Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to reopen school buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic
IT Management From Our Research Center 'Is This Going to Piss People Off?' How to Make Tough Tech Decisions
The reopening of schools carries with it a host of technology decisions that could have an outsized impact on students' and teachers' lives.
School & District Management Are Schools Ready to Reopen Full-Time This Fall? Federal Data Show Spotty Progress
By May, schools had moved more students back to class in person, but racial gaps remained and many teachers weren't yet vaccinated.
Federal Miguel Cardona: Puerto Rico's Teachers Are Doing Their Best to Reopen Classrooms
In his first visit as education secretary to the island where he has family ties, Cardona said he sees a drive to improve education there.
School & District Management Data For the First Time in the Pandemic, a Majority of 4th Graders Learn in Person Full Time
The latest monthly federal data still show big racial and socioeconomic differences in who has access to full-time in-person instruction.
School & District Management From Our Research Center To Offer Remote Learning in the Fall or Not? Schools Are Split
An EdWeek Research Center survey shows that nearly 4 of every 10 educators say their schools will not offer any remote instruction options.
School & District Management Forbidding Remote Learning: Why Some Schools Won't Offer a Virtual Option This Fall
Some K-12 leaders say remote learning is inferior and needs to go. But some parents and health experts caution against such strict limits.
Student Well-Being Helping Students Bounce Back From a Disrupted Year: Strategies for Schools
Research from disasters and programs for immigrant students offers clues on how schools can help students get back on track after COVID-19.
School & District Management Bus Driver Shortages Worsening for Many Districts as Schools Reopen
A perennial problem gets worse as districts across the country struggle to find enough drivers to get all their students back to school.
School & District Management National Teachers' Union President: Schools Must Reopen 5 Days a Week This Fall
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten wants five days a week of in-person school next fall.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says Masks, Tracking, Desk Shields: How Much Do School Measures Reduce Families' COVID-19 Risk?
A new study pinpoints the most effective mitigation measures and suggests that the more of them schools use, the better.
Federal Lawmakers Press CDC About Teachers' Union Influence on School Reopening Guidance
Republican senators asked CDC Director Rochelle Walensky about reports a teachers' union had input on guidance for schools on COVID-19.
Classroom Technology Opinion Getting Ed Tech Wrong Would Be a Bitter Pandemic Legacy
Bad ed-tech habits that formed during the shutdown risk compromising instruction and even slowing the return to school next fall.
School & District Management Most Schools Offer at Least Some In-Person Classes, According to Feds' Latest Count
A majority of 4th and 8th graders had at least some in-person schooling by March, but inequities persisted.