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How 18 Top Charter School Networks Are Adapting to Online Education, and What Other Schools Can Learn From Them
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Apr 8, 9:01 AM:

As public schools across the country build out remote learning plans to support students during school closures prompted by the novel coronavirus, some of the nation’s most prominent charter networks have made rapid >

Low-income college students already faced barriers to graduating. The coronavirus multiplied them.
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Apr 8, 8:58 AM: For many students, the switch from the classroom to studying at home is mostly a disorienting inconvenience. They miss their friends, their freedom and learning from a human being instead of a screen, but their chances of >
Letter: School choice puts parent’s instincts in conflict
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Apr 8, 8:57 AM: I'm facing a (very privileged) decision that I could nonetheless use some help framing. We live in a neighborhood with a so-so public school option. Most parents do their best to lottery into other public or charter >
School waivers approved granting flexibility with federal funds
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Apr 8, 8:54 AM: U.S. Department of Edu­­cation granted preliminary approval of Oklahoma waivers allowing public school districts greater flexibility in the spending of existing federal funds.
Flexibility for federal funding approved for Virginia schools
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Apr 8, 8:50 AM:

The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) has approved Virginia’s application for flexibility for the use of federal education money, which otherwise would have had to be paid back due to school closures during the >

Parents become teachers overnight in St. Louis area schools
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Apr 8, 8:42 AM: At the language immersion charter school in downtown St. Louis, administrators sent a proposed schedule to parents and staff on March 16. After receiving feedback that the schedule was too intense, they added more breaks. >
Letter: Schools should have closed completely. Teaching online only widens the achievement gap.
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Apr 8, 8:31 AM: As a school psychologist with 40-plus years experience, I am distressed by decisions made regarding futile attempts to continue schooling through an unfair, improvised system that leaves the most vulnerable further behind >
Achievement Could Drop In D.C. Schools During Coronavirus Closures, Study Finds
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Apr 8, 8:27 AM: Student performance in D.C. schools could tumble significantly if the coronavirus keeps students out of classrooms for the rest of the academic year.
Maine says schools should plan to keep classrooms closed for rest of academic year
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Apr 8, 8:25 AM: Maine’s commissioner of education is recommending that schools across the state plan to continue to replace in-person classroom and group instruction with remote and distance learning programs for the remainder of the >
Opinion: UTLA uses the coronavirus as excuse to trash charters
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Apr 8, 8:22 AM: Sadly, though, there are some who attempt to capitalize on these stressful times to advance their political agenda. And quite conspicuous in that crowd is Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of the United Teachers of Los >
Local PA Cyber School Parent Shares Online Learning Tips
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Apr 8, 8:12 AM: Dolak started cyber schooling her daughter three years ago. "Definitely trial and error," says Dolak. "I researched a lot about what was helping other people and we found what worked for us is just schedule, schedule, >
Groups seek to block Tennessee school voucher implementation
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Apr 8, 8:05 AM: As Tennessee schools currently remain closed to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, state officials are accepting applications for a new education voucher program that would allow eligible families to use public >
EDITORIAL: BISD must use reprieve well, consider charter option
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Apr 8, 7:43 AM: Another option is to hire a charter partner to take over a school like MLK, something the district has already done at three other campuses. The Bob Hope School in Port Arthur has proposed taking over a fourth school in >
Parents, students, schools adapt to online learning
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Apr 8, 7:41 AM: Online learning has been a learning process for teachers, students and parents at The Villages Charter School. But two weeks after it began March 25, the technology is getting easier, although teachers, students and >
Online equity would require more than Chromebooks
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Apr 8, 7:39 AM: Some well-funded school districts in Pennsylvania have barely missed a beat as they’ve transitioned to virtual education after schools were closed due to COVID-19. Students have devices; families have internet access; >
Florida Supreme Court rejects districts’ challenge to charter school law
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Apr 8, 7:35 AM: Nine Florida school districts have lost their final legal effort to overturn a controversial 2017 law they contended wrested away some of their constitutionally authorized local control.
Opinion: Why virtual learning has a future in the coronavirus age
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Apr 8, 7:28 AM: During the initial weeks of the coronavirus outbreak, many high school students in Connecticut felt as though the threat was both distant and insignificant. However, the sense of panic that would ensue in the coming weeks >
‘Not a handout … a hand up’: Coalition launches challenge to raise money for 3,000 laptops
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Apr 8, 6:51 AM: With a coalition of companies and foundations, the groups are launching a challenge — coined “Beyond the Laptops” — to purchase and refurbish more than 3,000 laptops for students and families who don’t have access to a >
D.C.’s charter schools must seek out all pandemic relief options
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Apr 8, 6:45 AM: The April 3 Metro article “Charter schools consider applying for federal loans” reported that D.C. public charter schools may ask for federal funds to partially offset “incurred unexpected and hefty costs during the school >
8 districts propose charter schools in 2021
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Apr 8, 6:35 AM: Eight Arkansas school districts, including the large Pulaski County Special School District and the smaller Ozark Mountain School District, have notified the state of intent to open nine conversion charter schools starting >

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