- In classrooms or online, parents grapple with omicron school 'chaos'
- Jan 10, 10:03 AM: Omicron is upending schools all across the country. Parents and families are navigating last-minute virtual learning, changing risk assessments and their own positive COVID tests.
- Study Found Teacher Evaluation Reforms Had No Effect on Student Outcomes. But That Means Doing Them Better, Not Giving Up
- > Jan 10, 10:02 AM: Researchers from Brown University, the University of Connecticut, the University of North Carolina and Michigan State recently released a very interesting study that examined the effects of teacher evaluation reforms on student
- 51.7% of U.S. Parents Considered, Or Are Considering, Finding New Schools for Their Children
- Jan 10, 10:01 AM: Among parents who haven't yet considered new schools, 18 percent expect to start searching for new schooling options in advance of the 2022-23 school year.
- Opinion: For Winsome Sears, Education Is the Key to Black Success
- > Jan 10, 10:00 AM: She portrays school choice in terms of class: It’s available, she says, for the rich, but not for the poor. “The money in education follows the brick building, it doesn’t follow the child,” she says. “I don’t care about the brick
- Schools sticking with in-person learning scramble for subs
- Jan 7, 9:31 AM: Principals, superintendents and counselors are filling in as substitutes in classrooms as the surge in coronavirus infections further strains schools that already had been struggling with staffing shortages.
- Education: The Issue that Could Break Partisan Gridlock
- Jan 7, 9:28 AM: Divisive and complex issues such as the pandemic response and critical race theory have a lot to do with the attention now focused on education, but there is also common ground sitting just below the surface
- Opinion: Omicron is not a reason to keep schools closed
- Jan 7, 9:18 AM: Instead of arguing over whether schools are “safe,” let’s agree that schools are essential and then work to reduce risk to get students back to in-person learning.
- Save the children, fire the teachers unions
- Jan 7, 9:16 AM: It started in Chicago, where an incredible 91% of union teachers voted to go on strike and refused to do what they get paid to do, which is teach. Then the union walkouts spread to Maryland, New Jersey, and California.
- Virtual Learning, Staff Shortages, Omicron Cases Rise in Big-City Schools
- Jan 6, 9:43 AM: Educators, principals and administrators are facing significant student absences, staff shortages and labor disputes along with rapidly rising coronavirus cases.
- Public schools are failing to teach kids to read and write: King Randall
- Jan 6, 9:42 AM: A 22-year-old education trailblazer who wants to create a charter school in Atlanta, Georgia, said the public school system is graduating kids who don't have basic literary skills Wednesday on "Fox News Primetime.
- Opinion: Teachers unions are harming our children
- > Jan 6, 9:41 AM: Schools in Atlanta and Fulton County, Georgia, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, are closed for the week. Pittsburgh shuttered a dozen individual schools because of staffing shortages. The head of New York City’s teachers union, Michael
- As more schools start 2022 with remote learning, advocates say 2021 was 'historic year' for school choice
- > Jan 5, 9:29 AM: As school districts across the U.S. start 2022 in remote-learning settings or are considering doing so because of a rise in COVID-19 cases, parents now have more options as 22 states expanded or created school choice initiatives in
- ‘Black Minds Matter’ Celebrates Education Choice For Families
- Jan 5, 9:28 AM: Merriweather’s primary goal for Black Minds Matter is to maintain the momentum for broadening education choice for more families. “This is our time as education reformers,” she said.
- Opinion: Pressure to spend federal funds fast is not what states and districts need right now
- > Jan 5, 9:27 AM: We may not see such a significant influx of federal education funding for decades. What we learn about how to help students succeed — particularly students of color, students experiencing poverty, and other young people who were hit
- Opinion: Covid Should Revive School Vouchers as a Liberal Cause
- Jan 4, 9:41 AM: For millions of American parents, including big-city liberals, the Covid-19 pandemic was a faith-shattering experience in public education. But there’s a forgotten liberal solution: vouchers.
- Editorial: As omicron surges, unions prioritize teachers over students, again
- > Jan 4, 9:40 AM: For far too long, Democrats have gotten away with equating the needs and wants of teachers unions with the best policies that support children who need an education. COVID has brought the divergence of interests between these two
- Oster Study Finds Learning Loss Far Greater in Districts that Went Fully Remote
- Jan 4, 9:39 AM: What are the consequences of closing virtually every American school and shifting to online education for months at a time?
- Not 2020 again? Tell that to parents where COVID cases, test shortages are closing schools.
- > Jan 4, 9:38 AM: A majority of schools opened in-person Monday for their spring semester start, but a growing number have shifted abruptly to remote learning again amid the omicron-fueled surge in COVID-19 infections and subsequent staffing
- Parents' Union Says School Closures, Return to Virtual Class is an 'Abomination'
- Jan 4, 9:36 AM: The president of the National Parents Union, a network of parent organizations, says the school closures and the return to virtual class is an "abomination.
- Schools adapt for return from break as COVID-19 cases surge
- > Jan 3, 10:27 AM: Mask requirements are returning in some school districts that had dropped them. Some are planning to vastly ramp up virus testing among students and staff. And a small number of school systems are switching to remote learning — for