Report: 23 states, DC failed to give schools health guidance for reopening

Dive Brief: Almost half of states didn’t provide clear public health guidance to districts making reopening decisions, according to a new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE).  The majority of those that didn’t provide clear guidance deferred to local districts to make reopening decisions, the organization found in its analysis of state reopening […]

Study: Only 8 states had distance learning plan at start of pandemic

Dive Brief: Despite school closures in 2009 over swine flu, most districts didn’t prepare for a pandemic that would shutter schools for months and require large-scale distance learning, with research from Child Trends released in March showing only eight states had...

More states including teachers on education boards

Dive Brief: Fourteen states now require that a teacher serve on their state board of education, according to an analysis from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). In other states, teachers are included in policy development through inclusion...

Coronavirus postpones school athletics in 25 states

Dive Brief: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently recommended delaying all fall sports until 2021, joining several other states in postponing or eliminating the season, District Administration reports. The controversial decision disappointed members of the Pennsylvania...