Teaching and Learning in the Pandemic

A more deliberate approach to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and teacher professional development this fall could mean a better experience for students. (August 6, 2020)

How We Go Back to School

Class Routines Must Change: How Teaching Looks Under COVID-19

Experts say there are some priorities for instruction this year that cut across virtual and brick-and-mortar environments. (August 7, 2020)

How Schools Can Redeploy Teachers in Creative Ways During COVID-19

(August 7, 2020)

New Roles for Educators

How to Make Lessons Cohesive When Teaching Both Remote and In-Person

(August 6, 2020)

Don't Rush to 'Diagnose' Learning Loss With a Formal Test. Do This Instead

(August 6, 2020)

  • Principal Jennifer Beller installs plastic dividers between computers this week in a kindergarten classroom at Saint Mary's School in Moscow, Idaho. The private Catholic school plans to open its building for classes on Sept. 2. —Geoff Crimmins/Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP
  • Most of California's schools—such as Ranchito Avenue Elementary, a public school in Los Angeles—will not be allowed to hold in-person instruction when the academic year begins. Gov. Gavin Newsom said public and private K-12 schools would remain shuttered if the counties where they are located remain on a state monitoring list for the coronavirus. —Richard Vogel/AP

Parents Eye Private Schools as Public Schools Stay Shut

The lure of in-person instruction is driving interest. But questions remain about capacity, access, and how the pandemic could affect private schools as well. (August 7, 2020)

What Should We Teach? 5 Steps for Keeping Kids on Track This Fall

(August 6, 2020)


Advice for Principals: Evaluating Teachers During Remote Learning

This principal advice columnist answers your questions about remote teacher evaluation, staying accountable on racial equity, and what she wishes she’d known as a first-year principal. (August 6, 2020)

The Principal Is In

We Need a National Policy on Internet Access

We can close the gap in home-internet connectivity for students, but we must act now, urge FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and former U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. (August 4, 2020)

Teachers Should 'Give Everyone Some Grace' This Fall

Three teachers offer colleagues suggestions for this fall, including showing "grace" to students, parents, and themselves and emphasizing flexibility. (August 6, 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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Black Student Voices: Reflecting on Race, Racism

Education Week spoke with 10 Black high school students from across the country about what they need from their schools to feel safe and supported.

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Digital Directions

What Educators Really Need to Know About TikTok

Uber-popular with tweens and teens, the video-sharing platform on which users share short clips is raising concerns about student data privacy and national security. (July 29, 2020)

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Teaching in an Empty Classroom During COVID-19: Benefits and Drawbacks

Some school districts plan to require teachers to deliver virtual instruction alone from classrooms. (August 5, 2020)

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Market Brief

Education Industry Mergers, Acquisitions Slow in 2020 During COVID-19 Era

A new analysis finds that the number of mergers and acquisitions in the education industry dipped during the first half of 2020 to at least a 30-month low. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (August 3, 2020)

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