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School leaders say it will take a long time for students to make up for COVID closures
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Apr 15, 7:58 AM: Like in many areas of the country, Pittsburgh education leaders and advocates say the closure is exacerbating inequities like the digital divide between wealthy and poor communities. Families that already had access to the internet >
Ramona Edelin: Invest in our most vulnerable students
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Apr 14, 7:42 AM: Combined with an increase in per-student city funding attached to such students, adopting a modernized, comprehensive definition of at-risk students could be a game-changer as we work to eliminate the achievement gap. As Mayor >
No L.A. Unified student will get an ‘F’ on spring report card
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Apr 14, 7:23 AM: No students will receive failing grades on their spring report cards, Los Angeles school officials announced Monday, taking an assertive step on student assessment decisions confronting school systems across California.
There’s nothing normal about learning from home: How coronavirus school closures could cause ‘histor
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Apr 13, 8:25 AM: Even though nearly all American children have been home from school for almost a month, their experiences continue to be wildly divergent. Some districts pivoted immediately to online learning in mid-March. Others waited until this >
How states are reinventing what it takes to get a high school diploma
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Apr 13, 8:23 AM: Governors and superintendents are scrapping requirements, undoing testing mandates and adopting emergency rules so that high school seniors can graduate this year.
Bay Area parents blast the lack of teaching at many schools during coronavirus closures
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Apr 13, 8:07 AM: Lack of technology, divisive labor talks and a shortage of know-how have delayed learning — or more importantly teaching — during coronavirus closures, with many Bay Area schools launching instruction Monday, four weeks into >
Tennessee lowers high school graduation requirements
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Apr 13, 6:57 AM: The Tennessee State Board of Education has approved a set of emergency rules for the rest of the school year, lowering graduation requirements and freezing grades for high school students as the coronavirus outbreak upends >
Opinion: Oregon’s students need state to draw up a lesson plan
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Apr 13, 6:53 AM: Oregon students won’t get this time back, and as leaders, neither will we. We cannot delay in our efforts to support their education with innovation, leadership and clarity of purpose.
State: Despite closure, schools must provide students with pathway to move forward
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Apr 13, 6:45 AM: Pennsylvania’s decision to close all school buildings for the rest of the year to slow the spread of COVID-19 will lead to significant changes in the education system.
Our View: Spirit of MCAS must be retained
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Apr 13, 6:40 AM: Here’s the good news, kids: There will be no MCAS exams this year. That, however, doesn’t mean you should get out of them. Nor should teachers and school districts be removed from the obligations of the MCAS system, once the state >
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 >

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