Law & Courts Mask Mandate Lawsuits Reflect Bigger Battle: Do States or Local Districts Control Schools?
Some legal clarity is forming over whether governors may restrict school districts from enacting mask mandates to fight COVID-19.
School & District Management Local School Boards Are Banning Critical Race Theory. Here's How That Looks in 7 Districts
Districts' "critical race theory" bans have resulted in abandoned DEI initiatives, widespread confusion and, for Black parents, distrust.
School & District Management Florida May Withhold Funds and Remove School Board Members Over Masks
As more districts consider stricter mask mandates, the state education board is threatening severe penalties for two districts that tried.
States Mask Mandates Put 'Local Control' of Schools to the Test
Fights between states and school districts aren't new, but stark differences on masking present new tests.
School & District Management Masks or No Masks: School Leaders Say They Can't Make Anyone Happy
More states are passing the buck on masking requirements to districts—and superintendents say their decisions are bound to displease someone.
School & District Management How America's Leaders Have Failed Educators on COVID-19
Principals and superintendents are caught between politicians’ demands, an anxious public, and experts’ contrary advice about the path forward during the pandemic. The unspoken message: You’re on your own.
School & District Management Superintendents on Hot Seat in Executing School Closures
Many are whipsawed by shutdown recommendations aimed at stemming the coronavirus, and the logistical and financial consequences of those actions.
School & District Management Cosmetics and Clothes: Parents Misspent $700,000 in Arizona's School Choice Program
An audit by Arizona’s attorney general revealed that parents with children in the state’s education savings account program were making prohibited purchases with public money meant for educational purposes.
Every Student Succeeds Act Video Under ESSA, Who’s in Charge of Education Policy?
The Every Student Succeeds Act reshapes the relationship between the federal government and states when it comes to education policy. But as we move into the implementation phase of this new federal law, state superintendents, boards, governors, and legislators are all jockeying over who gets to wield the new policy flexibility ESSA offers—who will be making the key decisions on where and how money should be spent? State policy reporter Daarel Burnette II discusses what lies ahead at the state level. This video was filmed following Education Week’s virtual summit on ESSA, where online participants submitted their questions about the upcoming implementation of the new federal law.
School & District Management Search to Fill One of Education's Biggest Jobs Begins as New York City Chief Steps Down
Who Mayor Bill de Blasio has in mind for his next chancellor isn't yet clear, but experts say the job requires a hard-to-find combination of someone with credibility as an educator and the acumen to navigate the rough-and-tumble politics of New York City.