Here are a few of the education stories we've bookmarked recently.
Due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, this past year has proven to be very disruptive for schools across the nation. In preparation for the year ahead, District Administration examines the recent Time to Act 2020 report released by the Data Quality Campaign, and lists the top five things school superintendents need to know as they head into 2021.
Although adjusting to remote learning has been a difficult feat, it has proven to be a successful route to literacy development for one school district in New Jersey. eSchool News reports how New Brunswick Public Schools was able to move their guided reading program to a virtual environment, keeping reading and writing skills afloat during these tumultuous times.
Teachers everywhere are feeling the negative effects of trying to juggle remote instruction, and as a result are barely staying afloat. Education Week examines how this past year has truly affected teacher morale, causing burnout and for some teachers, leaving the profession.
While challenging, 2020 propelled school leaders to become more creative, outspoken, and innovative in their advocacy and leadership. Maria Armstrong, Executive Director of the Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents, writes this piece for EdSurge, detailing her thoughts on what 2020 has taught school leaders and what lies ahead in 2021.