Recent Headlines


The Worst is Yet To Come

Education Week

6/10/20—We’ve reached the mop-up phase at the end of the fractured school year, the worst that most of us have ever seen. The consensus view, unsurprisingly, has been that the past few months have been a disaster.


How COVID-19 Can Be an Opportunity for Businesses to Support Women in Tech

Analytics India Magazine

6/7/20—The tech industry has collectively demonstrated remarkable leadership in responding to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Unexpected Gift of Stay-At-Home Orders: Time for Kids to Sleep and Think and Just Be

The Washington Post

6/9/20—When my kids left school in early March for spring break, they were told to prepare for what might be remote learning when school resumed.


New Research Suggests Students Are Learning Considerably Less From Virtual Environments

Business Insider

6/9/20—More than 55 million K-12 students in the US have transitioned to online classrooms during the coronavirus pandemic, but research from education nonprofit NWEA suggests that these students are learning considerably less from virtual environments than they had from in-person classrooms.


First American Woman to Walk in Space Reaches Deepest Spot in the Ocean

The New York Times

6/8/20—The astronaut Kathy Sullivan, 68, is now also the first woman to reach the Challenger Deep, about seven miles below the ocean’s surface.


We Must Have Difficult Conversations About Racism With Our Children

The Seattle Times

6/7/20—It’s been hard to sleep this past week. Each night, I stand in the doorway of my son’s bedroom and watch his chest rise and fall, listening to his gentle breath.


Students in Masks? Sick Kids Staying Home? Teachers Aren’t Convinced Plans Will Keep Them Safe.

The Washington Post

6/5/20—Christian Herr is only 35, but he has been on medication ever since he suffered a heart attack in his classroom nine years ago.


How Indigenous, Black and POC Educators Envision a Better School Experience

Mind/Shift

6/3/20—When most of the nation’s schools closed in March due to COVID-19, educators turned to whatever methods they could to keep learning going — from online classes to phone calls to drive-by packet pick-ups.


Like It or Not, K-12 Schools Are Doing a Digital Leapfrog During COVID-19

Education Week

6/3/20—Things have changed. On that, we can all agree. But will they be forever changed, especially regarding the use of technology in K-12 education, once school buildings reopen after the coronavirus pandemic subsides?


Valerie Jarrett: During These Uncertain Times, We Must Do What is Right, Not Easy

NBC News

6/1/20—Jarrett, who served as a senior adviser to President Obama, shares three strategies she learned throughout her life that have helped get her through difficult times.


George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What Do We Tell Our Children?

USA Today

5/31/20—Those are among the many questions parents are asking after the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.


‘Moments Like Now Are Why We Teach’: Educators Tackle Tough Conversations About Race and Violence—This Time Virtually

Chalkbeat

5/31/20—Reading about Brown v. Board of Education over Google Meet. Holding one-on-one Zooms with students struggling with their emotions. Planning lessons on criminal justice reform for the fall — both in-person and remote, in case school buildings don’t reopen.


Schools Are on Their Own to Figure Out Reopenings. Here’s How I Plan to Reopen Mine.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

5/26/20—For more than 76 million K-12 and college students in the U.S., education plans for next fall are very much up in the air.