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.
States Governors, State Lawmakers: Schools Should Reopen for In-Person Learning
After months of leaving the decision up to districts, state leaders are taking a more direct role in getting students back in classrooms.
States Seven Governors Stress In-Person Learning as Nation Confronts Rising Virus Rates
Northeastern governors called in-person instruction "the best possible scenario for children" if it occurs with "appropriate protections."
States Educators Prefer Governors With a More Cautious Approach to COVID-19
EdWeek Research Center survey tracks educator opinions of Trump, Devos, governors, and school boards on pandemic management.
School & District Management Educators Losing Confidence in Trump, DeVos, Some Governors; Support for Mask Requirements Rising
Educator support for how governors are handling the K-12 challenges related to the coronavirus dropped from 57 percent to 39 percent between April and July, but opinions varied significantly from state to state, an EdWeek Research Center survey found.
States Teachers Hungry for State Leadership on School Reopenings
While governors get high marks from many, respondents to an EdWeek survey still want clarity and details as states navigate coronavirus school shutdowns and pivot toward the coming academic year.
States States Face Thorny Issues in Deciding When to Reopen Schools Post-Pandemic
They’ll have to balance health concerns, practical challenges, and pressure to get schools open so parents can get back to work.
States Push for Teacher Pay Maintains a Foothold in States
More than a dozen governors have proposed raising teacher pay so far this year, an Education Week survey finds, and teacher advocates vow to keep the heat on.
School & District Management Education Issues Resonate in Governors' Races
This year's November elections—a preview to next year's nationwide showdowns—cast their own spotlight on education, a dynamic that played out most prominently in the Kentucky governor's race, where teachers organized to unseat a combative incumbent who'd sparred with them.
States An Unexpected 'Education Governor' and What's Next for Florida
Ron DeSantis had a thin record on K-12 issues as a Florida congressman, but as a first-term Republican governor he’s pushed an aggressive agenda on issues such as vouchers, teacher salaries and bonus pay, and even the common core.
School & District Management Open Questions Follow Governor's Move to Scrap Fla. Standards
It may take years for the state to disentangle itself from the Common Core State Standards and put new ones in place.
Teaching Profession Stark Choice for States: Bank Surpluses, or Spend Them on K-12
Public school advocates have a long wish list even as state policymakers weigh whether to fatten "rainy day" funds instead of pumping surplus cash into schools.
Early Childhood New Governors Aim to Funnel Money Into Early Education
After campaigning on the expansion of preschool and other early-childhood programs, governors in California, Colorado, and elsewhere are reflecting those priorities in their budget pitches.
Federal How Election Results Will Shake Up State Education Policy
The new crop of governors and state legislators—many of them Democrats—will be looking to deliver on campaign promises, and there’s a turnover of appointed state superintendents on the horizon.