March 2020 Archives

Spending on technology, cleaning supplies, and overtime pay for some staff has skyrocketed for many districts, while there have been some modest savings on substitute teachers and transportation.

As the economy widely shuts down to stop the spread of coronavirus, a school finance scholar advises district leaders on what to prepare for in a coming recession.

Three superintendents share the challenges and successes they've encountered as they oversee a radical re-orienting of their school systems to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

The federal government has granted waivers and passed legislation to make it easier for schools to serve meals to students during coronavirus-related school closures, but the nation's food service directors are still worried that children will go hungry, a new national survey finds.

Schools shut down by coronavirus is fundamentally changing the jobs of educators. Here's what 3 principals say their job looks like right now.

Superintendents want clarity amid a patchwork of responses from the state and federal governments on coronavirus closures.

State and district leaders grapple with the question of whether to provide child care for children of health-care workers and others, while also keeping everyone safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

Whether it's cleaning facilities or communicating with the community, our survey shows wide variation in districts' capacity to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

As they struggle to prepare for the spread of the new coronavirus, some districts are also having to deal with pranksters putting out fake messages about school closings.

A running list of major education and ed-related conferences being called off because of coronavirus.

Salem, Mass., is working with a local hospital group to encourage teens to turn in their vape pens and e-cigarettes in exchange for a $50 gift card. But students must attend four sessions in a vaping cessation program before they can collect the gift cards.

But female superintendents continued to earn slightly lower median salaries than their male counterparts.

Experts weigh in on ways to assure that district dollars are being spent in a way so that every student is valued and every dollar has the most impact.

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