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New York City Schools’ Coronavirus Cases Are Low, Anxieties High
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Oct 26, 8:15 AM: More than a month into the academic year, Mayor Bill de Blasio is citing New York City’s success so far in reopening schools as a prime example of how the city can serve as a national model on how to handle the coronavirus >
As parents object to shutdowns, Amherst school officials look to revise health metrics
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Oct 26, 7:38 AM: Facing objections from parents to their children returning to all-remote instruction beginning Monday, the Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee wants the teachers union to consider adjusting COVID-19 health metrics used for >
Rural Michigan students are more likely to be back in their classrooms.
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Oct 26, 6:02 AM: Many urban Michigan school districts have high percentages of students learning remotely rather than in person – that is if they even offer in-person school options for parents.
Parents shouldn’t have to lock in virtual or in-person school choice | Letters to the editor
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Oct 26, 5:31 AM: Parents have been required to make the hard decision to either send their kids back to in-person school or else keep them home for the remainder of the semester, in many cases with school-district-issued computers such as this >
School board gets details on Philly reopening, earful from public
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Oct 23, 8:45 AM: With the Philadelphia School District gearing up for a late November return to in-person learning for some students, the school board heard details Thursday about building readiness — and got an earful about the proposed reopening >
D.C. mayor points to learning loss in urging schools to reopen as city and union fail to reach agree
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Oct 23, 8:30 AM: D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) pointed to data Thursday showing a sharp drop in the number of the youngest students who are meeting literacy benchmarks to reinforce her point that there is an urgent need to reopen schools, even as >
In-person student, at-home teacher? Or the reverse? SCS parents, teachers consider options
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Oct 23, 8:26 AM: Both families and teachers will have the choice to head back to Shelby County Schools buildings if the district sticks to plan and returns in January. Once they make their choices, due on Oct. 30, it will be time for an exercise in >
Public schools in Wake, Durham and across NC see steep drop in students during pandemic
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Oct 23, 7:01 AM: Newly released average daily membership figures for the first month of this school year show North Carolina school districts had 5.05% fewer students than in the first month of last school year, EducationNC reported Thursday.
Decision day looms for some Chicago Public Schools parents: Remote learning or in-person classes?
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Oct 23, 6:48 AM: The first wave of Chicago Public Schools families whose children are eligible to return to schools have until next Wednesday to decide if they will.
Gary schools reports first increase in student enrollment in more than a decade
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Oct 23, 6:39 AM: Optimism across GCSC is growing with word Thursday that for the first time in more than a decade, the district is reporting an increase in average daily membership, an enrollment figure used by the state to determine per-student >
As Enrollment Declines, Some School Districts Feel The Effect More Than Others
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Oct 22, 6:17 AM: At a district level, those changes in enrollment were felt differently. Some districts actually saw enrollment gains — in some cases, after several years of modest declines. The state's two largest urban districts in Milwaukee and >
‘Missing a year affects us a lot’: Families respond with anguish after Boston public sch
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Oct 22, 5:44 AM: After another jump in Boston’s coronavirus positivity rate, the city’s public school district said it has canceled in-person instruction for thousands of high-needs students — the only group to return to school buildings so far >
Palm Beach County schools lose 7,300 students—where did they all go?
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Oct 21, 5:31 AM: As widely forecast and feared, enrollment in Palm Beach County’s public schools has dropped by more than 7,300 students — an unprecedented plunge that is twice as many as departed during the Great Recession and could put in >
Back to school: Many large districts are opening their doors again
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Oct 20, 8:16 AM: Large school districts across the country are reopening campuses to students, a slow-moving reversal driven by fear that students are falling behind and early evidence that schools have not become coronavirus superspreaders as >
Surprising Results in Initial Virus Testing in N.Y.C. Schools
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Oct 20, 7:59 AM: The absence of outbreaks, if it holds, suggests that the city’s efforts to return children to classrooms could serve as an influential model for the nation.
Local parents hold dual rallies in protest over recent entrance exam proposal
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Oct 20, 6:35 AM: Parents and alumni rallied Sunday on the front steps of Boston Latin School in both protest and support of a recent controversial proposal to suspend the exam for a year.
Elected officials, community groups demand more from CPS reopening plans, say families have ‘g
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Oct 20, 5:43 AM: "Archdiocese, charter schools, other private schools, we look at their experience very, very closely. It’s not an apples-to-apples comparison, obviously, but we look at that data very, very closely." Lightfoot said the announcement >
Debate Erupts Over Reopening of Public Schools in Maryland
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Oct 20, 5:27 AM: In late August, Governor Larry Hogan announced schools across Maryland can reopen. But districts like Baltimore County currently don’t have plans to return until at least February. The mothers say that is not >
School district to dismiss two students for remote-learning from out-of-state
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Oct 19, 7:24 AM: An upstate New York dad says his children’s school district is giving them the boot for taking virtual classes from out of state.
Michigan schools face ‘no-win situation’ over reopening classrooms, officials say
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Oct 19, 7:19 AM: Some Michigan parents see going back to the classroom as a threat to their child’s safety, while others believe keeping school virtual is taking away their freedom.

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