Coronavirus

Education in the 2021 State of the State Addresses

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is pledging to spend $100 million to repair aging…

How the Federal Government Can Help Schools Reopen Safely

As the country awaits widespread distribution of COVID-19 vaccines during the coming months—and with President-Elect…

The Case for a National Student Tutoring System

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

The Pandemic Dims a Beacon of School Improvement

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

What Congressional Covid Funding Means for K-12 Schools

(Updated 1/14) A new, $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposed by President-elect Joe Biden would dedicate…

To What Extent Does In-Person Schooling Contribute to the Spread of Covid-19?

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, schools have grappled with how, and…

Why We Shouldn’t Be So Certain That Schools Should Be Open

With the coronavirus surging again and state and local officials closing down communities for a…

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…

How Schools and Colleges Are Innovating During the Pandemic

FutureEd partnered with The New York Times for this story that appeared in the Oct.

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…

Doug Lemov on Dissolving the Screen to Reach Students

Doug Lemov has spent 15 years distilling effective teaching practices in his Teach Like A…

Podcast: Emily Oster and the Role of the Public Intellectual

FutureU podcast hosts Michael B. Horn and Jeff Selingo chat with Emily Oster; Royce…

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…

Where the Covid-19 Vaccine Meets The Anti-Vax Movement: Schools

This commentary was originally published in The Hill. The long-simmering national debate over childhood…

The Negative Consequences of the Shift to Online Learning

When community college courses moved on line amid the pandemic, did the shift affect student…

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…

The Pandemic and the Teacher Pay Problem

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

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…

Podcast: Will Graduate Schools Face a Reckoning in 2020?

With international enrollment down sharply and potential students questioning the worth of an education conducted…

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…

Teaching Under Quarantine: Results From A New Survey

Studies point to alarming consequences for students of the sudden shift to distance learning…