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Achievement Could Drop In D.C. Schools During Coronavirus Closures, Study Finds
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Apr 8, 8:27 AM: Student performance in D.C. schools could tumble significantly if the coronavirus keeps students out of classrooms for the rest of the academic year.
Online equity would require more than Chromebooks
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Apr 8, 7:39 AM: Some well-funded school districts in Pennsylvania have barely missed a beat as they’ve transitioned to virtual education after schools were closed due to COVID-19. Students have devices; families have internet access; schools have >
Review & Outlook: The Teachers Union Ate My Homework
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Apr 7, 8:49 AM: Some school boards and nonprofits are already working hard to provide laptops and Wi-Fi access to the neediest students. State and federal lawmakers could set aside funding for extra help for the kids who struggle most during the >
Online learning is harder for some students, so Colorado schools are protecting grades with new poli
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Apr 6, 7:24 AM: The pivot to remote instruction has really highlighted inequities among students, she noted. With students who can’t access technology, who don’t have access to the internet or whose parents are not at home during the day to >
Utah’s State School Board considers more rule waivers to address school dismissals necessitate
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Apr 6, 6:42 AM: From teacher evaluations to the civics test high school seniors must pass to earn their diplomas, the Utah State Board of Education on Thursday addressed numerous issues affected by the ongoing school dismissal due to the COVID-19 >
Jeanne Allen: Amidst COVID-19, America’s Schools Don’t Need A Hall Pass
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Apr 3, 8:52 AM: Despite positive signs that both students and parents want to continue their education in whatever way it can be delivered, in just 3 short weeks, the country has witnessed states and districts actively banning “school” even where >
Commentary: Berkeley Schools Leave Every Child Behind
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Apr 3, 8:43 AM: My family has been forced into a social experiment. One of our daughters is in second grade at a private religious school. Her twin sister, who has special needs, attends a public school. Can you guess which one went online >
Opinion: History repeats with Minneapolis schools plan
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Apr 2, 7:35 AM: People for and opposed to the Minneapolis School District’s restructuring plan gathered at a school board meeting in March. A final board vote on the proposal is scheduled for April 28.
Alabama high schools begin declaring seniors are now graduates
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Apr 2, 6:17 AM: As Alabama schools begin announcing their plans for teaching to resume—albeit from a distance—high school seniors on track to graduate got some good news.
15,000 L.A. high school students are AWOL online, 40,000 fail to check in daily amid coronavirus clo
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Mar 31, 7:34 AM: About 15,000 Los Angeles high school students are absent online and have failed to do any schoolwork while more than 40,000 have not been in daily contact with their teachers since March 16, when the coronavirus forced campus >
Op-Ed: Progessive cities failing black education
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Mar 30, 8:03 AM: A recent report by Chris Stewart has shed new light on some of the educational problems faced by black youth. The report is titled “The Secret Shame: How America’s Most Progressive Cities Betray Their Commitment to Educational >
Test results show most NYC public schools doing fine — but some utter disasters
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Mar 27, 6:25 AM: But to know where we need to go post-virus, we need to know where we are now. My latest report for the Manhattan Institute examines the performance of city schools — both district and charter — on state assessments as well as the >
Opinion: How de Blasio failed students in failing schools
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Mar 25, 7:35 AM: But when schools return to normal, there still will be a crisis in the New York City school system: the persistent failure of schools in certain areas of the city. These individual failing schools and unlucky communities deserve >
Editorial: Are California kids actually learning anything since coronavirus closed their schools?
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Mar 23, 5:52 AM: Some students in the Los Angeles Unified School District are receiving their lessons and homework assignments via the internet. Others, including those without access to broadband, are watching educational TV on PBS and filling out >
At Schools Closed for Coronavirus, Online Work Won’t Count
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Mar 20, 8:03 AM: For all the talk of online learning during shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, many U.S. public school students will find that the work they do while at home is actually optional. It won’t be graded and it won’t >
PSSA, Keystone tests canceled this year because of coronavirus
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Mar 20, 7:48 AM: The Pennsylvania Department of Education has canceled the PSSAs and Keystones this year because of the coronavirus that has forced schools to close.
House committee advances legislation altering school accountability rules
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Mar 19, 5:57 AM: As state testing in Kentucky faces a murky future, lawmakers advanced a bill altering how the state would grade and identify struggling schools based off the results.
What The State Sees Inside Boston Public Schools: Change, ‘Bright Spots,’ And Lots of Dysfunction
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Mar 19, 5:53 AM: A long-anticipated state report on the Boston Public Schools landed Friday, hours before the district announced a six-week shutdown in hopes of slowing the spread of coronavirus. The report runs to 291 pages, and most of those are >
Progressive funding for schools fails to alleviate racial achievement gap, study says
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Mar 16, 8:01 AM: The study specifically looked at the impact of a 2013 California education reform that distributed $1.1 billion to high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, or LAUSD.
Massachusetts education officials slam Boston schools in new audit, unveil partnership for improveme
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Mar 16, 7:11 AM: Boston Public Schools will enter into a new partnership with the state Department of Education after a blistering audit slammed the district for failing to rectify longstanding inequities — offering relief for parents and activists >

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