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Marin parent groups address ‘micro-pod’ school inequities
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Aug 7, 8:33 AM: Both fundraisers are to help underserved and foster families by sponsoring pods, arranging tutoring or otherwise adding support in the upcoming distance learning period in Marin. The state has mandated that all Marin schools start >
Teachers say Paradise Valley charter school has refused to pay their merit bonuses
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Aug 7, 7:22 AM: Ex-teachers from Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center say the charter school owes them merit pay. The charter operator says they don't deserve it.
Commentary: Distance learning isn’t for everyone, but charter schools can do it right
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Aug 7, 6:27 AM: Flexibility and creativity have been in short supply for many years in our traditional public school system.
Op-Ed: How to improve distance learning for our youngest students
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Aug 6, 7:31 AM: Many teachers, students and their families can agree on one thing after experiencing the unexpected hurricane that was distance learning this spring: It must improve — especially in the earliest grades, transitional kindergarten >
Editorial: The new school year is starting, ready or not. Much of California is not
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Aug 5, 8:01 AM: Most California schools are a week or two away from the start of the school year, which will be conducted online for at least 80% of them. Yet many are still trying to hammer out agreements with their teachers unions about what the >
Reopening schools during pandemic doesn’t mean one set of plans in Greeley area
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Aug 5, 7:47 AM: While traditional public schools in Greeley, Evans and Windsor follow a certain set of plans for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, other area schools can modify protocol ranging from minor to drastic changes as students and >
School opening plans for area charters include remote only, hybrids, full-time in person
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Aug 5, 7:35 AM: As both the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley school districts announce a switch to online-only learning to start the school year, charter schools also have been announcing fall plans.
These O.C. parents have a message for Gov. Newsom, teachers’ unions: ‘Open up the schools.’
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Aug 5, 5:45 AM: A pro-charter school group brought some 75 parents, teachers and a couple of Orange County Board of Education members together Tuesday evening to rally for the reopening of schools that were closed because of coronavirus >
“Pandemic pods” aim to provide stability to Colorado families worried about COVID-hampered schooling
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Aug 4, 7:35 AM: Some say learning pods, benefiting families that can afford them, could exacerbate inequities in public education
Opinion: California must fund all growing public schools: Krista Woodgrift
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Aug 4, 7:22 AM: For the past several decades education funding has followed the student. Families could choose the public school that they felt best served the needs of their student. This summer that changed.
East Bay charter school secures a court victory
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Aug 4, 6:33 AM: A judge has ruled in favor of a charter school that sued Hayward Unified, agreeing that the district wrongfully tried to take away some of the charter’s classroom space.
Schools push back against COVID online mandates
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Aug 4, 6:30 AM: Rural school districts in Wallowa County and across Eastern Oregon are a step closer to putting students back in classrooms this fall.
LAUSD, teachers reach tentative deal on remote learning
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Aug 4, 6:27 AM: After a troubled and uneven spring of distance learning, Los Angeles schools will reopen in two weeks with a major reboot for learning at home that includes a structured schedule, mandatory attendance-taking and more required online >
Blackfoot charter school using flexible teaching approach as recruiting tool
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Aug 4, 6:11 AM: A local public charter school that emphasizes technology has sought to use the flexible approach it's taking toward teaching amid the COVID-19 crisis as a recruiting tool.
D70 parents calling for choice through petition
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Aug 4, 5:47 AM: The petition, started by parents of students, is titled 'D70 My Child, my choice'. The petition criticizes D70's decision to hold off on in-person learning, and begin the 2020-21 school year with online at home learning until >
Opinion: Is California’s education system for the kids or the adults?
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Aug 3, 7:29 AM: SB98 froze the allocation of funding for the 2020-21 school year based on attendance in the 2019-20 school year. That means schools that have lower enrollment next year will receive money for phantom students, while the schools that >
Grassroots effort to bridge the digital divide ahead of the new school year gains steam
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Aug 3, 7:23 AM: When COVID-19 shuttered schools in the spring, the Flores family received a district-issued Chromebook for the siblings to share. But the logistics proved less than ideal: Flores, then a fifth-grader, and her middle school-age >
Las Vegas-based online public charter academy sees spike in enrollment
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Aug 3, 7:00 AM: As the Clark County School District prepares to start the school year with full distance learning, the Nevada Virtual Academy, that's always been online, says it's expanded enrollment because of increased interest in its charter >
With a new year starting, teacher unions and districts still fighting over crucial details
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Jul 31, 7:36 AM: Frustrated Bay Area families already know classes will be online when school starts in the coming weeks, but many still have no idea when their K-12 students will have to log on for lessons or how many hours of live instruction they >
Advocates, some local legislators say state budget unduly impacts growing public and charter schools
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Jul 31, 7:26 AM: As many schools ready for August reopenings and grapple with new coronavirus policies, some advocates and local officials say there's an additional concern, particularly for charter schools: California's  2020-21 >

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