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How a low-income school district in El Paso used year-round school to achieve top marks
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Jun 1, 6:08 AM: As school districts across the state look for ways to safely and effectively reopen schools in the fall, Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath has proposed different options including a year-round “intersessional” school >
How reopening schools will throw the traditional school day out the window
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May 27, 8:10 AM: Sixteen students to a class. One-way hallways. Students lunch at their desks. Children could get one ball to play with — alone. Masks are required. A staggered school day brings on new schedules to juggle. These campus scenarios >
How Schools Will Be Reopening in the Fall
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May 26, 8:52 AM: Most school districts won’t decide on their plan until the summer. Some haven’t yet shared their ideas publicly, others are surveying parents and staff for input. Schools are trying to end the largest remote-learning experiment >
Parental, professional experience drives Orleans Parish schools leader’s coronavirus response
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May 26, 8:00 AM: Edwards' order to close schools came on a Friday afternoon. By the following Monday -- March 16 -- New Orleans schools had already but into motion a community-wide feeding program. By May 12, officials said the district had served >
Mayor’s advisers say D.C. schools shouldn’t fully reopen without vaccine or cure
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May 22, 8:19 AM: Students in the nation’s capital should not return to full, in-person learning until there is a reliable vaccine or cure for the novel coronavirus, according to recommendations released Thursday by a group of advisers appointed by >
Alameda schools to end academic year 6 days early
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May 20, 6:25 AM: Alameda kids will get an extra six days of summer vacation following a unanimous school board vote Monday to end the academic year early, with officials saying the time would be better spent training teachers than instructing >
BVSD shares initial plans for fall, including remote, in-person learning mix
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May 13, 8:01 AM: The Boulder Valley School District has developed five possible scenarios for school in the fall, including a blend of remote and in-person learning that seems to be the most likely model based on current COVID-19 data.
In One Florida School District, Virtual School Is Not a Virtual Vacation
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May 12, 8:09 AM: Broward County, outside Miami, has used daily attendance as a tool to quickly find students who were unable to participate in online classes because their households lacked laptops or internet access. Checking attendance has also >
Op-Ed: What it will take to reopen LAUSD schools
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May 12, 8:03 AM: COVID-19 has highlighted fundamental gaps in the public education system caused by woefully underfunded budgets.
Minneapolis schools chief in spotlight with major redesign plan set for vote
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May 11, 7:58 AM: After three hours of voice mail testimony, Graff calmly briefed board members on a plan he believes will pull the district out of a yearslong cycle of budget deficits and help narrow an achievement gap between students of color and >
Chicago mayor determined to open CPS schools this fall; Pritzker has ‘great hope and desire&#8
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May 11, 6:16 AM: Declaring “students need their teachers,” Lightfoot said she’s looking at a range of options to limit the numbers of students and teachers in school buildings at any given time in 2020-21.
Denver Public Schools likely to mix in-person classes with remote learning beginning in August
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May 8, 6:19 AM: Denver Public Schools announced Thursday that the next academic year is expected to begin on time in August, but likely will consist of a mix of in-person and remote learning in an effort to maintain social distancing and >
Schools Urged to Plan Three Options for Starting New School Year
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May 7, 6:17 AM: If the state’s 172 school district’s have learned any tools and tricks about teaching during the two-month coronavirus shutdown, they may need them all and then some when it comes to planning for the new school year that normally >
Editorial: Richard Carranza’s sick plans to use coronavirus crisis to destroy NYC’s best
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May 6, 7:10 AM: Rather than create more good public schools, he prefers to dismantle the few good choices available to parents of all classes and incomes.
What will school look like in August? Not business as usual, Dallas superintendent says
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May 5, 6:58 AM: Educators don’t know what to expect for the first day next school year, so they are planning for multiple scenarios that will likely include some in-person classes as well as virtual lessons, Dallas Superintendent Michael Hinojosa >
In online meeting, parents castigate Minneapolis School District over restructuring plan
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Apr 23, 7:43 AM: A diverse group of parents opposing the Minneapolis School District’s controversial school restructure plan took to Facebook on Wednesday night to dissect the proposed changes and accuse district leaders of failing to engage with >
Los Angeles Unified enrollment dips below 600,000, a first in more than three decades
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Apr 21, 7:05 AM: For the first time in more than three decades, the number of students in Los Angeles Unified has fallen below 600,000 students, the continuation of a long-time trend that has significant implications for the financial health and >
How Teachers Moved the Classroom Online Overnight
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Apr 1, 7:09 AM: In New York City, the nation’s largest district, learning new platforms, chasing down students and finding devices aren’t just for fun.
City councilors, parents, educators blast state overhaul of Boston schools
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Apr 1, 6:25 AM: Educators, families, and elected leaders from Boston pleaded with state education officials on Tuesday to freeze plans for overhauling the Boston Public School system, blasting the effort’s launch amid the coronavirus pandemic as >
Challenges to find normalcy, opportunities for innovation define transition to remote learning
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Apr 1, 6:15 AM: "There’s been obvious challenges, but there’s also been great opportunity for creativity and innovation for the delivery of instruction,” said Kristen Overholt, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in the >

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