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The budget for the new fiscal year froze funding for schools at their 2019-20 level, preventing additional state funding for growing schools with increased numbers of students in the fall.
Students and their families need help crossing cultural and linguistic barriers to access distance learning materials and instructions.
Have we made sure all schools and classrooms have adequate fresh air ventilation to reduce coronavirus transmission? If the answer is no, students and staff will get sick.
Opening schools for in-person instruction involves taking risks at almost every stage in the process.
Challenges faced during the spring provide important lessons for the fall.
Research shows students can learn just as much from well-designed online courses they do with blended or in-person instruction.
Hefty student loan payments hold back young people and their families as well as the state economy.
Policymakers must provide at least $50 billion in federal pandemic relief funding to stabilize the child-care sector.
Free online tools can help teachers fill in the inevitable gaps caused by distance learning.
Many ancillary educational programs have been devastated by the pandemic and are counting on support from parents, teachers and the community to survive.
Distance learning is difficult in its own right. Distance learning while hungry will be even harder.
Child care providers are the backbone of a working economy.
Teachers should nurture relationships with parents, just as they do with their students.
Funders can play a vital role in helping students complete a college degree in these challenging times.
During this crisis, schools and teachers should focus on keeping students engaged and learning.