Special Education How Will Schools Pay for Compensatory Services for Special Ed. Students?
States’ efforts so far suggest there won’t be enough money to go around for all the learning losses of students with disabilities from COVID-19 school shutdowns.
States Nation's Schools Get a 'C' Once Again, Even as Pandemic Turns Up the Heat
New Jersey leads the states on Quality Counts 2020’s summative rankings based on previous years’ data. But the annual report card shows plenty of work needed all around as the pressure mounts.
Student Achievement Students Lost Time and Learning in the Pandemic. What 'Acceleration' Can Do to Help
A strategy that gives more learning time in small groups of students without taking time away from core instruction.
School & District Management How Layoffs Upend Life for Educators, Students, and Districts
Pandemic-inflicted budget cuts have cost thousands of educators their jobs. Here’s how that’s playing out in five districts around the country.
Student Well-Being Schools Struggle to Meet Students' Mounting Mental-Health Needs
Keeping up with students’ growing mental-health needs was a concern for districts long before the pandemic began. It’s even harder now, educators and psychologists say.
Professional Development The Success of Social-Emotional Learning Hinges on Teachers
Too often, teachers are asked to use SEL practices without enough training and ongoing support, tanking the effectiveness.
Meeting District Needs Coronavirus Squeezes Supply of Chromebooks, iPads, and Other Digital Learning Devices
School districts are competing against each other for purchases of digital devices as remote learning expands to schools across the country.
States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Massachusetts
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
School & District Management This State Leads the Pack in Nurturing Most Students. Can It Help the Rest?
Massachusetts ranks high in laying the groundwork for moving through its educational system, but officials are keenly aware that children in poverty, those with special needs, and English-learners can fall short.
Federal Deval Patrick, Obama Education Ally, Announces Presidential Run
A businessman, Patrick served two terms as governor of Massachusetts and has credited education with his own dramatic rise to success.