Coronavirus

What Congressional Funding Means for K-12 Schools

(Updated 9/29) School districts and charter school organizations that have committed but not yet spent…

How the Pandemic Changed Higher Education

We often talk about the “great reas­sessment” coming out of the pandemic in …

A Strategy for Re-Engaging Students Post-Pandemic

When Covid-19 disrupted schooling in the Metro Nashville Public Schools, superintendent Adrienne Battle knew she…

A State’s Strategy for Tracking the Impact of Schools’ Covid-Relief Aid

The same month that Congress approved the federal American Rescue Plan that would…

CDC Guidance on How Schools Should Manage Covid

As schools reopen for the 2022-23 school year, new guidance released by the Centers for Disease…

Why We Shouldn’t Use Covid-Relief Funds to Harden Schools

This essay was published in The Hill. It is perhaps inevitable that…

Financial Trends in Local Schools’ Covid-Aid Spending

(Updated with June 7 data) More than a year after Congress approved $122 billion…

Covid-Aid Spending Trends by City, Suburban, Rural School Districts

(Updated with June 7 data) The Covid pandemic can look different in a small rural…

Two Years Later: How COVID-19 has Shaped the Teacher Workforce

The Covid-19 pandemic sparked extreme challenges as teachers navigated school closures, managed complicated…

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…

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…

How to Read a Covid-Relief Plan

With billions in federal Covid-relief aid flowing to schools, the question on everyone’s mind is…

How to Think About Statewide Standardized Testing in 2022

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

Podcast: Will the Kids Be Okay?

Author and NPR correspondent Anya Kamenetz joins Future U podcast co-hosts Jeff Selingo…

The Impact of COVID-19 on Community College Enrollment and Student Success

Community colleges play a vital role in the U.S. higher education system, enrolling…

What’s Happened to the K-12 Education Labor Market During the Pandemic? 

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, policymakers and pundits have warned of…

How District Poverty Levels Influence Covid-Relief Spending

(Updated with June 7 data) For decades, many school districts with the largest share of students…

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 billions to spend in Covid-relief money, school districts and charters in every region…

Podcast: What are Schools Doing With Their Covid-Relief Dollars?

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch joined Education Gadfly hosts Mike Petrilli and and David Griffith to…

The Why and How of Increased Civics Instruction

With the implementation of Covid safety protocols in schools being hindered by widespread misinformation…

Using Covid Relief Funds to Advance Student and Staff Health

For all the talk about the pandemic’s impact on academic achievement, the coronavirus crisis remains…

Spending Federal Covid Relief Aid for Schools Effectively and Equitably

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch spoke with Julie Allen, a Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative senior fellow,…

Getting to Yes on Covid Relief Spending

The U.S. Education Department’s May 2021 guidance on spending Covid relief aid for K-12…

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…

In Demand: The Real Teacher Shortages and How to Solve Them

Are there widespread teacher shortages in U.S. public education? Recent headlines suggest…