Coronavirus / COVID-19

A rigorous curriculum is why this school is rising

STUART, Fla. – The trials of Odysseus have nothing on the long and winding road that is classical education in America. Odysseus wandered for a decade. Classical education has been sidelined for a century. But the gleaming new school in this stretch of Florida, not far from where lost treasures[Read More…]

I believe in public schools, but they just weren’t working for my son

Editor’s note: This essay from Los Angeles mother, law professor and essayist LaToya Baldwin Clark first appeared on Education Post. “The wolf took one last look at his mother and father…” My son is reading aloud in the other room. I hear his little voice recounting the story of a[Read More…]

Why some in education are able to transform learning for kids and others are stuck

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jeanne Allen, founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform, appeared last week on forbes.com. While thousands of the nation’s school systems were paralyzed by the pandemic, and some even bullied by teachers unions in the midst of it, in many communities, innovative schools, parent groups and other[Read More…]

Some pods will outlast the pandemic

Editor’s note: This commentary from Michael B. Horn, co-founder of and distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, appears in the Fall 2021 issue of Education Next.  In a Historic House museum in Newton, Mass., nine children seated at three tables configured in a U-shape are each[Read More…]

For learning pod teachers, a pandemic paradigm shift

Editor’s note: This post from Center on Reinventing Public Education senior analyst Steven Weiner on why so many teachers don’t want to return to traditional classrooms appeared Tuesday on The 74.  Samantha had been a veteran educator for 14 years, first as a classroom teacher and then a principal, when[Read More…]

Harvard webinar series offers perspective on school choice in post-pandemic era

Is political support for school choice gaining or losing ground? That topic was the latest in a series of virtual webinars sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School Taubman Center for State and Local Government. The weekly series, “School Choice in the Post-Pandemic Era,” began Oct. 8 and runs through Dec.[Read More…]

COVID cracked our education system; a new reform coalition must come together to fix it

Editor’s note: This commentary from Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, appeared Thursday on The 74. Anyone who cares about kids must rejoice over their being back in school with their peers. But that should not blind us to the[Read More…]

In designing resilient school systems, we must move beyond ‘either/or thinking’ on digital tools, remote learning

Editor’s note: This commentary from Julie Young, managing director of ASU Prep Academy and ASU Prep Digital and a reimaginED guest blogger, appeared Wednesday on The 74. A story is told about a flood that rose so quickly, a man had to go to the second floor of his home,[Read More…]