Coronavirus

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…

What Congressional Covid Funding Means for K-12 Schools

(Updated 9/27) The House Budget Committee has agreed to spend $450 billion to make child care more affordable…

The Why and How of Increased Civics Instruction

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

Who Wants to Reopen Schools in a Pandemic?

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

With an Influx of Covid Relief Funds, States Spend on Schools

This piece and interactive maps were published in The 74. Asked recently by the U.S.

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 Case for Closer School-Home Connections Post-Pandemic

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

The Ingredients of Successful Tutoring Programs

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

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

New guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in July and August 2021…

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…

Getting to Yes on Covid Relief Spending

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

Education Department Insights on Covid Relief Spending

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

Three Lessons for the Post-Pandemic Education Sector

It’s been over 14 months since everyone in my hometown of Brooklyn, New York, was…

Present Danger: Solving the Deepening Student Absenteeism Crisis

States and school districts nationwide have reported higher student absenteeism during the pandemic, with schools…

 Why Can’t We Teach Students to Higher Standards in Public Education?

In his new book, Beyond Standards, USC associate professor Morgan Polikoff contends that the…

Inside Learning Pods for Underserved Students

We didn’t need Covid-19 to tell us that our education system wasn’t working for all…

Podcast: Farewell to a Remote Year

In the final episode of this season, FutureU hosts Jeff Selingo and Michael B. Horn…

National Trends in School Openings Since January

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

Podcast: Higher Ed Reporters Roundtable on Vaccines and Visas

As the academic year comes to a close, FutureU hosts Jeff Selingo and…

Why Investing in Ventilation Could Pay Dividends for Learning

Once relegated to those dry, dull school board discussions about facilities, ventilation is having a…

When Students Refuse to Go to School

Every year, thousands of students simply refuse to go to school because of anxiety and…

How the Pandemic is Reshaping Teaching

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