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What Should We Teach? 5 Steps for Keeping Kids on Track This Fall

—Getty + Emma Patti Harris/Education Week Prepping curriculum during a pandemic doesn’t require the logistical gymnastics of organizing socially distanced school buildings or designing hybrid schedules. Still, instruction this fall will have to look different, experts say. And though adjustments to a scope and sequence may feel less dramatic than some of the other changes

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How Schools Can Redeploy Teachers in Creative Ways During COVID-19

— iStock/Getty August 5, 2020 As a school year like no other approaches, principals and teachers are experimenting with new staffing arrangements that are designed to provide support for the deep academic and emotional needs of children who are returning to school—physically or virtually—after the coronavirus threw their lives and learning into disarray. Education Week

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How to Evaluate Teachers During Remote Learning, and Other Advice for Principals

Opinion —Getty and Vanessa Solis/Education Week Guidance on teacher evaluation, accountability on racial equity, and more By Tamara McWilliams August 5, 2020 The job of a school leader can be an isolating one—now more so than ever. In this recurring Education Week advice column, two experienced former principals—Tamara McWilliams and Sharif El-Mekki—take turns sharing their

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FCC Commissioner and Former Ed. Secretary: We Need a National Policy on Internet Access

Opinion —Punnarong/iStock It’s time for America to modernize the E-rate program By Jessica Rosenworcel & John B. King Jr. This upcoming school year promises to be unlike any other. Now is the time to get prepared. Many local officials across the country are balancing the advice of public-health experts against the administration’s reckless demands to

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Three Lessons Learned from the Pandemic about Professional Learning

By Elizabeth Foster, Judy Newhouse, and Isabel Sawyer The global COVID-19 crisis has not only had a huge impact on student learning but on teacher learning. “Teachers are education’s first responders,” mathematician John Ewing wrote recently in Forbes, and we are learning every day how to respond even more effectively. What have we learned during

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As COVID-19 Budget Cuts Loom, Relevance of School Librarians Put to the Test

By Cayla Bamberger, Claire Bryan, Jessica Campbell, and Anya Schultz From California to Pennsylvania, school librarians are on edge as district and school leaders across the country seek ways to cut back expenses amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Each day, we kind of hold our breath,” said Debra Kachel, a researcher and advocate for the

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What the Looming Economic Collapse Could Mean for Education

Opinion —iStock/Getty There are urgent lessons to learn today from the Great Recession By Kfir Mordechay In the midst of an unprecedented crisis, it can be hard to see more than a few days into the future. Amid the fog, however, two things seem certain: COVID-19 has ravaged the U.S. economy, and the harm has

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Districts’ Back-to-School Shopping List: Masks, Gloves, Sanitizers and $25 Billion to Pay for It

—iStock/Getty Images Plus For the last several weeks, medical supply vendors have swamped Martin Pollio with flyers, emails, and phone calls. He’s one of their most sought-after customers. Pollio, the superintendent of the 100,000-student Jefferson County district in Louisville, Ky., has made tentative plans to reopen school buildings this fall. To do so, he estimates

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The Five Guiding Principles to Combat Inequities Before Schools Reopen

Opinion —DigitalVisionVectors/iStock/Getty Alignment of policy and educational practices is critical By Ross Wiener June 25, 2020 The pandemic shines an intense light on inequities that have long existed in our education system: long lines for food pick-up by school families, lack of devices and Wi-Fi for remote learning, and unfair funding formulas that allocate less

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Serving Students Who Can’t—or Won’t—Return to School

—E+/Getty June 24, 2020 As district leaders draft their reopening plans for the 2020-21 school year, they can’t lose sight of the students who will not return to school and those who won’t be able to access traditional courses. They may be students with underlying health conditions that put them at risk of serious illness

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