Promise and Peril: Examining the Role of Ed Tech for Students With Disabilities

This report released by the National Center for Learning Disabilities poses the essential questions that must be asked when approaching ed-tech investments. The resource highlights both the challenges and opportunities presented by school closures and a shift to remote or hybrid learning models in response to COVID-19. It calls for action to ensure education technology… Read More ›

Policy Recommendations to Support Social, Emotional and Academic Development

This report features policy recommendations to nurture students’ connections to school to support both well-being and academic outcomes. Due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the quality of students’ relationships with adults and peers and their sense of connection to school are vitally important during remote and in-person learning. The report asserts that relationships… Read More ›

Supporting Students to be Independent Learners: State and District Actions

This report features actionable insights to help state policymakers encourage culturally and linguistically responsive education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report asserts that culturally and linguistically responsive education helps students build a sense of connection to school and become independent learners. The skills that are hallmarks of independent learners – confidence, competence, and interpersonal skills… Read More ›

A Plan to Safely Reopen America’s Schools and Communities

This detailed “Plan to Safely Reopen America’s Schools and Communities” was designed to help communities chart a path to safely and responsibly reopen school buildings and other institutions. It features five core pillars based on science as well as educator and healthcare expertise. The document shows how to effectively respond to the crisis, especially emphasizing… Read More ›

10 Questions for Equity Advocates to Ask About Distance Learning

This report from Digital Promise and Education Trust explores the biggest equity challenges that districts face from school closures due to COVID-19. The report outlines each of 10 challenges and offers suggestions to address them. The report discusses challenges related to continued online learning that may occur through the summer and into the next school… Read More ›

A New Reality: Getting Remote Learning Right

This special report issues of Educational Leadership from ASCD focuses on remote learning. It features a variety of articles looking at the shift to remote learning caused by the COVID 19 crisis. Topics include tips for building community, helping students cope with anxiety, and supporting students with IEPs. The articles will interest teachers, education leaders,… Read More ›

Bridging Digital Divides Between Schools and Communities

The paper looks at the gap between internet connectivity at schools and within under-resourced, low-income communities, which is often referred to as the homework divide. The author looks at data collected from schools in two different cities—Marion, Alabama, and Phoenix, Arizona, where access at school is high due to participation in the ConnectED initiative, a… Read More ›

NYU Metro Center’s Guidance on Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Remote Education

As millions of students across the United States transition into remote learning, now is the time to critically engage the systems we’ve set up to implement these online educational opportunities. Given how this pandemic is exacerbating pre-existing vulnerabilities in our communities, it’s critical that we establish systems capable of reducing rather than widening educational inequities. To… Read More ›

Leaders to Learn From Report

This yearly report from Education Week recognizes excellence in school district leadership. The report identifies some of the nation’s most exceptional school district leaders and highlights their impact on the success of educators and students. The report includes short case studies of 12 leaders which include superintendents, principals, teacher leaders and executive directors. They serve… Read More ›

Spotlight on Collaboration

This spotlight issue from Education Week features several articles related to cooperative learning. Topics include assessing group projects, supporting team work, and encouraging collaborative experiential learning. Read in its entirety this collection provides a good overview of the benefits of collaborative learning for both students and teachers. Source Organization: Education Week Visit the Resource

Quality Counts 2020

Every year, Education Week releases a Quality Counts report which examines state-level efforts to improve public education and pulls together a large number of statistics to create a picture of progress in each state. A National Summary Report and State Highlight Reports rank each state using the Chance-for-Success Index, which looks at 13 family, school,… Read More ›