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Remote Learning Fails the Test
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Dec 7, 9:50 AM: Accumulating evidence shows the damage of school shutdowns. Now a working paper published in the National Bureau of Economic Research documents how much remote learning reduced student achievement, especially for low-income and >
Opinion: Should States Be Allowed to Deny Parents Religious Options in School Choice Programs?
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Dec 7, 9:48 AM: Religious schools and educators have long and nobly served our nation’s most disadvantaged students. A ruling in Maine’s favor would overlook the critical contributions that religious schools have made to the lives of Black >
Commentary: Nosedive in public school enrollment reflects homeschool boom
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Dec 7, 9:47 AM: Student enrollment in public schools has nosedived as parent disgust with school COVID-19 policies, student learning losses, and controversial education policies have gone through the roof. In the wake of this enrollment implosion, >
Will the Supreme Court Finally End Discrimination Based on Religion in School-Choice Programs?
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Dec 7, 9:46 AM: The Supreme Court is set to hear oral argument Wednesday in Carson v. Makin, an important religious-freedom case involving Maine’s tuition-assistance program for rural students. At the moment, it discriminates against Catholic and >
The Supreme Court Should End Religious Discrimination In School Choice Programs Once And For All
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Dec 7, 9:44 AM: Maine families deserve the right to choose the best school for their children, whether it’s religious or not. The government can’t be in the business of deciding when schools are too religious for parents to choose. Nor can the >
An Idea For This Moment: Districts Can Pay Families To Help Get Students And Schools Back On Track
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Dec 7, 9:42 AM: Many school districts are right now facing overwhelming challenges. Students have fallen far behind. Many are disengaged. And labor shortages are throwing a wrench in everything from food services to transportation, and making it >
Opinion: Do taxpayers have to fund religious education? The Supreme Court may say yes.
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Dec 6, 9:57 AM: That’s the question before the Supreme Court in Carson v. Makin — a case with major implications for the historic principle of church-state separation.
Rising Demand For Learner-Driven Education Spurs Acton Academy Growth
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Dec 6, 9:53 AM: Determined to provide her children with a learning environment that nurtures their talents and cultivates their individuality, this fall Gregory launched The Wilder School, a microschool that is part of the booming Acton Academy >
The Supreme Court Takes Up Religious Liberty—Again
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Dec 3, 10:50 AM: In next week’s case, Carson v. Makin, the justices will have to decide whether this theoretical distinction between status and use will become part of the constitutional rule. The case concerns the constitutionality of the tuition >
New Report Tells Old Truth: School Choice Saves Money
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Dec 3, 10:49 AM: School choice is having a moment right now. 2021 yielded a bumper crop of school choice legislation. The idea of parental voice and parental choice has rocketed to the forefront of the political debate, to the point of potentially >
Analysis: How Much School Funding Goes to Salaries & Benefits?
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Dec 2, 12:30 PM: The public school systems in New York City and Little Rock, Arkansas, are as dissimilar as can be. Apart from the geographic and cultural differences, Little Rock has about 24,000 K-12 students while New York City has 40 times that >
Michael Bloomberg: Why I’m Backing Charter Schools
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Dec 2, 12:28 PM: We need a new, stronger model of public education that is based on evidence, centered on children, and built around achievement, excellence and accountability for all. The future of America’s most vulnerable children—and of our >
Civil debate about education? Two opponents offer a blueprint.
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Dec 1, 10:03 AM: Rancor over COVID-19 policies, diversity and equity initiatives, and school choice has divided communities and supercharged school board meetings. Is there any way to find common ground about education amid such divisions?
Soaring Real Estate Prices, Vocal Opponents Complicate School Site Search (CER in the news)
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Nov 30, 9:56 AM: As of last year, 45 states and the District of Columbia offered some form of financial support for charter school facilities. Dozens of states now have provisions where charter schools have free or below-market-price access to >
School Closures Tick Up as COVID-19 Caseloads Wear Down Students, Staff
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Nov 30, 9:55 AM: Schools are succumbing to continued COVID-19 case loads, staff shortages and mental health crises among educators and students.
Williams: Schools are More Likely to Do What’s Easiest for Them If No One’s Watching. Why Standardized Tests Are Critically Useful, Especially Now
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Nov 30, 9:54 AM: As schools face an array of challenges, distractions, and pressures this fall, data from these assessments can provide critical leverage for focusing their attention — and policymakers’ — on prioritizing the needs of persistently >
States, Districts Working Together to Become Better Charter School Authorizers
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Nov 29, 9:33 AM: There is a persistent myth in education reform circles that school districts hate charter schools and cannot be trusted as charter authorizers if the sector is to succeed. This myth obscures important realities — and opportunities — >
Commentary: School Closures Aren’t Just for Covid Anymore
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Nov 29, 9:31 AM: Remote learning turns out to be an easy fix for other problems—never mind the huge educational costs.
Schools Cancel Classes to Give Teachers and Students Mental-Health Days
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Nov 29, 9:29 AM: School districts nationwide are canceling classes for what they are calling mental-health days, saying students and staff need the breaks to handle the pressure of returning to school during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Parents are scrambling after schools suddenly cancel class over staffing and burnout
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Nov 24, 9:11 AM:

Schools and districts around the country have been canceling classes on short notice. The cancellations aren't directly for COVID-19 quarantines; instead schools are citing staff shortages, staff fatigue, mental health and >

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