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Missouri charter and public school leaders are both happy with legislature's funding compromise
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May 16, 10:04 AM: An original version of the bill would have taken funding from Kansas City and St. Louis Public Schools, but lawmakers found a compromise that education leaders are happy with.
State of Texas: Abbott pledge to push for school choice brings praise, concern
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May 16, 9:48 AM: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s renewed push for school vouchers is a piece of his “parental rights” platform, which itself could be a signal of future political aspirations, according to a political science and communication >
School Advocates Rally at White House Against Biden’s ‘Attack’ on Charter Schools
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May 16, 9:17 AM:

Charter school advocates protested what they see as an increasingly hostile effort by Democrats – and the Biden administration, in particular – to prevent the sector from expanding.

Colleges scramble to recruit students as nationwide enrollment plunges
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Mar 31, 9:21 AM: Hundreds of thousands have left the college pipeline amid pandemic turmoil and the lure of jobs.
Teachers unions worked with CDC to keep schools closed for COVID, GOP report says
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Mar 31, 9:20 AM: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allowed the nation’s second-largest teachers union to help write COVID-19 guidelines that led to extended school closures during the pandemic, according to a report released >
Study shows decrease in students' learning proficiency
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Mar 31, 9:04 AM: Since the start of the pandemic, educators have been concerned about how the massive disruptions to in-person learning caused by social distancing measures may have hurt student learning.
As SCUSD teacher strike continues, concern grows for students with individualized education programs
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Mar 31, 8:59 AM: As Sacramento City Unified teachers, staff and union organizers continue to strike, concern from parents whose students need extra help in the classroom is growing.
SC Senate approves allowing public money for private schools
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Mar 31, 8:55 AM: The South Carolina Senate late Wednesday gave key approval to a bill that would allow some poorer or disabled students taxpayer money to attend a private school or a public school outside their district.
House panel acts in a last-ditch effort to stop changes to Pa.’s charter school law
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Mar 31, 8:51 AM: A House GOP-controlled panel once again voiced its disapproval of charter school law changes in a long-shot effort to stop rules from taking effect that were favored by Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration.
New York City charter schools continue to emerge as a inclusive new opportunity for diverse
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Mar 31, 8:48 AM: With 272 charter schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City, many parents are wondering what exactly makes a charter school different from a more traditional public school.
Oakland Unified to lease additional space to area charter schools
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Mar 31, 8:46 AM: The new charter school agreements come just one month after Oakland announced the closure of seven public schools in the next year. Critics say accommodating new charter students could strain schools already planning to >
Teachers and Parents Hopeful About Technology Enhancements
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Mar 31, 8:22 AM: Though teachers have demanded in-class technological enhancements for years, the pandemic and subsequent pivot to virtual learning inspired a race to bridge resource gaps and ensure each student had a laptop. >
Nearly half of LAUSD students have been chronically absent this year, data show
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Mar 31, 8:19 AM: Nearly half of Los Angeles Unified students — more than 200,000 children — have been chronically absent this school year, meaning they have missed at least 9% of the academic year, according to data provided to The Times >
Opportunity Scholarship defenders boost case for moving challenge to three-judge panel
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Mar 31, 8:05 AM: The legal fight over North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program focuses now on whether a single judge or a three-judge panel should hear the case. Lawyers for the state and the scholarships’ parent supporters have >
Opinion: Pause HISD’s plan to centralize school funding
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Mar 31, 8:02 AM: Houston’s school board needs to take the time the city deserves to see if consolidating budget power back to the top is the right way to go. As such, we respectfully call for the board to stand up for the community and >
With only 45 current students, Sioux Falls School District likely to discontinue Virtual Academy program
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Mar 31, 7:52 AM: Sioux Falls School District officials say they’re still weighing whether or not to do away with the Virtual Academy they started during the COVID-19 pandemic and at the same time are alerting parents it’s likely to be >
Fed Up, These Parents Sue Baltimore Public Schools
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Mar 31, 6:12 AM: As in so many other places around the country, the public education system in Baltimore is failing the city’s children. Public schools have been failing American students for decades, but the issue is pronounced in >
Iowa Senate passes private school scholarship bill, putting pressure on the House
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Mar 31, 6:09 AM: The Iowa Senate has passed one of Gov. Kim Reynolds' key education priorities — a bill to give families taxpayer-funded scholarships to pay for private school expenses — in a move that puts pressure on the House to act. >
In historic move, Orleans Parish School Board names Avis Williams as next schools superintendent
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Mar 31, 6:02 AM: After a monthslong, nationwide search, the Orleans Parish School Board has selected Avis Williams to be the next leader of New Orleans public schools. The board will now enter contract negotiations with Williams and plans >
Biden rule could force charter schools to close, former education official warns
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Mar 30, 9:41 AM: A former Department of Education official said a proposed regulation restricting federal funding for public charter schools could force a number of schools to close their doors.

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