- School Advocates Rally at White House Against Biden’s ‘Attack’ on Charter Schools
Charter school advocates protested what they see as an increasingly hostile effort by Democrats – and the Biden administration, in particular – to prevent the sector from expanding.
May 16, 9:17 AM:
- Colleges scramble to recruit students as nationwide enrollment plunges
- Mar 31, 9:21 AM: Hundreds of thousands have left the college pipeline amid pandemic turmoil and the lure of jobs.
- Teachers unions worked with CDC to keep schools closed for COVID, GOP report says
- > Mar 31, 9:20 AM: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allowed the nation’s second-largest teachers union to help write COVID-19 guidelines that led to extended school closures during the pandemic, according to a report released
- Biden rule could force charter schools to close, former education official warns
- Mar 30, 9:41 AM: A former Department of Education official said a proposed regulation restricting federal funding for public charter schools could force a number of schools to close their doors.
- Ed On The Edge: A Conversation With Deborah Quazzo About What To Expect At ASU+GSV 2022
- > Mar 29, 10:05 AM: That’s why this year’s ASU+GSV Summit—“Ed on the Edge: Imagining a New Era in Which People Have Equal Access to the Future”—could not be more timely or more important. Scheduled for April 4-6 in San Diego, California, this year’s
- Schools need emergency plans of action for student enrollment shifts
- > Mar 29, 10:04 AM: Combine parents finding alternative learning options for their children with millions of missing students unaccounted for in our school systems, and the result is the U.S. experiencing a 3 percent drop in the number of reported
- The deterioration of K-12 education in America
- > Mar 29, 10:04 AM: Finally, we need to muster the political courage to challenge the unbridled power of the teachers unions. Their resistance to performance-based pay for teachers and preventing even the lowest-performing teachers from getting fired
- Opinion: A $10 million initiative with HBCUs will spur charter schools
- > Mar 29, 10:03 AM: It is time to face that hard truth, beginning with acknowledging — and acting on — what the data makes plain. Overall, Black children in urban areas are achieving significantly better results in public charter schools than in
- U.S. education secretary speaks at San Diego conference, calls for teacher shortage solutions
- Mar 29, 10:01 AM: U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona spoke at an education conference in San Diego Monday, where he said schools need to use the pandemic’s challenges to change dramatically so they can better serve students.
- Review & Outlook: A Case of Charter School Sabotage
- Mar 28, 9:07 AM: The Biden Administration is deep in the tank for the teachers unions, and it is proving it again by imposing new rules to sabotage a modest $440 million grant program for charter schools.
- The Biden Administration Declares War on Charter Schools
- > Mar 28, 9:06 AM: On March 11, a Friday when media attention was focused on Ukraine and the Senate’s Thursday-night passage of the $1.5 trillion bill to fund federal-government agencies for the rest of the fiscal year, the Biden administration’s
- States call in the National Guard to mitigate school staffing shortages
- Mar 25, 8:44 AM: For two years, the pandemic has hammered schools and accentuated the staffing shortages they are facing. It’s led to enormous problems with teacher morale, burnout, school closures and learning losses.
- Majority of Americans believe public schools on the wrong track (CER in the news)
- Mar 24, 8:28 AM: They were meant to be the great equalizer. Public schools in America were supposed to provide all students – whether rich or poor, urban or rural – with a good education.
- Longer school days and years remain rare as schools fight learning loss with optional time
Across the country, schools are adding learning time, but typically only for a fraction of students whose families opt for extra programming. Chalkbeat reviewed 45 large districts’ spending plans and found that while virtually all >
Mar 24, 8:25 AM:
- Critics want 1,100 charter schools to repay more than $1 billion in PPP loans to government
- Mar 24, 8:24 AM: The Biden administration has promised to go after those who may have abused federal financial assistance during the pandemic, and charter schools could be one of the industries under scrutiny.
- Thousands of Sacramento teachers strike as Minneapolis walkout continues
- > Mar 24, 8:22 AM: Thousands of teachers and other school workers in Sacramento walked off the job Wednesday as the California capital became the second big U.S. school district this month to see a work stoppage over pay and staffing shortages as a
- School Test Scores Start to Rise With Return of In-Person Classes
- pandemic-disrupted education. Mar 23, 6:40 AM: The return to in-person classes this school year has helped students begin to learn again at a normal pace, a new national study shows, though many are still facing setbacks from months of
- What Families Should Know About K-12 Online Schools
- > Mar 23, 6:38 AM: As schools reopened last fall, many families were relieved to leave virtual learning behind. But for some – particularly those with health concerns or kids who’ve struggled in traditional school – online school may be an attractive
- Biden administration proposes tougher rules for charter school grants
- Mar 22, 9:12 AM: Charter schools looking for federal start-up grants would face stricter requirements under new rules proposed by the Biden administration.
- Fewer People Are Getting Teacher Degrees. Prep Programs Sound the Alarm
- > Mar 22, 9:11 AM: As teacher dissatisfaction rates rise and concerns about teacher shortages intensify, colleges of education are sounding the alarm: Enrollment has been steadily decliningfor the past decade, and the pandemic has likely made things