Coronavirus

The Challenge of Taking Attendance in Remote Learning

This piece ran as a commentary in The 74. In suburban Detroit, a teenage girl was…

The Pandemic and the Teacher Pay Problem

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

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…

What Congressional Covid Funding Means for K-12 Schools

(Updated 9/28) The coronavirus outbreak has upended the way schools are operating, and…

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…

Podcast: Kicking Off a Fall Like No Other

Higher education didn’t have much of a summer break this year, and podcasters Michael Horn…

A Debate on School Reopening Plays Out on Twitter

The reopening of schools and the wearing of masks have dominated the national coronavirus debate…

Roadmaps to Reopening: States’ Guidance to Schools on Masks and More

As political leaders debate the merits of reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic, state education…

Key Decisions for More Effective Distance Learning in the Fall

From the beginning of the pandemic, school system leaders understood that some students would need…

How Covid-19 Could Doom the SAT and ACT

This initially appeared as a commentary piece in The Hill. One of the…

A Vision for the Next Generation of Testing

When schools were shuttered around the country two months ago, the pandemic did what nearly…

The Discarded International Students Rule and Trump’s Agenda

An earlier version of this commentary piece appeared in The Hill. Forget for a moment…

Blueprint for Testing: How Schools Should Assess Students During the Covid Crisis

As schools reopen this fall, educators will need to…

Tracking State Coronavirus Legislation

Coronavirus has shaken nearly every aspect of the education sector. Widespread closures prevent…

How Do We Reopen Schools?

While many states and districts in the U.S. are still mapping out how to reopen…

Who’s Learning Under Quarantine, Who’s Not

Much has been written about how the academic and social disruption from the coronavirus outbreak…

Projecting the Potential Impacts of Covid-19 on Academic Achievement

Covid-19 has resulted in school closures around the country. But how has this impacted students’…

With Schools Shut Down, Are Districts Saving Money?

Without the need to pay for bus fuel, substitute teachers or school supplies, districts must…

Advancing Higher Ed Equity During the Pandemic—and Beyond

In late 2007, I was at a crossroads. Another automobile plant in Michigan was closing,…

How Federal Covid Aid Can Support Students and Schools

Covid-19 has upended, along with everything else, the balance sheets of the nation’s elementary and…

Fighting Coronavirus with National Service

This piece appeared as a commentary in The Hill. This May, more than…

The Great Unknown for Colleges: This Fall’s Freshmen Class

The coronavirus has sent a shockwave through higher education. FutureEd Policy Associate Brooke LePage explored…

The Power—and Limits—of Experts in a Populist Age

With the rise of populism, advocates are questioning whether idea-centered change organizations such as think…