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.
‘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.
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.
Europe’s schools still open, still relatively safe, through covid-19 second wave is from The Washington Post.
California is failing to provide free and equal education to all during pandemic, suit alleges is from The L.A. Times.
This entire second-grade D.C. class fell behind in reading. Now what? is from The Washington Post.
Amid COVID-19 surge, parents must decide: When schools reopen, will they send their kids? is from The Los Angeles Times.
What Newsom’s COVID stay-at-home order means for schools in the Sacramento region is from The Sacramento Bee.
When will children get a coronavirus vaccine? Not in time for the new school year, experts fear. is from The Washington Post.
The Brooklyn School Suing the C.D.C. is from The New Yorker.
‘Spider-Man’ actors may be allowed inside Atlanta schools before students — and some families are upset is from The Washington Post.
A blueprint to safely open schools is by Randi Weingarten.
Here are the demographics of NYC students expected to return to school next week (3K – gr. 5 plus D75), minus recent opt-ins. White students are overrepresented, Black and Asian students underrepresented (though, overall, white students make up 1/4 of in-person students): pic.twitter.com/X21PYAkFxS
— Michael Elsen-Rooney (@MichaelElsenRoo) December 2, 2020
5 Things We’ve Learned About Virtual School In 2020 is from NPR.
Reopening Schools Before a Children’s Vaccine is from The NY Times.
They know the pain of online learning. Here’s what teachers, parents and students did about it is from The L.A. Times.
COVID-19 means more preschool-age kids won’t be ready for kindergarten is from USA Today.
These Families Feel Forgotten as N.Y.C. Pushes to Open Schools is from The NY Times.
A 3-screen garage: How a Seattle math teacher makes remote learning work is from The Seattle Times.
Bars or schools? How nations rank education in pandemic priorities. is from The C.S. Monitor.
‘Our kids are the sacrifices’: Parents push schools to open is from The Associate Press.
As Virus Spreads, C.D.C. Draws Up an Urgent Battle Plan is from The NY Times.
‘A lost generation’: Surge of research reveals students sliding backward, most vulnerable worst affected is from The Washington Post.
Virginia schools plan gradual reopening as evidence of online learning gap piles up is from The Washington Post.
US schools go back and forth on in-person learning is from The Associated Press.
Why are teachers’ faces covered in stickers? To get kids engaged in remote school — and it’s working. is from The Washington Post.
Are Teachers Unions Really to Blame? is from Slate.
The Chicago Teachers Union Plays Hardball is from The NY Times.
“I’m scared” – 21 teachers on what it’s like teaching in a global pandemic is from the PBS NewsHour.
Remote Learning Can Bring Bias Into the Home is from The NY Times.
cc: hundreds of school districts throughout the country https://t.co/ISTO85DWmW
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) December 10, 2020
12,000 More White Children Return to N.Y.C. Schools Than Black Children is from The NY Times.
The push-and-pull drama over school reopenings reaches fever pitch in L.A. and Orange counties is from The L.A. Times.
Rundown schools forced more students to go remote is from The Hechinger Report.
Schools Will Close in Germany as Cases Surge is from The NY Times.
We need a Marshall Plan for our schools. And we need it now. appeared in The Washington Post.
Covid: heads call for all lessons to go online for schools in mass testing areas is from The Guardian.
CPS hiring 2,000 new workers — no Chicago residency required — to help reopen schools is from The Chicago Sun Times.
‘It’s been tumultuous’: Covid-19 stress takes toll on teachers in England is from The Guardian.
If Teachers Get the Vaccine Quickly, Can Students Get Back to School? is from The NY Times.
Long Beach schools push back reopening to March, citing rise in COVID-19 cases is from The L.A. Times.
‘Game changer’ Covid tests for secondary schools in January is from The BBC.
Huge gaps in classroom time for pupils across England, figures show is from The Guardian.
When Will It Be Like 2019 Again? is from The NY Times.
Staggered return for England’s secondary schools next term is from The BBC.
Testing Students This Spring Would Be a Mistake is from Ed Week.
Inside One N.Y.C. School That Reopened During the Pandemic is from The NY Times.
That’s right. Support student voice until you disagree with it https://t.co/cL6MOTppky
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) December 18, 2020
As COVID surges, meet the Placer County students rallying against more time on campus is from The Sacramento Bee.
Delay school return in England by two weeks over Covid, union urges is from The Guardian.
Teachers in England forced to beg parents for help in setting up pupil Covid tests is from The Guardian.
— drwatson (@terrinwatson) December 22, 2020
Biden’s pick for education secretary, current Connecticut education commissioner Miguel A. Cardona, has pushed for schools to reopen while retaining the support of teachers unions in his state – an impressive political feathttps://t.co/000fCTzrsu
— Kate Taylor (@katetaylornyt) December 22, 2020
Biden team’s multibillion-dollar school testing plan takes shape is from Politico.
Vaccines, dollars and Biden ratchet up pressure on teachers to return to school is from The Washington Post.
Covid testing plans leave England’s school leaders guessing is from The Guardian.
Newsom to promise $2 billion in hopes of reopening schools beginning in February is from The L.A. Times.
— Rachel Cohen (@rmc031) December 30, 2020
Major new study in two states, MI & WA, finds school reopening is not linked to COVID cases when community spread is very low, but *is linked* when cases are higher https://t.co/NYbnBEUFkM pic.twitter.com/GiRi6guv9K
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) December 23, 2020
Headline writers, you simply cannot leave out or asterisk away “if community transmission is low” when the *vast majority of the country* would not meet that definition! pic.twitter.com/pEv71FbuPO
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) December 30, 2020
What Gov. Newsom’s $2 billion school reopening plan means for Sacramento-area districts is from The Sacramento Bee.
Covid fears spark revolt by unions over return to school in England is from The Guardian.
Ministers urged to close all schools in England for two weeks is from The Guardian.
4) Given this evidence, I think we need to rethink school reopenings until we get this new B117 variant strain under control. We need every teacher and school worker (bus drivers, cafeteria staff, custodians) vaccinated before we got back to school. It pains me to say it though.
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 2, 2021
The pandemic has made the ‘unseen’ dysfunctionality of the leadership of many school districts’ ‘seen’ https://t.co/AGKnz1c4KI
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) January 3, 2021
Schools in England may stay closed for weeks, admits Williamson is from The Guardian.
You definitely want to read The Atlantic’s article, The Debate About School Safety Is No Longer Relevant.
Chicago’s School Dispute Intensifies is from The NY Times.
Protesting teachers work from parking lot after colleague dies of COVID, GA video shows is from The Sacramento Bee.
Many Chicago teachers stay home to protest school reopening plans. is from The NY Times.
This is happening in our county and is nuts: Roseville high school students return to campuses for live, in-person instruction is from The Sacramento Bee.
Yes, there’s risk in opening schools. But we can find ways to manage it. is from The Washington Post.
I have concerns about our district’s leadership, but this letter signed by superintendents, including ours, is a good one: 7 key California school superintendents blast governor’s new school reopening plan is from The Washington Post. California schools need more than Newsom’s $2 billion to reopen, superintendents say is from The Sacramento Bee.
New Year, New Drama in New York Schools is from The NY Times.
I know we’re all correctly focused on the insurrection but, if u read anything else today, check out these stats —— Gov. Newsom’s push to reopen schools slams up against raging COVID-19 surge https://t.co/Fz6ZNZJfMl pic.twitter.com/3AvOHdjcMd
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) January 7, 2021
What obstacles schools must overcome to offer in-person instruction is from EdSource.
K-12: The Spring Semester to Come is from The NY Times.
Newsom’s state budget earmarks billions in COVID-19 help for workers and schools is from The L.A. Times.
Chicago Students Return to School on Monday. Will Their Teachers? is from The NY Times.
Scores of nurses with Chicago Public Schools say reopening buildings is still unsafe is from The Washington Post.
Two new studies point to virus thresholds for in-person school is from The Hechinger Report.
L.A. students must get COVID-19 vaccine to return to campus, Beutner says is from The L.A. Times.
Chicago schools reopening news: 678 teachers did not swipe in on Monday is from Chalkbeat.
The quote above is from The New Yorker article, Black America Has Reason to Question Authorities, and you definitely will want to read it.
Amid Surges, Teachers Line Up For Their Vaccines is from NPR.
Photos: Las Virgenes kids are among first in L.A. to return to school during pandemic is from The LA Times.
Chicago school system locks out some teachers, withholds pay for not returning to in-person instruction is from The Washington Post.
Joe Biden is proposing $130 billion for K-12 education ($2.6K per student) plus $350 for state and local budgets that could also trickle down to schools. pic.twitter.com/exlqv8TNuz
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) January 14, 2021
Biden, aiming to reopen schools, set to request infusion of cash is from The Washington Post.
What Does a More Contagious Virus Mean for Schools? is from The NY Times.
Pretty big deal: Baltimore City public schools announce plans to bring back the option of in-person instruction for all K-5 students, 9th graders and high school seniors by March 1. A stark contrast with other large districts in Maryland and many other cities around the country. pic.twitter.com/GOKVzxqmuM
— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) January 14, 2021
“It turns out that, if you believe the epidemiologists, schools do, in fact, bring risk of transmission. How could we ever have thought otherwise?” – @onthemedia with @rmc031 talking about what we do and do not know about schools and COVID risks. https://t.co/lX3UqYnZV7
— Margaret Thornton (@MaggieEThornton) January 14, 2021
How the New Variant Could Affect Kids and Schools is from The NY Times.
Newsom opens one-stop Covid information ‘hub’ on reopening schools is from EdSource.
State tightens rules for reopening schools as high COVID-19 rates hold districts back is from The L.A Times.
“As U.S. authorities debate whether to keep schools open, a consensus is emerging in Europe that children are a considerable factor in the spread of Covid-19…” https://t.co/16Da88a5IJ
— Margaret Thornton (@MaggieEThornton) January 16, 2021
Everything We Know Now About Schools, Kids, and Covid-19 is from Wired.
Who could have predicted? https://t.co/atL935Zl3p
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) January 14, 2021
Pandemic Teacher Shortages Imperil In-Person Schooling is from The NY Times.
¿Qué significa para las escuelas la nueva variante del coronavirus? is from The NY Times.
I think the safest thing to say, is we’re still learning so much about COVID. Given uncertainty and arrival of vaccines, it only makes sense to err on the side of caution https://t.co/pLtK2dGeVR
— Kristopher Nordstrom (@KrisNordstrom) January 19, 2021
.@ChiPubSchools is trying to make the return-to-school/hybrid learning plan sound sensible and appealing. I wonder what that might look like if they produced their own cheery promotional video? pic.twitter.com/hNBD5V5Czw
— Greg Michie (@GregoryMichie) January 18, 2021
Daily Covid testing plans ‘paused’ in English schools is from The Guardian.
For schoolchildren struggling to read, COVID-19 has been a wrecking ball is from The Boston Globe.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) January 19, 2021
Good morning. As the Biden administration is inaugurated today, with a plan to fund broader reopening of schools, the labor tension in Chicago is only growing.
The teachers union will have an emergency meeting of its House of Delegates tonight to weigh a walkout next week.
— Yana Kunichoff (@Yanazure) January 20, 2021
Chicago Teachers Union might take strike vote this week, sources say is from The Chicago Sun Times.
— Kristopher Nordstrom (@KrisNordstrom) January 19, 2021
Private schools are much more likely than district schools to have opened their buildings. But charter schools are the *least likely* to be in person. This really complicates the narrative that teachers unions are to blame for closed buildings. pic.twitter.com/eBrK9yKyCa
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) January 19, 2021
CTU delegates approve walkout, send vote to full union membership is from The Chicago Sun Times.
More school organizations urge revising Gov. Newsom’s reopening plan is from Ed Source.
13,000 School Districts, 13,000 Approaches to Teaching During Covid is from The NY Times.
Biden Details Plan for Reopening Schools is from US News.
Who could have predicted that this would happen after they returned to basically reg schedule & said 6 ft social distancing was not “practical”?——– COVID-19 cases at a Roseville high school force hundreds of students to quarantine https://t.co/ckwnYFMQwx
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) January 21, 2021
Newsom’s $2 billion school reopening fund could actually cost districts money is from CAL Matters.
A Report Card for U.S. Schools is from The NY Times.
Surge of Student Suicides Pushes Las Vegas Schools to Reopen is from The NY Times.
Only 19 percent of students eligible for in person learning in Chicago Public Schools showed up (on average) during the first week it was offered. That is far worse than the 30% CPS was expecting.
— Sarah Karp (@SSKedreporter) January 23, 2021
Chicago Teachers Union votes to refuse in-person work, defy Chicago Public Schools’ reopening plan is from The Chicago Sun Times.
Biden Is Vowing to Reopen Schools Quickly. It Won’t Be Easy. is from The NY Times.
Sac City schools paid $6 million for costly air cleaners with unnecessary features is from Sacramento Bee.
Boris Johnson: English schools ‘priority’ for reopening but no date yet – video is from The Guardian.
Chicago Teachers Union votes to refuse in-person classes and continue remote instruction is from The Washington Post.
Biden: I don’t blame teachers or their unions for schools staying closed is from The Washington Post.
Lack of teacher vaccines could threaten school reopening is from Politico.
CDC finds scant spread of coronavirus in schools with precautions in place is from The Washington Post.
Paper in JAMA by CDC researchers offers a nuanced perspective on evidence on school reopening: Evidence suggests schools can open without sparking outbreaks as long as community transmission is not too high (they don’t say exactly how high is too high)https://t.co/84p1Eh8kYN
— Kate Taylor (@katetaylornyt) January 26, 2021
The pandemic has made transparent the lack of competent leadership plaguing many districts. If leaders begin to demonstrate they can be trusted, teachers will begin to trust them, in turn
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) January 26, 2021
Teachers in England ‘should pick vulnerable pupils for early return’ is from The Guardian.
Educators, food workers join California’s priority list for vaccines is from CAL Matters.
Has the Public Turned on Teachers? is from Ed Week.
The pandemic has made transparent the dysfunction of the leadership of sooooooooo many districts https://t.co/IfXBYp4gyH
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) January 27, 2021
I Can’t Believe I Need to Say This, but We Need Schools More Than Bars is from The NY Times.
Chicago Public Schools suspends in-person learning as possible teachers strike looms is from The Washington Post.
The Impact of Teacher Deaths is from The NY Times.
California teachers tell Gov. Newsom they need vaccines before reopening classrooms is from The Sacramento Bee.
CPS, CTU make progress with several tentative agreements, but strike still looms is from The Chicago Sun Times.
Placer County teachers unions sound alarm on school reopenings. Will officials listen? is from The Sacramento Bee.
Dead Teachers Can’t Teach is from The Nation.
While Biden pushes to reopen schools, Europe moves in the opposite direction is from The Washington Post.
The racial disparities over who is returning to D.C. classrooms puts equity spotlight on reopening plan is from The Washington Post.
Missing in School Reopening Plans: Black Families’ Trust is from The NY Times.
Chicago update: Mayor Lightfoot and CPS CEO say district has made progress in negotiations with the teachers union over school reopening. Remote learning will continue Tuesday and Wednesday while they try to resolve remaining issues. No teachers will be locked out for now pic.twitter.com/wyFWRwyBAD
— Kate Taylor (@katetaylornyt) February 1, 2021
Los Angeles schools to remain in hard shutdown for near future, Beutner says is from The L.A Times.
Fox guest claims that Chicago teachers oppose the mayor’s plan for in-person learning because many of them prefer working from their second homes in Florida and California, those luxuries that public school teachers infamously splurge on. pic.twitter.com/gM06B1CxJB
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) February 1, 2021
Working on this story this week was crazy. Information is changing at a rapid clip. But @emrichards summarizes it perfectly: If you’re a teacher looking to get vaccinated, it comes down to location — and luck. https://t.co/O2Fv3Tv7dg
— Lindsay Schnell (@Lindsay_Schnell) January 29, 2021
The bottom line: Similar methods that showed little evidence of in-school spread in the first study found quite a bit of spread connected to schools statewide.
Letters to the Editor: Schools are closed because of a raging pandemic, not lazy teachers https://t.co/tqCCXSKoMw
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) February 2, 2021
San Francisco, amid school renaming flap, sues its school district to reopen during pandemic is from The L.A. Times.
Chicago Families Debate School Reopening is from The New York Times.
And we all know that McConnell has a long track record of putting children’s interests first in the policies he’s promoted https://t.co/iPQ1aqprhg
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) February 3, 2021
Sacramento County teachers are about to get vaccines. What it means for school reopenings is from The Sacramento Bee.
— Erica L. Green (@EricaLG) February 4, 2021
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky talks about what’s needed to reopen school buildings and campuses:
✔️ Mitigation efforts, like masks and de-densifying classrooms
✔️ Vaccine priority for educators
✔️ Funding in the American Rescue Plan to pay for it all. pic.twitter.com/6u16w6eT7t
— NEA (@NEAToday) February 4, 2021
Proposal to sue LAUSD to reopen school campuses is a political stunt, Beutner says is from The L.A. Times.
Coronavirus Today: The school-reopening battle is from The L.A. Times.
S.F. teachers share demands for returning to classrooms but no timeline is from The San Francisco Chronicle.
The Union Leader Who Says She Can Get Teachers Back in Schools is from The NY Times.
Pandemic learning takes another turn: Will teachers be in person in classrooms? is from The Washington Post.
New York City plans to reopen its middle schools this month is from The NY Times.
Schools plan for potential of remote learning into the fall is from The Associated Press.
California school reopening deal could come this week, Gavin Newsom says is from The Sacramento Bee.
Teachers, food employees, essential workers cleared for COVID-19 vaccine in San Francisco is from The L.A. Times.
Possible deal over teacher vaccines could bring elementary students back to class is from The L.A. Times.
What’s at Stake in the Fight Over Reopening Schools is from The New Yorker.
‘She Just Lost It’: Chicago School Fight Leaves Families in Limbo is from The NY Times.
Could Chicago’s school reopening deal set a higher bar for other districts? is from Chalkbeat.
Teachers’ Union Leaders Face a Tough Test Over School Reopening is from The NY Times.
L.A. elementary schools rapidly approach reopening threshold, but teacher vaccines lacking is from The L.A. Times.
What Can We Learn From Where the Schools Stayed Open? is from The NY Times.
Sacramento teachers union: Vaccine access a must before school campuses can reopen is from The Sacramento Bee.
Sacramento County teachers are about to get vaccines. What it means for school reopenings is from The Sacramento Bee.
Biden Trims Ambitions on School Reopening Pledge is from The NY Times.
3 Teachers On The Push To Return To The Classroom is from NPR.
It looks as if the reopening timeline for Philly schools could depend on the school is from The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Reflections on teaching when your classroom is 30 degrees is from Chalkbeat.
These are some good ideas! https://t.co/ZBsxRifUkY
— Margaret Thornton (@MaggieEThornton) February 12, 2021
New CDC guidance: Vaccinate teachers, but don’t wait to open schools is from Chalkbeat.
The C.D.C. Has New School Guidelines. Here’s What You Need to Know. is from The NY Times.
Here’s the CDC’s advice for reopening schools safely is from The L.A. Times.
Sacramento County teachers, other school workers to receive vaccinations starting Feb. 16 is from The Sacramento Bee.
Republicans Seize on Shuttered Schools as a Political Rallying Cry is from The NY Times.
Biden’s goal to reopen schools meets high-stakes political test is from The Washington Post.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) February 14, 2021
New York Was the 1st Big School District to Reopen. Here’s What Happened. is from The NY Times.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on What She Learned From Battling the Teachers’ Union is from The NY Times.
By defying state COVID-19 rules, this California school board is risking lives is from The Sacramento Bee.
‘It’s been scary’: getting vaccinated akin to lottery for US teachers is from The Guardian.
Covid Vaccines for Kids Are Coming, but Not for Many Months is from The NY Times.
Teachers at high risk for Covid-19 should have options for virtual learning, CDC chief Dr. Rochelle Walensky says following the agency’s updated guidance for reopening schools #CNNSOTU https://t.co/GORbZU7gPv pic.twitter.com/t7b5LEzNeG
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) February 14, 2021
Biden on schools: “The goal will be 5 days a week” is from Axios.
“Thousands of teachers here are saying that they’d rather stand out and protest in frigid conditions than to go back to these classrooms just yet… because 2/3 of the schools here in Philadelphia do not meet basic safety ventilation standards” – @HeidiNBC w/ @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/pXYrzq7A4u
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) February 15, 2021
Oregon Is Vaccinating Teachers. It Might Not Be Enough to Reopen Schools. is from The NY Times.
Mass tests for teachers and pupils to be part of England lockdown easing, report says is from The Guardian.
Biden focuses on K-8 in recasting benchmark on opening schools is from Politico.
People are very divided on very important and emotional issue that quite honestly keeps me up at night. (You should see my mentions!) Whatever side you’re on, a pretty signifiant group disagree! https://t.co/OZzcb5gLqz
— Dana Goldstein (@DanaGoldstein) February 17, 2021
More than a dozen experts are calling on the Biden administration to take immediate action to limit airborne transmission of the coronavirus in high-risk places like schools, hospitals and meatpacking plants. https://t.co/hRbYbxwfhL
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 17, 2021
Republicans unite around a message — schools should reopen, and Democrats are to blame is from The Washington Post.
California lawmakers reach $6.5 billion deal to open schools is from The Associated Press.
Harris says teachers should be prioritized for Covid-19 vaccinations is from NBC News.
This is something of a triumph for public education in a challenging time. Despite very diverse perspectives on risk and need, 3/4 of parents have their kids in the schooling form they want, and the unhappy folks are reasonably divided. https://t.co/19mchhs4PC
— Justin Reich (@bjfr) February 18, 2021
Polls On Reopening Schools Are All Over The Map is from Five Thirty Eight.
Will The CDC Guidelines Help Schools Reopen? is from Forbes.
No quick path to reopening L.A. Unified is emerging as school year slips away is from The L.A. Times.
Newsom touts Long Beach as model for COVID-19 vaccinations, schools reopening is from The L.A. Times.
Newsom feuds with fellow California Democrats over schools is from Politico.
These replies are pretty interesting https://t.co/m1borzB6DN
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) February 22, 2021
INYM ⬇️ POLITICO article – Educators Can Spread #COVIDー19 inside schools @MackenzieMays @jfenster Politico is a subscription service so linking to study. https://t.co/yPfxLQTgdS pic.twitter.com/361bipyEEx
— Becky Zoglman (@bzogley) February 22, 2021
A few takeaways from these findings: One way to mitigate in-school spread is to conduct adult meetings only virtually — and certainly not over lunch. Also: quality masks matter. Here’s the study, write up below. https://t.co/yrd1CKEP2p https://t.co/AlzD5J7EXO
— Dana Goldstein (@DanaGoldstein) February 22, 2021
Sacramento County teachers are getting vaccinated. How long will it take? Will schools open?https://t.co/p1bQUUeFTo
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) February 22, 2021
‘Impending doom’: teachers on the ‘big bang’ reopening of schools in England is from The Guardian.
California teachers move to the front of the vaccine line in most counties is from Ed Source.
How To Reopen Schools is from The NY Times.
L.A. school reopening contingent on full staff vaccinations, making for uncertain date is from The L.A. Times.
This guy is living in a world where right now where schools in his district are directly ignoring state guidelines to make tchrs, students & their families safe & he wants everybody to have that same disregard 4 life https://t.co/TyrXOQ6YD5 https://t.co/rBv0V8zH5e
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) February 24, 2021
— Jennifer Berkshire (@BisforBerkshire) February 24, 2021
This has been published today by @ONS showing *some* occupations with a statistically higher (or lower) probability of testing positive for Covid. See the matrix (Fig 2) for details and see Fig 1 for a ranking of occupational risk of testing positive.https://t.co/pUIOxIFpul pic.twitter.com/RgwYHQyJYl
— Dr Duncan Robertson (@Dr_D_Robertson) February 22, 2021
I analyzed the school reopening plans of the 20 biggest school districts in the country, which all fall into the CDC’s highest risk zone. The vast majority (all except 2) push the new school reopening guidance to the max. Most exceed what’s deemed safe. https://t.co/I7Dq2YHG2J
— Lauren Camera (@laurenonthehill) February 24, 2021
Sacramento City Unified’s Youngest Students Could Return To School In April https://t.co/h2tIMZXGzf
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) February 24, 2021
English school leaders despair over new rules on Covid tests and masks is from The Guardian.
COVID-19 vaccines prioritized for California educators will focus on struggling communities is from The L.A. Times.
These California teachers will get first priority on vaccines is from Politico.
The largest school district in the Sacramento region is returning to campus is from The Sacramento Bee.
Major push to get COVID vaccines for Fresno teachers begins Monday. 40,000 doses set aside is from The Fresno Bee.
Teachers Unions Aren’t the Obstacle to Reopening Schools is from New York Magazine.
Who has the power to reopen California classrooms? is from CAL Matters.
Odessa is from The NY Times.
This article has some interesting comments from an African-American leader here in Sacramento: California parents mobilize after feeling ‘political disillusionment‘ from Politico.
Why Opening Windows Is a Key to Reopening Schools is from The NY Times.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) February 27, 2021
— Jersey Jazzman (@jerseyjazzman) February 27, 2021
What do we know about #PHLed reopening? Deal almost final, teachers reporting “soon,” PFT tells members Sunday, window fans will not be used, press conference w/full announcement at 1 tomorrow. The latest: https://t.co/z09NdksHqU
— Kristen Graham (@newskag) March 1, 2021
Heart stopping observation that ventilation measures to prevent Covid transmission in schools are bumping up against safety measures for school shootings. https://t.co/pLf0Uh5WKn
— Esther Choo MD MPH (@choo_ek) February 28, 2021
Wisconsin teachers receiving vaccines on first day of eligibility feel relief, but others may have weeks to wait is from The Milwaukee Journal.
Confusion over school Covid mask rules in England risks ‘anarchy’, says top Tory is from The Guardian.
LAUSD to get enough staff vaccines to reopen elementary schools; union talks continue is from The L.A. Times.
Newsom, lawmakers set April 1 deadline to reopen schools for K-2 students is from Ed Source.
Biden moves to get all teachers a vaccine shot by the end of March is from The Washington Post.
Today, I am directing every state to prioritize educators for vaccination. We want every educator, school staff member, and child-care worker to receive at least one shot by the end of this month.
It’s time to treat in-person learning like the essential service that it is.
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 2, 2021
Why there’s ‘a real feeling of hope’ Sacramento city schools could reopen next month is from The Sacramento Bee.
6 Feet or 3 Feet Apart? Why Reopening Schools Is Not So Easy. is from The NY Times.
Biden Administration Steps Up Push for School Reopenings is from The NY Times.
In-person learning is contingent on the safety of students, teachers, and other school staff. Thank you Mr. President for your efforts to make sure all essential workers are vaccinated as soon as possible. https://t.co/co2BTbkDjO
— Secretary Miguel Cardona (@SecCardona) March 3, 2021
Firm teachers union stance means LAUSD will be slower to reopen than other parts of state is from The L.A. Times.
Quick Guide: California’s plan for getting more kids back to school is from Ed Source.
Thanks @Gstephanopoulos for having me on @GMA this morning. Like I said, getting kids back to school safely isn’t just about reading & math. When children are with their classmates it’s almost like time spent with a second family. https://t.co/3WyZdedn2g
— Secretary Miguel Cardona (@SecCardona) March 4, 2021
#BREAKING: Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered that all schools must return to in-person learning by March 15 or after spring break, saying “students need to be back in the classroom.” https://t.co/xueeSgpIq5
— azcentral (@azcentral) March 3, 2021
Gavin Newsom signs school reopening deal pressuring districts to get kids back into class is from The Sacramento Bee.
Biden’s announcement moves teachers up in the vaccine line. Will it make a difference? is from The Washington Post.
‘I’m Overwhelmed by How Much Is Out of My Control’ is from The NY Times.
— Jennifer Binis (@JennBinis) March 5, 2021
As schools reopen, should they change how they approach academics? Here are trends to watch is from The Seattle Times.
‘An essential service’: Inside Biden’s struggle to meet his school reopening promises is from The Washington Post.
Los Angeles Schools Remain Closed and Families Wonder: How Much Longer? is from The NY Times.
Jubilation and fear as English schools reopen amid continuing confusion is from The Guardian.
Misplaced anger at teachers in reopening debate is from CAL Matters.
When it comes to reopening schools, it’s time for leaders to listen to Black families is from The Hechinger Report.
D.C. will randomly test 10 percent of students for coronavirus each week is from The Washington Post.
LA reopening deal ends California’s biggest schools standoff is from Politico.
L.A. schools could reopen starting in mid-April under deal with teachers is from The L.A. Times.
Resources for Reopening Schools is a great new resource from The Learning Policy Institute.
L.A. secondary school students face mostly online classes even when they return to campus is from The L.A. Times.
Memphis to Teachers: Come Back to School for $1,000 is from Slate.
The miseducation of Charlie Baker: Teachers need the vaccine is from The Boston Globe.
California offers COVID-19 rapid tests to reopening schools is from The L.A. Times.
I chose to go back to school on a hybrid schedule. My first day back was miserable. is from The Washington Post.
Becky Pringle, president of the National Education Association, the largest teachers’ union in the country, says educators “want to be back in-person with their students.” #BackToSchool https://t.co/U2GR2gss8H pic.twitter.com/lhkEsv7Z03
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) March 13, 2021
Debate, angst and many questions emerge over L.A. school reopening plans is from The L.A. Times.
About half of LAUSD students won’t return to campus, early survey results say is from The L.A. Times.
How 2 Communities Have Approached Reopening Schools is from NPR.
How do Americans really feel about reopening schools? is from The Washington Post.
Will schools fully reopen? It may depend on whether students have to sit six feet apart. is from The Washington Post.
good thread. like most things in this conversation, most supporters of 3 feet are really saying “the risk to this strategy is one I think we can reasonably accept.” which is fine, but definitely not the same as “research shows it’s as safe as 6 ft” https://t.co/7IR0gw1USF
— Rachel Cohen (@rmc031) March 15, 2021
Why Kids Should Get Their COVID-19 Vaccines at School is from Slate.
San Diego Unified reaches deal with teachers on reopening schools is from The San Diego Union Tribune.
Northern California’s largest school district is reopening campuses. How they did it is from The Sacramento Bee.
— Rachel Cohen (@rmc031) March 16, 2021
Three Feet or Six? Distancing Guideline for Schools Stirs Debate is from The NY Times.
New School Battle: What Counts As Reopening is from CAL Matters.
Desk spacing arguments rage as big school districts plan April reopening is from CAL Matters.
just FYI pic.twitter.com/VLuRgl0soW
— Rachel Cohen (@rmc031) March 19, 2021
Children in elementary schools don’t need to be kept six feet apart, the C.D.C. said. is from The NY Times.
CDC eases distancing guidelines in classrooms, saying 3 feet often OK is from Chalkbeat.
California adopts 3-foot-spacing rule for classrooms, changing reopening equation is from The L.A. Times.
This is a video from The Wall Street Journal:
Less than 30% of students ready to return to LAUSD campuses, survey shows is from The L.A. Times.
Learning what it takes to bring students back to school amid the pandemic is from 60 Minutes.
More schools are reopening. Here’s how to prepare kids for The Return. is from The Washington Post.
AFT President Randi Weingarten asks the CDC and the Education Department to release “a national checklist outlining the enhanced mitigation strategies that must be in place if we move to 3 feet physical distancing” between students in schools. https://t.co/LD9xb7p5Ah pic.twitter.com/BQdMnEDWYf
— Andrew Ujifusa (@AndrewUjifusa) March 23, 2021
Biden to Educators: It’s Time to Open the Schools is from US News.
Today, @SecCardona announced the School Reopening Tour. He will visit schools who have successfully reopened and schools that are facing challenges. He will also meet with leaders, educators and students to discuss @CDCgov‘s mitigation strategies.https://t.co/veb3A5mTIE pic.twitter.com/QE9j0WQCQV
— U.S. Department of Education (@usedgov) March 24, 2021
The first federal data on education during the pandemic finds nearly half of public schools were open for full-time, face-to-face classes, with White children far more likely than Black, Hispanic or Asian American students to be attending in person. https://t.co/YlzEaZeqiH pic.twitter.com/pEZ6pBOxXN
— Post Graphics (@PostGraphics) March 24, 2021
Tracking school reopenings in California is from The L.A. Times.
BREAKING: Pfizer has begun testing its vaccine in young kids. Two 9-yr-olds were vaccinated yesterday, but trial will extend all the way down to 6 mos eventually. https://t.co/5MpTt7XX2f
— Apoorva Mandavilli (@apoorva_nyc) March 25, 2021
What 3-foot social distance means for reopening of California schools is from Ed Source.
Putting Students Behind Plexiglass Isn’t Making Them Any Safer is from New York Magazine.
Everything We Know About LAUSD’s Plan To Reopen Schools In April is from The LAist.
S.F. and Oakland families, eager for normalcy, find disarray in school reopening is from The San Francisco Chronicle.
LAUSD goes to great lengths to show schools are safe to reopen. But it’s a tough sell is from The L.A. Times.
Here’s a Sacramento Bee video about the technology we are theoretically going to have and use when we return to the classroom next month:
Vaccine’s Effectiveness Among Teens Heaps Pressure on Schools is from Bloomberg.
Sacramento County students are back on campus. But what will school look like in the fall? is from The Sacramento Bee.
One Year Into the Pandemic, Schools Are Now Less Accommodating to Students is from Teen Vogue.
Coronavirus vaccines are coming for kids — but studies have to be finished first is from The Washington Post.
A majority of school districts are now open. But not everyone wants to return. is from The NY Times.
Randi Weingarten on Opening Schools Safely is from The New Yorker.
Fed Up With Remote Learning, Governors Make a Push to Reopen Schools is from The NY Times.
LAUSD goes to great lengths to show schools are safe to reopen. But it’s a tough sell is from The LA Times.
A study of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Sweden finds “exposure to open schools resulted in a small increase in infections among parents. Among teachers, the infection rate doubled, and infections spilled over to their partners”: https://t.co/om9NOPH1Us
— Dylan Wiliam (@dylanwiliam) April 2, 2021
Will school be back to normal this fall? Kind of, sort of, maybe. is from The Washington Post.
The Urgency of Vaccinating Kids is from The Atlantic.
Los Angeles teachers will get child care stipend for young kids is from Politico.
Teachers and Nurses have fundamentally changed “women’s work” in our country thanks to their strong unions and unapologetic collective bargaining. They have always led and pulled others up with them. We should applaud this, not mock it. https://t.co/kz5nKDq29a
— Lorena Gonzalez (@LorenaSGonzalez) April 4, 2021
New York City Schools Have Been Closing a Lot. That’s About to Change. is from The NY Times.
With new aid, schools seek solutions to problems new and old is from The Associated Press.
Reopening Schools Is the Easy Part is from The Atlantic.
In massive reopening effort at 1,400 L.A. public schools, safety is the priority is from The L.A. Times.
New developments in the COVID-19 pandemic has one leading epidemiologist re-evaluating his own advice. Dr. Michael Osterholm supported sending children back to school. He said the virus was not a major threat to children. Now, the situation has changed. https://t.co/gw4JhLjsEd
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) April 6, 2021
helpful write-up of new NBER working paper on school transmission risk (https://t.co/zt2DSuE7Ev) the study analyzed mobile school visit tracking data and private insurance data from >130 million households. a few key points: https://t.co/VA8FZrSDnD
— Rachel Cohen (@rmc031) April 7, 2021
I’m seeing more districts, especially on the West Coast, come out with statements of intent, like this one, about offering “regular” school in fall 2021. pic.twitter.com/zGz6yeb2qw
— Dana Goldstein (@DanaGoldstein) April 7, 2021
Q&A: Meeting the Needs of Students of Color in a Time of Collective Trauma is from Ed Week. I’m also adding this article to A BEGINNING LIST OF RESOURCES ON SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS AS WE MAKE BABY STEPS TOWARDS RETURNING TO A POST-PANDEMIC CLASSROOM.
Los Angeles public schools will begin reopening next week. Here’s what you need to know is from The L.A. Times.
The science says it’s about more than just getting kids back in the classroom – it’s about making sure they’re socially, emotionally, and mentally prepared. Our COVID-19 Handbook Vol. 2 put all that science in one place to help schools who need it most. https://t.co/suO1eV049B pic.twitter.com/yL4U361HFc
— Secretary Miguel Cardona (@SecCardona) April 9, 2021
Are CA schools fully opening in the fall? Here is the very latest https://t.co/Bk6hHjkGjH
— Sawsan Morrar (@sawsan24) April 8, 2021
Asian Americans Most Likely To Be Learning Remotely is from The NPR.
New from the CDC Director:
She expects all schools will be open full-time in the fall
She thinks we may have a vaccine for kids 12+ by mid-May
She is hopeful that by summertime there will be two vaccines available for children 12 and uphttps://t.co/cyEkrpVI1G
— Christopher Pepper (@mrhealthteacher) April 9, 2021
“A new working paper…finds that when schools have in-person instruction, families with school-age children have a higher risk of contracting the coronavirus—and the burden of that risk falls heaviest on the lowest-income communities.”https://t.co/xzzhdQ8S4P
— Margaret Thornton, Ph.D. (@MaggieEThornton) April 7, 2021
Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic is from The NY Times.
Kids are returning to classrooms. But what will happen to those who stay at home? is from The Washington Post.
California school unions seeking extra pay, child care help as classes reopen is from The Sacramento Bee.
LAUSD’s slow, cautious reopening shows the influence of the teachers union, but it has critics is from The L.A. Times.
LAUSD welcomes excited students, concerned parents on first day of school after a year is from The L.A. Times.
Pandemic learning gains: Resilience. Responsibility. Lunch. is from The Christian Science Monitor. I’m also adding this piece to Trying To Bring Research, Sanity, Teacher Expertise & Student Voice To The “Learning Loss” Discussion.
SEIU has now called for a two day strike next week if our district leadership doesn’t come to its senses. If they have to strike, we teachers will, too https://t.co/F3ICZJ6yO6
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) April 15, 2021
Two new studies about schools and COVID. The first suggests that school buildings being open leads to COVID spread. The second suggests that the more quickly school buildings closed, the fewer deaths communities experienced. https://t.co/6WR5sRucV7
— Margaret Thornton, Ph.D. (@MaggieEThornton) April 16, 2021
LAUSD unequal reopening: Nearly full classrooms on Westside, emptier elsewhere is from The L.A. Times.
‘The first day of school, in April’: CPS high schools reopen 13 months after COVID-19 shutdowns is from The Chicago Tribune.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot, schools chief Janice Jackson and selective enrollment school Payton principal Melissa Resh are holding a presser on high school reopening. Today is the first time CPS high school buildings are opening in 13 months https://t.co/pLeE31GgyB
— Yana Kunichoff (@Yanazure) April 19, 2021
SF school district warning families they might not have enough subs to cover the in-person classes of 290 teachers who have a medical waiver to remain distance only. https://t.co/yrARzXLgwP
— Jill Tucker (@jilltucker) April 19, 2021
Distance learning not an option next school year for Natomas Unified, new ‘virtual academy’ is is from a Sacramento TV station.
Sacramento City Unified School District, SEIU union reach deal to avoid strike is from The Sacramento Bee.
As the school year ends, many districts expand summer school options is from The Washington Post. For what it’s worth, it includes a quote from me:
“Many teachers, including me, are exhausted right now from teaching during the pandemic,” said Larry Ferlazzo, who teaches English and social studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento. “Many of us are not going to have anything left to give this summer.”
I’m adding it to THE BEST RESOURCES FOR THINKING ABOUT SUMMER SCHOOL THIS YEAR.
No question that school closures have taken an emotional toll on students, but so thankful that suicides haven’t seemed to have increased–despite countless claims that they have. Confirmation bias is dangerous! https://t.co/wayh4oGWfy
— Jacob Waters (@jacobwaters) April 22, 2021
More than $1.8 billion flows into schools in the Washington region to help amid pandemic is from The Washington Post.
‘Learning Loss, in General, Is a Misnomer’: Study Shows Kids Made Progress During COVID-19 is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to Trying To Bring Research, Sanity, Teacher Expertise & Student Voice To The “Learning Loss” Discussion.
Go back or push forward? Schools look to ‘acceleration’ to fill pandemic learning gaps is from Chalkbeat. I’m adding it to THE BEST RESOURCES FOR THINKING ABOUT SUMMER SCHOOL THIS YEAR.
Kindergarten declines fuel steep drop in public school enrollment amid pandemic is from L.A. Times.
How many will seriously engage teachers, students & families in deciding? Not many ————Sacramento schools bought laptops, PPE with Trump’s stimulus. What’s planned for Biden’s? By @sawsan24 https://t.co/0mSX7eyNt1
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) April 25, 2021
Kids are finally returning to school. But most of them are white. is from Politico.
Less than half of expected L.A pupils returned in first week; then numbers improved is from The L.A. Times.
I had originally thought that there might be a pretty large number of teachers leaving the profession after this year. That still might b the case, but now I wonder if the big movement will b teachers leaving incompetently-run districts to ones that have their act together
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) April 28, 2021
They should try teaching classes this year ——— School Superintendents Are Superstressed https://t.co/yayYfIK6Qy
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) April 28, 2021
California is offering its state test remotely, but note the many reasons districts can determine that giving the test is not “viable” pic.twitter.com/BJMbB0fFoQ
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) April 26, 2021
What Students Are Saying About ‘Learning Loss’ During the Pandemic is from The NY Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to Trying To Bring Research, Sanity, Teacher Expertise & Student Voice To The “Learning Loss” Discussion.
‘Virtual Learning Has Done Nothing — Nothing — for My Son’ is from The NY Times.
BioNTech expects Covid vaccine data on kids ages 5 to 11 as early as end of summer https://t.co/5ukQZ5FZfk
— CNBC (@CNBC) April 30, 2021
Researchers suggest the 6-foot distancing rule doesn’t reflect the full picture of coronavirus risk in indoor settings. https://t.co/S9DJMIOaqJ
— The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee_news) April 30, 2021
Some schools skip student quarantines is from The Washington Post.
Of course! Most of us are barely hanging on. This is just another example of unskilled district leadership not engaging teachers before they announce bad proposals. https://t.co/Cla49kAfn5
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 3, 2021
I’m sure there will be more!
Kids Can’t Get The COVID-19 Vaccine Yet. How Much Of A Risk Do They Pose To The Rest Of Society? is from Five Thirty Eight.
Many worry about ‘learning loss,’ but has this really been a lost year for CPS students? is from The Chicago Sun Times. I’m adding it to Trying To Bring Research, Sanity, Teacher Expertise & Student Voice To The “Learning Loss” Discussion.
Cardona Says He Expects All Schools Will Open This Fall is from US News.
Extend the school year? Teachers say no, parents say meh. LAUSD retreats from its plan is from The L.A. Times.
— Sawsan Morrar (@sawsan24) May 4, 2021
Latest data from @NationalParents poll (https://t.co/mmGc1N9fg9) shows that 2/3 of parents are getting the type of instruction they want for their child, whereas 19% want more in-person instruction and 14% want less. pic.twitter.com/CswjIn30qk
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) May 4, 2021
NEW: Pfizer expects to submit for Covid-19 vaccine EUA for children age 2 to 11 in September
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) May 4, 2021
Meanwhile, in South Carolina:
Teen vaccines and schools is from The NY Times.
What the Pandemic Can’t Touch is from The NY Times.
Over half of California public school students remain in distance learning is from Ed Source.
As someone who made the decisions of when to close and open a school, the idea that we were sticking it to anyone (or listening to Atlantic columnists) is so profoundly insulting to the challenging deliberation, planning, communication, and trust-building this year requires. https://t.co/Xn6sZFYUwL
— Ben SK (@bensk) May 5, 2021
Biden hits schools goal even as many students still learn remotely is from NBC News.
Signs of an improving pandemic outlook may be emerging for younger Americans. is from The NY Times.
I received a ton of replies to my tweet similar to this one:
Yep. No young person wants what the DOEs are selling. There’s lot they want that could be amazing for them, and really set them up to thrive. But summer school ain’t it. https://t.co/vwsHtvQvc0
— Neema Avashia (@AvashiaNeema) May 6, 2021
Even though no one likes wearing a mask, we’re certainly not hearing any complaints about it at our school. Apparently, it’s different in other (I would bet predominantly white) communities:
Secondary school pupils no longer advised to wear masks in class, Williamson confirms is from The Guardian.
Florida parents heckle Asian American school board member over mask mandate: ‘You’re a communist’ is from The Washington Post.
Perhaps those against mask wear should read today’s FiveThirtyEight piece, How To Make Sure Your Kid Isn’t A Superspreader.
Schools Are Open, but Many Families Remain Hesitant to Return is from The NY Times.
California high schoolers are saying no thanks to reopened campuses and are staying home is from The L.A. Times.
Restaurants and Broadway Are Coming Back. What About Our Schools? is from The NY Times.
I only have 2-8 students physically attending each of my classes. I have asked them what they like most about about coming to school. Every one has said they like it because they can get their work done without distractions or home responsibilities.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 8, 2021
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 8, 2021
Lots of replies to this next tweet:
One more week down, five-and-a-half to go! Is there really any teacher this year who is NOT counting down?
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 8, 2021
How To Use Summer to Close Student Learning Gaps is from The Teaching Channel. I’m adding it to THE BEST RESOURCES FOR THINKING ABOUT SUMMER SCHOOL THIS YEAR.
LePage & Jordan: Designing Fun-Filled Summer Learning Programs That Students Will Want to Attend is from The 74. I’m adding it to the same list.
With Covid Vaccines for Teens and Kids, Timing Matters is from The NY Times.
Only 7% of LAUSD high school students return to reopened campuses, far less than expected is from The L.A. Times.
“in Texas, reopenings often occurred alongside high community spread and at near capacity…we find robust evidence that reopening Texas schools gradually but substantially accelerated the community spread of COVID-19” https://t.co/7GGoK4rRbc
— Paul Bruno (@Paul__Bruno) May 10, 2021
— Laura McInerney (@miss_mcinerney) May 7, 2021
The FDA has authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15https://t.co/Yx8lmmHXEl
— Sawsan Morrar (@sawsan24) May 10, 2021
New: Texas study finds strong link between school reopening and COVID spread. Here’s how to make sense of the findings. https://t.co/qAgmz6NI3m
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) May 10, 2021
How many high school students will come back in the fall? Dismal return rate raises alarms is from The L.A. Times.
We recently began concurrent teaching. All my classes r either ELL students who I’ve had before or IB Diploma students or non-Diploma students who I specifically recruited. They r academically motivated, & I barely make it thru day. I feel 4 colleagues w/more challenging classes.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 11, 2021
Open schools meant thousands more riding public transportation, meant not just school staff but also more parents going into their workplaces (a stated goal of politicians) and more people just going socially around society (as this new Texas study suggests families did) /2
— Rachel Cohen (@rmc031) May 11, 2021
Important thread https://t.co/ADK62UHdIi
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 11, 2021
I think this is correct. When we think about say college and restaurants openings triggering surges, I don’t think we’re just referring to transmission within college classrooms or restaurants but the broader effects. https://t.co/M5RpluE4ug
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) May 11, 2021
And in a sense it cuts at the heart of educational policy and politics: should we make decisions about schools based on an isolated look at in-school factors and effects on student, or should we consider them in their social and material context?
— Jeremy Singer (@jeremylsinger) May 11, 2021
Why Some Families Still Prefer Remote School is from The NY Times.
Capitol’s biggest schools clash: To Zoom or not to Zoom? is from Politico.
C.D.C. Advisers Endorse Pfizer Vaccine for Children Ages 12 to 15 is from The NY Times.
South Carolina’s governor lifts the mask mandate for children in schools is from The NY Times.
Can schools require coronavirus vaccines for eligible students? is from The Washington Post.
President of Key Teachers’ Union Shares Plea: ‘Schools Must Be Open’ in Fall is from The NY Times.
— Matthew A. Kraft (@MatthewAKraft) May 12, 2021
Here in California, Governor Newsom is proposing a huge increase in monies for education. Read about it in EdSource.
Hey, @officialSCUSD , @SacTeachers , our union, wants 2 do this in secondary, too, & not just elementary. Maybe u should agree?——-Sacramento City Unified combines classes; some schools to return four days a weekhttps://t.co/sb1rq3AUsN by @sawsan24
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 15, 2021
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced plans Wednesday to award full college scholarships to five randomly selected teens who’ve been vaccinated.
Here’s a look at the debate over mandates vs. incentives to encourage kids to get COVID-19 shots. https://t.co/hh335ZY7rC
— Evie Blad (@EvieBlad) May 13, 2021
Schools in the U.S. should continue to use masks, C.D.C. advises. is from The NY Times.
CDC clarifies mask guidance for schools is from The Hill.
CDC recommends students keep masks on at school for the remainder of the year is from a Houston TV station.
L.A. Unified to roll out major COVID-19 vaccine effort at 250 schools is from The L.A. Times.
Will California teens need COVID vaccine to return to school in fall? is from The Mercury News.
What It Would Take for N.Y.C. Schools to Fully Reopen This Fall is from The NY Times.
What concurrent teaching often feels like to me https://t.co/wCzcWsdfqf
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 17, 2021
Prizes, contests, cash, a Mighty Mule cheer. LAUSD to offer students vaccine incentives is from The L.A. Times.
Quick Guide: Where do things stand on in-person instruction in California? is from Ed Source.
Newsom’s May revision compels schools to open in-person, full-time while giving parents the choice to remain in distance learning if that’s what they want. But state lawmakers are worried that too much choice could lead to a repeat of this school year:
— Mackenzie Mays (@MackenzieMays) May 18, 2021
Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation’s fourth largest school district, says he’s “reasonably” confident masks won’t be mandatory next school year https://t.co/gxrCdyYbOR
— Kate Taylor (@katetaylornyt) May 18, 2021
A high school student who lost her grandmother and father. Middle schoolers mourn parents. Teachers lost husbands. In Pico Rivera, Covid-19 has touched every part of the school community. The grief is so recent, the supt. has delayed a full reopening.https://t.co/31mYkjL3Md
— Melissa Gomez (@MelissaGomez004) May 18, 2021
Teachers have been asking the district to let high schools expand to 4 days a week in person learning, but district won’t do it ——- Parents frustrated with Sac City Unified’s expanded in-person learning https://t.co/PmhqzwEkUj
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 20, 2021
A study found that school reopenings led to an additional 43,000 cases and 800 deaths (at least) in Texas over the course of two months. https://t.co/kBOUfCq96c
— KCENNews (@6NewsCTX) May 20, 2021
In less than one week, we have vaccinated more than 600,000 12-15 year-olds.
Protecting our students from COVID-19 is a vital part of reopening. That’s why getting vaccinated is so important. https://t.co/gAnFpYa1YD
— Secretary Miguel Cardona (@SecCardona) May 19, 2021
Teachers have been fighting for the safety of themselves, their students and their communities the entire pandemic. The agreements they’ve been able to reach are unprecedented. https://t.co/C6BRu3NZya
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) May 18, 2021
The Rush to Reopen Schools Comes at a Price for Marginalized Students appeared in Education Post.
Pressure to end school mask mandates isn’t just coming from state legislators. As @anderelizm and I find, more than 30% of U.S. parents somewhat agree/agree/strongly agree that kids should get to choose whether to wear masks in school. Among white dads (Rep or Dem), it’s >50%. 1/ https://t.co/QsPXqk7K3o
— Jess Calarco (@JessicaCalarco) May 20, 2021
Asian American students are opting to stay remote at higher rates than their peers:
– 60% of Asian American kids
– 47% of Hispanic kids
– 45% of Black kids
– 19% of White kids
— Mariel Padilla (@marielpadilla_) May 11, 2021
Summer school plans hinge on teacher energy is from Ed Source. I’m adding it to THE BEST RESOURCES FOR THINKING ABOUT SUMMER SCHOOL THIS YEAR.
What will the school year look like in the fall? The fight is on is from The L.A. Times.
No 10 ‘tried to block’ data on spread of new Covid variant in English schools is from The Guardian.
N.Y.C. will eliminate remote learning for the fall, in a major step toward reopening. is from The NY Times.
Kids staying masked inside classrooms is ‘reasonable’ for a period of time, former FDA chief says is from The Washington Post.
The California Federation of Teachers says Gov. Newsom’s limited distance learning proposal next school year is not enough and “restrains the ingenuity” of public schools. But they’re up against Dems who adamantly oppose anything more:https://t.co/p6IT5z3Iw0
— Mackenzie Mays (@MackenzieMays) May 25, 2021
Helping Students Bounce Back From a Disrupted Year: Strategies for Schools is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to A BEGINNING LIST OF RESOURCES ON SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS AS WE MAKE BABY STEPS TOWARDS RETURNING TO A POST-PANDEMIC CLASSROOM.
PREPARING SCHOOLS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS COPING WITH TRAUMA AND TOXIC STRESS is a new research paper from Annenberg. I’m adding it to the same list.
Should Every Student Move Up to the Next Grade? is from The NY Times.
DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR EFFECTIVE VOLUNTARYACADEMIC SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAMS is a new research paper from Annenberg. I’m adding it to THE BEST RESOURCES FOR THINKING ABOUT SUMMER SCHOOL THIS YEAR.
There are good arguments that children should be allowed to return to normal, unmasked life before vaccination, but that emergency departments saw a “surge” in mental-health pediatric visits during the pandemic is not one of them — because it’s not true pic.twitter.com/iOHIISJKj7
— Kate Taylor (@katetaylornyt) May 27, 2021
I think people who r not K-12 teachers can provide lots of useful critique to K-12 ed. But the past 15 months been so unique that I think those who offer critique of tchers-or bonuses-during this time should carefully consider how knowledgeable they r of what tchrs have gone thru
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 27, 2021
Something we don’t really need right now from researchers is an impact estimate based on wild extrapolations and host of unproven assumptions https://t.co/bmvB6gCqL9
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) May 26, 2021
While wearing a mask…..🙃🙃 https://t.co/aPhVbEvrMl
— Shana V. White (she/her) (@ShanaVWhite) May 30, 2021
The kids are alright.
Eager Teens Give Needed Boost to U.S. Vaccination Campaign https://t.co/M7E8I139yo
— Cara Jackson (@cara__jackson) May 29, 2021
I’m adding this next tweet to Trying To Bring Research, Sanity, Teacher Expertise & Student Voice To The “Learning Loss” Discussion:
Huge re “learning loss.” 👇🏆
“If we each answered what it means for students to be ready for various math concepts, our responses would likely be very different, as would each student’s prior understandings and experiences.” https://t.co/bKNoK9uRs1
— Dan Meyer (@ddmeyer) May 25, 2021
Teaching unions criticise plan to extend school day in England is from The Guardian.
School day to be extended in England, leaked ‘Covid catch-up’ plan suggests is from The Guardian.
They Kept Schools Running as Covid Raged: ‘We Had to Be Here’ is from The NY Times.
I’m a Pediatrician. Get Your Child Vaccinated. is from The Atlantic.
A safe return to U.S. schools seems closer with vaccines and testing improvements. is from The NY Times.
Though rare, the number of hospitalizations related to Covid-19 among adolescents 12 to 17 in the U.S. was about three times greater than hospitalizations linked to influenza over three recent flu seasons, according to a study published by the CDC. https://t.co/N0OZY7TGwQ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 4, 2021
Another COVID side effect: Many kids head to summer school is from the Associated Press.
Thousands of teachers right now https://t.co/dOf3jdN3tJ
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) June 5, 2021
The coronavirus variant that is affecting Brazilian children is spreading in the U.S. If it outpaces vaccination efforts, write @PeterHotez and Albert I. Ko, “public health officials may need to reinstate virus mitigation measures or identify new ones.” https://t.co/ELIXqMD5Ws
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) June 5, 2021
I would expect changes to masking and distancing in NYC schools to be announced over the summer, when CDC releases more info. NYS announcement today is hypothetical – all real decision making at this point is at district level https://t.co/vh2NAaqhYg
— Eliza Shapiro (@elizashapiro) June 4, 2021
Top teachers union launches seven-figure ad buy backing school reopening is from The Hill.
Don’t Kill Remote Learning. Black and Brown Families Need It. is from The NY Times.
Dozens of schools in English Covid hotspots reintroduce mask rules is from The Guardian.
UTLA and LAUSD representatives in talks for full-time on-campus instruction in fall is from The L.A. Daily News.
New data from gov’s office today says 89% of California’s school districts that have submitted data to the state will offer summer school and 99% plan to fully reopen for in-person instruction in the fall: https://t.co/Vof7eFcl8n
— Mackenzie Mays (@MackenzieMays) June 7, 2021
Integrating the Science of Learning and Culturally Responsive Practice by Zaretta Hammond is in the latest issue of The American Educator. I’m adding it to Trying To Bring Research, Sanity, Teacher Expertise & Student Voice To The “Learning Loss” Discussion.
Why some parents are sticking with remote learning—even as schools reopen is from Brookings.
Some Black parents see less bullying, racism with online learning and are keeping kids home is from The L.A. Times.
We Must Fully Reopen Schools This Fall. Here’s How. is from The NY Times.
Unions call for return of masks to secondary classrooms in England is from The Guardian.
L.A. teachers union pact mandates masks and coronavirus tests for all this fall is from The L.A. Times.
The State of Schools as the Pandemic Wanes is from The NY Times.
Just a good reminder that the loudest voices may not represent the most people. https://t.co/hEvgQGlYhC
— Margaret Thornton, Ph.D. (@MaggieEThornton) June 11, 2021
No vaccines for young children, but schools can reopen safely in the fall, a study shows is from The L.A. Times.
Drop in childhood vaccinations during pandemic may raise risk of other outbreaks when schools reopen, CDC says is from The Washington Post.
The situation we’re facing in most of our schools https://t.co/zuzNkw4weC
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) June 12, 2021
No teacher who didn’t teach this year (no matter how long they taught before), no person who wasn’t a student this year (regardless of having once been a student otherwise) will ever know, can ever know, what this year was really like for those who went through it. https://t.co/kPkgbgU000
— Jessica Kirkland (@jkirk___) June 10, 2021
Today’s news comes after states have been wrestling with extending masks in schools, awaiting more CDC guidance.
— Mackenzie Mays (@MackenzieMays) June 9, 2021
Schools are COVID19 amplifiers, and the folks that tried to convince you otherwise were always wrong. It’s stunning to look back on the sheer misinformation engendered by folks who never understood the need for active surveillance. https://t.co/GffmJcSFyl
— Elizabeth Jacobs, PhD 🏴☠️ (@TheAngryEpi) June 9, 2021
It’s unlikely you’ll find a more complete run-down on things than you will at USA Today’s article, Will schools and day cares require masks or COVID-19 vaccines in fall 2021?
Or perhaps it was because we have been in the middle of a pandemic that has killed members of their families? I don’t think this piece is helpful or clarifying https://t.co/VIkywExGCH
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) June 16, 2021
This is my hypothesis as well. For better or worse, charters in some places were less likely to open buildings because they were *more* responsive to parent preferences and *less* responsive to external political pressure. https://t.co/6YhpzNA0bf
— Matt Barnum (@matt_barnum) June 16, 2021
CDC puts out new guidance on masks in schools is from ABC News:
The biggest sticking point for schools though will likely be whether to require proof of vaccination. Most schools already require proof of childhood immunizations with few exceptions.
The CDC, which does not set vaccination requirements for schools or child care centers, makes clear in its recommendations that it will be up to schools and local officials to decide what to do.
CDC guidance for fall: Open schools, but unvaccinated students need masks is from Chalkbeat.
The C.D.C. Issues New School Guidance, With Emphasis on Full Reopening is from The NY Times.
In abrupt turnaround, California to let school districts decide how to enforce mask rules is from The L.A. Times. As the article explains, the state originally said – smartly – that students without masks could not attend school. They did that to reduce attacks on local district from anti-masker parents. But, then, within hours, they blew it and reversed that decision. Ugh.
California directs districts to offer remote independent study this fall is from Ed Source. This is the right call. However, for districts who had put their heads in the sand and hadn’t already been preparing for this eventuality, it’s going to be a hectic few weeks as they try to figure out a remote learning option that isn’t just slapped together.
New California law gives students a do-over for failing grades in COVID-19 year is from The Sacramento Bee. For some reason, though, it doesn’t point out what I consider the most important part of the new law:
This bill would require a school district or charter school to exempt all pupils who, in the 2020–21 school year, were in their 3rd or 4th year of high school from all coursework and other requirements adopted by the governing body of a school district or charter school that are in addition to the statewide coursework requirements…
I’ve previously explained why I think this is so important at FOUR (MAYBE) COUNTER-INTUITIVE “TAKEAWAYS” FROM TEACHING & LEARNING DURING A PANDEMIC.
‘Don’t go back to the old normal’: Opportunities for Adolescent Learning Revealed by COVID-19 is from MindShift. I’m adding it to A BEGINNING LIST OF RESOURCES ON SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS AS WE MAKE BABY STEPS TOWARDS RETURNING TO A POST-PANDEMIC CLASSROOM.
As new school year looms, debates over mask mandates stir anger and confusion is from The Washington Post.
LAUSD to require testing of students, staff regardless of vaccination status is from The L.A. Times.
San Jose Unified mandates vaccination or testing for teachers and staff is from The Mercury News.
For parents of unvaccinated kids, worsening Delta variant brings alarm, questions is from The L.A. Times.
I’m adding this post to The “Best Of The Best” Resources To Support Teachers Dealing With School Closures.