Friday, December 04, 2020


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War on Charter Schools: The NEA’s Self-Defeating Platform
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Dec 4, 9:11 AM, National Review Online:

In its latest policy platform, the National Education Association (NEA), the largest union that represents my profession, has once again made clear that it cares more about institutions than about families and students. The platform’s >
Opinion: Social justice begins with open schools and school choice
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Dec 4, 9:10 AM, The Hill:

We are all concerned about social and racial inequity. A better solution than defunding police and painting “Black Lives Matter” on streets is improving educational outcomes for students. Closing schools due to COVID-19 and opposing other >
Bars or schools? How nations rank education in pandemic priorities.
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Dec 4, 9:07 AM, Christian Science Monitor:

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.
Increased school choice linked to better mental health for students
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Dec 4, 9:06 AM, Medical Press:

Allowing families to choose schools that are more suited to their children may play a key role in improving student mental health, including reducing adolescent suicide rates, suggests new research published in the peer-reviewed journal >
How Teachers' Unions Are Influencing Decisions on School Reopenings
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Dec 3, 8:44 AM, Education Week:

Throughout the pandemic, teachers’ unions in many states and large districts have played a powerful role in negotiating school closures and reopenings. And with coronavirus cases surging around the nation, the labor groups are continuing >
Column: It’s time to admit it: Remote education is a failure
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Dec 3, 8:38 AM, Washington Post:

This remote learning debacle cannot continue — the costs will be too high. Schools are an essential service, and teachers essential workers. If we continue to act otherwise, the consequences of the shuttered school buildings will likely >
Now we have proof that kids are paying the price of Covid
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Dec 2, 9:16 AM, CNN:

Nine months into the pandemic, the US still has not figured out how to get all of its kids safely back into classrooms, and now we are starting to see the cost of the cumulative individual and policy decisions that have made opening >
Opinion: Betsy DeVos vowed to change American education. For the most part, she didn’t.
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Dec 2, 9:12 AM, USA Today:

DeVos, a conservative billionaire philanthropist, went on to clinch her unpopularity with her advocacy for school choice. In her view, public education money should follow students to whatever learning model their parents prefer – whether >

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Failing grades double and triple — some rising sixfold — amid pandemic learning
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Dec 4, 9:00 AM, Washington Post:

Failure rates in math and English jumped as much as sixfold for some of the most vulnerable students in Maryland’s largest school system, according to data released as the pandemic’s toll becomes increasingly visible in schools across the >
Chancellor says parents should plan for D.C. schools to reopen in February
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Dec 4, 8:49 AM, Washington Post:

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee said that parents should plan for an opening of school buildings with teachers in the third term of the academic year, which begins in early February.
Opinion: State must prioritize funding public schools over charter schools
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Dec 4, 8:47 AM, Houston Chronicle:

The state of Texas spends about $3.6 billion each year to support a second school system, made up of privately administered but publicly funded charter schools. It’s time to ask why and evaluate our return on investment.
Montgomery County school board puts off vote on in-person instruction
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Dec 4, 8:45 AM, WTOP:

The Montgomery County school board voted Thursday to delay the decision to phase in in-person instruction until their next meeting, on Dec. 15.
EDITORIAL: Parents must choose what's best for families
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Dec 4, 8:44 AM, Daily Press:

Many people are passing judgment on parents who have chosen to send their children back to the classroom during the pandemic. That shouldn't happen, for a variety of reasons.
Charter school ordered to pay back $2.8 million in special education funds
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Dec 4, 8:13 AM, KUTV:

American Preparatory Academy, a charter school with campuses in West Valley City and Draper, Utah, is responsible for repaying $2.8 million in misdirected special education funding, the Utah State Board of Education confirmed in a meeting >
WCS takes hit from charter schools in students and funding
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Dec 4, 8:05 AM, The Warren Record:

Warren County Schools lost 366 students and $805,645.19 in funding to public charter schools during fiscal year 2020.
Durham Public Schools losing students during the pandemic. Here’s where they’re going.
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Dec 4, 8:02 AM, News & Observer:

In the first month of the school year, Durham Public Schools’ average daily population fell to 30,739 students, 1,737 below the same time last year. In the second month of school, it was down nearly 4%.
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Chancellor says parents should plan for D.C. schools to reopen in February
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Dec 4, 8:49 AM, Washington Post:

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee said that parents should plan for an opening of school buildings with teachers in the third term of the academic year, which begins in early February.
Montgomery County school board puts off vote on in-person instruction
/6

Dec 4, 8:45 AM, WTOP:

The Montgomery County school board voted Thursday to delay the decision to phase in in-person instruction until their next meeting, on Dec. 15.
Charter school ordered to pay back $2.8 million in special education funds
/6

Dec 4, 8:13 AM, KUTV:

American Preparatory Academy, a charter school with campuses in West Valley City and Draper, Utah, is responsible for repaying $2.8 million in misdirected special education funding, the Utah State Board of Education confirmed in a meeting >
WCS takes hit from charter schools in students and funding
/6

Dec 4, 8:05 AM, The Warren Record:

Warren County Schools lost 366 students and $805,645.19 in funding to public charter schools during fiscal year 2020.
Durham Public Schools losing students during the pandemic. Here’s where they’re going.
/6

Dec 4, 8:02 AM, News & Observer:

In the first month of the school year, Durham Public Schools’ average daily population fell to 30,739 students, 1,737 below the same time last year. In the second month of school, it was down nearly 4%.
About 25% of kids in this N.J. school district are ditching remote learning every day, superintendent says
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Dec 4, 7:48 AM, NJ Advance:

Before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, between 91% and 92% of students were at their desks in school on an average day in Camden public schools.
How D.C.-area private schools are making education work in the Covid era
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Dec 4, 7:43 AM, Washington Business Journal:

We talked with six private schools from our List — with student bodies of between 175 and 1,060 and tuition ranging from $20,000 (for preschool) to more than $49,000 — about what they’ve been doing differently this year under Covid, what >
CTU hosts meeting for parents to weigh in on remote learning
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Dec 4, 7:23 AM, WGN9:

Parents of children in the Chicago Public Schools system had the chance to weigh in on how remote learning is working for them and what isn’t working Thursday evening.

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War on Charter Schools: The NEA’s Self-Defeating Platform
/6

Dec 4, 9:11 AM, National Review Online:

In its latest policy platform, the National Education Association (NEA), the largest union that represents my profession, has once again made clear that it cares more about institutions than about families and students. The platform’s >
Opinion: Social justice begins with open schools and school choice
/6

Dec 4, 9:10 AM, The Hill:

We are all concerned about social and racial inequity. A better solution than defunding police and painting “Black Lives Matter” on streets is improving educational outcomes for students. Closing schools due to COVID-19 and opposing other >
Bars or schools? How nations rank education in pandemic priorities.
/6

Dec 4, 9:07 AM, Christian Science Monitor:

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.
Increased school choice linked to better mental health for students
/6

Dec 4, 9:06 AM, Medical Press:

Allowing families to choose schools that are more suited to their children may play a key role in improving student mental health, including reducing adolescent suicide rates, suggests new research published in the peer-reviewed journal >
Failing grades double and triple — some rising sixfold — amid pandemic learning
/6

Dec 4, 9:00 AM, Washington Post:

Failure rates in math and English jumped as much as sixfold for some of the most vulnerable students in Maryland’s largest school system, according to data released as the pandemic’s toll becomes increasingly visible in schools across the >
Chancellor says parents should plan for D.C. schools to reopen in February
/6

Dec 4, 8:49 AM, Washington Post:

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee said that parents should plan for an opening of school buildings with teachers in the third term of the academic year, which begins in early February.
Opinion: State must prioritize funding public schools over charter schools
/6

Dec 4, 8:47 AM, Houston Chronicle:

The state of Texas spends about $3.6 billion each year to support a second school system, made up of privately administered but publicly funded charter schools. It’s time to ask why and evaluate our return on investment.
Montgomery County school board puts off vote on in-person instruction
/6

Dec 4, 8:45 AM, WTOP:

The Montgomery County school board voted Thursday to delay the decision to phase in in-person instruction until their next meeting, on Dec. 15.

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War on Charter Schools: The NEA’s Self-Defeating Platform
/6

Dec 4, 9:11 AM, National Review Online:

In its latest policy platform, the National Education Association (NEA), the largest union that represents my profession, has once again made clear that it cares more about institutions than about families and students. The platform’s >
Opinion: Social justice begins with open schools and school choice
/6

Dec 4, 9:10 AM, The Hill:

We are all concerned about social and racial inequity. A better solution than defunding police and painting “Black Lives Matter” on streets is improving educational outcomes for students. Closing schools due to COVID-19 and opposing other >
Bars or schools? How nations rank education in pandemic priorities.
/6

Dec 4, 9:07 AM, Christian Science Monitor:

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.
Increased school choice linked to better mental health for students
/6

Dec 4, 9:06 AM, Medical Press:

Allowing families to choose schools that are more suited to their children may play a key role in improving student mental health, including reducing adolescent suicide rates, suggests new research published in the peer-reviewed journal >
Failing grades double and triple — some rising sixfold — amid pandemic learning
/6

Dec 4, 9:00 AM, Washington Post:

Failure rates in math and English jumped as much as sixfold for some of the most vulnerable students in Maryland’s largest school system, according to data released as the pandemic’s toll becomes increasingly visible in schools across the >
Chancellor says parents should plan for D.C. schools to reopen in February
/6

Dec 4, 8:49 AM, Washington Post:

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee said that parents should plan for an opening of school buildings with teachers in the third term of the academic year, which begins in early February.
Opinion: State must prioritize funding public schools over charter schools
/6

Dec 4, 8:47 AM, Houston Chronicle:

The state of Texas spends about $3.6 billion each year to support a second school system, made up of privately administered but publicly funded charter schools. It’s time to ask why and evaluate our return on investment.
Montgomery County school board puts off vote on in-person instruction
/6

Dec 4, 8:45 AM, WTOP:

The Montgomery County school board voted Thursday to delay the decision to phase in in-person instruction until their next meeting, on Dec. 15.