Friday, December 03, 2021


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The Supreme Court Takes Up Religious Liberty—Again
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Dec 3, 10:50 AM, Wall Street Journal:

In next week’s case, Carson v. Makin, the justices will have to decide whether this theoretical distinction between status and use will become part of the constitutional rule. The case concerns the constitutionality of the tuition >
New Report Tells Old Truth: School Choice Saves Money
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Dec 3, 10:49 AM, Forbes:

School choice is having a moment right now. 2021 yielded a bumper crop of school choice legislation. The idea of parental voice and parental choice has rocketed to the forefront of the political debate, to the point of potentially tipping >
Analysis: How Much School Funding Goes to Salaries & Benefits?
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Dec 2, 12:30 PM, The 74:

The public school systems in New York City and Little Rock, Arkansas, are as dissimilar as can be. Apart from the geographic and cultural differences, Little Rock has about 24,000 K-12 students while New York City has 40 times that many. >
Michael Bloomberg: Why I’m Backing Charter Schools
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Dec 2, 12:28 PM, Wall Street Journal:

We need a new, stronger model of public education that is based on evidence, centered on children, and built around achievement, excellence and accountability for all. The future of America’s most vulnerable children—and of our country—is >
Civil debate about education? Two opponents offer a blueprint.
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Dec 1, 10:03 AM, Christian Science Monitor:

Rancor over COVID-19 policies, diversity and equity initiatives, and school choice has divided communities and supercharged school board meetings. Is there any way to find common ground about education amid such divisions?
Soaring Real Estate Prices, Vocal Opponents Complicate School Site Search (CER in the news)
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Nov 30, 9:56 AM, Education Next:

As of last year, 45 states and the District of Columbia offered some form of financial support for charter school facilities. Dozens of states now have provisions where charter schools have free or below-market-price access to vacant >
School Closures Tick Up as COVID-19 Caseloads Wear Down Students, Staff
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Nov 30, 9:55 AM, US News & World Report:

Schools are succumbing to continued COVID-19 case loads, staff shortages and mental health crises among educators and students.
Williams: Schools are More Likely to Do What’s Easiest for Them If No One’s Watching. Why Standardized Tests Are Critically Useful, Especially Now
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Nov 30, 9:54 AM, The 74:

As schools face an array of challenges, distractions, and pressures this fall, data from these assessments can provide critical leverage for focusing their attention — and policymakers’ — on prioritizing the needs of persistently >

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Opinion: Freedom of religion, and the press, in the spotlight in Washington
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Dec 3, 10:48 AM, Bangor Daily News:

It is probably time for the Blaine Amendments to be removed from the books. Government cannot discriminate against religion. And as long as dollars are permitted to flow to private schools from a “school choice” town, they should flow >
Charter school organizers seek to open Rutherford Collegiate Prep
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Dec 3, 10:01 AM, Daily News Journal:

The creators of Rutherford Collegiate Prep, a public charter school seeking state approval, to operate in northwest Rutherford County, believe local families deserve education options.
Microschools have popped up in Idaho, but in unknown numbers
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Dec 3, 9:43 AM, Idaho EdNews:

Microschools have emerged in Idaho with little legal framework to shape them and no comprehensive tracking of their rise.
EBR Schools to partner with Arizona State to operate district’s virtual academy
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Dec 3, 9:39 AM, BRProud.com:

The East Baton Rouge School Board has greenlighted a partnership with Arizona State to operate the district’s virtual academy.
D.C. public schools can be a big gamble
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Dec 3, 8:51 AM, Washington Times:

D.C. Public Schools officials are about to kick off what’s become an annual lottery ritual for traditional public schools.
W.E.B. DuBois Academy opens Verizon Innovative Learning Lab
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Dec 3, 7:22 AM, WHAS-11:

A new lab opened at W.E.B DuBois Academy in Louisville that will teach students and teachers about “augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) equipment, 3D printers, robotics and artificial intelligence.” It is called the Verizon Innovative >
White kindergarten applicants accepted into high-performing, out-of-zone NYC public schools at higher rates, study finds
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Dec 3, 7:14 AM, amNY:

White students are more likely to get into high-performing elementary schools outside their school zone than Black, Latino, and Asian students, according to a new study by the city’s Independent Budget Office.
Catholic school enrollment continues to grow in NH
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Dec 3, 7:04 AM, New Hampshire Union Leader :

Catholic schools in New Hampshire kept growing this year, new enrollment figures show, though more modestly than the jump the schools saw in the fall of 2020 when the lure of in-person classes made them a popular choice for parents >
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Charter school organizers seek to open Rutherford Collegiate Prep
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Dec 3, 10:01 AM, Daily News Journal:

The creators of Rutherford Collegiate Prep, a public charter school seeking state approval, to operate in northwest Rutherford County, believe local families deserve education options.
EBR Schools to partner with Arizona State to operate district’s virtual academy
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Dec 3, 9:39 AM, BRProud.com:

The East Baton Rouge School Board has greenlighted a partnership with Arizona State to operate the district’s virtual academy.
D.C. public schools can be a big gamble
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Dec 3, 8:51 AM, Washington Times:

D.C. Public Schools officials are about to kick off what’s become an annual lottery ritual for traditional public schools.
W.E.B. DuBois Academy opens Verizon Innovative Learning Lab
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Dec 3, 7:22 AM, WHAS-11:

A new lab opened at W.E.B DuBois Academy in Louisville that will teach students and teachers about “augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) equipment, 3D printers, robotics and artificial intelligence.” It is called the Verizon Innovative >
White kindergarten applicants accepted into high-performing, out-of-zone NYC public schools at higher rates, study finds
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Dec 3, 7:14 AM, amNY:

White students are more likely to get into high-performing elementary schools outside their school zone than Black, Latino, and Asian students, according to a new study by the city’s Independent Budget Office.
Philly’s school board is investigating racial bias in charter school authorizations
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Dec 2, 12:26 PM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

The African American Charter Schools Coalition has said that “systemic racism and systemic biases” threaten school choice in Philadelphia.
New School: ‘His Whole Life Changed’
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Dec 2, 12:24 PM, New York Times:

About a third of public school students in Minneapolis were assigned to new schools this year. Here is the story of one family.
Where New York's teachers union wants to see change in schools
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Dec 2, 12:01 PM, Spectrum News:

Traditional public school offerings should be expanded to provide new mental health and physical support and services, universal pre-K should be expanded and the state's school receivership law should be repealed.