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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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
D.C.’s struggle to hire more diverse teachers — and keep them
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Dec 7, 9:31 AM: Days before the coronavirus pandemic forced D.C. schools to close last year, fourth-grade teacher Isabella Sanchez sat down in front of the District’s State Board of Education to explain why teacher diversity matters. At >
Editorial: Californians need more transparency over school district salaries
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Dec 7, 9:28 AM: For the last several years, California’s cities and counties have been required to send their payroll information to the state controller, who posts it on a public website. Such transparency helps Californians keep up with >
Parents, teachers push for prompt transition to elected Boston school committee
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Dec 7, 9:25 AM: The Boston School Committee is responsible for managing Boston Pubic Schools’ annual operating budget, hiring and overseeing the superintendent, and regulating policies and practices within city schools. Members of the >
How LEAD Charter School Afforded This Student the Opportunity to Give Back as Healthcare Professional
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Dec 7, 9:10 AM: When Kayana Clarke saw that her father wasn’t getting the medical attention she felt he deserved after having a medical emergency, she was determined to seek a career path in healthcare to afford others the attentiveness >
Opportunity Scholarship supporters seek three-judge panel to review lawsuit
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Dec 7, 8:48 AM: Parents supporting North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program want a three-judge panel to review a lawsuit challenging the scholarships. A motion filed in the N.C. Court of Appeals this month seeks to have the case >
Opportunity Scholarship supporters seek three-judge panel to review lawsuit
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Dec 7, 8:48 AM: Parents supporting North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program want a three-judge panel to review a lawsuit challenging the scholarships. A motion filed in the N.C. Court of Appeals this month seeks to have the case >
Indianapolis Public Schools set to sever ties with Ignite Achievement Academy
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Dec 7, 7:07 AM: IPS plans to keep School 42 open, VanDeWalle said, but who will run it — the district or another charter partner — has yet to be decided.
L.A. families want schools reimagined post-pandemic, report says
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Dec 7, 7:00 AM: A new report out Tuesday, Dec. 7, suggests that most Los Angeles families want school leaders to reimagine public education and to not simply return to the old ways of doing things post-pandemic.
Commentary: New Hampshire shows how to advance freedom
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Dec 7, 6:47 AM: New Hampshire has also passed education freedom accounts, a school choice policy that empowers families of low to moderate income to choose educational opportunities that best fit the needs of their children. >
Frisco ISD opens applications for new online, hybrid education programs
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Dec 7, 6:45 AM: Frisco ISD opened application forms Wednesday for its new online and hybrid programs called FISD+ in which high school students can earn credits starting in 2022.
'Parents have choice:' Why public schools are seeing enrollment numbers drop
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Dec 7, 6:41 AM: Dr. Bernice Cobbs, the superintendent of Franklin County Public Schools, said she hopes students make their way back, after data shows thousands left Virginia public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Detroit’s first remote Friday had hiccups, but ‘flowed with focus’
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Dec 7, 6:38 AM: The Detroit school district canceled in-person classes for three Fridays in December to address concerns about the need for a mental health break, rising COVID cases, and to have more time to clean buildings. >
OKCPS ditches virtual learning days after "extremely low" student attendance
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Dec 7, 6:33 AM: Monday night, the Oklahoma City Public School district got rid of asynchronous learning days they had previously built into the 2021-2022 calendar. Asynchronous learning days were meant for students to learn at home at >
Family Partnership Charter School faces Anchorage School Board decision on renewal of charter
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Dec 7, 6:29 AM: Family Partnership Charter School is a homeschooling charter program that is part of the Anchorage School District. Among the several homeschool charters in the state, FPCS offers the highest monetary allotment of $4,200 >

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