‘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:

Could These Be Visions Of What Our School Year Might Look Like In The Fall?

Here’s What The Next Fall Could Look Like For Students & Teachers In California

Today, NPR ran a long story about 9 Ways Schools Will Look Different When (And If) They Reopen.

THIS ADVICE FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS MAKES SO MUCH SENSE, WHICH IS WHY PROBABLY MOST WON’T FOLLOW IT

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.

CA GOVERNOR SAYS WE MIGHT START SCHOOL IN LATE JULY

STATISTIC OF THE DAY: UPCOMING BUDGET CUTS WILL DEVASTATE SCHOOLS

WORRYING STATISTIC OF THE DAY: TEACHING NEXT FALL IS GOING TO BE RISKY FOR A LOT OF US

ARE 800,000 OF US OLDER TEACHERS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO TEACH IN A PHYSICAL CLASSROOM NEXT YEAR?

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.

IT’S GOING TO BE A NEW CLASSROOM WORLD IN THE FALL – HERE IS WHAT I THINK IT MIGHT LOOK LIKE

A Few Schools Reopen, But Remote Learning Could Go On For Years In U.S. is from NPR.

NINE LONG-TERM CHANGES I THINK THE DISTANCE LEARNING CRISIS WILL – & WILL NOT – BRING TO OUR SCHOOLS

THOUGH I’M NOT SURE I FULLY UNDERSTAND THIS PROPOSAL FOR OPENING SCHOOLS, IT DOES SOUND INTERESTING

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.

SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO HAVE A BIG PROBLEM GETTING SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEXT YEAR

 

 

CDC RELEASES GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS – I DON’T THINK OUR DISTRICTS ARE GOING TO FIND THEM MUCH HELP

 

ONE ADDITIONAL CONCERN I HAVE ABOUT THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

School Superintendents Dismiss White House, Will Follow Leaked CDC Guidance on Reopening is from US News.

How feasible are school reopening plans for fall? is from Education Dive.

CDC OFFICIALLY RELEASES EXTENSIVE GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOL RE-OPENING

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.

 

D.C. COMMITTEE COMES UP WITH MOST DETAILED PROPOSAL FOR SCHOOL RE-OPENING THAT I’VE SEEN

THE NEXT TEN DAYS ARE BIG ONES FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF RE-OPENING SCHOOLS IN THE FALL

Europe learning the dangers of going back to school after coronavirus is from Politico.

Trump tweets schools should open ‘ASAP’ (after a Fox News host said the same thing Sunday night). Here are some responses. is from The Washington Post.

For Schools, the List of Obstacles Grows and Grows is from The Atlantic.

PRETTY WILD USA TODAY POLL RESULTS ON SCHOOL RE-OPENING IN THE FALL

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.

The Los Angeles County Office of Education has released their guidelines for a fall re-opening. You can see the entire framework here, and read an L.A. Times summary here.

WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING TO COME FROM?

How Dutch schools reopened with no pupil distancing is from Larry Cuban’s blog.

 

After Reopening Schools, Israel Orders Them To Shut If COVID-19 Cases Are Discovered is from NPR.

SACRAMENTO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION RELEASES FALL RE-OPENING GUIDELINES, APPARENTLY WITHOUT TALKING TO UNIONS?

Reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Your questions, our answers is from Brookings.

STATE OF CALIFORNIA RELEASES SCHOOL REOPENING GUIDELINES – IT’S GOING TO BE A HELL OF A FALL

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.

CA DEPT. OF EDUCATION RELEASE NOT-VERY-HELPFUL GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS

Ed Week has published a very useful special project on the topic, including The Socially Distanced School Day and How Schools in Other Countries Have Reopened.

When schools reopen, many children will be missing is from Al Jazeera, and gives a useful non-US perspective.

 

It’s mid-June and schools still aren’t sure how they will open for 2020-21. Here’s why — and what’s likely to happen. is from The Washington Post.

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.

Planning Your 2020-21 School Year? Use Our ‘Guide to the Guides’ on Reopening is from Ed Week.

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.

Reopening schools: Will in-person classes, online learning or a mix be the solution? is from NBC News.

There Is a Way to Reopen Schools This Fall. Do We Have the Will to Make It Happen? is from Slate.

Long road ahead to close California’s digital divide in education before new school year begins is from Ed Source.

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.

NYC schools will reopen in the fall, the mayor says. The governor says not so fast is from CNN.

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.

‘How the hell are we going to do this?’ The panic over reopening schools is from Politico.

Schools want to reopen safely. Without federal funds, many worry they can’t. is from NBC News.

Some students will stay home in the fall. School districts have to figure out how to teach them. is from Chalkbeat.

School openings across globe suggest ways to keep coronavirus at bay, despite outbreaks is an important new article from Science Magazine.

Florida Orders Schools To Reopen In The Fall For In-Person Instruction is from NPR.

Seeking guidance for reopening schools? is from Ed Source.

A Better Fall Is Possible is from The Atlantic.

 

DEVOS TELLS TEACHERS THAT THEY JUST NEED MORE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING SKILLS, NOT MORE MONEY, TO OPEN SCHOOLS SAFELY

STATE CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION SAYS TO START THE YEAR WITH REMOTE TEACHING

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION LOST ITS MIND TODAY ABOUT REOPENING SCHOOLS

 

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:

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.

Trump’s campaign to open schools provokes mounting backlash even from GOP is from Politico.

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.

 

LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO SCHOOL DISTRICTS ANNOUNCE THEY ARE STARTING THE SCHOOL YEAR ALL ONLINE

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

 

 

LATEST UPDATE ON REOPENING SACRAMENTO SCHOOLS

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.

Teachers worry about how we’ll keep them safe if their schools reopen is from CNN.

‘Normally, people don’t play with kids’ lives’: Trump’s push to reopen schools becomes another partisan fight is from CNN.

ALL SACRAMENTO COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL START ONLINE

Newsom Order Would Keep Most California Schools Online is from The NY Times.

How Trump Closed Down the Schools is from The Atlantic.

“If You Want Us to Reopen, You Cannot Leave Your House From Now Until September” is from Slate.

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.

 

Trump Gets CDC To Modify School Reopening Guidance – This Certainly Will Strengthen Everyone’s Confidence In It

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.

‘Online School Is Not the End of the World’

‘Home-Schooling Won’t Kill Us. Covid-19 Might.’

A Visit To The Classrooms The Kids Left Behind.

A Small Georgia City Plans to Put Students in Classrooms This Week is from The New York Times.

Here’s How Back To School Might Look In The New Normal is from NPR.

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.

The Risk That Students Could Arrive at School With the Coronavirus is from The New York Times.

These kids are getting left behind when schools go online is from CNN.

‘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.

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.