Wednesday, August 10, 2022

How the Covid Pandemic Will Follow Today’s Kids Into Adulthood

Aug 9, 9:01 AM, Wall Street Journal:

Scientists and economists look at what learning loss and disruption could bring for a generation of students—and what can be done about it

Public Schools Have No One But Themselves To Blame For Enrollment Drops

Aug 9, 8:57 AM, The Federalist:

All over the country, public schools are experiencing a noticeable decline in enrollment due to serious problems that aren’t being fixed.

Can Tech Boost Reading? Literacy Tools Come to Classrooms

Aug 8, 11:04 AM, Wall Street Journal:

Some educators are beginning to test technology that could help them offer individualized learning tracks

America's crushing teacher shortage

Aug 8, 11:03 AM, The Week:

The beginning of the school year is quickly approaching but thousands of teaching positions remain unfilled

What Does The Future of Education Look Like?

Aug 8, 11:00 AM, Tomorrow's World Today:

From COVID-19 making schools virtual to new technology changing how students learn and teachers teach, education has changed a great deal in the past few years. The future of education must keep up to date with the dynamic nature of the >

Opinion | School Districts Are Hoarding Federal Covid Funds

Aug 3, 8:22 AM, Wall Street Journal:

The Recover Act would allow states and school districts to use their unspent dollars from the American Rescue Plan to issue Child Opportunity Scholarships directly to parents. The scholarships, targeted for low-income students, could be >

‘Never seen it this bad’: America faces catastrophic teacher shortage

Aug 3, 8:15 AM, Washington Post:

The teacher shortage in America has hit crisis levels — and school officials everywhere are scrambling to ensure that, as students return to classrooms, someone will be there to educate them.

Cities across the U.S. face crisis as fewer kids enroll in public schools

Aug 2, 10:33 AM, Los Angeles Times:

A state law prohibits Chicago from closing or consolidating schools until 2025. And across the U.S., COVID-19 relief money is helping subsidize shrinking schools. But when the money runs out in a few years, officials will face a >

LAUSD chief promises expanded early education, more bus seats and other ‘swift’ changes

Aug 9, 9:00 AM, Los Angeles Times:

Los Angeles Supt. Alberto Carvalho, in his first back-to-school address, pledged Monday to bring rapid progress to the nation’s second-largest school district, which has long struggled to make modest, consistent gains.

MN school district policy bans teaching "divisive concepts"

Aug 9, 8:58 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

A central Minnesota school district is clashing with the teachers union and LGBTQ allies over a proposed policy that opponents say would undermine equity and inclusion.

Michigan Charter Schools Sue US Department of Education Over New Rule

Aug 9, 8:56 AM, The Epoch Times:

An organization representing Michigan charter schools is suing the U.S. Department of Education over a new rule that its lawyers say will undermine charter schools.

Indianapolis district, charter schools compared in test score study

Aug 9, 8:54 AM, WFYI Indianapolis:

 The study compares the academic growth of Indianapolis students at three types of public schools: charter schools; traditional schools controlled by the Indianapolis Public Schools district; and innovation schools that operate >

Seaside School Inc. ranked No. 1 combination charter school in Florida. Details on the scores

Aug 9, 8:53 AM, The Destin Log:

SANTA ROSA BEACH — With the opening of the new 2022-23 school year, The Seaside School Inc. (TSS) continues to earn top academic rankings by claiming the No. 1-ranked combination charter school in Florida for the 2021-22 school year, >

Renovated castle in Wilmerding, Pa., will provide space for charter school

Aug 9, 8:51 AM, American School & University:

The 45,000-square-foot Westinghouse Castle will be renovated for the Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School.

KIPP Memphis Public Schools celebrates first day of classes

Aug 9, 8:48 AM, ABC 24:

KIPP said from the youngest to the oldest learners, students are excited to return to their buildings and start a journey to academic excellence.

New principal aims to bring stability in wake of Harpswell Coastal Academy’s hectic year

Aug 9, 8:47 AM, The Times Record:

 With 25 years of experience leading schools, new Harpswell Coastal Academy Principal Amy Marx hopes to bring even more project-based learning to the newly consolidated charter school.

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How some children prospered in pandemic online learning

Aug 2, 10:20 AM,

While media often seemed to report on negative aspects of online schooling, this was not a universal experience.
Menasha's Fox Valley Virtual School is here to stay, and ready to grow with a recent $650,000 grant

Jul 12, 8:40 AM, Appleton Post-Crescent:

Enrollment isn’t quite where it was during the height of the pandemic, dropping to fewer than 100 students last year, but the 4K-through-eighth-grade virtual school is now a charter school and a permanent fixture in the district.
Jill Biden to headline teachers union convention

Jul 12, 8:32 AM, The Hill:

First lady Jill Biden will headline the American Federation of Teachers Convention in Boston on Friday, marking the convention’s first in-person gathering since 2018.
Charter School Foundation awards scholarships

Jul 8, 9:03 AM, Morgan Hill Times:

The Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation has awarded scholarships to graduating high school students who are alumni of the Charter School of Morgan Hill, for use in their pursuit of undergraduate degrees at their chosen institutions. >
Knox Co. college readiness program expanding across Tennessee

Jun 29, 10:12 AM, 10 News WBIR:

The Knox Promise program started in 2019 and supports students as they transition from high school into college.
Tucson Unified sees second year of high demand for summer courses

Jun 27, 7:54 AM,

Tucson Unified School District saw one of its highest summer school enrollment numbers this year, with more than 11,000 students in grades K-12 taking classes during June.
Boston Public Schools moves forward in finding a new leader. Meet the two finalists

Jun 22, 8:33 AM, Boston Globe:

Dr. Tommy Welch, Region 1 school superintendent (K-12), Boston Public Schools, and Mary Skipper, superintendent of Somerville Public Schools, were announced as finalists for the position of BPS superintendent Tuesday.

9 charts that explain Denver’s declining enrollment challenge

Jun 9, 7:50 AM, Chalkbeat Colorado:

Declining enrollment is arguably the most pressing issue facing Denver Public Schools, and the district’s latest annual report takes a deep dive into current numbers and future predictions.