- Parents and Teachers Favor Slow Return to In-Person Learning
- Sep 17, 8:54 AM: A NEW POLL SHOWS THAT parents and teachers are both equally cautious about returning to in-person learning, citing overwhelming concern for student and staff safety as their main reason for favoring a slow, phased in approach.
- The latest crisis: Low-income students are dropping out of college this fall in alarming numbers
- > Sep 17, 8:31 AM: As fall semester gets into full swing in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, schools are noticing a concerning trend: Low-income students are the most likely to drop out or not enroll at all, raising fears that they might never
- Biden: Charter Schools Are ‘Very Misguided’
- > Sep 17, 8:30 AM: Biden's campaign website does not mention charter schools under his "plan for educators, students, and our future." He has received endorsements from NEA, the American Federation of Teachers, and other major teachers' unions, which
- Maine school choice lawsuit replicated in New Hampshire, Vermont By Jacob Posik
- > Sep 17, 8:28 AM: The Institute for Justice (IJ), which represents the three Maine families who are challenging the sectarian exclusion within Maine’s town tuitioning program, also represents the plaintiffs of the cases originating in New Hampshire
- WATCH: Biden Says He’ll Kill Federal Funding For Charter Schools. Many Of Those Schools Hugely Benefit Minorities.
- > Sep 16, 8:20 AM: Speaking to Lily Eskelen Garcia, the president of the National Education Association, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he had the same feeling that the NEA has about charter schools, adding that no “private charter
- Analysis: From Virtual Picket Lines to Remote-Only Walkouts, What Would a COVID-19 Teacher Strike Look Like? Would It Make Any Difference?
- > Sep 16, 8:19 AM: Late last month, the United Federation of Teachers, representing employees of the nation’s largest school district, threatened to hold a strike authorization vote if certain safety measures related to the coronavirus weren’t put
- Report: COVID-19 School Closures Could Cost U.S. Economy $14 Trillion
- Sep 15, 8:32 AM: K-12 students will experience a 3% lower income over their lifetimes because of lost learning, according to existing research.
- Opinion: School choice, innovation allows all students access to great education
- > Sep 15, 8:30 AM: It is time for parents across America to be empowered to make decisions about their child’s education. Parents know their children better than any government bureaucrat ever could. It’s time that parents across the country be
- Commentary: Congress must help parents financially while public schools are shuttered
- > Sep 15, 8:27 AM: Now is the time for Congress to take bold swift action. It’s time to acknowledge the current public education system is in a crisis. Parents need a lifeline by putting existing federal education funds directly in the hands of
- How much online learning is too much? Schools’ shift to live virtual classes sparks pushback
- Sep 15, 8:23 AM: With the coronavirus still untamed, an estimated 85% of school districts nationwide are continuing to offer some remote learning this fall. But, this go-round, many districts are ratcheting up their demands.
- Trump, DeVos raise school choice in appeal to vexed parents (CER in the news)
- > Sep 14, 8:16 AM: As millions of American children start the school year online, the Trump administration is hoping to convert their parents’ frustration and anger into newfound support for school choice policies that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
- State laws have declined in their capacity to serve charter school students
- Sep 14, 8:10 AM: State laws have declined in their capacity to serve charter school students, according to a new report published by the Center for Education Reform (CER).
- Teachers unions around the world clash with governments over coronavirus and school reopening plans
- > Sep 14, 8:07 AM: From picket lines to Zoom calls and even jail cells, the pandemic has thrust teachers unions to the forefront of the debate over education during the coronavirus pandemic. How to safely reopen schools has become a central question,
- Teacher unions are holding America's students hostage
- > Sep 14, 8:04 AM: It would be ironic if teacher unions’ outrageous demands during the pandemic actually led to their downfall by making American parents aware of the fact that teacher unions are not concerned with the best interests of their
- Letter: Fault teacher unions for achievement gap in nation's schools
- > Sep 14, 8:03 AM: In a tweet Joe Biden wrote on Jan 22, 2020, he said: “When we divert public funds to private schools, we undermine the entire public education system. We've got to prioritize investing in our public schools, so every kid in America
- A Choice Moment: Coronavirus Opens a Path to School Choice
- > Sep 11, 9:27 AM: THE WHITE HOUSE – seeing a strategic opening amid mass school closures and a national reckoning over systemic racism – is ramping up its pursuit of school choice, going so far as to make it a central tool in the president's
- Jill Biden holds virtual campaign event with Arizona families and school leaders
- Sep 11, 9:19 AM: Jill Biden hosted Arizona educators, parents and Schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman on a Zoom call about reopening schools as part of a virtual campaign event on Thursday.
- Districts Offer Cash to Families Who Skip the School Bus
- > Sep 11, 9:17 AM: Now, a growing number of districts are offering to pay parents in an attempt to reduce crowding on buses and slash away at a growing pile of COVID-19-related costs. At the same time, other districts are requiring parents to pony up
- Latest national charter school law rankings and scoreboard released (CER)
- Sep 10, 8:58 AM: The Center for Education Reform (CER) today released its 2020 ranking of charter school laws in the United States, revealing that charter school laws in the U.S. have declined in their capacity to serve students.
- More school choice means diverse options for students
- Sep 10, 8:56 AM: Across the nation, millions of children are going back to school and getting ready for the next academic year. A worthy K-12 education is critically important and sets the foundation for students’ future success.