- In San Francisco, Closed Public Schools, Open Private Schools
- Nov 5, 9:02 AM: As the results of the 2020 election hang in the balance, we’re focusing on a district that epitomizes the heated debate over reopening schools.
- Philly schools won’t reopen to teachers Monday as planned
- > Nov 5, 8:54 AM: The news came after Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan told Hite he did not want the district’s prekindergarten through second-grade students back in buildings because of a COVID-19 surge. Teachers were due
- El Paso ISD to begin ‘learning pod’ virtual classes Monday
- Nov 5, 8:20 AM: In less than one week, El Paso Independent School District will start learning on campus for some students, but it’ll still be virtual.
- Parents in N.Y.C. Public Schools Now Face This Agonizing Choice
- Nov 3, 5:51 AM: Only one in four students have returned to classrooms. The remainder have two weeks left to decide if they’ll go back, too.
- Kids are now in school at majority of nation’s biggest districts – just as COVID cases s
- Nov 2, 10:44 AM: The U.S. has entered a second round of back-to-school, just as the coronavirus surges around the nation.
- L.A. Parents in Desperate Straits with Distance Learning Say It’s Time for the Most Vulnerable
- > Nov 2, 9:08 AM: All schools in Los Angeles County were offered two options for students with the highest needs to receive in-person support: one through the delivery of specialized services to special education students and English learners and
- Parents seek answers about masks, distancing, pods as CPS looks to reopen schools and plans for simu
- > Oct 29, 8:13 AM: Though CPS leaders say they value the voices of the school communities, Raise Your Hand’s Jennie Biggs said the hashtag #CPSTalkToUs was trending in Chicago this week because so many people still want answers and authentic
- L.A. campuses unlikely to reopen until at least January amid high COVID-19 rates, school leaders say
- > Oct 29, 5:30 AM: Los Angeles public school campuses are unlikely to reopen before January because COVID-19 infection rates may not drop quickly enough — and even if they do, it would be too disruptive to switch from online learning so close to the
- As New Haven schools move to reopen, 37% of parents are opting out
- > Oct 28, 7:40 AM: Despite widespread reservations from parents and guardians – and widespread teacher opposition – city and state officials are eager to move ahead, hoping to keep New Haven students from falling academically behind. Nearly 2,200
- Editorial: Schools Chancellor Carranza to NYC parents: Drop dead!
- > Oct 28, 6:53 AM: City Hall and the Department of Education blindsided parents again Monday, this time with an announcement that November would be the only time they can opt their kids out of all-remote learning for the rest of the school
- ‘Hung out to dry’: School boards, not the state, are deciding how to reopen, sparking fi
- > Oct 28, 6:24 AM: Emails between VDOE and local school divisions, obtained by the Mercury through a Freedom of Information Act request, show that politicization of school reopenings and uncertainty over how local administrators should interpret a
- New York City Students Get One More Shot to Take In-Person Classes
- Oct 27, 8:08 AM: District officials say about 280,000 students have attended in person at least once so far this academic year, compared with about one million last year.
- Chicago Public Schools asks parents to weigh in on district’s reopening plans
- Oct 27, 6:19 AM: A new survey is giving Chicago Public Schools parents a chance to weigh in on the district’s potential return to in-person learning Monday.
- Detroit school district released from state oversight after 11 years
- Oct 27, 5:15 AM: A Michigan commission has agreed to release Detroit's public school district for independent governance after about 11 years of state oversight.
- Commentary: 5 ways CPS could better serve students during the pandemic
- > Oct 27, 5:04 AM: The CTU seems unconcerned that the district’s enrollment has been plummeting, declining for 17 consecutive years with a record single-year enrollment loss of about 14,500 this year, the largest drop in two decades, to 340,658
- New York City Schools’ Coronavirus Cases Are Low, Anxieties High
- > 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
- > 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.
- 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
- > 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
- > 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