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Bars or schools? How nations rank education in pandemic priorities.
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Dec 4, 9:07 AM: If education is the foundation of a functioning society, how should it be prioritized in a pandemic? The U.S. and Germany offer a tale of two approaches, pointing to the influence of culture on decision-making.
Special Report: To reopen or not to reopen - That is the fraught question for U.S. schools
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Nov 25, 10:21 AM: Across the United States, district leaders face pressure from all sides as they grapple with how to educate children during the pandemic, a Reuters survey of 217 districts showed. Many parents are balking at online instruction, >
Jeanne Allen: Why A Teacher Isn’t A Natural For Education Secretary
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Nov 23, 10:05 AM: Joe Biden promised that, if elected president, he would appoint a teacher as U.S. Secretary of Education. The commitment was part of what earned him the support of both teachers unions and hurrahs from a chorus of teachers and >
It’s starting to sink in: Schools before bars
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Nov 20, 9:46 AM:

It will take flipping the script to save the spring semester: Close the bars to reopen the schools. The research points in the direction of kids being able to attend schools without major risk of contracting the coronavirus. >

Opinion: Schools are not spreading covid-19. This new data explains why.
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Nov 20, 9:41 AM: But as the country grapples with how to educate kids while also curbing the coronavirus, the emphasis on transmission in schools may be misplaced. The best available data suggests that infection rates in schools simply mirror the >
Schools are closing for millions of kids as teachers get sick and COVID cases surge. Some districts
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Nov 20, 9:36 AM: In many cases, schools are closing because too many teachers are quarantined or infected with COVID-19. Others are responding to high rates of virus transmission in their communities. Kentucky's governor announced a statewide >
Why Are We Closing Schools?
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Nov 20, 9:32 AM: Keeping kids out of the classroom will make recovering from the pandemic harder in the long term, while not keeping us any safer in the near term.
Why Some Schools Close as Covid-19 Cases Rise When Others Stay Open
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Nov 19, 9:46 AM: As the coronavirus pandemic surges, cities and school districts—even those located near each other—are making closure decisions based on differing criteria. Nationwide, the triggers for shutting classrooms vary widely, as do the >
Group eyes legal options amid Racine order to stop in-person learning
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Nov 18, 1:58 PM: School choice advocates are eyeing possible legal options following the Racine health officer's announcement that schools will close to all in-person learning through mid-January later this month -- all because of riding COVID-19 >
Schools want to end online classes for struggling kids, but COVID-19 cases may send everyone home
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Nov 16, 9:10 AM: When millions of students returned to school with remote learning as their only option this fall, large swaths of them went missing – especially in lower-income neighborhoods. Others logged on but did not participate regularly in >
COVID-19 isn’t going away — here’s how schools need to reopen
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Nov 16, 9:02 AM: COVID-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future, possibly for several years. It’s time we started building plans within our public education system to deliver in-person instruction safely during the pandemic.
As Covid-19 Cases Surge, School Districts Ponder Closing Doors
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Nov 13, 9:34 AM: Cities such as Detroit, Boston and Baltimore have shut down or scaled back in-person learning because of increases in coronavirus cases. Other large school systems including Chicago and Philadelphia that didn’t reopen schools >
Opinion: Why three feet of social distancing should be enough in schools
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Nov 13, 9:26 AM: The requirement for six feet of distancing has forced many schools to limit the number of students attending in person due to space constraints and thus has become a key factor keeping millions of kids home. That’s a >
Commentary: How Congress Can Get Kids Back to Class
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Nov 2, 10:34 AM: In France, bars and restaurants are closed but schools are open. In many parts of the U.S., schools are closed while bars and restaurants are largely open for business. The priority in the weeks and months ahead should be helping >
Texas launches funding initiative for students with disabilities
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Oct 22, 6:00 AM: Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Education Agency officials on Wednesday announced the creation of the Supplementary Special Education Services program, which will provide up to $1,500 to families of children with severe cognitive >
Commentary: End the School Shutdown
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Oct 21, 8:00 AM: In-person classes turn out not to cause spikes in cases or fatality. But keeping kids home has a high cost.
Stop Playing Politics With School Reopenings | Opinion
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Oct 16, 9:04 AM: Despite the clear disconnect between science and school reopenings, there was one promising ray of hope in the data we examined. Where public schools faced more competition from private schools, decisions tracked more closely with >
Opinion: U.S. schooling during covid-19 doesn’t deserve a passing grade. Here’s the way
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Oct 15, 9:09 AM: Looking at the national pattern of school choices, it is clear that evidence-based policy is not driving these decisions. In states with high and increasing rates of community spread, many schools are open for full in-person >
Opinion: School Is (Whisper It) a Form of Child Care
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Oct 13, 9:15 AM: What is going on? Why would we endlessly debate the safety of putting children in classrooms, but put them in day care settings without anyone batting an eye — and certainly with no national debate?
Howard Fuller Has Hope for the Next Generation of Education Reformers
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Oct 6, 8:35 AM: He chatted with Philanthropy about how school choice empowers minorities, the problem of polarization, and why it’s time to rethink the entire education system. The following conversation has been edited for length and >

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