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Education Funding Explainer Everything You Need to Know About Schools and COVID Relief Funds
How much did your district get in pandemic emergency aid? When must the money be spent? Is there more on the way? EdWeek has the answers.
English-Language Learners Explainer Who's Teaching the Children Crossing the U.S. Border? Answers to 6 Questions
A growing number of unaccompanied minors are crossing into the U.S. via the southwestern border. What's happening with their education?
Equity & Diversity Video What Is Critical Race Theory and Why Are States Banning It? (Video)
Several state legislatures have severely limited the way teachers can discuss issues of race in the classroom.
Equity & Diversity Explainer What Is Critical Race Theory, and Why Is It Under Attack?
Debates about critical race theory are coming to your district, board room, and classroom. Here's what you need to understand about the academic concept—and how it's portrayed in political circles.
Student Well-Being Explainer What Does the CDC's New Mask Recommendation Mean for Schools?
The CDC says that schools should maintain "layered mitigation strategies," including mask wearing, for the rest of the school year.
Student Well-Being Explainer Can Schools Require Students to Get COVID-19 Vaccines, and Will They?
As younger children qualify for COVID-19 vaccines, health experts wonder if families will opt out of the vaccine if it's not required.
School & District Management Explainer The Dismal State of School Infrastructure, in Charts
School buildings across the country are in disarray. Here's how it happened and what it would take to fix the problem.
School & District Management Video Schools as Vaccine Clinics: Advice From School Leaders Who Made It Work
The Anchorage, Alaska, school district has tips for districts on how to operate a large-scale community vaccination program.
School & District Management Explainer Should Schools Use UV Light to Eliminate COVID-19?
Some schools have begun to use ultraviolet light systems to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but their effectiveness and safety can vary.
School & District Management Explainer Testing for COVID-19 at School: Frequently Asked Questions
School-based testing for COVID-19 isn't easy. Here are some key questions and answers to consider.
Federal Explainer Miguel Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Education: Background and Achievements
Background and highlights of Miguel Cardona's tenure as the twelfth U.S. Secretary of Education.