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Matt Zalaznick

Coronavirus and positive COVID-19 tests shut schools in Washington as crews disinfected buildings and teachers prepped to teach online even as some buildings reopened. Read more>>

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By 2025, an estimated 25 percent of public school students will have a native language other than English. Their graduation and performance rates remain well below that of their English-speaking peers. See how schools and districts support a culturally responsive and accessible instructional strategy for English learners. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Moving classes online is one contingency school district leaders are planning for should any potential coronavirus outbreaks begin disrupting life in the U.S. Read more>>

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Instead of mapping out the "perfect" plan, a psychotherapist offers a big-picture look at the elements that lead to good parent-child relationships. This book begins with parents themselves and their own psychological make-up and history—and how that in turn influences one's parenting. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

The growing number of closures is raising questions about where some students will get free- and reduced-price lunch and other federally provided meals. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

Fears of coronavirus and COVID-19 have driven parents in several Seattle-area cities to petition their district administrators to close schools, according to reports. Read more>>

Brett A. Sokolow, DA guest columnist

While most administrators grasp Title IX’s applicability beyond gender equity in athletics, the new rules focus exclusively on sexual misconduct in school settings, involving students and employees. The Office for Civil Rights is poised to impose requirements for conducting investigations, says DA guest columnist Brett A. Sokolow, of the Association of Title IX Administrators. Read more>>

Also Noteworthy

Getting Smart

Many districts find themselves caught between the structures of schooling and the ideals of learning. Schools that truly want to adopt personalized learning must first address the twofold challenge of defining new practices and developing new measures. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report

As universities, schools and businesses shut down, the onus is now on ed tech companies to produce viable platforms for participants. As students are funneled into online programs, it is this first experience that will win or lose them as future users of online education. Read more>>


For decades, states have reported how much money a district spends per student. Now, because of an Every Student Succeeds Act provision, states are beginning to report how much money an individual school spends per student. That’s a big shift. Read more>>


A new research paper out of North Carolina shows that even when high schools appear racially integrated, their classrooms are often racially segregated, providing more insight into the common practice of “tracking.” Read more>>

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