ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth School District has voted to begin school in September with 100 percent remote learning, citing health and safety reasons. “I have over 375 teachers who have painstakingly communicated with me their passion for education and their fear of this dreadful virus,” said Elizabeth Superintendent Olga […]

Teachers union members, activists and allies march to the L.A. Unified School District headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 3 to demand a “safe, scientific, racially just and fully funded approach to reopening schools.” (Los Angeles Times) Despite all the fears about reopening schools, we actually know a fair […]

Get ready to pack your back-to-school pencils, binders and … hand sanitizer? While some schools and universities are opting for remote learning or a hybrid of in-person and online sessions, others are pushing ahead with in-person classes – with proper sanitation protocols, of course. Social distancing markings, COVID program coordinators and smaller class sizes are only a […]

The coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the U.S., with over 4 million cases in the country as of late July. In the wake of COVID-19, states must now decide how and when schools should reopen for the upcoming academic year, weighing the risks and benefits of having children return […]

There are many, many important questions swirling about the potential of going back to school this fall, and most of them are about something more important than money. People’s safety is obviously first and foremost. The livelihood of millions of educators and school employees also matters, as does the education […]

OPINION: HBCUs are scrambling to figure out to address the coronavirus pandemic “Sorry, it’s hard to find a quiet place to listen,” said my student, “Tanya,” this spring as she struggled to find a place in her house with better Wi-Fi that wasn’t filled with displaced kids and parents. Her […]