Coronavirus

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

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

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…

A Strategy for Re-Engaging Students Post-Pandemic

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

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…

What Congressional Funding Means for K-12 Schools

(Updated 5/18) School districts and charter school organizations could have an extra 18 months to…

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…

Financial Trends in Local Schools’ Covid-Aid Spending

(Updated with April 5 data) Nearly a year after Congress approved $122 billion in Covid-relief…

How District Poverty Levels Influence Covid-Relief Spending

(Updated April 4, 2022) 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 March 1 data) With billions to spend in Covid-relief money, school districts and…

CDC and School District Strategies on How, When To Reopen Schools

Guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasizes the importance of returning all students to…

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…

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,…