Many districts still lack consistent plans months into closures

Many districts still lack consistent plans months into closures

Dive Brief: A Center on Reinventing Public Education project tracking 82 school districts nationwide shows 33% still lack consistent expectations for teachers to deliver instruction, while half don’t require teachers to give students feedback, The 74 reports. The data shows that, as of May 6, 59% of the districts analyzed are providing curriculum, instruction and […]
AP testing goes on, with revisions, amid school closures

AP testing goes on, with revisions, amid school closures

Dive Brief: The College Board announced the 2020 AP exams will go on, although with some changes, despite COVID-19 school closures. Exams can be taken at home or at school, if they are open, and will take place at the same time worldwide May 11-22. Make-up exams will...
School boards navigate open meeting laws during closures

School boards navigate open meeting laws during closures

With group gatherings currently not allowed because of the coronavirus, school boards across the country have been transitioning public meetings to virtual platforms. But if they don’t have a plan for allowing public comments, are they at risk of violating open...
Would IDEA waivers benefit districts during school closures?

Would IDEA waivers benefit districts during school closures?

Dive Brief: A provision under the recently passed CARES Act requires the U.S. Department of Education to report to Congress by late April recommendations for waivers needed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for states to flexibly meet the needs of...