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that the community-driven response to Covid ignited a wave of education reform that broke the monopoly of a bloated and outdated bureaucracy and dramatically advanced education 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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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.
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 >
Portland Public Schools admin accuses teachers of coordinating sick calls
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Jan 18, 7:43 AM, KGW8:

The district's HR chief says they're "getting reports of educators being asked by colleagues to call-in sick with the intention" of closing schools.
Why families and teachers are turning to micro schools
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Jan 18, 7:26 AM, AZ Big Media:

Micro schools are gaining popularity in the Phoenix area as families search for flexibility and teachers express overwhelming stress due to conditions brought on by the pandemic and the never-ending coronavirus variants.
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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 >
Portland Public Schools admin accuses teachers of coordinating sick calls
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Jan 18, 7:43 AM, KGW8:

The district's HR chief says they're "getting reports of educators being asked by colleagues to call-in sick with the intention" of closing schools.
Virtual learning in New Jersey this time around? Both easier and more difficult for staff and students
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Jan 18, 7:24 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

As many districts have switched to virtual this year to account for coronavirus-related staffing shortages, teachers have had to dust off their virtual tool kit as learning resumes on screens.
JCPS extends virtual learning another week amid COVID surge and staffing shortages
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Jan 18, 7:22 AM, Louisville Courier Journal:

Kentucky's largest district will remain on virtual learning for another week, the district announced Monday.