Coronavirus Education

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…

The Ingredients of Successful Tutoring Programs

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

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

New guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in July and August 2021…

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…

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…

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…