Coronavirus

National, Regional Trends in Educators’ Covid-Relief Spending

In the South and Northeast, summer learning tops the list of how school districts and…

How Local Educators Plan to Spend Billions in Federal Covid Aid

FutureEd tapped a database compiled by the information company Burbio to assess spending on the…

School Climate and Student Health

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

School Facilities

More than half the school districts and charter schools included in…

School Staff

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

Technology

Much of the spending in the first two rounds of…

What Congressional Covid Funding Means for K-12 Schools

(Updated 12/20)  The future of the Build Back Better plan, with its investments in child care…

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…

The Why and How of Increased Civics Instruction

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

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…

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.

New Data: School Spending in the Time of Covid

Public school spending increased during fiscal year 2020 even as the coronavirus pandemic kept many schools closed,…

The Case for Closer School-Home Connections Post-Pandemic

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

Who Wants to Reopen Schools in a Pandemic?

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Americans have developed diverse opinions on the validity…

Combining National Service and Covid Tutoring Corps

With the American Rescue Plan providing an extra $1 billion for national services programs, several…

How to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness

The coronavirus pandemic exacerbated the unique challenges facing students experiencing homelessness. So much so that…

The Ingredients of Successful Tutoring Programs

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

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 Case for Keeping a Remote Learning Option

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

Covid Relief Playbook: Smart Strategies for Investing Federal Funding

Disrupted for more than a year by the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. public education…

The Post-Pandemic Role of Education Philanthropy 

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

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…

Parsing the Evidence Requirements of Federal Covid Aid

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

Education Department Insights on Covid Relief Spending

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