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- Texas school using private room with massage chairs to prevent teacher burnout
- Mar 9, 9:53 AM: The new space features multiple massage chairs, yoga mats and a private restroom. It was funded through a $21,000 grant from the American Federation of Teachers.
- Opinion: Why we must demand that leaders who got COVID wrong admit it and apologize
- Mar 7, 8:50 AM: As COVID restrictions end around the country, and Democratic politicians pretend that something about the science has changed instead of their poll numbers being in the dirt, Americans must first demand: apologies.
- N.J. defends ‘segregated’ school system in court. Will its case hold up?
- > Mar 4, 7:12 AM: On average, about 25% of Black students in New Jersey have attended public schools since 2015 that were 99% non-white. About 40% of white students went to schools that were more than 75% white. And 62% of Latino students learned in
- Arne Duncan: It’s Time to Make a Quality Public Education a Civil Right for All Children
- > Mar 3, 9:21 AM: A generation ago, leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King and Thurgood Marshall advocated for quality education as a civil right for all children. A decade ago, President Barack Obama declared education “the civil rights issue of our
- School Is Back in Person, but the Five-Day School Week Often Isn’t
- Feb 28, 10:14 AM: We asked 148,000 parents how many days of school their children missed in January. A quarter said more than a week.
- What is unschooling? Meet the families who have shunned the formal education system
- Feb 28, 10:11 AM: It's not for everyone, but some families say their children are thriving outside of traditional learning environments.
- California voters strongly support mask and vaccine mandates in K-12 schools
- > Feb 24, 9:27 AM: Nearly two-thirds of California voters, including a majority of parents, support mask and vaccine mandates in K-12 schools, according to a poll conducted this month by the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley and
- Most D.C. parents satisfied with schools during pandemic, Post poll finds
- > Feb 24, 9:01 AM: Nearly half of D.C. residents, 48 percent, say Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) is doing an excellent or good job improving public schools in the District, down from 59 percent who said the same in 2019, but similar to her standing in
- Masks in Schools: Districts Get Caught Between Health Authorities and Parent Pushback
- > Feb 23, 9:49 AM: Schools have once again become a battleground over pandemic masking, with districts facing rising public pressure to drop mandatory mask requirements even as public-health agencies largely advise keeping students and teachers in
- Too many lockdowns to count: Gun violence has touched everything at one Philly school
- > Feb 23, 9:35 AM: Violence is not new to Philadelphia, but the impact after virtual learning and the city’s surging gun crisis has been especially outsized this school year. An eighth grader was shot to death in October on his way to E.W. Rhodes
- In Chicago, free college for 4,000 students and their parents: ‘This means so much’
- > Feb 23, 7:23 AM: Inside a packed auditorium at Benito Juarez Community Academy, Senior Maria Vazquez sat in shock. She had just found out that she, her classmates, — and their parents — would get their college education paid. In
- Wisconsin Assembly passes parental bill of rights, MPS breakup bill
- Feb 23, 6:21 AM: Assembly Republicans advanced legislation Tuesday to create a parent bill of rights and break up Milwaukee Public Schools into a number of smaller districts, along with other bills revolving around education.
- Red Parent, Blue Parent
- > Feb 22, 10:53 AM: Education is supposed to be the great equalizer, but it’s become more like the great divider. Throughout the pandemic, Republican and Democratic parents have expressed wildly different ideas about how public schools should
- Black community leaders urge transparency, clarity on JCPS school assignment changes
- Feb 22, 7:10 AM: The local NAACP and Coalition of Black Retired Principals and administrators created a new group to encourage community involvement in school choice.
- The Fight For Education Reform With Jeanne Allen
- Feb 18, 10:00 AM: From mask mandates to charter schools, to the falling reading abilities of American students, Martha and Jeanne weigh in on the state of modern education.
- U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona: Pandemic can be ‘reset button’ for schools
- > Feb 18, 9:59 AM: U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said it is the job of school leaders to listen to parents, students and educators as they continue to grapple with the lingering effects of the pandemic on the nation's public
- More Arizona parents turn to private tutoring following pandemic learning loss
- Feb 16, 8:45 AM: Because some students struggled to keep up with online learning, more parents are now turning to private tutors to help their kids catch up.
- Analysis: The Cost of School Closures Falls Heavily on Low-Income Families.
- > Feb 15, 10:05 AM: One of the least discussed harms from school closures during the pandemic has been the extra costs families face with securing child care, finding alternative education arrangements and losing income due to missing work. State
- Opinion: Honor Black History Month by Giving Our Children High-Quality Education
- > Feb 10, 10:19 AM: Every day I see young children in my community who are filled with hope. They are eager to learn and ready to become the leaders of tomorrow. Sadly, not enough students are able to attend a school that offer high-quality education
- White House keeps encouraging masks in schools as some states move toward lifting mandates
- Feb 8, 9:29 AM: The White House maintained its adherence to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance encouraging mask usage in schools Monday as some states take steps toward lifting mask mandates in the classroom.
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