Valerie Strauss, Washington Post

Valerie Strauss

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Recent articles by Valerie:

Michigan settles historic lawsuit after court rules students have a constitutional right to a ‘basic’ education, including literacy

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of students in the long-troubled Detroit school system. → Read More

Trump on kids getting covid-19 in school: ‘You can be driving to school and some bad things can happen, too’

Trump, in attack on Fauci, downplays danger of reopening schools. → Read More

Admissions expert on reopening colleges: What will schools do if kids break social distancing rules? Call the campus police?

He warns against reopening schools too soon. → Read More

The weird things Sen. Rand Paul said about reopening schools

He threw up a few straw men in his questioning of public health expert Anthony S. Fauci. → Read More

Covid-19 conspiracy video goes viral, flamingos in Venice — and other lessons on fake news

From the News Literacy Project. → Read More

Why kids shouldn’t be forced to sit at desks all day when schools reopen

A pediatric occupational therapist talks about the need for kids to move -- and the consequences when they can't. → Read More

High school junior: It’s ridiculous for colleges to require SAT/ACT scores during the pandemic

'Going test-optional is not some leap into the unknown where we discard one inequitable system for another,' she writes. → Read More

NYC schools lift ban on Zoom — even as hackers hit other educational online events with ‘horrendous’ material

One Ohio school district is suspending its use of Zoom after a Board of Education meeting was hacked and child pornography was displayed. → Read More

How homeschooling parents can avoid exhausting their emotional energy too early

Third in a series from a veteran educator. → Read More

A teacher predicts what his classroom (and others) will look like in the fall

Pretty much nothing like it looked before the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Superintendent: ‘I lose sleep at night’ about the 'logged out’ kids whose top priority is ‘survival’ — not remote learning

Here is the testimony he gave to Congress about the challenges his high-poverty district faces. → Read More

Millions of children out of school because of coronavirus in the world’s poorest countries may never go back, expert says

As bad as the pandemic has been in the industrialized countries, it will take longer for the developing world to recover. → Read More

Robert Condit, who inspired community service at Landon School, dies of complications of covid-19

Condit spent 35 years at the school, working as a counselor and science teacher. → Read More

Barack Obama surprises three Chicago educators with call to mark Teacher Appreciation Week. Here’s the video.

He will also deliver a televised commencement speech for the Class of 2020 this month. → Read More

Cuomo questions why school buildings still exist — and says New York will work with Bill Gates to ‘reimagine education’

Educators blast the partnership. Here’s why. → Read More

The profound civics lesson kids are getting from the U.S. government’s response to the covid-19 pandemic

This could change the way civics education is approached in the future. → Read More

Seen photos of people ignoring social distancing rules? Why some are misleading — plus a primer on spotting fake news.

From the News Literacy Project. → Read More

Why public colleges and universities — which educate nearly 75 percent of students — need help from Congress now

“An unfortunate reality of higher education budget cuts is that the institutions with the least resources will probably feel the most pain.” → Read More

Trump: Teachers over age 60 may ‘have to sit it out for a while’ when schools reopen, but students should be ‘in great shape’

What Trump said at his virtual town hall at the Lincoln Memorial. → Read More

She’s a college president and a cognitive scientist. But her 9-year-old daughter isn’t impressed with her homeschooling.

The president of Barnard College, whose expertise is in how people learn, offers advice to help other parents. → Read More