Thirty-eight percent of employees in a new survey said they have experienced video call fatigue since the start of the pandemic. Like screen fatigue, the related challenge of employee burnout existed before the pandemic and may be getting worse during it. A reported overload of meetings has been a workplace problem for many years, one…

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Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “Safe Schools for All” plan presented during the waning days of 2020 has raised hopes that more schools could reopen for in-person instruction this school year, at least for the state’s youngest children. The goal, Newsom explained, is “to support all communities to be on track for safe in-person instruction by early…

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Getting students to where they’d be academically if the pandemic hadn’t occurred could cost schools an average of $12,000 to $13,500 per student over the next five years, according to a new estimate that assumes most will need some additional learning time. Conducted by Education Resource Strategies, a nonprofit consulting firm that works with districts…

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Here is a quick guide from EdSource for how the State assigns color to each county indicating level of coronavirus spread and what these colors and tiers mean to school administrators. Click here for the full article…

In New York, Texas, and a slice of the rest of the country where data is available, teachers and other staff where school buildings are open have higher COVID infection rates than their surrounding communities. Critically, the data does not show whether teachers caught the virus in schools, or offer definitive answers about the risks…

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School segregation between Black and white students has returned to 1968 levels, even as the nation grows more diverse. Black and white school segregation has deepened toward pre-Civil Rights Movement-era numbers despite decades of strides. This places Black students into school districts with fewer resources than white students — but in more diverse settings than…

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Private institutions are attracting wealthy families who are frustrated with public schools’ flip-flopping on remote and in-person learning. The trend is weakening public schools, which will lose funding as they lose students, and deepening the divide between how rich and poor kids are educated. In districts across America, public schools have had to follow local…

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