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Outbreaks strand some students at home with minimal learning
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Sep 17, 8:41 AM: Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was exposed to a classmate with COVID-19, and he was sent home, along with 7,000 other students in the district, for 14 days of quarantine.
Hawaii Education Plan for ‘Learning Acceleration’ Short on Details, Board Members Say
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Sep 17, 8:18 AM: Some members wanted more specificity and strategic planning from DOE officials on how to help students catch up.<
Pandemic Testing Gaps Complicate Ability to Pinpoint Struggling Schools at a Time When Students Need
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Sep 16, 1:22 PM: The last time states graded schools and pinpointed the lowest performers was after the 2018-19 school year — a lifetime ago for many educators.
Chronic absenteeism was almost 60% for Providence students last year. Here’s the plan to fight it.
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Sep 16, 9:33 AM: The city’s public schools have long been bedeviled by chronic absenteeism. During the 2020-2021 school year, when COVID-19 disrupted learning for everyone, 59.4% of Providence students were chronically absent.
Florida will end FSA tests in schools, DeSantis says. Parents and teachers are cheering.
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Sep 15, 9:47 AM: High-stakes year-end standardized tests, a staple of Florida’s educational system for more than two decades, will soon be scrapped in favor a new system that offers short “check-in” assessments multiple times a year, Gov. Ron >
Seven schools, including three in Memphis, exit Tennessee’s toughest school improvement list
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Sep 15, 9:46 AM: Seven of 79 Tennessee schools flagged for poor academic performance in 2018 dropped off the state’s “priority list” of bottom-performing schools this year when the Tennessee Department of Education unveiled its 2020-21 school >
Did students fall behind in 2020? Here’s how Missouri students did on state tests
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Sep 15, 9:27 AM: Preliminary results for the 2020-21 year, made public Tuesday, showed that across all grade levels and content areas, 40 percent of students scored proficient or advanced, meaning they were on track or ahead of grade-level >
The Rise in Black Unemployment Is about More Than Race
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Sep 15, 8:57 AM: Bridging the economic gap between black and white workers starts with bridging the achievement gap in K–12 education.
ENC parents upset with quarantine policies in schools
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Sep 14, 10:26 AM: Parents in Eastern North Carolina are frustrated with quarantined learning policies, saying their children are falling behind in school.
College readiness scores decline across state, area
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Sep 14, 10:08 AM: The percentage of students meeting the University of North Carolina system’s benchmark on the ACT college readiness exam for 2020-21 was at or below the state average at five area high schools.
School boundaries often reflect 1930s-era housing discrimination
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Sep 14, 9:56 AM: Today's school boundaries in many cities are still linked to a history of housing segregation that goes back to the 1930s, a new study has found.
Opinion | How D.C. school reform drove student achievement
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Sep 13, 10:38 AM: One of the success stories in American education has been the turnaround of education in the nation’s capital in the decade since school reform was ushered in.
N.J. schools will require a new graduation test starting this spring
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Sep 10, 11:47 AM: New Jersey schools will administer a new mandatory graduation exam this spring for high school juniors, beginning with the Class of 2023.
Can Kids Keep Up With Schoolwork In Quarantine? In Hawaii, It Depends On The School
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Sep 10, 11:44 AM: “We’re trying to keep (our kids) safe while keeping them in school, and if school is not an option, there should be an alternative source of learning, even if it’s just worksheets,” she pointed out. “Send the worksheets home — >
Opinion: Another failing grade for Alaska schools
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Sep 9, 2:07 PM: In its release of the latest statewide performance assessments for Alaska students, the state Department of Education and Early Development cautioned against comparing the results to prior years but I did it anyway.
Philadelphia area schools see racial disparities in AP enrollment
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Sep 8, 3:05 PM: White students are almost three times as likely to enroll in AP classes as Black and Latino students in the tri-state metro area.
Majority of Tennesseans believe public education is on the track
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Sep 8, 2:56 PM: And only 34% of those surveyed said that public education in Tennessee “is moving in the right direction.” The poll found 66% believe it's on the wrong track.
How Will America Recover From a Broken School Year?
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Sep 8, 2:37 PM: A discussion about the grave consequences of missed learning — and the urgency of keeping kids in the classroom.
No failing grades, but failing performance in South Florida schools
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Sep 7, 3:43 PM: South Florida schools will escape the stigma of getting F grades this year, but many still failed miserably in their student achievement scores during the first full year of the pandemic.
Editorial: Learning loss is real. Stop pretending otherwise.
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Sep 7, 3:40 PM: Over the past year and a half, educators and policymakers fretted over the “learning loss” suffered by students because of remote education, which appeared to be affecting low-income, Black and Latino students the most. Once they >

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