December 9, 2020
Education Week, Vol. 40, Issue 16
Teaching Profession How Teachers' Unions Are Influencing Decisions on School Reopenings
With coronavirus cases surging, labor groups are often pushing for a conservative approach to getting teachers and kids back in buildings.
School & District Management No More Snow Days, Thanks to Remote Learning? Not Everyone Agrees
An increasing number of schools are replacing snow days with remote learning, but some plan to stick with the snow day tradition for now.
Student Well-Being Explainer How Should Schools Quarantine Students Exposed to Coronavirus? An Explainer
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is changing its quarantine guidelines for people who had close contact with COVID-19.
Federal What Educators Need to Hear From Biden on COVID-19
Consistent, science-based messaging is crucial, but the new administration still faces political headwinds and a skeptical public.
School & District Management What Principals Have Learned From COVID-19's 'Stress Test'
Researchers interviewed scores of principals in 19 states on how they’ve coped and the lessons they’re taking away from the pandemic.
Data Using Student Data to Identify Future Criminals: A Privacy Debacle
A police department uses sensitive school data to keep a secret list of students it deems as at risk of engaging in criminal behavior.
Curriculum Theater Educators Struggle to Keep Shows Going Amid COVID-19
Convinced that the show must go on, high school theater troupes are turning to livestreamed shows, outdoor performances, and radio plays.
School & District Management From Our Research Center Schools Grapple With Substitute Teacher Shortages, Medical Leave Requests, Survey Finds
The demand for substitute teacher positions is outpacing the supply, and the quality of those applying is a concern in many places.
Teaching Profession 'One of Your Own in the White House': A History of Teacher First Ladies and Presidents
Jill Biden won't be the first educator to live in the White House. Here are the other 19 teachers who became presidents and first ladies.
Student Well-Being Opinion Remote Learning Cuts Into Attendance. Here Are Remedies
Data suggest low-income communities are hit much harder than affluent ones, writes researcher Heather C. Hill.
Social Studies Opinion We Americans Risk Losing the Ability to Govern Ourselves. Better Civics Education Can Help
The ability to discern fact from fiction and to recognize reliable news is fundamental, writes News Literacy Project's Charles Salter.