Tuesday, January 18, 2022


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Teachers confront half-empty classrooms as virus surges
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Jan 14, 10:13 AM, Associated Press:

Teachers around the U.S. are confronting classrooms where as many as half of students are absent because they have been exposed to COVID-19 or their families kept them at home out of concern about the surging coronavirus.
Bloomberg’s $750M Grant Is the Jolt the Charter Sector Needs — and a Litmus Test for White Democrats Who Claim to Back School Choice
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Jan 14, 10:11 AM, The 74:

If education reform were a religion, then professing to just “follow the evidence” and “listen to communities” would anchor the liturgy. Charter schools, however, are a curious case that tests the faith. Urban charters have proven to be an >
National School Choice Week spotlighting education options for kids
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Jan 14, 10:08 AM, KCVR:

As school disruptions hit national headlines, again, it’s a reminder that families must have options for learning. Every family has different, changing needs: A survey we wrapped up last week found that 52% of parents say they considered >
National School Boards Association stumbles into politics and is blasted apart
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Jan 14, 10:07 AM, Washington Post:

Its leaders compared aggressive school protests to ‘domestic terrorism.’ The backlash was fast and severe.

Pivoting to Remote Learning: Why It Is Harder in Some States Than Others
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Jan 14, 10:06 AM, Education Week:

When it comes to the question of who gets to call the shots on a switch back to remote instruction, states have wildly different answers, an Education Week analysis found. Education Week contacted every state education office to determine >
Allan Sherer: Why We Can’t Wait For The System To Repair Itself
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Jan 13, 9:59 AM, Forbes:

We believe in less than 20 years we will see clearly that the community-driven response to Covid ignited a wave of education reform that broke the monopoly of a bloated and outdated bureaucracy and dramatically advanced education >
College Enrollment Continues to Shrink
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Jan 13, 9:58 AM, Wall Street Journal:

College undergraduate enrollment continued to shrink this fall and has now declined by more than a million students since the Covid-19 pandemic began in 2020, according to a report released Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse >
Students Lose Appeal on Right to Civics Education, But Win Praise From Judges Anyway
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Jan 13, 9:52 AM, Education Week:

Students asserting the right to an adequate civics education have lost their appeal of a federal court ruling that dismissed their suit accusing the state of Rhode Island of failing to prepare them for the duties of citizenship.

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Editorial: Does declining school enrollment spell disaster? That argument doesn’t add up
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Jan 18, 9:09 AM, Los Angeles Times:

Los Angeles schools are among those facing a double whammy on funding in future years. To start, the birthrate has been declining here and throughout California since 2008, which means fewer kids in school now and years into the future. >
California schools under intense strain, fighting to stay open during Omicron surge
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Jan 18, 9:07 AM, Los Angeles Times:

A student shows her negative coronavirus test result from a cellphone to enter Olive Vista Middle School this week. Schools throughout the state are strained as coronavirus rates soar.
NYC schools to allow remote option as attendance plunges during COVID surge
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Jan 18, 9:00 AM, New York Post:

A remote option is coming back to city schools in response to plunging attendance amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Opinion: Boston Public Schools should go into receivership
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Jan 18, 8:53 AM, Boston Globe:

It would be hard to design a school system that has more poorly served Black and brown students than BPS.
Ducey’s voucher program if Arizona schools close classrooms is now open
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Jan 18, 8:42 AM, KTAR:

The portal for qualifying Arizona families to sign up for vouchers if their schools pause in-person learning is now open, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday.
More accountability, transparency and choice needed in post-COVID-19 education system
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Jan 18, 8:37 AM, The Augusta Chronicle:

Improving our schools to overcome COVID-19-related learning losses will require efforts from many corners. But let’s be clear about one thing: Kids weren’t getting what they needed to succeed even before COVID. A return to normal with a >
SC lawmakers focused on passing school choice expansion
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Jan 18, 8:25 AM, The State:

S.C. A school voucher plan that would allow South Carolina parents to use the public school dollars allocated for their child on a variety of private educational expenses is expected to receive serious consideration in the Legislature this >
Michigan Democratic Party deletes post questioning parents' role in schools
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Jan 18, 8:15 AM, The Detroit News:

The Michigan Democratic Party has deleted a weekend Facebook post that questioned the role parents have in deciding what is taught in public schools and drew criticism from conservative and school choice groups.
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Editorial: Does declining school enrollment spell disaster? That argument doesn’t add up
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Jan 18, 9:09 AM, Los Angeles Times:

Los Angeles schools are among those facing a double whammy on funding in future years. To start, the birthrate has been declining here and throughout California since 2008, which means fewer kids in school now and years into the future. >
NYC schools to allow remote option as attendance plunges during COVID surge
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Jan 18, 9:00 AM, New York Post:

A remote option is coming back to city schools in response to plunging attendance amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Opinion: Boston Public Schools should go into receivership
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Jan 18, 8:53 AM, Boston Globe:

It would be hard to design a school system that has more poorly served Black and brown students than BPS.
Chicago Teachers Union's illegal strike is over, but parents sue to stop next one
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Jan 18, 8:08 AM, Illinois Policy:

But a group of CPS parents alleging the “remote work action” called by the CTU members was actually an illegal strike are seeking a court ruling to prevent similar labor actions in the future.
A charter school with all-day outdoor education in the middle of winter
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Jan 18, 8:01 AM, Wisconsin State Journal :

Almost all of the lessons at the Kickapoo Valley Forest School are held outdoors, even on days when the temperature plunges well below freezing. The nature-based curriculum is central for the 4K and kindergarten students and their >
Merit Academy to resubmit charter school application to Woodland Park School District
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Jan 18, 7:57 AM, The Colorado Springs Gazette:

Because of a surge in attendance, the Jan. 12 RE-2 School District Board of Education meeting was moved to Woodland Park High School’s Dickson Auditorium. The 130 people who showed up wouldn’t have fit in the usual meeting >
Learning French changed her life; now she shares that gift at immersion charter school
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Jan 18, 7:55 AM, Daily Advertiser:

Now she takes her immersion experience and passion for French with her to work every day as principal of École Saint-Landry. The French immersion charter school in Sunset opened in August inside the former First Baptist Church of Sunset on >
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School to start Criminal Justice Academy
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Jan 18, 7:52 AM, WDSU:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School has announced it will start a first-of-its-kind Criminal Justice Academy to educate students about the criminal justice system thanks to a $55,000 youth workforce development grant from the Lower >