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District leaders must wrestle with five key questions as they work out the logistics for getting students safely back to school this fall without exploding their transportation budgets.
July 8, 2020 – Education Week
Fewer students will be able to use district transportation due to COVID-19 precautions. Districts can set priorities for who rides while assuring that others can still get to school.
July 8, 2020 – Education Week
School transportation officials seek creative ways to keep their fleets staffed up while economics and health concerns make recruitment more challenging.
July 8, 2020 – Education Week
Districts don't get a pass on providing some means of transportation for students in special education. Here's how some are planning to make it happen this fall.
July 8, 2020 – Education Week
Our children see that the law does not apply equally to all, writes lawyer and historian Allison Matulli. It's a lesson that parents and educators can’t ignore.
July 15, 2020 – Education Week
COVID-19 created a mass disruption of schooling in the spring of 2020. Here is how it happened.
July 1, 2020 – Education Week
In a year marked by loss, we can’t forget the most important thing we do as teachers, writes Justin Minkel: We make sure every child knows they’re loved.
June 30, 2020 – Teacher
Campaigns to get rid of police in schools catch a wave of momentum in some communities, but activists still face deep resistance from educators nationally.
June 26, 2020 – Education Week
When his staff’s tally for buying personal protective equipment reached $600,000, one superintendent said: “stop because we’re already bankrupt.”
June 26, 2020 – Education Week
The social contract that public schools represent is overdue for renewal, and now is the moment to act, writes Ross Wiener.
June 26, 2020 – Education Week

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