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April 21, 2020

John Deasy on How High-Poverty Districts Are Dealing With Coronavirus

"Unlike other crises—a hurricane, wildfire, earthquake, and worse, violence—there was no emergency plan, 'playbook,' or set of well-practiced drills for a global pandemic," says Stockton's superintendent, John Deasy.

April 20, 2020

Coronavirus Is a Chance for Schools to Rethink Systems and Spending

The United States will not be able to make up the loss of learning by doing school the same old way. This will be a moment to retool who does what, when, and how in schools, says Education Resource Strategies' Karen Hawley Miles.

April 17, 2020

AP Testing Continues Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Hundreds of colleges have confirmed that they will continue to use AP scores as they have in the past, says the College Board's Trevor Packer.

April 16, 2020

What Coronavirus and the CARES Act Mean for School Budgets

Meant as a short-term relief measure, the federal CARES Act won't cover expenses for schools to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, says Georgetown economist Nora Gordon.

April 15, 2020

Coronavirus and Schools: What PDK's Josh Starr Has to Say

How are teachers and education leaders dealing with the coronavirus? Former superintendent Josh Starr shares what he's heard

April 14, 2020

Shutdown by Coronavirus: CCSSO Director on State Response

I recently talked to Carissa Moffat Miller about how states are handling school shutdowns resulting from COVID-19.

April 13, 2020

Superintendents and the Coronavirus: Advice From a Prize-Winning Leader

I recently talked to Duncan Klussmann about the challenges coronavirus has presented for school system leaders.

April 10, 2020

What Will the Coronavirus Mean for Ed. Finance?

I recently chatted with ed. finance guru Marguerite Roza about what the coronavirus and subsequent recession might mean for schools.

April 08, 2020

Nat Malkus on Tracking Coronavirus Closures & Responses

I recently talked to Nat Malkus about his new nationally representative survey that tracks school district responses to the coronavirus.

March 12, 2020

Straight Up Conversation: Addressing the Impact of Adversity in the Classroom

Rick talks with the founder of Turnaround for Children, an organization that translates research from developmental and learning science, adversity science, and mental health into classroom tools and systems.

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