inequities, but education leaders should seize the moment to dismantle them, writes Sonja Brookins Santelises. (November 19, 2020)

'My Online Learning Experience as a Student This Fall Has Been Great'

Three students share a relatively positive picture of their full-time virtual learning experiences this year, highlighting that they think it saves time and that teachers are working hard to make it work well. (November 24, 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

Same Subject. Same Teacher. 3 Different Student Experiences

Tailoring instruction to the needs of individual students is hard. It takes a lot of planning. (November 16, 2020)

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Training Bias Out of Teachers: Research Shows Little Promise So Far

After a summer of protests over racial injustice, school districts are embracing anti-bias programs. But few studies show they work. (November 18, 2020)

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Cyberattacks on Ed-Tech Companies Rare, But Hugely Disruptive, Report Finds

While just 15 of 99 cyberattacks recorded over a four-year period targeted ed-tech vendors, those breaches had an especially destructive impact, the GAO found. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (November 16, 2020)

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