Tag: Coronavirus

Five graduating seniors at Miami private school share memories, dreams

Family. Opportunity. Gratitude. These are the words on the minds of a handful of South Florida students standing on the threshold of adulthood. On June 2, the five seniors – Shawn Cuellar, Elisa Hernandez, Katherine Cabrera, Isabel Perez and Ron Mendez – will bid farewell to the school they’ve grown[Read More…]

EdNext podcast: Jeb Bush on adjusting to distance learning during the pandemic

Earlier this week, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush joined Education Next editor-in-chief Marty West to talk about the lessons he learned dealing with crisis and how those lessons can be applied to the coronavirus pandemic and the challenges it poses for K-12 education. Among the suggestions Bush offers state and[Read More…]

Public-private collaboration helps teachers, students in rural North Florida

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced the statewide shutdown of school campuses, Riverside Christian School principal Ginny Keith knew she’d have to act quickly to develop a game plan for distance learning. “I didn’t know much about technology,” admitted Keith, principal of the 140-student K-12 school in Trenton, Florida, at the[Read More…]

New national report provides recommendations for re-opening brick-and-mortar schools

Editor’s note: redefinED guest blogger Ashley Berner, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Education, and David Steiner, the institute’s executive director, comment on their new report, jointly released with Chiefs for Change, that outlines relevant research and[Read More…]

Private schools ask for equitable federal help

Federal pandemic relief efforts must include help to private school families to stave off closure of an “alarming number” of private schools and mitigate the financial stress those closures will inflict on public schools, private school leaders told Congressional leaders Wednesday. Providing “immediate and direct aid to families” in the[Read More…]