- 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.
- Editorial: Extend school year so students can catch up
- Feb 24, 7:33 AM: Finally, after nearly a year of remote and hybrid learning upended education for students across Massachusetts, state officials have a plan to return kids to the classroom.
- 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
- As 83% of schools go back to the classroom, the most vulnerable kids are getting left behind
- > Feb 23, 7:08 AM: But while only 15% of districts say they’re still fully remote, researchers say those districts are disproportionately urban, have a high proportion of Black and low income students, and had lower average scores on the most recent
- Bay District Schools superintendent says over 200 kids are “missing”
- Feb 23, 6:06 AM: COVID-19 has impacted many things, children’s education is one of them. The pandemic has amplified the rate of “missing” children at Bay District Schools.
- Time to lead on learning loss | Editorial
- Feb 22, 7:12 AM: Nearly a year into this pandemic, thousands of students across the state are still not back in the classroom, and based on some alarming initial research, their learning loss will be unprecedented.
- Opinion: How should Arizona erase pandemic learning losses? Probably not how you’d think
- > Feb 22, 6:51 AM: If we want to stem pandemic learning losses – and, thankfully, many Arizona education advocates agree on this – our best bet lies in doing two far more fundamental things simultaneously: Ensure that every school has effective
- Opinion: Our students fell way behind this year. It’s time to start talking summer school.
Absent other interventions, the Covid Generation might be held back for the rest of their lives by this year-long interruption in their learning, resulting in lower educational attainment and reduced earnings for decades.
Feb 19, 8:48 AM:
- With More N.H. Students Absent During Pandemic, Some Schools Turn to Child Protection Services
- > Feb 19, 7:54 AM: Demetrios Tsaros has a tough job: investigating reports of potential child neglect or abuse in Manchester for the state’s Division of Children Youth and Families, or DCYF. These days, he’s getting lots of reports from schools
- D.C. schools announces spending plan for academic intervention
- > Feb 19, 7:46 AM: The D.C. public school system plans to give additional in-person and virtual instruction during the summer and fall to students who have fallen behind the most during the pandemic, targeting more than a third of the student
- ‘We’re very concerned’: Schools seeing higher absences due to COVID-19 this year
- > Feb 19, 6:37 AM: Florida law defines “habitual truant” as a student who has 15 or more unexcused absences within 90 calendar days with or without the knowledge or consent of the student’s parent or guardian, and who is subject to compulsory school
- Opinion: Integration at JCPS? The goal should be improved educational outcomes for all
- > Feb 18, 9:35 AM: The goal of the article and the goal of reporters Mandy McLaren and Olivia Krauth and the editorial board of The Courier Journal has been integrated schools, regardless of improved educational outcomes. I already fought this battle
- Lawmakers propose 6 weeks of summer school to help NC students make up for learning lost
- Feb 17, 7:15 AM: State lawmakers have proposed a six-week summer school session to help students make up some of the ground lost in remote learning over the past year during the coronavirus pandemic.
- What does a “recovery summer” look like? It could include summer academies
A group of Colorado school districts and educators is calling for summer planning to start now, with a community-wide approach across the state.
Feb 16, 8:14 AM:
- Page Education Amendment gets new push in Minn. Legislature
- > Feb 16, 7:42 AM: The pandemic and civil unrest after the death of George Floyd slowed down a push for a constitutional amendment aimed at narrowing the achievement gap between students of color and white students. However, supporters of the
- Sarasota County student test scores sink as COVID-19 slide sets in
- Feb 16, 6:53 AM: With testing season right around the corner, teachers have their work cut out for them as they try to prepare students for the all-important state assessments.
- Nebraska districts beefing up summer school, credit-recovery efforts to help kids catch up
- Feb 16, 6:38 AM: Nebraska school districts will use tutors, expanded summer school sessions, night school and even a spring break “boot camp” to catch kids up from learning loss caused by COVID-19 disruptions.
- RI Superintendents and Teachers Union Call for Urgent Action to Reverse Pandemic Learning Loss
- > Feb 15, 10:13 AM: An ad hoc roundtable of Rhode Island school superintendents, education union leaders, school committee members and others released a framework of goals and objectives this week to address the "urgent need to slow and reverse
- Schools in more affluent areas move faster to reopen than those in low-income communities
- > Feb 15, 10:09 AM: A Times survey of more than 20 school districts throughout Los Angeles County in the past two weeks has found that districts in wealthier, whiter communities such as La Cañada are more likely to be moving full steam ahead to reopen
- Column: To battle learning loss, open schools, extend year
- > Feb 15, 8:53 AM: On behalf of our community’s children, their academic future and life opportunities, and our state’s economic well-being, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce urges local and state leaders to take the following actions