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- ‘How the hell are we going to do this?’ The panic over reopening schools (CER in the news)
- > Jul 6, 7:54 AM: Pediatricians say schools should strive to bring kids back to classrooms. Teachers unions are on the verge of revolt, in fear of infections. Local school districts are struggling with everything from technology to staging schools
- Debates turn emotional as schools decide how and if to open
- > Jul 6, 7:48 AM: The plans for the upcoming school year are taking shape by the day, and vary district to district, state to state. The debates have been highly emotional, with tempers flaring among parents and administrators, and have been made
- Commentary: The schools situation is a complete crisis. And completely unfixable
- > Jul 2, 8:39 AM: When will school start? Where will it be? It's a month out from when a lot of kids start school and some of the largest school districts don't have a plan. They don't even have a start date. If they do have a start date, such as in
- Howard Fuller: On education, race and racism, and how we move forward as a country
- > Jul 1, 7:32 AM: I'm really clear I'm a staunch supporter of public education. I just don't think the systems we have to deliver it are necessarily working for a lot of kids. The philosophical distinction I make between the idea of public education
- Pediatric Group Calls for Children to Return to Schools Despite Coronavirus
- Jun 30, 8:18 AM: The academic, physical and mental upsides associated with returning children to schools outweigh the risks, the American Academy of Pediatrics concludes.
- In some Houston school districts, half of parents say they won’t send their kids back to schoo
- > Jun 26, 7:33 AM: King Davis was stunned when he saw how many parents wanted to keep their children home from Sheldon ISD schools in the fall. Across grade levels and campuses, more than 48 percent of the 2,324 parents who responded to a survey said
- Opinion: COVID-19 Shutdown: A Crash Course in Problems with Schools’ Over-Regulation
- Jun 24, 8:38 AM: When policies designed to protect America’s students cause educational leaders to tell teachers not to educate kids, it’s time to give these rules a closer look.
- Dr. Howard Fuller, distinguished educator, to retire from Marquette University
- Jun 19, 7:58 AM: Dr. Howard Fuller, a distinguished professor of education and founder/director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, announced he will retire from Marquette University at the end of June.
- YouTube Contest, “With Justice for All”
- > Jun 18, 8:27 AM: The Center for Education Reform (CER), in partnership with the Freedom Coalition for Charter Schools, the Children’s Scholarship Fund, and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, launched “With Justice for All,” a
- ‘It’s just way too much to take on’: School systems struggle with the politics of
- Jun 18, 8:22 AM: Governors promise to put kids back in class in a matter of weeks, but school officials are largely stuck navigating the messy details.
- Editorial: How to Reopen America’s Schools
- > Jun 8, 8:32 AM: The truth is that parents, not school officials, hold the leverage. Families will inevitably balk at sending children back to school if they sense that districts have not taken the Covid-19 threat seriously or have done too little
- U.S. schools lay off hundreds of thousands, setting up lasting harm to kids
- > Jun 5, 8:23 AM: Macias will join the staggering number of public school personnel across the United States who have lost their jobs in the wake of school closures amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In April alone, 469,000 public school district personnel
- Column: These top-flight all-girls public schools are proving the value of single-sex education
- Jun 3, 8:15 AM: What they have done, through hard work by students and teachers, marks a new stage in a long debate over whether single-sex schools are good for students and for American education.
- Commentary: Parents, the modern educational system has failed you
- > May 29, 8:25 AM: We will need to find a better solution to parenting/school partnerships going forward. If we prolong a return to educational “normalcy,” the consequences will be dire in the years ahead. Success will mean more communication, more
- Editorial: More parental input needed as Ohio explores options to reopen schools in August
- > May 29, 6:55 AM: But parents’ voices themselves are critical. They need to be a key part of the process. If parents can’t be reassured that their local school-reopening plan is carefully considered, safe, and achievable, the plan will fail. Ohio
- 1-in-5 Teachers Unlikely to Return to Schools if Reopened in the Fall, Poll Finds
- > May 27, 8:37 AM: A USA Today/Ipsos poll found that nearly two-thirds of teachers say they haven't been able to properly do their jobs since the coronavirus closed schools across the country, though most teachers report working more than usual.
- Despite settlement, Detroit literacy lawsuit heads back to court
- May 20, 8:32 AM: A federal appeals court has put the brakes on the settlement of landmark lawsuit filed on behalf of Detroit school students that established a constitutional right to a basic minimum education.
- Opinions: Our cities’ teachers on how children’s neighborhoods at birth shape their live
- > May 14, 8:11 AM: We were seeking a direct view into how much such factors determine outcomes for America’s young people and the role that schools play in helping overcome them. We asked teachers in cities across the country to share the experience
- Letter: California students have been freed from government schools. Now they can lean
- > May 13, 8:17 AM: Rather than being deprived of education because of campus closures, as columnist Robin Abcarian complains, California’s middle school and high school students have been granted a priceless opportunity to learn. Now, they are free
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