Issues

March 24, 2021

Education Week, Vol. 40, Issue 27
Carla Constanza, a nurse with Medford Public Schools, performs a COVID-19 swab test on 5th grader Zachary Maynard at McGlynn Middle School in Medford, Mass., on March 15, 2021.
Carla Constanza, a nurse with Medford Public Schools, performs a COVID-19 swab test on 5th grader Zachary Maynard at McGlynn Middle School in Medford, Mass., on March 15, 2021.
Nathan Klima for Education Week
Education Briefly Stated: March 24, 2021
March 24, 2021
8 min read
Dave Peters, Director of Student Services for Everett Public Schools, outside the district office on March 2, 2021.
Dave Peters, director of student services for Everett Public Schools in Washington, saw the value of teacher collaboration during the pandemic.
Kaylee Domzalski/Education Week
An massage parlor staff member wearing a protective suit uses an ultraviolet sterilizer wand to demonstrate COVID-19 safety measures to media in Hong Kong, in August 2020. Such tools have sparked interest among school and district leaders, but there is little evidence if the effectiveness of handheld UV sanitizers in a school setting.
Ultraviolet light systems are used in a wide variety of public spaces, like these New York City subway cars, to deactivate the virus that causes COVID-19. Now schools are following suit.
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Beachgoers take advantage of the sun, sand, and surf as they spend time on Clearwater Beach on March 2, 2021, in Clearwater, Fla., a popular spring break destination, west of Tampa.
Beachgoers spend time on Florida's Clearwater Beach, a popular spring break destination, earlier this month.
Chris O'Meara/AP
Image of money in a puzzle shape.
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Eric Griffith, 55, poses for a portrait in front of a school bus in Jacksonville, Fla. on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Griffith, who has been a school bus driver for 20 years, delivered meals and educational materials during the first couple months of the coronavirus pandemic when schools shifted to remote learning.
Eric Griffith has been a bus driver for Duval County schools in Jacksonville, Fla., for 20 years. He's been driving students all year and hopes to get his coronavirus vaccine soon.
Charlotte Kesl for Education Week
School Climate & Safety Audio Driving the School Bus, Waiting for a Vaccine
Catherine Gewertz, March 19, 2021
3 min read
Internet connectivity doesn't reach all the houses
Vanessa Solis/Education Week and iStock/Getty
Two heads facing each other, one speaks and the other thinks.
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Student Well-Being Opinion Want to Tackle Learning Loss? First Listen to Your Students
Max Silverman, March 9, 2021
4 min read
Illustration of blue and red pointing fingers
Illustration of blue and red pointing fingers
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Federal Opinion How to Engage on Education's Flash Points Without Melting Down
Rick Hess & Pedro A. Noguera, March 16, 2021
4 min read
Silhouettes of police officer and young student
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Equity & Diversity Opinion We Ignore the Pain of Black Children
Rebekah Fenton , March 23, 2021
5 min read