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What Will It Take to Reopen Schools Amid the Pandemic? 5 Experts Weigh In on What New Roles Teachers Should Play

CRPE and The 74 | Sun, 07/19/2020

We asked 5 experts: What new roles will teachers have to play in the future, and how should union contracts shift moving forward?

Now, More Than Ever, Public Education Funding Must Adapt to Meet Students’ Diverse Needs

Paul Hill | Thu, 07/16/2020

Even after the 2020-21 school year, districts will need to spend money to make sure all children have internet access and usable computers or tablets at home. 

What Will It Take to Reopen Schools Amid the Pandemic? 5 Experts Weigh In on School Choice Options for Families

CRPE and The 74 | Wed, 07/15/2020

We asked 5 experts: Should parents have more schooling choices next year?

What Will It Take to Reopen Schools Amid the Pandemic? 8 Experts Weigh In on Families, Schools & Students’ Diverse Needs

CRPE and The 74 | Tue, 07/14/2020

We asked 8 experts: Should families demand that schools take different approaches to supporting students' diverse needs?

First District Reopening Plans Illuminate Tradeoffs and Confusion In Politically Charged Environment

Robin Lake, Bree Dusseault | Tue, 07/14/2020

Our review of some of the first U.S. districts to release more detailed information on fall 2020-21 planning shows districts are taking divergent paths. 

What Will It Take to Reopen Schools Amid the Pandemic? 8 Experts Weigh In on What Parts of Remote Learning — and In-Person Teaching — We Should Keep

CRPE and The 74 | Mon, 07/13/2020

We asked 8 experts: What changes have you seen under remote learning that you would like to keep permanent?

Making Reopening Schools a Wedge Issue Is Shameful

Paul Hill, Robin Lake | Mon, 07/13/2020

It’s unfortunate that the president has turned the nation’s school children into political pawns.

What Will It Take to Reopen Schools Amid the Pandemic? 6 Experts Weigh In on the Looming Fiscal Crisis and What Services Districts Should (and Shouldn’t) Cut

CRPE and The 74 | Sun, 07/12/2020

This is the first in a series of invited responses to some of the big, unanswered questions facing America’s schools as they prepare to reopen in the fall.

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