Backlash is less about testing than about resisting results-based accountability
Stockton, California, school superintendent John Deasy on the Covid-19 crisis: “The daily death rates and new case announcements are very difficult to wrap your head around. It is like the shock of 9/11 every week.”
Opinion cites 110-degree classrooms, “rodent feces” in Detroit schools.
Homeschooling legal group pushed to relax law governing abuse, neglect
Midday Yoga, The “Mute” Button, and Easier Differentiation: Why One Teacher Loves the Novel e-School
In the Coronavirus-Caused Distance Learning, a Silver Lining
Massachusetts, Ohio, Colorado and Kentucky join the growing list of states that won’t re-open physical schools until August or September at the soonest. Our infographic gets a new update with the latest information.
Trevor Packer, head of the Advanced Placement Program at the College Board, on offering tests and education amid the Coronavirus crisis.
Eleven more states, plus Washington, D.C., announce that they will close their school buildings until at least August or September 2020. Our infographic on earliest possible Covid-19 school reopening dates gets a new update.
Former Montgomery County Superintendent Josh Starr on the “hurry up and wait” coronavirus reality for school leaders.
An Education Next forum draws a response from a former president of the California State Board of Education.
“Consider calling it summer at this point and adjust to a new calendar.”
Current events, Khan Academy math, cartooning, and an apprenticeship in watching TV.
In 21 states, school buildings won’t reopen until August or September at the earliest. Our 50-states plus D.C. infographic gets an update with the latest information on closures and reopenings.
The districts and schools most likely to succeed in remote education will be those that provide a substantial amount of synchronous instruction and live student–teacher interaction.
Students with ADHD, executive function challenges, and anxiety can thrive in a virtual “schoolhouse”
“The decision to reopen school facilities is a public-health decision that is out of our hands.”
“Should schools run longer school days or summer school to catch students up, or should they call a mulligan on this year and start afresh in the fall?”
Two more states announce they will keep their school buildings closed for the remainder of the academic year, and our 50-state plus Washington, D.C., coronavirus school-closure infographic gets another update.
“Students who never anticipated being distance learners, and educators who are only used to teaching in a classroom, are now having to figure out ways to keep learning going.”
The “earliest possible return date” is pushed back, and our 50-state plus Washington, D.C., coronavirus school-closure infographic gets an update.
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.
Not every test is entirely out of the question, even now.
A parent’s plan meets reality.
Expect more closures in fall 2020