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Our Biggest Takeaway From Pandemic-Era Schooling? Relationships Matter
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Jan 25, 9:14 AM: In the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide uprisings in response to the murder of George Floyd, the High School for Recording Arts in St. Paul, MN partnered with the Center for Policy Design and Wilder Research Center to >
Mt. Ararat High School students to explore learning opportunities outside school
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Jan 25, 7:51 AM: The school is starting a Community Pathways program to help students build relationships with community partners and explore career opportunities.
Education leaders hope new dual enrollment portal will help overhaul the high school experience
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Jan 24, 8:47 AM: State education leaders are launching a new push to widen access to high school classes for college credit, including Black students who make up a small portion of those enrolled today.
Kramer Elementary principal says school staff is ‘thinking outside of the box’
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Jan 21, 8:41 AM: An innovation this school year was establishing students in “pods” of four – reorganized each month – to provide them with interactions with other students but also limit contact with larger numbers of students to decrease the >
Discovery Center adds its services to help parents as schools close (CER in the news)
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Jan 19, 10:45 AM: The Discovery Center of Springfield will once again offer free childcare to students who need it as schools in the Springfield area close due to COVID-19 absences and staffing shortages. The service begins Wednesday, January 19th, >
Why Learning Loss Is Prompting Educators to Rethink the Traditional School Calendar: Start Earlier
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Jan 19, 10:44 AM:

Pandemic-related school closures, which caused an alarming rate of learning loss among the country’s most vulnerable students, have prompted some administrators to reconsider the school calendar.

Laura Cassidy: The Key To Education Success Through Covid? School Autonomy
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Jan 14, 10:14 AM: There are things that leaders and educators can do when they have the flexibility and freedom to serve students. The lack of such autonomy in traditional public education is at the root of why hundreds of thousands of children have >
Allan Sherer: Why We Can’t Wait For The System To Repair Itself
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Jan 13, 9:59 AM: We believe in less than 20 years we will see clearly that the community-driven response to Covid ignited a wave of education reform that broke the monopoly of a bloated and outdated bureaucracy and dramatically advanced education >
The Next Wave Of State Innovation: Reimagining Learning In Response To Covid-19
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Jan 12, 9:54 AM: The work taking place in Utah, Nevada and New Hampshire is groundbreaking because leaders are expanding beyond the traditional model and inventing new approaches to instruction. These states are overturning some of the defining >
Nonprofit offers $5 million in grant money for Chicago families harmed by CTU walkout
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Jan 10, 10:06 AM: A nonprofit is dedicating $5 million in rescue funds to create more opportunities for students shut out of classrooms while negotiations between Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools drag on.
The STOP Award Rescue Grants
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Jan 7, 9:32 AM:

This $5 million Rescue Fund has been created by STOP Award founder Janine Yass in partnership with the Center for Education Reform to assist schools or programs that can immediately start or expand existing schools for students. >

New Montana tax credits for public-school donations gone in six minutes
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Jan 5, 7:07 AM: But the bill also grants credits for those who give money to public schools for “innovative educational programs” – and, on Monday, 23 donors and the benefitting public schools took only five minutes and 35 seconds to sign up for >
Column: Geometry before algebra? Schools will try more new angles in 2022.
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Jan 3, 10:25 AM: The pandemic gives schools an urgency to address learning loss — and room to experiment
As Colorado schools reopened, many agreed that education should not return to normal.
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Jan 3, 7:47 AM: "Being small and flexible, co-creating authentic learning experiences with our families and actually learning in the community feels like the antidote to some very outdated practices in education,” Gamba said. “We need to do school >
Commentary: Five Education Resolutions for the New Year
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Dec 30, 9:28 AM: Given these challenges and the rising importance of education as a pathway to economic and social possibility, we have made the case in recent months that this is a crucial moment in our national education journey – one where we >
Commentary: COVID’s impact on education in 2021 & beyond
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Dec 30, 9:27 AM: Beyond parental engagement, another significant benefit rendered by COVID has been a renewed commitment to expanding the options for how and what education is delivered.
New program to help Black students sees success
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Dec 28, 9:16 AM: An initiative in Owensboro to connect Black students with industry mentors, their peers and school faculty had a successful first run, officials said.
A dozen Nashville teachers will try to tackle some of Metro Schools’ biggest challenges
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Dec 28, 9:13 AM: The Nashville Public Education Foundation has selected 12 Metro Nashville teachers to participate it the inaugural Teacherpreneur cohort.
Commentary: Upcoming innovations promise major change for schools across state
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Dec 28, 8:22 AM: This summer, Scaling Student Success, a California partnership dedicated to educating the whole child, will launch the “Reimagining CA Schools Innovation Pilot.” It will model for the state a system of education designed to be >
Flexible learning environments giving students more ownership, choice in their education
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Dec 28, 7:35 AM: Even before the pandemic, schools districts were looking at ways to reexamine their traditional “desk in row” classrooms that kept students from collaborating or picking their own way to learn best.

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