A COVID-19 Explainer for Schools on Air Systems

Learn what does and does not work to protect your students and staff from contracting coronavirus through the air. (October 28, 2020)

Districts Anxious About Plunge in Meal-Program Applicants

Free and reduced-price meal data is a key proxy for school poverty. But administrators say dropping applications paint a false picture and could threaten funding. (October 29, 2020)

Even Before Pandemic, NAEP Finds Most Seniors Unready for College Reading, Math

(October 29, 2020)

Teaching About a Divisive Election—and What Comes Next

(October 29, 2020)

How the Fight for America's Suburbs Started in Public Schools

(October 27, 2020)


School Board Elections Are Often Overlooked. They Shouldn't Be

Don’t forget to vote for your school board, writes Charlie Wilson. It has direct consequences for the education children receive. (October 28, 2020)

Dear Teachers, You're Our Nation's Greatest Hope Right Now

Those on the front lines of teaching during the pandemic deserve a lot more admiration and support, writes Louie F. Rodriguez. (October 27, 2020)

Trump Has Been Awful for Civic Education

The advent of a President Biden would offer a welcome opportunity for a reset when it comes to civics and civic education, writes Rick Hess. The question will be whether we—on the left and right, together—are able to seize it. (October 29, 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

Here's How Districts Should Handle Privacy Considerations in the COVID Era

Given how much information is now being collected about student health, there's a real need to consider privacy, a coalition of about two dozen education, disability rights, civil rights, and privacy advocacy groups say. (October 27, 2020)

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The Three Imperatives of Teaching During the Pandemic: An Ethicist Weighs In

Educators have a real-time opportunity to teach ethical leadership, writes Santa Clara University’s Ann Gregg Skeet. (October 26, 2020)

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Market Brief

School Districts’ Most Pressing Social-Emotional Learning Needs

Helping parents cope with the pressures of remote learning is one of districts' top social-emotional priorities, a new EdWeek Market Brief special report finds. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (October 26, 2020)

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