As budget cuts loom, sustaining the arts is among K-12 challenges

Dive Brief: Ingenuity, which examines arts education in Chicago Public Schools, found a 97% increase in regular access to arts education over seven years as of the 2018-19 school year, the group wrote in its annual progress report. Still, 35% of students, predominantly those who are Black and also economically disadvantaged, remain “without consistent access […]

1:1 programs ‘on steroids’ bring challenges for school districts

The Austin Independent School District in Texas spent three years on a 1:1 initiative to get tech devices into the hands of every student in grades 8-12. But on March 13, when the coronavirus pandemic forced its schools to shift from in-person classes to remote...

Rural schools wrestle with infrastructure challenges during reopening

As the White House faces criticism for a push to return to in-person instruction and a reopening debate splits the nation, some rural schools remain poised to welcome students back to brick-and-mortar settings this month.  “Some places have not many cases at all and...

College quarantine mandates present challenges for students

Dive Brief: Many colleges that intend to reopen their campuses this fall are telling students who will be living and taking classes there to self-isolate for two weeks before arriving.  But compliance could significantly disrupt some students’ lives. The...