Wednesday, August 17, 2022


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What 'education freedom' means
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Aug 12, 10:12 AM, Washington Examiner:

It’s little wonder that support for policies promoting educational freedom and choice is surging, both in states and nationally. A June poll from RealClear Opinion Research found that 72% of voters support school choice, including a >

Parents have new back-to-school list amid COVID, year three
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Aug 12, 10:10 AM, Los Angeles Times:

Many parents — especially those in hard-hit Latino and Black Los Angeles communities — are still grappling with grief from losing loved ones and are alarmed by relaxed safety measures in schools. Among the unmet needs they see in their >

How the Covid Pandemic Will Follow Today’s Kids Into Adulthood
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Aug 9, 9:01 AM, Wall Street Journal:

Scientists and economists look at what learning loss and disruption could bring for a generation of students—and what can be done about it

Public Schools Have No One But Themselves To Blame For Enrollment Drops
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Aug 9, 8:57 AM, The Federalist:

All over the country, public schools are experiencing a noticeable decline in enrollment due to serious problems that aren’t being fixed.
 

Can Tech Boost Reading? Literacy Tools Come to Classrooms
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Aug 8, 11:04 AM, Wall Street Journal:

Some educators are beginning to test technology that could help them offer individualized learning tracks

America's crushing teacher shortage
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Aug 8, 11:03 AM, The Week:

The beginning of the school year is quickly approaching but thousands of teaching positions remain unfilled

What Does The Future of Education Look Like?
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Aug 8, 11:00 AM, Tomorrow's World Today:

From COVID-19 making schools virtual to new technology changing how students learn and teachers teach, education has changed a great deal in the past few years. The future of education must keep up to date with the dynamic nature of the >

Opinion | School Districts Are Hoarding Federal Covid Funds
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Aug 3, 8:22 AM, Wall Street Journal:

The Recover Act would allow states and school districts to use their unspent dollars from the American Rescue Plan to issue Child Opportunity Scholarships directly to parents. The scholarships, targeted for low-income students, could be >


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Opinion | Arizona a bright beacon for educational freedom
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Aug 12, 10:15 AM, Washington Times:

When Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed HB 2853 into law on July 7, more than 1.1 million K-12 students within the state were provided school choice. Opening the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account to all students is the landmark >

Parents have new back-to-school list amid COVID, year three
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Aug 12, 10:10 AM, Los Angeles Times:

Many parents — especially those in hard-hit Latino and Black Los Angeles communities — are still grappling with grief from losing loved ones and are alarmed by relaxed safety measures in schools. Among the unmet needs they see in their >

N.O. 500 Survey: What’s Working and What Isn’t at NOLA Public Schools?
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Aug 12, 10:03 AM, Biz New Orleans:

As part of her 100-day plan, new NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Avis Williams has been asking members of the community what they think is working in the city’s schools and what needs to change. We posed the question to members of the >

Classical education charter schools on the rise in Florida
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Aug 12, 10:00 AM, WFTS Tampa Bay:

Seven Hillsdale charter schools are opened, with more on the way

Keeping kids safe: Las Cruces charter school implementing extra safety precautions
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Aug 12, 9:56 AM, ABC 7 KVIA:

In the wake of the Uvalde massacre, children's safety while at school is on the mind of many parents across the country.

Sanford opening new public charter school
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Aug 12, 9:21 AM, CBS 17:

A charter school for grades 6-10 will open its first phase and begin its school year Wednesday, Aug. 17, a news release said.

See how Northwest Indiana students did on third-grade reading assessment
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Aug 12, 9:19 AM, The Shelbyville News:

Most third-grade students attending schools in Northwest Indiana last year were reading at about the same level, or better, than their peers across the Hoosier State.

The results from the 2021-22 Indiana Reading Evaluation and >

Report shows rapid growth in Kentucky nonpublic education enrollment
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Aug 12, 9:17 AM, The Center Square:

It’s back-to-school time across Kentucky, and a report released Wednesday shows more kids are going away from public schools. More than 58,000 students were enrolled in a private school, and more than 39,500 were homeschooled. Those >

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How some children prospered in pandemic online learning
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Aug 2, 10:20 AM, phys.org:

While media often seemed to report on negative aspects of online schooling, this was not a universal experience.
Menasha's Fox Valley Virtual School is here to stay, and ready to grow with a recent $650,000 grant
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Jul 12, 8:40 AM, Appleton Post-Crescent:

Enrollment isn’t quite where it was during the height of the pandemic, dropping to fewer than 100 students last year, but the 4K-through-eighth-grade virtual school is now a charter school and a permanent fixture in the district.
Jill Biden to headline teachers union convention
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Jul 12, 8:32 AM, The Hill:

First lady Jill Biden will headline the American Federation of Teachers Convention in Boston on Friday, marking the convention’s first in-person gathering since 2018.
Charter School Foundation awards scholarships
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Jul 8, 9:03 AM, Morgan Hill Times:

The Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation has awarded scholarships to graduating high school students who are alumni of the Charter School of Morgan Hill, for use in their pursuit of undergraduate degrees at their chosen institutions. >
Knox Co. college readiness program expanding across Tennessee
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Jun 29, 10:12 AM, 10 News WBIR:

The Knox Promise program started in 2019 and supports students as they transition from high school into college.
Tucson Unified sees second year of high demand for summer courses
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Jun 27, 7:54 AM, tucson.com:

Tucson Unified School District saw one of its highest summer school enrollment numbers this year, with more than 11,000 students in grades K-12 taking classes during June.
Boston Public Schools moves forward in finding a new leader. Meet the two finalists
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Jun 22, 8:33 AM, Boston Globe:

Dr. Tommy Welch, Region 1 school superintendent (K-12), Boston Public Schools, and Mary Skipper, superintendent of Somerville Public Schools, were announced as finalists for the position of BPS superintendent Tuesday.

9 charts that explain Denver’s declining enrollment challenge
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Jun 9, 7:50 AM, Chalkbeat Colorado:

Declining enrollment is arguably the most pressing issue facing Denver Public Schools, and the district’s latest annual report takes a deep dive into current numbers and future predictions.