Teachers and Teaching

Third-grade teacher Cara Denison manages students in person and remotely, simultaneously, at Rogers International School in Stamford, Connecticut.

Make Transparency the Pandemic’s Educational Legacy

Zoom classes and cameras in hybrid classrooms allow parents to appreciate terrific teachers, see what a child is learning, and intervene when necessary.
A high-school football player lifts weights while his coach watches.

How to Improve Teaching After the Pandemic

It’s wholly possible for schools to figure out how to leverage staff more effectively; it’s just not the way teachers’ work has traditionally been organized.
First Lady Jill Biden tours a cafeteria at the Samuel Smith Elementary School in Burlington, N.J., with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy

Don’t Ban Virtual School. Improve It.

Insist on an in-person adult to supervise remote learning
Teacher looking at laptop

Is Hybrid Learning Killing Teaching?

Bolstering the urgency of getting everyone back in person.
Banners in support of the elementary school teachers hang outside Brentano Elementary School as teachers instruct virtual classes during a protest against returning to in-person teaching outside of Brentano Elementary School in Chicago, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

Have Parents Turned Against Teachers Unions? Not Yet, Our Survey Shows

Backlash related to school closures fails to materialize, at least so far.
Dr. Jill Biden

Day After Inauguration, Biden Welcomes Teachers Union Leaders to White House

“I know how hard it is. I am teaching hybrid this semester myself,” says first lady Dr. Jill Biden
Sputnik 1

Will 2020 Nurture Transformation, or a Return to Normal?

To last in the long term, new processes have to show they're better than old ones
School Closed sign outside Churchill High School

Reopening Decisions Are Mostly a Matter of Trust

"Many low-income and working-class parents don’t trust their kids’ schools to keep them safe."
A police car parked in front of an office building

The Case for Case Studies: Teaching During Covid-19

“A kid who decided to break a police car window to steal masks from an officer, who arrests people attempting to enter stores without a mask”

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