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Chad Aldeman

Since school buildings shuttered across the country in mid-March, some in education have warned that we need to take dramatic steps to address the lost learning time.

Others have argued that the learning losses may be exaggerated, and that school shutdowns didn’t actually set students back all that far academically.

So which side is right? 

Andrew J. Rotherham
Emmeline Zhao

Bart Epstein has seen the education space through a previous role in which he helped build Tutor.com, the world’s largest online tutoring and homework help service. He’s also a parent trying to navigate homebound instruction for his two sons.

Indira Dammu

Indira Dammu discusses three ways that COVID-19 impacts teachers of color and how schools and districts can help.

Chad Aldeman

As school districts begin to announce their plans for the fall without clarity on how many students are likely to enroll or whether teachers will return to schools, reporters will need to help readers understand what choices districts are facing and what their decisions will mean for teachers and other education employees. To help journalists wade through all that murkiness, Bellwether’s Chad Aldeman identified five tips for reporters to produce smart, accurate journalism about the layoff process.

Hailly T.N. Korman
Max Marchitello

It’s easy to overlook and often low-quality, but education is critical to young people’s time in juvenile detention centers.

Andrew J. Rotherham
Emmeline Zhao

Jeb Bush was a widely regarded governor of Florida for eight years, is a successful businessman, was a 2016 presidential candidate and remains one of the most influential voices in education more than a decade after leaving office.

Chad Aldeman

Though we can guess at the academic effects of the COVID-19 school shutdowns, the full impact of the lost learning time won’t be known for decades. Research on previous school closures may be helpful in guiding our response.

Indira Dammu

The city's many at-risk youth are in danger of being forgotten amid Nashville's budget crisis.

Chad Aldeman
Brennan McMahon Parton

Measuring how much students learn over time is the most equitable measure of student performance we have, revealing trends and patterns that status measures of student proficiency rates might miss. Student growth information will be critical to understand the extent of the impact of current school closures and to help inform recovery efforts.

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