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Maddi Dale focuses on her remote French class in her bedroom in Lake Oswego, Ore., on Oct. 30, 2020.
Maddi Dale focuses on her remote French class in her bedroom in Lake Oswego, Ore., in late October.
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Teaching & Learning Districts Retreat to Remote Learning Even as Biden Calls for Reopening Schools
A new study shows a big jump in the percentage of districts moving to remote-only instruction since November.
Catherine Gewertz, January 14, 2021
4 min read
Students at Corinth Elementary School in Corinth, Miss., use social distancing as they line up after leaving the restroom on their first day back in school in late July.
Students at Corinth Elementary School in Corinth, Miss., use social distancing as they line up after leaving the restroom on their first day back in school in late July.
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School & District Management As More Schools Resume In-Person Learning, Some Lessons From Districts That Did It First
Leaders of four districts that made the leap share what’s working—and what’s not—as in-person classes get underway.
Stephen Sawchuk, October 7, 2020
12 min read
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School & District Management Districts Struggle to Keep Tabs on COVID-19 Cases
Confusion reigns when it comes to finding and reporting data on school-related coronavirus infections. That's a problem for school leaders weighing shutdowns.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 11, 2020
6 min read
School & District Management Schools Seek Cover From Special Education Lawsuits, But Advocates See Another Motive
Special education advocates argue the push for liability protection is a veiled attempt to seek waivers from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the nation's primary special education law.
Corey Mitchell, July 29, 2020
4 min read
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.
Holly Kurtz, July 28, 2020
10 min read
Equity & Diversity Many of America's Schools Aren't Fully Accessible for Students With Disabilities
In a new Government Accountability Office report, districts cite funding constraints as the main reason for not making their buildings accessible, a longstanding problem.
Corey Mitchell, July 24, 2020
2 min read
Austin Beutner, the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, takes questions at a news conference in March. The district, the second largest in the country, recently announced it would start the school year with full-time remote learning.
Austin Beutner, the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, takes questions at a news conference in March. The district, the second largest in the country, recently announced it would start the school year with full-time remote learning.
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School & District Management Rising Wave of Districts Sticking With Full-Time Remote Learning
A growing number of schools will return to full-time remote learning in the 2020-21 school year, defying pressure from federal leaders.
Mark Lieberman, July 15, 2020
8 min read
School & District Management Interactive School Districts' Reopening Plans: A Snapshot
Download the data from Education Week showing how over 900 school districts provided instruction on their first day of the school year.
July 15, 2020
2 min read
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School Climate & Safety Opinion I Need More From My Daughter's School Than Lip Service About Racism
Districts must put real action behind their anti-racist statements, writes Funmi Haastrup. Here are five places to start.
Funmi Haastrup, June 11, 2020
5 min read
Teacher Danielle Elliot wears a face mask while working with students in an arts and crafts class at Chase Avenue School in El Cajon, Calif.
Teacher Danielle Elliot wears a face mask while working with students in an arts and crafts class at Chase Avenue School in El Cajon, Calif.
Ariana Drehsler for Education Week
Student Achievement Districts' Summer School Plans on Shaky Ground
Only one-quarter of the nation’s school district leaders say they have fully developed plans to offer summer learning, according to an EdWeek Research Center survey.
Catherine Gewertz, June 4, 2020
6 min read
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Federal How Districts, States Can Survive the COVID-19 Recession
The swift, deep collapse of revenue brought on by the coronavirus pandemic could devastate school district budgets. Here's what veteran school leaders and finance experts say can be done to prepare for a prolonged downturn and limit the damage.
Daarel Burnette II, June 2, 2020
8 min read
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Recruitment & Retention Why School Districts Need to Build Their Brands
Promoting your district’s image as a great place to work can give recruiters a big advantage in attracting teacher talent. Experts explain why and how you should do it.
Elizabeth Heubeck, May 27, 2020
5 min read
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Education Funding Devastated Budgets and Widening Inequities: How the Coronavirus Collapse Will Impact Schools
The recession brought on by the pandemic will make inequalities in schools worse.
Daarel Burnette II, May 8, 2020
10 min read
Budget & Finance Interactive Data Lookup: Assess Your School District's Risk for Budget Cuts
Find out how much your school district depends on state aid—an important indicator of how well school systems can withstand the recession.
Daarel Burnette II, May 8, 2020
1 min read