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Tennessee education department, districts anticipate dramatic learning loss due to closures
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Jul 2, 8:18 AM: As districts prepare for students to potentially return to the classroom this fall, educators are expecting many students to come back not performing at grade level.
Opinion: It’s time to enforce the law and help at-risk kids
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Jul 2, 6:01 AM: It has fallen to civil rights and school reform groups to do what Brown and Torlakson refused to do — enforce the law. They have filed complaints and lawsuits against local school officials, challenging their plans, called LCAPs, >
Opinion: Kids have to go back to school: The racial achievement gap expands
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Jul 1, 6:59 AM: Although criminal justice reform is at the top of New York City’s public agenda, new police policies on their own are not adequate to achieve racial justice. Consider how New York City’s failure to produce a strategy to restart >
Editorial: More School Testing Needed? Better Ways to Spend Limited Funds?
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Jun 30, 5:59 AM: Over the past 20 years, Colorado — and most US states — have been holding K-12 schools accountable for student growth by administering tests in reading and math on an annual basis. But the annual testing, scheduled for April, did >
Opinion: Decolonize our education system
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Jun 29, 8:43 AM: We’re not just reckoning with the pandemic, but with generations of colonization and oppression. One thing is clear, the current approach to education is not working.
Indianapolis Public Schools propose strategy to address racial disparities
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Jun 26, 7:31 AM: A new strategy to address racial inequities for Indianapolis Public Schools' Black students and parents has been proposed to the school's board.
Philadelphia students and parents conclude three-day protest for quality education
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Jun 26, 7:25 AM: She said they would like administration to address teacher retention rates, accountability ratings, graduation rates and enrollment. For the 2018 to 2019 school year, Philadelphia’s accountability rating improved to a “D” from an >
Philly-area students, alumni are demanding their schools address systemic racism
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Jun 24, 8:25 AM: She and Black classmates with similar experiences decided to take action, organizing a march last Friday and calling on Cherry Hill to require a high-school course in African American studies, examine school discipline rates and >
Providence school leaders: Our goals are attainable
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Jun 24, 7:07 AM: Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green and Providence schools Superintendent Harrison Peters said Tuesday that they are laying out an ambitious agenda as they begin the turnaround process of the city’s struggling school >
Column: Education not left behind in Georgia budget crunch
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Jun 22, 7:45 AM: Gov. Brian Kemp and the state’s schools superintendent, Richard Woods, on Thursday said they were asking for a federal waiver of standardized-testing requirements next year – exams still some 10 months away. In the name of “common >
Philly School District needs better data to achieve equity | Opinion
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Jun 18, 8:17 AM: One of William R. Hite Jr.’s admirable anchor goals for the Philadelphia School District from 2019 is that “100% of 8-year-olds will read on or above grade level” because “every child deserves a high-quality >
Achievement gaps for English learners linger, troubling CT’s first Hispanic education chief
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Jun 18, 7:31 AM: Bridgeport is at the epicenter of the state’s failure to narrow its largest-in-the-U.S. achievement gap between English learners and their classmates. And unless something changes, most of these students are not expected to become >
Bradford: Black Lives Matter and Black Education Matters Because Freedom Matters.
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Jun 16, 7:32 AM: The revelation about public education is simply this: We can’t have an “all education matters” approach to the challenges of black education. One that doesn’t require states or districts to meet the needs of kids who, too, are >
In Lawrence, Shift To Remote Learning Could Deepen Existing Inequalities
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Jun 15, 8:02 AM: They say the pain will be felt most in some of the state’s poorest communities, like Lawrence, which is also one of the cities hardest hit by the pandemic.
Tacoma teachers lead march pushing for education reform for students of color
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Jun 15, 6:40 AM: Speakers talked about several issues including a lack of diversity in hiring at schools and policies that impact black students disproportionately.
School law full of graduation, funding, religion changes approved
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Jun 12, 7:36 AM: Ohio legislators passed a wide-ranging education bill this week, affecting graduation rules for current high school students, restoring funding for some suburban schools, protecting religious expression in schools, but removing >
To support racial equality, make the classroom work | Editorial
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Jun 11, 8:09 AM: So as protests involving Black Lives Matter focus a discussion about bias throughout American institutions — including educational inequity — it’s heartening to hear leaders in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties >
Citing ‘abject failure’ by Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent, black female leader
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Jun 11, 7:07 AM: Robinson has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than a decade. She signed the letter, she said, as a concerned community resident who pays taxes. She has a 3-year-old son who she’s planning to send to private school next year >
Op-Ed: Fayette County Schools have not yet met promise of achievement for all students
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Jun 10, 7:19 AM: Despite promises made for decades, student performance levels for African Americans have shown little change over the past 30 years. District leaders have failed to close the achievement gap for students in Fayette County.
Editorial: If black lives matter, let’s prove it by fixing our schools
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Jun 8, 7:54 AM:

When Michigan sends Detroit children, almost all of them black, into buildings that are sometimes literally falling apart, into classrooms too often staffed by substitute teachers, to be taught from books published in the last >

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