Relevance of School Librarians Put to the Test

From California to Pennsylvania, school librarians are on edge as district and school leaders across the country seek ways to cut back expenses amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (July 2, 2020)

The All-Remote Schedule: No Risk to Health, High Risk to Learning

Schools that stick with only virtual learning this fall will have to make the experience more robust than what most delivered in the spring. Here's how to make it work. (June 30, 2020)

How We Go Back to School

From Her Classroom, an Educator Reflects on Teaching, Parenting During a Pandemic

(July 2, 2020)

CDC Does Not Recommend Schools Test All Students, Staff for Coronavirus

(July 2, 2020)

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Student Discipline for Vulgar Off-Campus Message

(July 1, 2020)


Budget-Cut Decisions Loom. Here Are First Steps

Leaders will be weighing what to cut. Research suggests schools in poor neighborhoods and effective teachers should get protection, writes a team of school finance experts. (July 1, 2020)

What the Looming Economic Collapse Could Mean for Education

The best guide to the future is the recent past, writes Pepperdine University professor Kfir Mordechay. Here are the most urgent lessons from the Great Recession. (June 30, 2020)

Q&A Collections: Student Motivation & Social-Emotional Learning

All Classroom Q&A posts sharing advice on Student Motivation & Social-Emotional Learning (from the past nine years!) are described and linked to in this compilation post. (July 1, 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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How Two School Nurses Are Preparing for Reopenings

In this first of three videos, two school nurses discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has upended their profession.

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Digital Directions

Like It or Not, K-12 Schools Are Doing a Digital Leapfrog During COVID-19

The rapid shift to remote learning forced educators across the country to upgrade their tech skills. But will those newfound skills transform teaching and learning? (June 23, 2020)

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Can Teachers Really Do Their Jobs in Masks?

“I just cannot imagine trying to build rapport with kids who can’t see two-thirds of my face,” said one middle school teacher. (June 25, 2020)

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Market Brief

Zoom and Google Docs Win Out for Remote Teaching, Survey of Educators Finds

Math and English teachers have found videoconferencing and document collaboration tools the most useful instructional options during COVID-19. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (June 17, 2020)

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