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Ohio (sort of) releases state report cards
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Sep 16, 7:40 AM: There are no overall letter grades for school districts or buildings. There is no information about students’ performance on standardized tests, because most didn’t take any this spring. And those hoping to compare districts’ >
Report: COVID-19 School Closures Could Cost U.S. Economy $14 Trillion
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Sep 15, 8:32 AM: K-12 students will experience a 3% lower income over their lifetimes because of lost learning, according to existing research.
These Families Feel Forgotten as N.Y.C. Pushes to Open Schools
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Sep 14, 8:02 AM: Months of remote learning have taken a harsh toll on New York City’s roughly 114,000 homeless students and their families.
As virtual vs. in-person debates wage, the bigger conversation about schools is lost | Opinion
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Sep 10, 8:41 AM: After more than a decade teaching, from middle school to university, and from Michigan to Maryland to Pennsylvania, there is one constant: Public schools are in need of a new vision.
DeVos to enforce school testing mandates amid pandemic
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Sep 4, 7:54 AM: DeVos told state school chiefs in a letter that they should not expect the Education Department to again waive federal testing requirements as it did this spring amid sudden school closures.
Ohio could seek federal waiver to cancel 2020-21 state testing, freeze report cards, teacher assessm
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Sep 3, 5:56 AM: A new bipartisan Ohio Senate bill would allow the state to seek federal approval for canceling testing, as schools seek to recoup learning losses from a sudden switch to remote learning.
Editorial: California schools are off to a better start. But problems persist
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Sep 2, 7:26 AM: It’s not last spring’s remote education, thank goodness. For the new school year in California, nearly every student has a computer of some kind and broadband access to online classes and instructional resources. There are actual >
Students protest education inequity in march from Lower Merion to Philly’s Overbrook High Scho
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Aug 31, 8:05 AM: Less than four miles separate Lower Merion High School in Ardmore from Overbrook High School in West Philadelphia, but the two schools and their communities are worlds apart. Lower Merion’s average annual household income is more >
DCPS says more than 5,000 students are still unaccounted for
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Aug 31, 7:27 AM: The Duval County Public School District said more than 5,000 students are still unaccounted for more than a week into the school year. That’s down from nearly 10,000 students Wednesday who hadn’t shown up to school, whether online >
Marion schools searching for ‘missing’ students
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Aug 27, 5:55 AM: While Marion County Public Schools officials are celebrating a successful launch to the 2020-21 school year, officials shared concerns Tuesday about the whereabouts of 6,000 students who didn't attend school on Monday.
Thousands of kids in Colorado’s largest school districts didn’t show up for spring remot
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Aug 26, 5:44 AM: Districts have devoted part of the summer to trying to regain contact with families who fell out of touch. They’ve called, texted and even visited homes.
Opinion: New York’s School Chaos Is Breaking Me
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Aug 25, 8:00 AM: A friend who works in chronically underfunded city high schools pointed out that privileged parents like me are getting a taste of something that other urban parents have always gone through. No matter what I do — no matter how >
Sick at school or behind at home: At-risk kids face lose-lose semester
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Aug 24, 8:26 AM: As long as the pandemic persists, both in-person and remote learning will disproportionately harm students of color and further widen the racial achievement gap.
On Hurricane Katrina’s 15th Anniversary, 5 New Orleans Educators Tap Lessons From the Storm to
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Aug 24, 8:22 AM: Reams have been written about the unprecedented effort launched in the wake of the disaster to reform New Orleans’s schools. The state seized all but the top performers and contracted with nonprofit charter school operators to run >
Their classmates are murdered, then they take the SATs: How gun violence shapes academics
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Aug 24, 8:11 AM: When students return to virtual classrooms, the initial focus will be on mental health, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee said in an interview. His team hosted a virtual session for families this summer about how >
Might online instruction widen the learning gap?
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Aug 20, 6:57 AM: The Clark County School District’s abrupt shift to digital learning in mid-March was especially tough on lower-income and minority students. Reportedly, nearly one-third of all students stopped learning because they didn’t have a >
Report: Students of color, disadvantaged students continue to lag in achievement
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Aug 18, 5:23 AM: The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting school closures have exacerbated and underscored the disparities in the quality of education provided to different local populations and communities, stated a new report published by the >
Opinion: It’s time to declare an education emergency
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Aug 14, 7:47 AM: Just as COVID is leading us to major changes in health care, employment and racial justice, it can be a catalyst for radical change in education both immediately and in the long run.
Seattle-area parents form ‘learning pods’ to keep kids from falling behind, but coronavi
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Aug 14, 5:57 AM: School districts across the state have promised that fall classes taught remotely will be better than they were this spring. But Susi Musi isn’t taking any chances.
The Achievement Gap Has Driven Education Reform for Decades. Now Some Are Calling It a Racist Idea
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Aug 12, 8:15 AM: Year after year, with each new release of the results from mandatory state exams or the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Americans are confronted with the reality that educational mastery in core subjects like math and >

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