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Learning French changed her life; now she shares that gift at immersion charter school
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Jan 18, 7:55 AM: 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 >
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School to start Criminal Justice Academy
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Jan 18, 7:52 AM: 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 >
JCPS extends virtual learning another week amid COVID surge and staffing shortages
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Jan 18, 7:22 AM: Kentucky's largest district will remain on virtual learning for another week, the district announced Monday.
‘Did the right thing’: Prince George’s Co. students to return to classrooms
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Jan 18, 7:18 AM: On Tuesday, Prince George’s County students will return to the classroom for the first time in nearly a month. In December, school system CEO Monica Goldson announced a plan that included a temporary transition to virtual learning >
Laura Cassidy: The Key To Education Success Through Covid? School Autonomy
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Jan 14, 10:14 AM: There are things that leaders and educators can do when they have the flexibility and freedom to serve students. The lack of such autonomy in traditional public education is at the root of why hundreds of thousands of children have >
Montgomery Co. Public Schools teacher’s union votes no confidence; council holding emergency session
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Jan 14, 9:36 AM: The Montgomery County Education Association, which represents thousands of Montgomery County Public School teachers, announced on Thursday that out of nearly 7,000 members voting in a day, around 94% voted "no confidence" in both >
She taught in Charlotte for 30+ years. Now she says teachers should be re-educated on achievement gaps
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Jan 14, 9:32 AM: Retired Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) teachers are sharing their experiences and thoughts about the achievement gap between Black and White students in CMS. The gap in test scores has been present for years. North Carolina has >
Youngkin-backed bill could give charter schools an easier path to opening
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Jan 14, 9:14 AM: Privately run schools funded with public dollars could have an easier path to opening their doors in urban and suburban localities — and without the support of local school boards — under legislation filed in the Virginia Senate and >
Arkansas Education Board approves renewal of charters for operation of 10 schools
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Jan 14, 9:06 AM: In each case, the Education Board approved the renewals of the charters based on the recommendations of the state' s Charter Authorizing Panel, which had reviewed the operations of the schools.
Our Views: St. Tammany students with dyslexia deserve charter school consideration
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Jan 14, 9:03 AM: Students learn with different types of approaches, especially when they have different types of abilities. That’s an important reason the Louisiana Key Academy wants to open a charter school for students with dyslexia in St. Tammany >
Opinion | Glenn Youngkin’s charter school plan moves past ideology
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Jan 14, 6:55 AM: More than 3.5 million students across the country are attending charter schools, but only about 1,200 students in Virginia have that option. The reason is an antiquated charter school law that is more restrictive than those in >
Undeterred by previous setbacks, Kentucky lawmakers again file school choice bill
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Jan 14, 6:17 AM: Despite protests, previous legislative fails and an ongoing legal challenge, Kentucky lawmakers are again trying to offer tax credits to help families afford private school.
W.Va. Education Officials Identify 5 Challenges Affecting State Teacher Shortage
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Jan 13, 9:11 AM: The board’s first meeting of the new year focused on identifying teacher recruitment challenges. The state is short about 1,000 certified teachers, according to the West Virginia Department of Education’s Educator Preparation >
Parents scrambling to adjust as schools close amid COVID-19 surge
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Jan 13, 8:55 AM: Most closures come at a time cases are skyrocketing among both students and staff. Oklahoma City public schools reporting nearly 17% of teachers are either out sick or isolating.
Charter school leaders explain low test scores in underperforming Nashville schools
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Jan 13, 8:46 AM: The Achievement School District promises to bring schools out of the bottom five percent for performance. But state data shows many of those schools are stuck in at the bottom for ten years or more.
Editorial: Be patient about charter schools
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Jan 13, 8:44 AM: A legislative watchdog group that analyzes the performance of state agencies recently released a report about the funding of charter schools in Mississippi and the board that supervises them.
Kemp commits $47 million in federal COVID-19 relief for education
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Jan 13, 8:40 AM: Gov. Brian Kemp has announced how he will distribute more of the discretionary funding Congress gave him and other governors for pandemic relief in education.
Latest push for private school vouchers kicks off in the SC Senate
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Jan 13, 6:45 AM: A proposal that could send South Carolina parents roughly $7,000 yearly for private K-12 education represents the latest in an 18-year push by school choice advocates, with the pandemic adding to arguments on both sides.
Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa to leave role as district leader
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Jan 13, 6:13 AM: Dallas superintendent Michael Hinojosa will step down from his post leading the state’s second-largest school system by the end of this year.
Memphis mother starts her own micro school for cultural identity, social emotional learning
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Jan 13, 6:08 AM: "For me, education is about learning versus knowing. I don’t think there’s an endpoint or an arrival,” said Lab School of Memphis founder Coi Morrison.

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