Children will probably be OK, especially if their families make sure this elevated level of screen time doesn't turn into a long-term habit.
US cities and states are responsible for the vast majority of K-12 funding.
Much like what everyone in showbiz from Lady Gaga to Lang Lang seems to be doing, school-age music students are using apps and software to play instruments and sing together.
In about two in three US families with two parents, both are working or looking for a job. That makes caring for kids when schools and day care providers are closed hard if not impossible.
Children need time to play and be outside. That will be true even if instructional hours are cut short due to social distancing.
School systems realized that they couldn't deal with the pandemic on their own.
If a high school doesn't offer advanced coursework, having students take such a class remotely offers a promising alternative.
Some school districts are starting to remove police. A team of researchers explains why that could be a welcome trend.
Youth physical inactivity was already a problem before COVID-19, but it doesn't have to stay that way.
When white parents decide to homeschool, usually it's to provide individualized education to their child. Research shows black parents homeschool for an entirely different reason.
Making classrooms, cafeterias and other spaces less crowded will be essential. There are two main ways to do that.
The Education Department is reinterpreting rules Congress wrote for how public school systems should share federal dollars with private schools.
A scholar of multicultural education says the COVID-19 pandemic gives parents of color the chance to choose what their children learn at home.
This real-time snapshot of the digital divide illustrates why education experts are concerned that school closures could increase achievement gaps.
Washington has made all states use these tests to evaluate students, teachers, principals, schools and entire school systems for nearly two decades.
A federal court with jurisdiction over Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee found that the state governments have a legal obligation to ensure that children can learn how to read.
Educating your children at home doesn't have to resemble the kind of education that takes place in a regular classroom, an expert advises.
A family therapist and childhood development expert encourages parents and others raising kids to focus on the 4 R's: routines, rules, relationships and rituals.
From health care to social work, America's public schools bridge many gaps for children and their families.
As long as teachers are creative and resourceful, kids will keep learning. What's less clear is how schools will make up for the lost time if they remain closed for several months or longer.