‘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.
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.