Saturday, October 01, 2022


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Maine OKs 1st religious school for tuition reimbursement
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Sep 23, 7:43 AM, Washington Post:

Maine is ready to fund tuition for some religious school students for the first time since a Supreme Court ruling in June ordered the state to treat those schools the same as other private schools regarding tuition reimbursement.

School 2.0: How has the pandemic changed learning?
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Sep 23, 7:37 AM, Christian Science Monitor:

Scholars, policy makers, and school leaders have advocated for using the global health crisis as an opportunity to rethink and reinvent how education works in the United States, so that fewer gaps exist between kids of different racial >

With COVID Aid Pouring in, School Funding Ballot Initiatives Scarce This Year
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Sep 22, 9:21 AM, The 74:

Education issues may determine who wins top political offices in November. But we're not seeing the usual raft of school-related ballot initiatives

Education leaders share academic, SEL recovery efforts in House subcommittee hearing
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Sep 22, 9:15 AM, K-12 Dive:

The House Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee held a hearing Tuesday to discuss meeting students’ academic, social and emotional needs.

At UN, leaders confront COVID's impact on global education
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Sep 20, 9:47 AM, Philadephia Inquirer:

With COVID-related school disruptions setting back children around the world, activists implored world leaders Monday to prioritize school systems and restore educational budgets slashed when the pandemic hit.

Randi Weingarten touts report about struggling schools despite having hand in closures
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Sep 20, 9:43 AM, Fox News:

The report highlighted underfunding, unsanitary conditions in schools and failing infrastructure. Some consistent problems included broken air conditioning and rusty water drips from ceilings, which, according to the report, have >

School book bans surged this year, per PEN America report
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Sep 19, 10:10 AM, Los Angeles Times:

According to a report from PEN America released Monday, a book ban was enacted in an American school district every 3½ hours between July 2021 and July 2022.

Families reflect on the pandemic’s long-term impact on students’ learning
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Sep 19, 10:07 AM, ABC News:

...data showing the full extent of COVID-19's long-term impact on elementary students' learning is only just starting to emerge.


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Maine OKs 1st religious school for tuition reimbursement
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Sep 23, 7:43 AM, Washington Post:

Maine is ready to fund tuition for some religious school students for the first time since a Supreme Court ruling in June ordered the state to treat those schools the same as other private schools regarding tuition reimbursement.

Oregon students' math, reading skills plummet post-pandemic - Los Angeles Times
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Sep 23, 7:42 AM, Los Angeles Times:

Testing from spring 2022 shows students who were already behind before the pandemic had the most learning loss but all children overall lost ground when compared with spring 2019 test scores, Oregon Department of Education officials >

Two Philly students now have seats on the school board
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Sep 23, 7:40 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

Student representatives do not have voting power, but they take part in all board discussions and gather information from peers across the city; last year’s board representatives helped select a new superintendent.

Montgomery students are meeting literacy expectations but are behind in math
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Sep 23, 7:34 AM, Washington Post:

Montgomery County students met the school system’s performance target in reading but fell short of goals in math for the last school year, according to academic data shared with the school board Thursday.

Addressing learning loss: What Omaha Public Schools is doing
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Sep 23, 7:33 AM, WOWT:

Nebraska data shows a detailed picture of OPS students’ decline in English and math proficiencies as a result of the pandemic.

Hispanic interest growing for Michigan's schools of choice
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Sep 23, 7:31 AM, The Center Square:

Hispanic parents nationally are increasingly investigating alternatives to traditional public schools, according to a survey released this week by Conoce tus Opciones Escolares.

Denver board approves charter school centering Black students
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Sep 23, 7:29 AM, Chalkbeat Colorado:

After the state ordered Denver to reconsider a charter school centering Black students and culture, the Denver school board Thursday approved the school to open next fall.

New school choice coalition in Wisconsin looks to expand education options
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Sep 23, 7:27 AM, The Center Square:

A number of the state’s conservative groups, school choice groups, and the state’s largest business group are launching a new effort to expand school choice options in the state.

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Two Philly students now have seats on the school board
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Sep 23, 7:40 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

Student representatives do not have voting power, but they take part in all board discussions and gather information from peers across the city; last year’s board representatives helped select a new superintendent.

Montgomery students are meeting literacy expectations but are behind in math
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Sep 23, 7:34 AM, Washington Post:

Montgomery County students met the school system’s performance target in reading but fell short of goals in math for the last school year, according to academic data shared with the school board Thursday.

Addressing learning loss: What Omaha Public Schools is doing
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Sep 23, 7:33 AM, WOWT:

Nebraska data shows a detailed picture of OPS students’ decline in English and math proficiencies as a result of the pandemic.

‘A wonderful journey’: This Staten Island charter school is receiving $10K in arts funding
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Sep 22, 9:08 AM, silive.com:

With construction of a new building on track to provide more seats for students at Hellenic Classical Charter School in Bulls Head, Borough President Vito Fossella announced more than $10,000 in arts funding to the school on Wednesday.

How some children prospered in pandemic online learning
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Aug 2, 10:20 AM, phys.org:

While media often seemed to report on negative aspects of online schooling, this was not a universal experience.
Menasha's Fox Valley Virtual School is here to stay, and ready to grow with a recent $650,000 grant
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Jul 12, 8:40 AM, Appleton Post-Crescent:

Enrollment isn’t quite where it was during the height of the pandemic, dropping to fewer than 100 students last year, but the 4K-through-eighth-grade virtual school is now a charter school and a permanent fixture in the district.
Jill Biden to headline teachers union convention
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Jul 12, 8:32 AM, The Hill:

First lady Jill Biden will headline the American Federation of Teachers Convention in Boston on Friday, marking the convention’s first in-person gathering since 2018.
Charter School Foundation awards scholarships
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Jul 8, 9:03 AM, Morgan Hill Times:

The Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation has awarded scholarships to graduating high school students who are alumni of the Charter School of Morgan Hill, for use in their pursuit of undergraduate degrees at their chosen institutions. >