Tag: school reopening plans

Commentary: Where the nation’s largest school districts stand on reopening

Editor’s note: redefinED guest blogger Dan Lips wrote this analysis on school reopenings amid the coronavirus pandemic for The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. Fifty of the nation’s 120 largest school districts remain fully closed as of mid-October 2020, according to the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity’s latest[Read More…]

Reducing outside-of-school learning inequality when schools are closed

The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis on Aug. 6 held a public hearing on “Challenges to Safely Reopening American Schools,” featuring former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; Caitlin Rivers, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security; Broward County (Florida) Public Schools Superintendent Robert[Read More…]

Trio of education surveys shed light on school trends

As schools continue to wrestle with reopening plans and what seems like the shortest summer break on record comes to an end, researchers have continued to churn out reports and surveys related not only to COVID-19 but to charter schools and per-pupil spending as well. EdChoice, a school choice advocacy[Read More…]

Of clustering, cloistering and class during the pandemic

Little Miss Ruffit Cried, “Mom, lets slough it Who needs that school anyway?” Said Mom, “Dear, we do. Must work to feed you You’ll learn your stuff there today.” I see no handy solution to the “either stuck-at-home or stuck-at-work” dilemma of the Ruffit family. And I have sympathy, not[Read More…]

School re-openings: Parents, students don’t need national consensus, they need this strategy

Editor’s note: redefinED guest blogger Jonathan Butcher wrote this commentary for Fox News Network and offered it to redefinED for republication. Parents looking for a national consensus on whether schools should open in the fall won’t find one. But that’s okay. We don’t need one. As soon as President Trump[Read More…]