‘A challenge we can meet’: Sacramento-area teachers react to plans for an online fall is from the Sacramento Bee.
There Are Literally No Good Options for Educating Our Kids This Fall is from The Nation.
America Drank Away Its Children’s Future is by Paul Krugman.
What will school look like this fall?
I’ve published two previous posts about it:
Today, NPR ran a long story about 9 Ways Schools Will Look Different When (And If) They Reopen.
How will COVID-19 change our schools in the long run? is from Brookings.
Under pressure to reopen this fall, school leaders plot unprecedented changes is from The Washington Post.
The coming storm: big budget cuts, rising costs for California schools is from Ed Source.
7 students in a class? Not practical, school operations officials say is from Education Dive.
As Europe Reopens Schools, Relief Combines With Risk is from The NY Times.
Testing students for coronavirus in the fall is a big unanswered question is from The L.A. Times.
Split classes, outdoor lessons: what Denmark can teach England about reopening schools after Covid-19 https://t.co/JcSO0yAE8H
— Guardian Education (@GuardianEdu) May 17, 2020
When can kids go back to school? Since the severity of the outbreak varies so widely across the country, there isn’t likely to be one answer, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Congress on Tuesday. Here are some of the core questions that could affect the timeline. https://t.co/WWGj5aHyLB
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) May 16, 2020
Back at school, French kindergartners learn social distancing. pic.twitter.com/LCvp1BMZ1Z
— Eleanor Beardsley (@ElBeardsley) May 13, 2020
NEW: Plan submitted by Fairfax County (Va) Public Schools shows images of potential “social distance” classrooms for the fall pic.twitter.com/svTXvP67ST
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) May 18, 2020
How feasible are school reopening plans for fall? is from Education Dive.
Not sure I entirely agree with this teacher’s perspective on the fall, but it is certainly far more persuasive than divorced from reality plans being offered by many ed reformers and think tanks https://t.co/25fpdDk3cZ
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 19, 2020
Students at @dcpublicschools may only go to in-person classes 1 day a week next year. Document obtained by @nbcwashington details options considered by @MayorBowser A: 1 day a week B: 2 days a week C: 1 full week every 3rd week. Class size reduced to 10 students @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/Op4a0wkXOF
— Mark Segraves (@SegravesNBC4) May 19, 2020
Schools face prospect of layoffs, furloughs as state budget shrinks is from CAL Matters.
Reopening Schools in the Context of COVID-19: Health and Safety Guidelines From Other Countries is from The Learning Policy Institute.
Europe learning the dangers of going back to school after coronavirus is from Politico.
For Schools, the List of Obstacles Grows and Grows is from The Atlantic.
Germany, Vietnam, and New Zealand have reopened schools. Here’s what the US can learn. is a very good overview, with several videos. It’s from Vox.
‘Kids will be kids’: Furtive hugs, complex logistics on South Korea’s first day back at school is from The L.A. Times.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 30, 2020
How Dutch schools reopened with no pupil distancing is from Larry Cuban’s blog.
Reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Your questions, our answers is from Brookings.
In a Tokyo school, temperature checks and silent lunches as Japan restarts classes is from The Washington Post.
Expect hybrid learning to become norm this fall is from CAL Matters.
When schools reopen, many children will be missing is from Al Jazeera, and gives a useful non-US perspective.
Considerations for Reopening Pennsylvania Schools is very impressive and applicable everywhere.
In California budget deal, no cuts for K-12 but billions in late payments to schools is from Ed Source and, near the end, talks about important elements for California schools.
Many Students Will Be in Classrooms Only Part of the Week This Fall is from The NY Times.
The future of the coronavirus recovery runs through the classroom is from NBC News.
As America struggles to reopen schools and offices, how to clean coronavirus from the air is from The Washington Post.
Will Schools Reopen in the Fall? is from The Atlantic.
Massachusetts rolls out plan for schools to reopen this fall amid coronavirus is from The Boston Herald.
The Pickles comic today is how I fear districts will handle teacher safety this fall https://t.co/n6nnVFtq9O
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) June 26, 2020
Government should treat the need to reopen schools as an emergency. is from The NY Times.
How schools across the globe are reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic is from Ed Source.
Why a Pediatric Group Is Pushing to Reopen Schools This Fall is from The NY Times.
Back to school: what can pupils in England expect from September? is from The Guardian.
There’s a lot of wishful thinking in this San Francisco Chronicle interactive showing how schools are going to operate in the fall https://t.co/W6rDolLpJY
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) July 2, 2020
I would not bet on any of these plans lasting past the first few weeks of school – at most https://t.co/za4H0EpSS6
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) July 2, 2020
‘How the hell are we going to do this?’ The panic over reopening schools is from Politico.
School openings across globe suggest ways to keep coronavirus at bay, despite outbreaks is an important new article from Science Magazine.
Seeking guidance for reopening schools? is from Ed Source.
A Better Fall Is Possible is from The Atlantic.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has certainly demonstrated their lack of political sophistication. It didn’t take a genius to know that their initial statement on school reopening would be manipulated by the Trump administration. Fortunately, they have recognized their mistake and issued a backtracking joint statement with the nation’s largest teachers unions:
The Trump administration used the AAP to ramp up pressure on schools to reopen in the fall.
“We should leave it to health experts to tell us when the time is best to open up school buildings, and listen to educators and administrators to shape how we do it.” https://t.co/umxEcoWVXT
— Erica L. Green (@EricaLG) July 10, 2020
You can read more about it at Chalkbeat’s article, Pediatricians distance themselves from Trump’s school reopening push in new statement.
This article from NBC News is interesting: European teachers, parents, officials challenge Trump claim on their schools reopening
‘Not enough teachers to reopen’: School districts expect booming demand for substitutes is from USA Today. You might also be interested in SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO HAVE A BIG PROBLEM GETTING SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEXT YEAR.
“Big Mess” Looms if Schools Don’t Get Billions To Reopen Safely is from The NY Times.
Reopened schools in Europe and Asia have largely avoided coronavirus outbreaks. They have lessons for the U.S. is from The Washington Post. This article seems to omit the point that community spread has been low in those countries, but it does provide an interesting overview. One common element is that the risk seems a lot lower in elementary schools than in older ones.
‘I Don’t Want to Go Back’: Many Teachers Are Fearful and Angry Over Pressure to Return is from The NY Times.
Spike in coronavirus cases means some schools won’t open at all this fall is from Ed Source.
The school reopening debate reveals that we don’t listen to teachers about schools is from The Washington Post.
How to Reopen Schools: What Science and Other Countries Teach Us is from The NY Times.
Trump Threatens to Turn Pandemic Schooling Into a Culture War is also from The NY Times, and explains how, in the past few days, Trump has turned so many teachers who were previously open to reluctantly return to schools to “no wayers.”
L.A. teachers union says schools should not reopen next month, citing coronavirus spike is from The L.A. Times.
Florida wrestles with impossible question: when can schools reopen safely? is from The Guardian.
California teachers fight back against pressure to reopen schools is from Politico.
The zip code where our high school is located has the highest rate of infection in the Sacramento region. I wonder if families feel the same there https://t.co/tL8psFJLiy
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) July 12, 2020
Black, Hispanic parents much more reluctant to send kids back to school, district survey shows.
Results “appear to reflect the disproportionate toll that coronavirus infections have taken on minority communities.” https://t.co/mblDehvatI
— Rebecca Klein (@rklein90) July 12, 2020
DeVos Abandons a Lifetime of Local Advocacy to Demand Schools Reopen is from The NY Times.
I hope our district can do something like this: California district designs novel plan to boost remote learning with in-person ‘student support hubs
Most Big School Districts Aren’t Ready to Reopen. Here’s Why. is from The NY Times.
Israeli Data Show School Openings Were a Disaster That Wiped Out Lockdown Gains is from The Daily Beast.
Newsom Order Would Keep Most California Schools Online is from The NY Times.
How Trump Closed Down the Schools is from The Atlantic.
Some Students Should Go to School, Most Should Stay Home is by Shayla R. Griffin.
How to Reopen the Economy Without Killing Teachers and Parents is from The NY Times.
The Urgency Of Reopening Schools Safely is by Linda Darling Hammond.
How other countries reopened schools during the pandemic – and what the US can learn from them is from The Conversation.
COLUMN: School reopening plans must ensure safety of custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers and substitutes appeared in The Hechinger Report.
Reopening Schools Is Way Harder Than It Should Be is from The NY Times.
Schools may soon apply for waivers to reopen — but only with union support is from The L.A. Times.
Remote Learning? No Thanks. is from The NY Times.
When Is It Safe for Schools to Reopen? is from The NY Times.
Held back: As parents realize how badly the U.S. botched the next school year, we’re furious is from The Washington Post.
A Small Georgia City Plans to Put Students in Classrooms This Week is from The New York Times.
What Will Schools Do When a Teacher Gets Covid-19? is from The NY Times.
Closed cafeterias, ‘recess’ at your desk: School will be weird next fall is from The Washington Post.
Opening Schools Won’t Be Easy, but Here’s How to Do It Safely is from The NY Times.
Teachers Wary of Returning to Class, and Online Instruction Too is from The New York Times. It includes a couple of paragraphs about our Sacramento district, though I think it mischaracterizes our union’s position last spring.
Coronavirus outbreak in Major League Baseball casts pall over other reopenings is from The Washington Post and talks a lot about school reopenings.
This does not bode well for schools getting any additional money to help with the costs of any kind of reopening, including all the shortfalls occurring because of budget reductions caused by the recession. Fun times https://t.co/4xQm3Zbfe5
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) July 29, 2020
The Risk That Students Could Arrive at School With the Coronavirus is from The New York Times.
‘This Push to Open Schools Is Guaranteed to Fail’ is from The Atlantic.
What a day at school looks like in a pandemic is from Axios.
‘I’m sorry, but it’s a fantasy’ is from The Washington Post.
Does the Covid pandemic spell the end of public schools? is from USA Today.
When Covid Subsided, Israel Reopened Its Schools. It Didn’t Go Well. is from The NY Times.
Some California elementary schools could reopen if they meet state waiver rules is from The L.A. Times.
Closing schools around the world could cause a ‘generational catastrophe,’ U.N. secretary-general warns is from The Washington Post.
We better be aware of this new epidemic that may be hitting our students’ families this fall: Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states
The Truth Behind A Viral Picture Of A Reopening School Is Worse Than It Looked is from BuzzFeed News.
As the Coronavirus Comes to School, a Tough Choice: When to Close is from The NY Times.
Special education students are not just falling behind — they’re losing key skills, parents say is from The Washington Post.
Can N.Y.C. Reopen Schools? The Whole Country Is Watching is from The NY Times.
A Tennessee school district reopens amid pressure and pandemic fears is from The Washington Post.
State cracks open door for Sacramento-area students to return to classroom — what’s next? is from The Sacramento Bee.
Congress’s Ideological Divide Has Stymied Aid for Pandemic-Stricken Schools is from The NY Times.
What will it take for schools to reopen safely in the midst of a pandemic? is from The L.A. Times.
Georgia teens shared photos of maskless students in crowded hallways. Now they’re suspended. is from The Washington Post.
America is about to start online learning, Round 2. For millions of students, it won’t be any better. is from The Washington Post.
Parent Racial, Income Divides Seen on School Reopening Preferences is from Ed Week.
Hybrid Schooling May Be the Most Dangerous Option of All is from Wired.
Lost Summer: How Schools Missed a Chance to Fix Remote Learning is from The NY Times.
Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully is from The Associated Press.
Chaos coast to coast as a school year like no other launches is from The Washington Post.
Why Black families are choosing to keep their kids remote when schools reopen is from The Hechinger Report.
School reopenings are being touted as good for students’ well-being, but that’s wrong appeared on NBC News.
Teachers Across the Country Worry About a Rush to Reopen Schools is from The New Yorker.
The Woeful Inadequacy of School-Reopening Plans is also from The New Yorker.
Some remarkable pictures of kids in schools around the world is from The Washington Post.
The New School Suspension: Blocked From Online Classrooms is from Huff Post and, unfortunately, features a student and school from our district.
925 Quarantined for Covid. Is This a Successful School Reopening? is from The NY Times.
Children Aren’t the Big Infection Risk in Schools. Adults Are. is from The NY Times.
Remote Learning Is Hard. Losing Family Members Is Worse. is from The NY Times.
How Trump’s Push to Reopen Schools Backfired is from The NY Times.
A generation left behind? Online learning cheats poor students, Times survey finds is from The L.A. Times.
Families Priced Out of ‘Learning Pods’ Seek Alternatives is from The NY Times.
Is Your Child’s School Ready to Reopen? is from The NY Times.
California teacher unions won the fight over closing schools. What else do they want? is from The Sacramento Bee.
Returning to School in Indian Country during the Pandemic is from Smithsonian Magazine.
Older Children and the Coronavirus: A New Wrinkle in the Debate is from The NY Times.
Back to ‘school’: Even the basics are complicated, so how can teachers and students get on track? is from The Seattle Times.
Boston refused to close schools during the 1918 flu. Then children began to die. is from The Washington Post.
America’s Terrible Internet Is Making Quarantine Worse is from The Atlantic.
Get Ready for a Teacher Shortage Like We’ve Never Seen Before is from The NY Times.
Millions return to schools lacking handwashing facilities: UN is from Al Jazeera.
Can N.Y.C. Schools Open on Time? De Blasio Is Under Pressure to Delay is from The NY Times.
When Can Schools Safely Reopen? The Answer Is Part Science, Part Guesswork. is from Five Thirty Eight.
‘All In, All the Time’: Reopening Florida Schools Is Likened to Military Operation is from The NY Times.
Nurses Are on the Virus Front Lines. But Many Schools Don’t Have One. is from The NY Times.
Confusion, changing mandates. Here’s the path for how Sacramento schools can reopen is from The Sacramento Bee.
Some Orange County schools to reopen as COVID-19 cases drop. What about L.A.? is from The L.A. Times.
Why New York Teachers Might Have to Strike is from The Atlantic.
The New York Times is published a daily news briefing on school reopening. You can see today’s issue here. Scroll down to the bottom and you can see the sign-up link for free emails.
Covid in the Classroom? Some Schools Are Keeping It Quiet is from The NY Times.
When can schools reopen? What you need to know about waivers and watch lists is from The LA Times.
California relaxes rules for school openings to let some students return to campus is from The Sacramento Bee.
Here’s What America’s Covid-Era Classrooms Look Like is from The NY Times.
Schools Find Health Risks in Water After Covid-19 Lockdowns is from The NY Times.
At least 463 million students around the world have no access to digital or broadcast lessons– UNICEF is from The Washington Post.
California issues new guidance to reopen schools. What does this mean for your child? is from The Sacramento Bee.
LAUSD’s liberal student attendance policy raises eyebrows is from The L.A. Times.
There’s a Reason Parents Miss Back-to-School Shopping is from The Atlantic.
🤣Oh the accuracy. This is too good. pic.twitter.com/dUEoJYtvEy
— Nicole Pate (@MrsPateHistory) August 20, 2020
A summary of April-August 2020.
Public school officials to Congress: Give us more money to help us reopen school safely.
School choice advocates to Congress : Let parents get any new federal relief directly.
Congress: Okay we will do neither and see how it goes for awhile.
— Politics K-12 (@PoliticsK12) August 31, 2020
New York City Delays Start of School to Ready for In-Person Classes is from The NY Times.
Zoom overload, COVID-19 hardship: Thousands of kindergartners vanish from local schools is from The LA Times.
Maryland and D.C. turn on their computers for the first day of virtual school is from The Washington Post.
Teachers in Texas Are Fighting for Their Lives is from The New Yorker.
Is it Safe to Send Your Kids to School? is from The NY Times.
The Inanity of Zoom School Suspensions is from The NY Times.
Coronavirus Schools Briefing: Lunch Along With Learning is from The NY Times.
Sacramento City Unified locks in distance learning plan. Union says teachers won’t follow it is from The Sacramento Bee.
When Learning Is Really Remote: Students Climb Trees and Travel Miles for a Cell Signal is from The New York Times.
The dog is Covid-19, the dog’s owner represents teachers and students, and the messy pond is our distance learning environment. https://t.co/vTstKPFy7f
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) September 5, 2020
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) September 5, 2020
11 Students on a First Day of School Like No Other is from The NY Times.
— Carrie Melago (@carriemelago) September 5, 2020
Worried About Schools? Don’t Forget About Cafeteria Workers. is from The Atlantic.
Op-Ed: School custodians like me are considered essential workers. We’re not treated like it is from The L.A. Times.
I sure hope lesson planning for 100 percent virtual learning gets easier, because I needed this three day weekend to plan this week’s lessons. Usually, however, my understanding is that there are only two days in each weekend.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) September 7, 2020
Website Crashes and Cyberattacks Welcome Students Back to School is from The NY Times.
Des Moines school system loses its bid to halt school reopenings as infections rise is from The Washington Post.
What Did College Leaders Think Was Going to Happen? is from The Atlantic.
I have 150 students in my distance learning classes. Fortunately, I have had over half of them in previous years, so only about 70 are new to me. Most other tchrs at our school have 160 or more students – ALL new to them. Don’t know how they’re doing this.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) September 10, 2020
Have been doing full time distance learning 4 2-&-half days (did it in spring, but was dif kettle of fish). Classes going great, but It seems barely sustainable 4 me & I don’t have a life (no kids at home, supportive spouse, etc.). How r tchrs w/ kids at home going 2 make it?
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) September 9, 2020
A District Keeps Classrooms Closed, Defying a Governor’s Order is from The NY Times.
My Child Has a Disability. What Will Her Education Be Like This Year? is from The NY Times.
As students return, the deaths of at least six teachers from covid-19 renew pandemic fears is from The Washington Post.
Nearly 20 schools in Sacramento County get approval to reopen classroom instruction is from the Sacramento Bee.
Teachers unions around the world clash with governments over coronavirus and school reopening plans is from The Washington Post.
Will This Be a Lost Year for America’s Children? is from The NY Times.
How China Brought Nearly 200 Million Students Back to School is from The NY Times.
As Fires Disrupt Schools, ‘the Pandemic Has Actually Helped’ is from The NY Times.
The New York City Schools That Didn’t Close is from The New Yorker.
As N.Y.C. Reopens Schools, Homeless Families Face New Challenges is from The NY Times.
A Texas teacher on the struggles of this school year. is from Slate.
For School Outbreaks, It’s When, Not If is from The NY Times.
Teaching Is Hell Right Now is from Slate.
The Crushing Reality of Zoom School is from Esquire.
N.Y.C. Will Again Delay Start of In-Person Classes for Most Students is from The NY Times.
Streaming Kindergarten on TikTok is from The NY Times.
In Denmark, the forest is the new classroom is from The Washington Post.
School discipline enters new realm with online learning is from The Washington Post.
Kids went to open-air schools during this epidemic. In winter. In New England. is from The Washington Post.
How N.Y.C.’s Mayor Ignored Warnings and Mishandled Reopening Schools is from The NY Times.
L.A. schools are closed — but there are loopholes for those with money is from The L.A. Times.
Over 500 students from around the world shared their hopes and concerns about the new school year. Here are some of our favorite comments. It’s powerful to hear student voices from N.J., Calif., Brazil and Saudi Arabia – as the pandemic upends education.https://t.co/1E26YtVyPT
— NYT Learning Network (@NYTimesLearning) September 18, 2020
How One District Got Its Students Back Into Classrooms is from The NY Times.
Running a Virtual School on Chicago’s West Side is from The New Yorker.
Families face the demands of online and hybrid learning is from Ed Source.
As Schools Go Remote, Finding ‘Lost’ Students Gets Harder is from The NY Times.
They Work Full Time. They Attend School. They’re Only Teenagers. is from The HuffPost.
Duval Schools’ laptop gap impacts both in-person and virtual learning is from Jacksonville, Florida.
Tens of thousands of L.A.-area students still need computers or Wi-Fi 6 months into pandemic is from The L.A. Times.
Like running a country: What it meant to be a schools superintendent this summer is from The Washington Post.
What We Know About Coronavirus Cases in K-12 Schools So Far is from The NY Times.
‘No safety, no learning’: Many Orange County teachers protest reopening schools is from The L.A. Times.
A Day In The Life Of… is from NBC News.
Where bringing students back to school is most risky is from Axios.
Young People Are Spreading the Virus is from The NY Times.
‘All Eyes Are on New York’: Can It Pull Off Hybrid Learning in Schools? is from The NY Times.
‘People are just being dishonest’: Parents are sending coronavirus-infected kids to school, Wisconsin officials warn is from The Washington Post.
How Sacramento County schools will try to stay open — even if coronavirus hits campuses is from The Sacramento Bee.
Florida education commissioner orders Miami to open schools earlier than planned is from The Washington Post.
As Covid-19 Closes Schools, the World’s Children Go to Work is from The NY Times.
As I said last week, I wasn’t sure it was possible to find a school district that was more dysfunctional as ours.
It appears I might have been wrong. https://t.co/e1niA2AS63
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) September 27, 2020
The Students Left Behind by Remote Learning appeared in ProPublica.
Behind the White House Effort to Pressure the C.D.C. on School Openings is from The NY Times.
Covid-19 twice as likely in teens than in younger kids is from NBC News.
Europe stays committed to in-person classes as school outbreaks remain rare is from The Washington Post.
Principals Assail N.Y.C. Mayor, Calling for State Takeover of Schools is from The NY Times.
New York City’s Kids, Back at School is from The New Yorker.
New York is now closing some newly-opened schools: Fearing 2nd Wave, N.Y.C. Will Adopt Restrictions in Hard-Hit Areas
What Parents Need to Know About School Coronavirus Case Data is from The NY Times.
A Beloved Teacher Died From the Virus. Now Her School Confronts Reopening. is from The NY Times.
— Rachel Cohen (@rmc031) October 2, 2020
Now Taking the Stage in the Pandemic: The School Nurse is from The NY Times.
N.Y.C. Closes Some Schools … Again is from The NY Times.
What It’s Like to Be a Teacher in 2020 America is from The NY Times.
I wouldn’t worry too much what our county’s head of the county Board of Education says in this article, but it’s interesting to see what districts in our region are doing with school schedules.
CDC: Almost all of the US kids and teens who’ve died from COVID-19 were Hispanic or Black is from Business Insider.
Chicago Loses A Beloved Teacher To COVID-19 is also from NPR.
She’s 13, and the Source of a Family’s Covid-19 Outbreak is from The NY Times.
New from DOE: Half of all NYC students have opted for fully-virtual learning, up 2 percentage points from a week ago. Students can opt out of in-person learning at any time so this number will continue to shift.
— Alex Zimmerman (@AGZimmerman) October 5, 2020
A Mississippi teacher alternates between two groups of students, and she knows one is falling behind https://t.co/grRKszMcVc
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) October 5, 2020
The Digital Divide Starts With a Laptop Shortage is from The NY Times.
Sure, send our kids back to unsafe schools, even though it isn’t ‘in the best interest of anyone’ is from The Washington Post.
In-person classes, Internet snafus, melancholy hallways: This is what teaching in a pandemic is like is also from The Washington Post.
Teachers unions in 3 large Sacramento districts want schools closed until at least January is from The Sacramento Bee.
As Covid-19 Closes Schools, the World’s Children Go to Work is from The NY Times.
U.S. schooling during covid-19 doesn’t deserve a passing grade. Here’s the way forward. is from The Washington Post.
Another Sacramento County school district votes to reopen campuses — perhaps next month is from The Sacramento Bee.
I agree we should look closely at where schools have opened safely and what we can learn from that. But, for the record, no one is tracking school outbreaks nationally, so we don’t actually know how many major outbreaks have happened or how big they have been https://t.co/78yBYYPU0G
— Kate Taylor (@katetaylornyt) October 15, 2020
Boston schools staff and students ‘shivering’ in cold classrooms with windows open for ventilation is from The Boston Herald.
A third Sacramento County school district announces a plan to reopen. This time much later is from The Sacramento Bee.
Remote learning can be a pain for kids in more ways than one is from NBC News.
California teacher unions fight calls to reopen schools is from The L.A. Times.
‘Out of Control’: When Schools Opened in a Virus Hot Spot is from The NY Times.
Remote learning is deepening the divide between rich and poor is from The Washington Post.
With winter on the way and windows open, Europe’s students prepare for the cold is from The Washington Post.
Surprising Results in Initial Virus Testing in N.Y.C. Schools is from The NY Times.
‘Historical failure’: Thousands of students being left behind by Sacramento school district is from The Sacramento Bee.
Tens of thousands of students—likely a lot more—have not been logging into their virtual learning classes. The majority tend to live in lower income districts. Finding these “lost children” has been a top priority for countless superintendents I’ve spoken to. https://t.co/WZnwNHEo2y
— Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga) October 19, 2020
Hybrid school might be the worst of both worlds is from Vox.
These Families Feel Forgotten as N.Y.C. Pushes to Open Schools is from The NY Times.
Back to school: Many large districts are opening their doors again is from The Washington Post.
Were The Risks Of Reopening Schools Exaggerated? is from NPR.
Editorial: The CDC blows it again, this time on COVID-19 testing at school is from The L.A. Times.
Pandemic Costs Pile Up As Many Schools Remain Closed is from NPR.
As more students head back, here’s what we now know (and still don’t) about schools and COVID spread is from Chalkbeat, and is definitely worth reading.
Trump and Biden Finally Talk Schools is from The NY Times.
Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say is from The NY Times.
— diana lambert (@dianalambert) October 24, 2020
Why education technology can’t save remote learning is from Axios.
The dangerous instability of school re-openings is also from Axios.
Why Reopening Schools Has Become the Most Fraught Debate of the Pandemic is from The American Prospect.
New York’s School Reopening is Not Proceeding as Planned is from The NY Times.
Classrooms Without Walls is from The NY Times.
L.A. campuses unlikely to reopen until at least January, school board leaders say is from The L.A. Times.
What school looks like now — in striking pictures from around the world is from The Washington Post.
Research Video News Brief: Projecting the Potential Impact of COVID-19 School Closures on Academic Achievement is from The American Education Research Association.
In San Francisco, Virus Is Contained but Schools Are Still Closed is from The NY Times.
Why Is Europe Keeping Its Schools Open, Despite New Lockdowns? is from The NY Times.
Lessons from Estonia: why it excels at digital learning during Covid is from The Guardian.
Parents in N.Y.C. Public Schools Now Face This Agonizing Choice is from The NY Times.
Ds and Fs surge, attendance slips among L.A.’s poorest students amid distance learning is from The L.A Times.
Are We Losing a Generation of Children to Remote Learning? is from The NY Times.
What we know so far about school reopenings in California is from Cal Matters.
Remote-learning technology just isn’t good enough and won’t be soon is by Justin Reich.
— Bobson Wong (@bobsonwong) November 8, 2020
Averting “Generational Catastrophe”: How We Can Safely Re-Open Our Schools is from Health Affairs.
The Children Never Had the Coronavirus. So Why Did They Have Antibodies? is from The NY Times.
N.Y.C. Schools May Close Again, a Grim Sign of a Global Dilemma is from The NY Times.
Across the country, school districts are shutting down or canceling plans to reopen. is from The NY Times.
Back in school buildings: One school district’s experience in 10 weeks is from The Washington Post.
Indianapolis schools ordered to return to virtual learning through Jan. 15 is from Chalkbeat.
Thousands of students have dropped out of Missouri public schools during coronavirus pandemic is from The St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Schools start closing — or delay reopening — as covid-19 cases jump across the country is from The Washington Post.
A group of Philadelphia researchers sees ‘no-win situation’ when it comes to schools. is from The NY Times.
Surges in COVID cases are upending school reopening plans across the U.S. is from Chalkbeat.
The Pandemic Has Only Underscored the Unfair Burden That Schools Shoulder is from Education Post.
Schools could face a hard shutdown if the COVID-19 surge worsens, officials warn is from The L.A. Times.
In Rural ‘Dead Zones,’ School Comes on a Flash Drive is from The NY Times.
Europe Keeps Schools Open, Not Restaurants. The U.S. Has Other Ideas. is from The NY Times.
‘Please Turn Your Microphone Off’: Hybrid Learning From The Classroom is from an NPR affiliate.
How Will Biden Approach School Reopenings? is from The NY Times.
School Rankings: Framing (Slightly) Differently is by Emily Oster.
🚨Breaking: 18 national education organizations (including many that don’t always agree on policy) banded together to send congressional leaders an SOS about the dire need for federal relief to keep schools operating during the worsening pandemic. pic.twitter.com/43gWoX7zEc
— Lauren S. Camera (@laurenonthehill) November 16, 2020
This view does not take into account the fact that the vaccines so far have mostly been tested on adults, not children. Pfizer got permission only a few weeks ago to start testing on kids as young as 12 https://t.co/ZXVvvdVJPq https://t.co/4WSHa9If7B
— Eliza Shapiro (@elizashapiro) November 16, 2020
Mass Nationwide School Closures Loom as Coronavirus Cases Spike is from US News.
CDC quietly removes guidance pushing for school reopenings is from The Hill.
Are We Seriously Talking About Closing Schools Again? is from The NY Times.
The lack of attention by district’s across the country to helping teachers improve distance learning instruction may be looked on in retrospect as one of the biggest mistakes made by Ed during this pandemic https://t.co/pPnB5wI6bF
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) November 17, 2020
Who could have predicted this would happen when a school district chooses to open when everyone knew that the state was not going to allow it one day later because of rising infection rates? https://t.co/Egs9n2PqsQ
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) November 17, 2020
After 8 months, D.C. Public Schools reopens buildings for more than 400 students is from The Washington Post.
New York City schools closing because of rising coronavirus rates — and so are all schools in Kentucky is from The Washington Post.
Why restaurants are open and schools are closed is from Vox.
Many districts, including @officialSCUSD , would be smart to make the same decision and put tons more resources into supporting tchrs dev better remote tching AND more social services to support the students we’re losing https://t.co/TklGSL3lhf
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) November 20, 2020
I like a lot of Kristof’s work, but what he omits in this tweet is that the schools in this study were given a lot of additional money from the Scottish government to deal with the impact of the coronavirus https://t.co/JN08qEPkMQ https://t.co/UqbhY6Tacp
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) November 19, 2020
I’m not sure it was “Trump’s expressed support for school openings” and more his manipulation of the CDC that resulted in teachers and others not trust the guidance it was issuing… https://t.co/FW0CMj3cYL
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) November 19, 2020
Empty desks: Coronavirus robs US classrooms of teachers is from The Associated Press.
San Francisco’s School Plan Could Offer Other Districts Hope is from The NY Times.
Covid school closings raise privacy concerns for students and teachers is from NBC News.
When New York City Schools Reopen, About 700,000 Students Won’t Be There is from The NY Times.
— Erica L. Green (@EricaLG) November 20, 2020
— Morgan Polikoff (@mpolikoff) November 18, 2020
As coronavirus cases rise, school leaders once again confront tough choices is from The Washington Post.
The importance of clean air in classrooms—during the pandemic and beyond is from Brookings.
As COVID-19 Soars in Many Communities, Schools Attempt To Find Ways Through the Crisis is from The Pulitzer Center.
Outdoor Learning, in Blustery Weather is from The NY Times.
How de Blasio Backed Himself Into a Corner on Closing Schools is from The NY Times.
In Canada, a Push to Keep Schools Open in Second Lockdown is from The NY Times.
A ‘trend of more failing’: Online school has sent F’s spiking by 83 percent in Virginia’s largest school system is from The Washington Post.
Remote school is leaving children sad and angry is from The Washington Post.
Plastic Dividers and Masks All Day: What Teaching in a Pandemic Looks Like is from The NY Times.
This state is shutting bars and gyms as the coronavirus surges — but not schools is from The Washington Post.
WATCH: Chuck Todd asks Dr. Fauci about vaccine distribution for school-aged children.
Dr. Fauci: "It's going to be months," because children and pregnant women are vulnerable, and vaccine efficacy needs to be established. pic.twitter.com/kmKlTsdhnb
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) November 29, 2020
New York City Will Reopen Elementary Schools and Phase Out Hybrid Learning is from The NY Times.
Why School Districts Are Bringing Back Younger Children First is from The NY Times.
On Pandemic Schooling, de Blasio Is Actually Leading is from The NY Times.
I’m sure there will be more!
I’m adding this post to The “Best Of The Best” Resources To Support Teachers Dealing With School Closures.