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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: 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 >
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: 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: 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 >
Philly’s school board is investigating racial bias in charter school authorizations
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Dec 2, 12:26 PM: The African American Charter Schools Coalition has said that “systemic racism and systemic biases” threaten school choice in Philadelphia.
Where New York's teachers union wants to see change in schools
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Dec 2, 12:01 PM: 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and physical support and services, universal pre-K should be expanded and the state's school receivership law should be repealed.
Opinion: New Fall River, New Bedford charter school will pave the way to college success
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Dec 2, 7:02 AM: The young people of New Bedford and Fall River possess boundless potential. They dream of becoming tomorrow’s epidemiologists, computer scientists, and biomedical engineers. They deserve an education that will prepare them to reach >
With Cases Rising, Some NH Schools Consider Return to Remote Learning
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Dec 2, 6:53 AM: Cases of COVID-19 infections in New Hampshire schools keep rising, and now some schools are considering a return to remote learning to get through the winter surge.
School Choice Is the Fix for Pennsylvania’s Broken Education System
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Dec 2, 6:15 AM: Pennsylvania’s public education system is broken, according to a lawyer in the historic education-funding lawsuit currently underway in the state’s Commonwealth Court. Greater Johnstown School District is one of six districts suing >
While Politics Consume School Board Meetings, a Very Different Crisis Festers
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Dec 1, 9:55 AM: In a wealthy suburban Philadelphia district, schools are struggling with shortages of all sorts. Behavioral problems have mushroomed. “We are in triage mode,” one teacher said.
Atlantis Charter students pair business and tech in school store of 3D printed items
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Dec 1, 9:23 AM: Students at Atlantis Charter School are getting a lesson in entrepreneurship and technology as they run a school store selling items they made themselves using 3D printers.
Jersey City public schools could see an influx of $126 million in state aid over the next two years after the U.S. Department of Education told state officials it had to use American Rescue Plan funds to take care of its highest-poverty districts.
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Dec 1, 9:16 AM: Jersey City public schools could see an influx of $126 million in state aid over the next two years after the U.S. Department of Education told state officials it had to use American Rescue Plan funds to take care of its >
Former top Pa. education official testifies that school funding is a ‘root cause’ of achievement gaps
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Dec 1, 7:18 AM:

Pennsylvania has wide achievement gaps between students that are directly linked to school funding, a former top state education official testified Tuesday during a historic trial over how the state pays for public schools.

‘My kid is suffering.’ Parents frustrated with virtual learning at N.J. school hit by Ida flooding.
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Nov 30, 9:49 AM: After already spending a year learning remotely during the pandemic, students and educators at the middle and high school went back to the same virtual pattern after the town was rocked by the remnants of Ida, which tore through the >
New Yorkers shouldn’t have to pay SEVEN TIMES the cost for their schools as other cities
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Nov 30, 7:43 AM: New Yorkers know better than anyone, everything costs more here. But seven times more? Alas, yes — at least if you’re talking about public-construction projects. The latest example: PS 33 in The Bronx, vs. a similar-sized school >
Maine’s ban on public funds for religious schools goes before US Supreme Court next week
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Nov 29, 9:25 AM: A case over public funding for religious schools in Maine is expected to reveal the current U.S. Supreme Court’s thinking on the separation of church and state.
Editorial: Reconcile charter school tuition costs
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Nov 29, 8:52 AM: Experience is said to be the best teacher, at least for those who want to learn. So, the state Legislature should use hard experience to act on a lesson that the COVID-19 pandemic imposed on public education.
First-graders play catch-up this fall, after missing out on in-person kindergarten
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Nov 29, 8:19 AM: As a result, teachers said, first-graders showed up this fall with more uncertainty and anxiety than usual, and far less familiarity with basic classroom etiquette like sharing, taking turns, listening, and sitting still.
N.Y. school spending: through the roof, with little to show for it
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Nov 29, 7:29 AM: Preliminary data on the 2019-2020 school year released by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that New York now spends more than $30,000 per K-12 student, further entrenching its position as the most expensive public education system in >
New York school district offers remote learning after surge in gun violence
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Nov 24, 7:52 AM: The Newburgh Enlarged City School District allowed shellshocked parents to keep their kids at home Tuesday after two separate shooting incidents near campuses Monday.
NYC schools may have gotten billions in stimulus funding, but teachers are still crowdsourcing for supplies
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Nov 24, 6:55 AM: Despite more than $7 billion of federal stimulus funding earmarked for New York City schools, thousands of teachers still are lacking things they believe will help their students this year and are turning to DonorsChoose, a >

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