- Unprecedented numbers of students have disappeared during the pandemic. Schools are working harder than ever to find them.
- > Feb 26, 9:32 AM: School districts across the country that closed buildings in mid-March in response to the coronavirus pandemic handled the transition to remote learning with varying levels of success. During the disruption, schools lost track of
- Teachers speak out about frustrations with unions slow-walking school reopenings: 'Politics seems to rule'
- Feb 26, 9:28 AM: President Biden's plan to reopen schools within 100 days has faced opposition from teachers unions due to coronavirus safety concerns, leaving other teachers frustrated.
- Kids are 'hostages to adult interests' in school openings, says education advocate (CER in the news)
- Feb 25, 9:16 AM: Parents around the nation are frustrated as schools continue to remain closed, despite guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instructing schools how to reopen safely.
- As schools stay closed, advocates work to redirect education funding (CER in the news)
- Feb 25, 9:14 AM: In the face of prolonged public school closures, parents and school choice advocates look to put their tax dollars to work for the students instead of the public school system.
- Families need options: Why school choice is essential to ensuring racial equality
- > Feb 25, 9:11 AM: As Americans, we pride ourselves on an inherent ability to make our own choices and manage our own lives. That self-determination is a foundational tenet of our democracy, something we guard jealously. Except in public
- Opinion: To stop educational wokeness, force teachers to actually teach
- > Feb 25, 9:08 AM: There’s a reason there is little to no backlash against crackpot notions — such as racist equations — and it’s that parents are bone tired. Many parents are burned out from nearly a whole year of their kids being at
- Teachers’ Unions Nightmare: Study Shows Charter Schools More Cost-Effective Than District Schools
A new study out of the University of Arkansas shows that charter schools are far more cost-effective and produce nearly 50% more investment than district schools.
Feb 25, 9:06 AM:
- CDC Study Finds Teachers ‘Central’ To COVID Transmission When Distancing, Masks Not Enforced
When schools don’t consistently enforce precautions such as social distancing and mask wearing, teachers can play a “central” role in COVID-19 transmission, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released >
Feb 25, 9:04 AM:
- Opinion: Both sides of the school reopening debate have it wrong
- > Feb 25, 9:03 AM: Both sides of the school reopening debate have it wrong. We shouldn’t be debating whether schools are safe to reopen. Instead, we should ask whether in-person schooling is essential. If it is — as many Americans, including President
- School voucher push taps frustration over distance learning
- > Feb 25, 9:02 AM: School choice advocates and lawmakers in many states are counting on the frustrations of parents like Rivera to bolster efforts to pass or expand laws allowing families to use public money to pay for private school or to help teach
- Biden Education Department Offers Flexibility in Testing, But Doesn’t Exempt States
- Feb 24, 9:34 AM: Teachers unions had argued for a full exemption but the administration and other advocates argue the data is critical to understanding learning loss.
- Opinion: Teachers’ Unions Make the Case for School Choice
- > Feb 24, 9:31 AM: Families have always gotten the short end of the stick on K–12 education. But it’s more obvious now than ever, and families are figuring out they’re getting a bad deal. The only way that we’re ever going to fix that uneven power
- Education Department offers flexibility, but not a way out, for spring testing
- Feb 23, 8:46 AM: The Education Department told states Monday they are still required to administer annual exams to students, part of the national schools accountability program, though the agency offered flexibility in how the tests are given.
- White House reiterates teacher vaccinations ‘not a prerequisite’ to reopening schools
- > Feb 23, 8:43 AM: The White House on Sunday reiterated that teachers do not need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus before schools can reopen, a stance Biden administration officials say is in line with scientific guidelines but that puts them
- K-12 Education Will Never Be the Same After Covid-19
- > Feb 23, 8:41 AM: With remote learning going on for almost a year in some parts of the U.S., and new CDC guidance that could leave kids at home until May if not longer, education reformers say the case for school choice has never been more powerful.
- 'Let's do it': Union president insists teachers want to return, need more aid
- > Feb 22, 9:24 AM: The head of the American Federation of Teachers dismissed as a “myth” the idea that teachers don’t want to reopen schools, but she warned that reopening will take more taxpayer money — putting an awkward confrontation with unions at
- Column: With no elections, successful charter school leaders have long tenures
- Feb 22, 9:21 AM: I have been checking on how some of the nation’s best public charter school networks have done during the pandemic. Their stability of leadership has made a difference.
- Column: Educational Innovation Isn’t Just the Technology, It’s the Teaching. How Educators Are Getting Creative in the Pandemic
- > Feb 22, 9:19 AM: Education requires innovation. During a pandemic, that innovation is all the more urgent. But much of that innovation does not get written about in Wired. It doesn’t involve technology at all. Rather, it involves educators doing one
- Opinion: Can We Stop Fighting About Charter Schools?
- > Feb 22, 9:15 AM: I know people want a cut-and-dried answer. Unfortunately, the discourse about charter schools has become more of an ideological debate, split neatly into opposing factions, than it is a policy discussion informed by facts. As long
- More teachers are asked to double up, instructing kids at school and at home simultaneously
- > Feb 22, 9:12 AM: Simultaneous teaching — also called simulcast or concurrent — is what many districts across the country have settled on in an attempt to solve the logistical jigsaw puzzle involved in bringing back some students for in-person