Coronavirus

National Trends in School Openings Since November 2020

FutureEd has produced a national school-opening trend line by aggregating weekly…

A Smart Role for State Standardized Testing in 2021

Put yourself in the shoes of a state or school district education leader about to…

How the Pandemic is Reshaping Teaching

This commentary was published in The Hill. The pandemic relief package that…

Tennessee’s Impressive Response to Learning Loss

With President Biden’s signing of the American Rescue Plan, state policymakers are suddenly facing the…

Podcast: Perceptions of Higher Education Amid the Pandemic

Tamara Hiler, director of education at Third Way, joins FutureU podcast hosts Michael…

What Congressional Covid Funding Means for K-12 Schools

(Updated 3/31) More than $100 billion would go toward school facility repairs and construction in…

Podcast: The Secretaries of Education

Former secretaries of education Margaret Spellings and John King joined FutureU podcast hosts…

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 and the Teacher Pay Problem

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

The Pandemic Dims a Beacon of School Improvement

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

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

New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a blueprint for how schools…

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…

Podcast: The Post Pandemic University

With daily signs of momentum in the effort to vaccinate  adults, college leaders are beginning…

Education in the 2021 State of the State Addresses

When governors delivered their State of the State addresses this winter — often via…

Is Engaging Online Learning Possible?

The unprecedented disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has required educators to find new ways…

The Far-Reaching Consequences of the Surge in Failing Grades

Recent news accounts report sharp increases in students receiving failing grades during the…

The Case for Expanding Pell Grants to Short-Term Jobs Programs

Even as vaccines stop the spread of COVID-19, the pandemic will leave many low-wage workers…

Teaching Innovation: New School Staffing Strategies Inspired by the Pandemic

Amid the profound disruption of the coronavirus pandemic, some schools and districts have responded…

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 Effects of School Reopenings on Covid-19 Hospitalizations

With rising Covid-19 hospitalizations across the country, schools are grappling with whether to reopen for…

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…