Coronavirus Education

How the Pandemic is Reshaping Teaching

This commentary was published in The Hill. The pandemic relief package that…

Tennessee’s Impressive Response to Learning Loss

With President Biden’s signing of the American Rescue Plan, state policymakers are suddenly facing the…

Podcast: Perceptions of Higher Education Amid the Pandemic

Tamara Hiler, director of education at Third Way, joins FutureU podcast hosts Michael…

The Case for a National Student Tutoring System

The substantial learning loss wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic has spurred calls for scaling tutoring…

CDC and School District Strategies on How, When To Reopen Schools

New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a blueprint for how schools…

Perspectives on How Schools Should Spend Covid Relief Aid

Billions of dollars in federal Covid recovery funding are flowing to the nation’s schools: money…

Education Spending in Congressional Covid Plans

For a full account of Congressional Covid-19 aid, read our…

The Far-Reaching Consequences of the Surge in Failing Grades

Recent news accounts report sharp increases in students receiving failing grades during the…

The Case for Expanding Pell Grants to Short-Term Jobs Programs

Even as vaccines stop the spread of COVID-19, the pandemic will leave many low-wage workers…

Teaching Innovation: New School Staffing Strategies Inspired by the Pandemic

Amid the profound disruption of the coronavirus pandemic, some schools and districts have responded…

The Effects of School Reopenings on Covid-19 Hospitalizations

With rising Covid-19 hospitalizations across the country, schools are grappling with whether to reopen for…

An Unexpected Zoom Encounter Brings a Teacher and Students Closer

About one month into e-learning this fall, I was exploring with my 9th-grade humanities class…

The Pandemic and the Educational Opportunity Gap

Students in the nation’s wealthiest school districts have greater access to hybrid instructional approaches, which…

Blueprint for Testing: How Schools Should Assess Students During Covid

As schools reopen this fall, educators will need to…

Podcast: The Debate Over Reopening Colleges

Boston University welcomed students back in the fall, but not without some serious…

The Challenge of Taking Attendance in Remote Learning

This piece ran as a commentary in The 74. In suburban Detroit, a teenage girl was…

Key Questions to Answer When Reopening Schools

As many school districts begin to transition from remote instruction to some form of in-person…

Podcast: The Hybrid University in a Post-Covid World

Marni Baker Stein, provost and chief academic officer at Western Governors University talks…

Podcast: Blurring the Lines of the University

Future U Podcast hosts Jeff Selingo and Michael B. Horn talk to…

Podcast: Governors and Their Discretionary CARES Act Dollars

In a new podcast, FutureEd Editorial Director Phyllis Jordan talks with the Consortium for…

This Year, States and Districts Can’t Count on Enrollment Counts

It’s the time of year when schools traditionally take their “enrollment snapshots” to determine the…

Sustaining a Sense of Success: The Importance of Teacher Working Conditions

With teachers suddenly thrust into remote learning last spring, what impact did that…

How Governors Are Using Their CARES Act Education Dollars

Back in March, when the coronavirus crisis first shuttered schools and universities, Congress dedicated some…

Public Health and the Safe Reopening of Schools

This piece was orginally published as a commentary in Politico. The unfolding complexity of school reopening…

Podcast: Reversing Course on the Fall

Higher education is now facing another fall of remote learning, just months after…

What I Learned Teaching in a Remote Classroom

It’s Wednesday morning, and I’m sitting at a desk shoved into the corner of my…

What the Pandemic Means for the Free College Movement

    At a time when families are losing jobs and…

Podcast: Kicking Off a Fall Like No Other

Higher education didn’t have much of a summer break this year, and podcasters Michael Horn…

A Debate on School Reopening Plays Out on Twitter

The reopening of schools and the wearing of masks have dominated the national coronavirus debate…

Roadmaps to Reopening: States’ Guidance to Schools on Masks and More

As political leaders debate the merits of reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic, state education…