Tuesday, January 18, 2022


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America has failed to learn from the safe opening of classrooms abroad
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Jan 18, 9:44 AM, Economist:

Over the past two years America’s children have missed more time in the classroom than those in most of the rich world. School closures that began there in early 2020 dragged on until the summer of 2021.
Hybrid Homeschooling—Families Seeking Better Alternatives
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Jan 18, 9:43 AM, The Epoch Times:

A combination of at-home and at-school learning is a hot trend in America today. Recent data from the Census Bureau reveals that 11.1 percent of K–12 students are now independent homeschoolers. Families choosing to homeschool have been >
Teachers confront half-empty classrooms as virus surges
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Jan 14, 10:13 AM, Associated Press:

Teachers around the U.S. are confronting classrooms where as many as half of students are absent because they have been exposed to COVID-19 or their families kept them at home out of concern about the surging coronavirus.
Bloomberg’s $750M Grant Is the Jolt the Charter Sector Needs — and a Litmus Test for White Democrats Who Claim to Back School Choice
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Jan 14, 10:11 AM, The 74:

If education reform were a religion, then professing to just “follow the evidence” and “listen to communities” would anchor the liturgy. Charter schools, however, are a curious case that tests the faith. Urban charters have proven to be an >
National School Choice Week spotlighting education options for kids
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Jan 14, 10:08 AM, KCVR:

As school disruptions hit national headlines, again, it’s a reminder that families must have options for learning. Every family has different, changing needs: A survey we wrapped up last week found that 52% of parents say they considered >
National School Boards Association stumbles into politics and is blasted apart
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Jan 14, 10:07 AM, Washington Post:

Its leaders compared aggressive school protests to ‘domestic terrorism.’ The backlash was fast and severe.

Pivoting to Remote Learning: Why It Is Harder in Some States Than Others
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Jan 14, 10:06 AM, Education Week:

When it comes to the question of who gets to call the shots on a switch back to remote instruction, states have wildly different answers, an Education Week analysis found. Education Week contacted every state education office to determine >
Allan Sherer: Why We Can’t Wait For The System To Repair Itself
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Jan 13, 9:59 AM, Forbes:

We believe in less than 20 years we will see clearly that the community-driven response to Covid ignited a wave of education reform that broke the monopoly of a bloated and outdated bureaucracy and dramatically advanced education >

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Chicago Parents Turn to Catholic Schooling amid Public-School Shutdowns
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Jan 18, 9:41 AM, National Review:

As a proud product of Catholic schooling myself, I am heartened by this news. But more important are the parents who are now receiving reliable in-person instruction for their children. The more the merrier.
Review & Outlook: ​​Eric Adams’s Charter School Opportunity
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Jan 18, 9:38 AM, Wall Street Journal:

Eric Adams is promising to revitalize New York City as its new mayor, and one way to make his mark in education is to help charter schools expand. He has the power to take immediate steps that would provide more charter slots to meet a >
Opinion: Glenn Youngkin’s charter school plan moves past ideology
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Jan 18, 9:37 AM, Washington Post:

Arriving in Blacksburg, Va., from Iran in the 1980s brought the promise of a bright future for my family. At the time, better education opportunities played a key role in why my parents chose to immigrate to the United States.
Why the Chicago Teachers Union Always Gets What It Wants
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Jan 18, 9:35 AM, Wall Street Journal:

For the fifth time in 10 years, the Chicago Teachers Union shut students out of the classroom this month. Covid mitigation policy was the reported reason for the recent four-day walkout in the nation’s third-largest school system, but a >
Editorial: Does declining school enrollment spell disaster? That argument doesn’t add up
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Jan 18, 9:09 AM, Los Angeles Times:

Los Angeles schools are among those facing a double whammy on funding in future years. To start, the birthrate has been declining here and throughout California since 2008, which means fewer kids in school now and years into the future. >
California schools under intense strain, fighting to stay open during Omicron surge
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Jan 18, 9:07 AM, Los Angeles Times:

A student shows her negative coronavirus test result from a cellphone to enter Olive Vista Middle School this week. Schools throughout the state are strained as coronavirus rates soar.
NYC schools to allow remote option as attendance plunges during COVID surge
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Jan 18, 9:00 AM, New York Post:

A remote option is coming back to city schools in response to plunging attendance amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Opinion: Boston Public Schools should go into receivership
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Jan 18, 8:53 AM, Boston Globe:

It would be hard to design a school system that has more poorly served Black and brown students than BPS.
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Chicago Parents Turn to Catholic Schooling amid Public-School Shutdowns
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Jan 18, 9:41 AM, National Review:

As a proud product of Catholic schooling myself, I am heartened by this news. But more important are the parents who are now receiving reliable in-person instruction for their children. The more the merrier.
Review & Outlook: ​​Eric Adams’s Charter School Opportunity
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Jan 18, 9:38 AM, Wall Street Journal:

Eric Adams is promising to revitalize New York City as its new mayor, and one way to make his mark in education is to help charter schools expand. He has the power to take immediate steps that would provide more charter slots to meet a >
Why the Chicago Teachers Union Always Gets What It Wants
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Jan 18, 9:35 AM, Wall Street Journal:

For the fifth time in 10 years, the Chicago Teachers Union shut students out of the classroom this month. Covid mitigation policy was the reported reason for the recent four-day walkout in the nation’s third-largest school system, but a >
Editorial: Does declining school enrollment spell disaster? That argument doesn’t add up
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Jan 18, 9:09 AM, Los Angeles Times:

Los Angeles schools are among those facing a double whammy on funding in future years. To start, the birthrate has been declining here and throughout California since 2008, which means fewer kids in school now and years into the future. >
NYC schools to allow remote option as attendance plunges during COVID surge
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Jan 18, 9:00 AM, New York Post:

A remote option is coming back to city schools in response to plunging attendance amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Opinion: Boston Public Schools should go into receivership
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Jan 18, 8:53 AM, Boston Globe:

It would be hard to design a school system that has more poorly served Black and brown students than BPS.
Chicago Teachers Union's illegal strike is over, but parents sue to stop next one
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Jan 18, 8:08 AM, Illinois Policy:

But a group of CPS parents alleging the “remote work action” called by the CTU members was actually an illegal strike are seeking a court ruling to prevent similar labor actions in the future.
A charter school with all-day outdoor education in the middle of winter
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Jan 18, 8:01 AM, Wisconsin State Journal :

Almost all of the lessons at the Kickapoo Valley Forest School are held outdoors, even on days when the temperature plunges well below freezing. The nature-based curriculum is central for the 4K and kindergarten students and their >