I recently talked with the U.S. secretary of education about the federal response to the coronavirus and what she's doing at the Department of Education.

I recently reached out to Jal Mehta to get his take on how parents and teachers can cultivate deeper learning while scrambling to deal with worksheets, video connections, and the travails of sheltering in place.

I recently chatted with Robin Lake about CRPE's effort to track district responses to school closures in real time.

I recently talked to Mike Casserly, executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools, about how big-city schools are dealing with the coronavirus.

I recently asked Terry Grier, who spent decades as a highly regarded superintendent in Houston, San Diego, and elsewhere, about what he's seeing and can share about the response to the coronavirus.

As schools across the country closed, Khan Academy, with the support of Bank of America, pushed to create daily learning schedules for students age 4-18 and expand access to its online resources for millions.

A few weeks back I penned a post remaking on the disappointing educational legacy of the 2010s. My good friend Christopher Ruszkowski has some interesting feedback that's worth sharing.

What would be the tradeoffs of canceling this spring's state tests? My friend and AEI colleague Nat Malkus has a few thoughts on that count that are well worth sharing.

Last week I penned a caustic column decrying the number of pitches I've received from education providers since COVID-19 began to shutter schools. Here's some advice on how they could do better.

Madam Secretary, it's time for you to waive the assessment requirements, everywhere and for everyone.

The opinions expressed in Rick Hess Straight Up are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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