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EdNext Podcast: Jeb Bush on Adjusting to Distance Learning During the...

“This is the time for innovation to rise up,” Bush says.

The Education Exchange: “Some Fear and Some Anxiety”

Surveying Louisiana residents about their response to the coronavirus pandemic.

EdNext Podcast: Mapping Out a Return to Schools

A visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, John Bailey, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss Bailey’s new study, which details how students and teachers can plan to return to physical school buildings in the 2020-21 academic year amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Education Exchange: “Some School Districts Are Talking about not Reopening...

Robin Lake on moving from “a state of shock to providing ongoing education to kids”

EdNext Podcast: An Earthquake Followed by a Tsunami

“One of the things that districts discovered quickly was that many of their teachers didn’t have wi-fi at home.”

In the News: A Coronavirus A for Everyone

A Wall Street Journal editorial warns of “the potential for arrested educational development” related to decisions by some school districts, in response to the pandemic, to suspend or alter their usual grading policies. Says the Journal: “The pandemic will pass, but what used to be called the soft bigotry of low expectations helps no one but teachers who don’t want to be measured by what their students learn.”

The Education Exchange: From “Innovative” to “Rotten”—Online Learning Amid Covid-19

“What I’ve heard from a lot of homeschooling families is the moment you leave traditional school, you realize how much time is wasted.”

“We’re likely to face another wave of the virus”

Policy adviser John Bailey on deciding to close schools and how to prepare for fall

EdNext Podcast: Coronavirus Could Fuel Demand for Better Assessments

EdNext Podcast · Ep. 197 - April 23, 2020: Coronavirus Could Fuel Demand for...

When Schools Closed by Coronavirus Will Restart

Chester E. Finn, Jr. is interviewed by his Reagan administration education department colleague, William...

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