COVID-19

After Teaching Through A Pandemic, I’m Making Time For Self-Care

Before the pandemic, I could count on one hand the amount of times I had heard someone say “self-care.” Now it’s the new buzz-word that everyone seems to throw around. But do we really...

What should rural education look like post-COVID?

In mid March of 2020, the normal world, reality came tumbling down as a novel coronavirus, Covid-19, shuttered schools and transformed face to face teaching into an untenable position in almost all public and...

Building a better “normal” for all students with community partnerships

It’s no secret that students have suffered academically and emotionally throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. But should the brunt of the recovery process be borne by schools alone, or is a more comprehensive, community-wide approach...

How Much Do You Know About Rural Education? Part 2: Navigating the Digital Chasm

This was first published on Bellwether Education Partners’ Ahead of the Heard blog as a four-part guest series on rural education featuring Dr. Jared Bigham. For the past decade, the issue of high-speed connectivity has gained exponential importance but...

What If Remediation Isn’t The Best Approach For Addressing Learning Loss?

Learning loss. The COVID Slide. No matter what you call it, the debate about how to address last school year's unfinished business is sure to be contentious. As thousands of students make their way...

The Emergency Broadband Benefit and How to Make Sure It Reaches Families Who Need It

What is the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program? On May 12, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program to help families pay for broadband internet access for their education and work-from-home needs...

As Schools Reopen, High-Quality Tutoring Programs Will Make a Difference for Kids in the Early Grades

As we turn the corner on COVID-19, we must help our kids recover from the terrible disruptions caused by the pandemic. There are lots of opinions on how to do that, but one of...

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