Coronavirus Education

How Local Educators Plan to Spend Billions in Federal Covid Aid

FutureEd tapped a database compiled by the data services firm Burbio to assess spending on the…

How to Think About Statewide Standardized Testing in 2022

With March Madness underway, students around the country will soon be taking their states’ standardized…

Financial Trends in Local Schools’ Covid-Aid Spending

(Updated with April 5 data) Nearly a year after Congress approved $122 billion in Covid-relief…

School Staffing

Given the academic and social challenges that students face, many local…

Mental and Physical Health

The pandemic presents twin health risks for students and staff. The initial…

School Facilities and Operations

About half the school districts and charter schools included in the…

Technology

  Much of the spending in the first two rounds of…

The Ingredients of Successful Tutoring Programs

Given the lost instructional opportunities many students experienced during the pandemic, tutoring offers a strategy to not…

National, Regional Trends in Educators’ Covid-Relief Spending

(Updated with March 1 data) With billions to spend in Covid-relief money, school districts and…

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

Guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasizes the importance of returning all students to…

Ways to Find and Keep Substitute Teachers

An estimated 500,000 to 600,000 substitute teachers serve in the nation’s classrooms every year, often…

Podcast: Will the Pandemic Accelerate Change in Higher Ed?

Gregory Fowler, President of the University of Maryland Global Campus, joins FutureU podcast hosts Jeff…

The Pandemic and the Demand for Public Schools, Homeschooling, and Private Schools

It goes without saying that the Covid-19 pandemic significantly disrupted the normal functioning of U.S.

The Case for Closer School-Home Connections Post-Pandemic

In March 2020, public schools across the country closed their doors and embarked on the…

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 Post-Pandemic Role of Education Philanthropy 

The past 15 months have been tremendously disruptive for the nation’s education system, with students…

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…

Parsing the Evidence Requirements of Federal Covid Aid

School districts are grappling with how to spend the latest and largest installment of…

Three Lessons for the Post-Pandemic Education Sector

It’s been over 14 months since everyone in my hometown of Brooklyn, New York, was…

Inside Learning Pods for Underserved Students

We didn’t need Covid-19 to tell us that our education system wasn’t working for all…

Podcast: Higher Ed Reporters Roundtable on Vaccines and Visas

As the academic year comes to a close, FutureU hosts Jeff Selingo and…

Why Investing in Ventilation Could Pay Dividends for Learning

Once relegated to those dry, dull school board discussions about facilities, ventilation is having a…

When Students Refuse to Go to School

Every year, thousands of students simply refuse to go to school because of anxiety and…

How the Pandemic is Reshaping Teaching

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

Now is the Time to Future-Proof Schools Against Outbreaks

Covid-19 is not the first, the second, or even the third infectious disease to emerge…

The Case for a National Student Tutoring System

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

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…

Education Spending in Congressional Covid Plans

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

The Far-Reaching Consequences of the Surge in Failing Grades

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