According to an October 2020 EdWeek Research Center survey, daily student absences rose from 6 percent before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to 10 percent in fall. Students from low-income households and students of color were more likely than […]

The COVID-19 pandemic posed a challenge to state boards of education as they continued their work while social distancing: open meeting laws. As governors shut down public spaces, many state boards scrambled to conduct meetings virtually that met state guidance […]

As the 2019–20 school year comes to a close, many states are looking to summer school to combat the learning loss from coronavirus-related school closures. An April NWEA report projects that students will return to school in fall 2020 with […]

On March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency concerning the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As confirmed cases across the United States continued to rise, state education policymakers found themselves struggling to keep students safe and prepared to […]