Saturday, May 21, 2022


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Colleges scramble to recruit students as nationwide enrollment plunges
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Mar 31, 9:21 AM, Washington Post:

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, Washington Times:

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 Wednesday.
Biden rule could force charter schools to close, former education official warns
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Mar 30, 9:41 AM, Washington Examiner:

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.
Ed On The Edge: A Conversation With Deborah Quazzo About What To Expect At ASU+GSV 2022
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Mar 29, 10:05 AM, Forbes:

That’s why this year’s ASU+GSV Summit—“Ed on the Edge: Imagining a New Era in Which People Have Equal Access to the Future”—could not be more timely or more important. Scheduled for April 4-6 in San Diego, California, this year’s summit >
Schools need emergency plans of action for student enrollment shifts
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Mar 29, 10:04 AM, The Hill:

Combine parents finding alternative learning options for their children with millions of missing students unaccounted for in our school systems, and the result is the U.S. experiencing a 3 percent drop in the number of reported students >
The deterioration of K-12 education in America
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Mar 29, 10:04 AM, Washington Times:

Finally, we need to muster the political courage to challenge the unbridled power of the teachers unions. Their resistance to performance-based pay for teachers and preventing even the lowest-performing teachers from getting fired keeps >
Opinion: A $10 million initiative with HBCUs will spur charter schools
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Mar 29, 10:03 AM, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

It is time to face that hard truth, beginning with acknowledging — and acting on — what the data makes plain. Overall, Black children in urban areas are achieving significantly better results in public charter schools than in traditional >
U.S. education secretary speaks at San Diego conference, calls for teacher shortage solutions
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Mar 29, 10:01 AM, San Diego Union Tribune:

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona spoke at an education conference in San Diego Monday, where he said schools need to use the pandemic’s challenges to change dramatically so they can better serve students.

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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, St. Louis Public Radio:

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, KXAN:

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 >
Study shows decrease in students' learning proficiency
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Mar 31, 9:04 AM, SoMdNews:

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, KCRA:

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, Associated Press:

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, Patriot News:

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, KALW:

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 welcome displaced >
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As SCUSD teacher strike continues, concern grows for students with individualized education programs
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Mar 31, 8:59 AM, KCRA:

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.
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, KALW:

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 welcome displaced >
Teachers and Parents Hopeful About Technology Enhancements
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Mar 31, 8:22 AM, Washington Informer:

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, Los Angeles Times:

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 by the district in >
Opinion: Pause HISD’s plan to centralize school funding
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Mar 31, 8:02 AM, Houston Chronicle:

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 ensure a full public >
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 Argus Leader:

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 discontinued next >
Fed Up, These Parents Sue Baltimore Public Schools
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Mar 31, 6:12 AM, The Daily Signal:

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 Maryland’s biggest >