Coronavirus

The Case for Keeping a Remote Learning Option

This piece by FutureEd senior fellow Rishawn Biddle was published in…

The Ingredients of Successful Tutoring Programs

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

Designing Summer Programs That Students Want to Attend

As school districts and states scramble to use federal Covid relief aid to help students…

A Smart Role for State Standardized Testing in 2021

Put yourself in the shoes of a state or school district education leader about to…

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…

What Congressional Covid Funding Means for K-12 Schools

(Updated 6/9) The U.S. Education Department just released guidance explaining how states and school districts…

The Post-Pandemic Role of Education Philanthropy 

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

Parsing the Evidence Requirements of Federal Covid Aid

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

Getting to Yes on Covid Relief Spending

The U.S. Education Department’s new guidance on spending Covid relief aid for K-12 schools…

Education Department Insights on Covid Relief Spending

Three federal Covid relief packages approved in the past year are providing about $190…

Three Lessons for the Post-Pandemic Education Sector

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

Present Danger: Solving the Deepening Student Absenteeism Crisis

States and school districts nationwide have reported higher student absenteeism during the pandemic, with schools…

 Why Can’t We Teach Students to Higher Standards in Public Education?

In his new book, Beyond Standards, USC associate professor Morgan Polikoff contends that the…

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: Farewell to a Remote Year

In the final episode of this season, FutureU hosts Jeff Selingo and Michael B. Horn…

National Trends in School Openings Since January

FutureEd has produced a national school-opening trend line by aggregating weekly…

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: What’s Behind Enrollment Declines at Community Colleges?

Michael Baston, president of Rockland Community College in New York, joins FutureU hosts Jeff Selingo…

Podcast: Perceptions of Higher Education Amid the Pandemic

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

Podcast: The Secretaries of Education

Former secretaries of education Margaret Spellings and John King joined FutureU podcast hosts…

The Pandemic and the Teacher Pay Problem

There have been countless headlines about the American education system’s struggles to educate 50…

The Pandemic Dims a Beacon of School Improvement

For the past decade, Washington, D.C. schools have shone as a success story, with achievement…

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…

Podcast: The Post Pandemic University

With daily signs of momentum in the effort to vaccinate  adults, college leaders are beginning…