Why COVID-19's Recession May Fuel Push for More 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)

Lucy Calkins Says Balanced Literacy Needs 'Rebalancing'

A new document emphasizes that sounding out words is the best strategy for kids to use to figure out what those words say. (October 19, 2020)

Casting Their First Ballots, Teen Voters Confront Pandemic's Barriers

(October 19, 2020)

Most Educators Require Cameras on in Virtual Class, Despite Equity Concerns

(October 20, 2020)

School With Ties to Barrett Gets Voucher Money, as Report Cites Anti-LGBTQ Climate

(October 22, 2020)


A Day in the Life of a Hybrid Teacher

It involves pivoting between two laptops, students online and in person, and a lot of safety precautions, writes teacher Mary M. McConnaha. (October 21, 2020)

What an Anti-Racist Principal Must Do

An anti-racist principal’s work must rest upon a strong moral foundation, writes Mark Anthony Gooden. (October 20, 2020)

Trump and Biden Offer Little Love to the Education Middle

For many decades, education has been most important in presidential campaigns for the way that candidates have used it to court the middle. This tradition is no more in the Trump-Biden era, writes Rick Hess. (October 22, 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

Large, Well-Off Suburban Districts Most Likely to Get Hacked

Bigger, wealthier districts make easier targets for hackers, a GAO analysis found. (October 14, 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

Social-Emotional Learning: What Products and Programs Do Districts Want?

A new EdWeek Market Brief special report looks at what features in social-emotional learning products districts want, how much they're paying for SEL, who influences buying decisions, and much more. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (October 16, 2020)

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