- LAUSD board approves $2.6B COVID-19 relief plan
- Oct 27, 8:33 AM: Tuesday's vote brings to total $4.8B in approved funding for district's Path to Recovery plan to help students heal, overcome challenges stemming from pandemic.
- San Diego Unified approves plan to spend $303 million of COVID funds
- > Oct 27, 8:23 AM: The San Diego Unified School Board approved a plan Tuesday to spend hundreds of millions in COVID aid dollars on substitute teachers, custodians, bus drivers, nurses and counselors, as well as special education, bus routes,
- Can you teach reading on Zoom?
- > Oct 26, 6:24 AM: When the coronavirus struck, upending education as we know it, she pivoted to Zoom tutorials led by the nonprofit she founded called Ignite! Reading, which is part of an emerging trend of high-tech literacy projects coming out of
- Charter Schools in Arizona Employ Flexibility and Innovation to See Record Enrollment.
- > Oct 26, 5:25 AM: This fall marks 27 years since the first public charter schools opened in the Grand Canyon state and, despite the uncertainty brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic over the last 18 months, charter schools in Arizona are clearly moving
- Covid relief money to fund new teacher program
- Oct 26, 5:08 AM: A graduate residency program is the latest effort to chip away at state's teacher shortage and combat high turnover.
- Christian schools note growing enrollment as parents seek alternatives to public schools
- > Oct 26, 4:59 AM: Like many private religious schools, Colorado Springs Christian Schools stayed open after mandatory closures lifted last spring, while still following public health practices, such as installing air filtration systems and stepping
- For months, California private schools have been waiting for 'emergency' Covid aid
- > Oct 25, 8:07 AM: Recognizing that all schools were struggling with Covid, Congress offered help this year for private along with public schools. The $5.5 billion for non-public schools was small compared with the $230 billion in pandemic relief for
- As Seattle Schools’ busing woes persist, it has few options to ding its contractor
- > Oct 25, 6:24 AM: Then last week the district made the drastic move to cut 142 bus routes, leaving families with more predictability, but also more headaches. As the district scrambles to find rides for kids, some major questions remain about the
- Teacher unions, charter school activists spenders in Aurora area school board races
- Oct 25, 6:15 AM: Groups backed by teachers unions and charter schools have made the biggest contributions to the Aurora and Cherry Creek school board races, according to campaign finance records.
- Alaska has a teacher retention problem. The state is ready to pay someone to help solve it.
- > Oct 22, 5:06 AM: The state’s education department calls the lack of teachers in Alaska an emergency issue and says the pandemic is only making things worse. It’s willing to pay up to $300,000 to figure out how to attract—and keep—more teachers in
- Colo. kids fell behind on math during pandemic
- > Oct 20, 8:30 AM: The report from the Keystone Policy Center, a nonprofit research group, found that math test scores plummeted for many students across the state, falling at an even faster rate than the state’s long-beleaguered literacy
- California Accounts for 12% of U.S. Students, but Only 1% of Covid School Closures
- Oct 19, 9:16 AM: The state has done remarkably well limiting outbreaks, even before its student vaccine mandate has been put into place.
- Editorial: How to handle an anti-vaccine 'stay-at-home' protest against schools
- > Oct 19, 8:31 AM: The federal government, the state and schools themselves have spent extraordinary amounts of time, effort and money to return students to classrooms while keeping everyone as safe as possible. Students have lost out on too much
- Seattle parents rush to find ways to get kids to school after district suspends 142 bus routes
- Oct 19, 8:15 AM: Thousands of Seattle families scrambled to get their children to and from school Monday after Seattle Public Schools slashed 142 bus routes.
- Scholarships given to low-income families, students living with disabilities
- > Oct 19, 8:10 AM: Academic Opportunity of Arizona, a non-profit group, awarded hundreds of full-tuition scholarships to lift the financial burden of private school, providing more opportunities for children from low-income families or those living
- Traditional public or charter schools? Tucson area parents discuss their experiences
- > Oct 19, 5:33 AM: It’s one of the biggest decisions that parents can make: where to send their children to school? In Arizona, parents often choose between traditional public schools and charter schools. Both are public schools, funded by taxpayers.
- How 3 Clark County schools charted their paths to national recognition
- Oct 18, 9:04 AM: Pinecrest Academy of Nevada Inspirada, a public charter school in Henderson, was recognized in the “exemplary high performing schools” category.
- California districts anticipate major hits to their 2022-23 budgets as enrollments drop
- Oct 18, 8:59 AM: West Contra Costa Unified could see as much as a $30 million cut to its budget next year unless there is a change in the state’s school funding formula
- Christian schools note growing enrollment as parents seek options to curriculum, pandemic disputes at public schools
- Oct 18, 5:50 AM: Parents noticed that the pandemic’s typical seesawing between live classroom instruction and remote learning didn’t seem to be happening at faith-based schools.
- Special Ed Students Have Been ‘Left Out’ From Distance Learning in Hawaii
- Oct 15, 8:17 AM: Advocates say the statewide distance learning program does not adequately provide services for students enrolled in special education.