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How 5 superintendents are planning the 2021-22 school year

District leaders say they're cautiously optimistic that they'll offer full-time in-person learning for all students this fall.

March 22, 2021 | K-12 Dive
What’s the Purpose of K-12 Education in the Age of Automation?

For the past decade, schools have placed significant emphasis on getting students ready for careers. The problem is that it’s not clear what kind of jobs will be available in ten or 20 years. So what should that mean for K-12 teaching?

March 22, 2021 | EdWeek
The missing students of the pandemic

A California school official searches his district for the hundreds left behind by covid-19

March 21, 2021 | Washington Post
How Schools Can Meet Students’ Academic and Emotional Needs at the Same Time

At a time when communities are wrestling with many heated divisions, it can be easy to take an “either/or” approach to education issues, including student supports. But we’ve seen again and again that this approach results in solutions that don’t last and plans that leave out key voices.

March 19, 2021 | EdSurge
After 8 hours, 250-plus speakers, California board adopts ethnic studies model curriculum

With a March 31 deadline set by the Legislature looming, the State Board of Education unanimously approved a voluntary high school ethnic studies curriculum Thursday after State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and two of the state’s civil rights heroes — labor organizer Dolores Huerta and social justice activist Karen Korematsu — urged them to during a daylong hearing on Thursday.

March 19, 2021 | EdSource
Teachers reflect on a year of Covid: students struggling, others thriving

Students and families aren’t the only ones whose lives have been upended by the pandemic. Teachers, too, have had to adjust to an entirely new education landscape — one marked by uncertainty, frustration and seemingly endless hours on Zoom

March 19, 2021 | EdSource
Arts Education Is a Student Right, Especially During a Pandemic

Students across the country are grappling with difficult feelings, situations and events as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are no easy solutions. But arts education has the power to emotionally and academically rebuild students — and the world around us.