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May 05, 2020

Walton Family Foundation K-12 Chief on Coronavirus and Schools

"We don't know what the implications of this pandemic will be in the long-run, but ... I think this is something that will ultimately bring us together and make our coalitions stronger," says Marc Sternberg.

May 04, 2020

Roxanna Elden on Educating from Home During Coronavirus

The first question teachers often get is, "Is this for a grade?" Educator and author Roxanna Elden always found that question irritating. As a parent in the age of COVID-19, she's been asking it every week.

May 01, 2020

Philanthropy Roundtable K-12 Chief on Funders' Response to Coronavirus

"This pandemic has given us an opportunity to think boldly about students' educational needs and how to creatively respond to them," says Katherine Haley.

April 30, 2020

Microsoft Education Exec. on Ed. Tech During Coronavirus

"The role of ed tech is to service teachers, students, and parents, and while there is opportunity right now, we shouldn't be opportunistic. Priority one needs to be finding ways to help," says Dan Ayoub.

April 29, 2020

Grantmakers for Education Chief on Philanthropy's Response to Coronavirus

Funders have been both fast and thoughtful about how to work with national and local partners to listen to needs from the field, identify best practices, and deploy resources quickly, says Celine Coggins.

April 28, 2020

Gates K-12 Education Chief on the Foundation's Response to Coronavirus

We are encouraging our staff to think beyond the current crisis to understand and mitigate its longer-term impact, says Bob Hughes.

April 27, 2020

College Board CEO on Coronavirus and SAT Testing

While all students will have the opportunity to take the SAT, the impact of the coronavirus on students varies vastly based on their circumstances, says David Coleman.

April 24, 2020

Wyoming Schools Chief on the Coronavirus Challenge

"In communities most devastated by COVID-19, academic achievement is pretty far down on the priority list—this is the reality," says Wyoming state chief Jillian Balow.

April 23, 2020

How School Boards Should Respond to Coronavirus

It's vital that school boards make it clear that leaving students without access to meaningful instruction for 4-6 months is unacceptable, says national school board guru AJ Crabill.

April 22, 2020

Superintendent Worries About Distance Learning

"I have zero confidence that distance learning is, or will be, a meaningful substitute for school for many of our children," says Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield.

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