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Online education news and analysis from The Nation
February 15, 2022
“Return to Normal” Has Pushed Schools to a Crisis Point
How do you run a school without enough staff?
June 15, 2021
What’s Joe Biden’s Plan for Education?
Rather than forge a new path, so far Biden has simply dusted off the tired playbook employed by centrist administrations from George H.W. Bush to Barack Obama.
Jennifer C. Berkshire
April 22, 2021
Platforms Like Canvas Play Fast and Loose With Students’ Data
Many universities have yet to reckon with the data justice implications of learning technologies—now, with online learning the norm, these practices deserve more scrutiny.
October 27, 2020
International Students Don’t Want to Study in the US Anymore
And with constant changes in immigration policy keeping them in a state of anxiety during the pandemic, who can blame them?
September 23, 2020
Why Are Students Paying for Their Schools’ Losses?
Students across the country have had to pay full tuition for online courses and no campus services, but many are pushing back.
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September 1, 2020
What This Country Needs Is a Working Parents Administration
A combination of federally funded online tutoring and Parenting Pay could jump-start real equity in education and build a culture and economy of care.
June 16, 2020
How the New York City School System Failed the Test of Covid-19
The city’s leaders bungled the closing of the schools when the coronavirus struck. Can they be trusted to reopen them safely?
May 12, 2020
Covid-19 Has Made Our Broken School System Worse
As a teacher, I wonder about the students I’ve been unable to reach and whose faces I never see online.
May 6, 2020
No Student Deserves to Fail During a Pandemic
Students across the country are pushing for their schools to adopt a universal pass system, arguing that online classes put underprivileged students at a disadvantage.
November 4, 2019
Where I Live You Can Break Your Neck Trying to Get Cell Service
And other tales from the Internet wilderness.