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Opinion | Youngkin fuels a culture war and puts schools at risk
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Jan 25, 9:02 AM: The governor’s contempt for the law is matched by his disdain for Virginia’s constitution, which specifies that “the supervision of schools in each school division shall be vested in a school board.” According to a tally by The >
AFT confirms BCS teachers, staff were planning walkout amid rising COVID cases
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Jan 25, 8:46 AM: WBRC received an anonymous tip Sunday night saying teachers and staff were planning a walkout Monday in response to the growing number of COVID cases among students, teachers, and staff.
Charleston County School District outlines plan to use $163.2M in federal COVID-19 aid
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Jan 25, 8:37 AM: The Charleston County School District plans to use $163.2 million in federal aid to complete an ambitious goal: close the district’s reading achievement gap by spring 2027.
Commentary: Student attendance is down because of COVID, putting public school budgets at risk
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Jan 25, 8:32 AM: As parents watched and read stories of school closures due to teacher absences and navigated their own concerns about COVID, thousands of children did not return to in-person learning after the winter break.
Youngkin's legislative agenda focuses on campaign promises from charter schools to tax cuts
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Jan 25, 8:09 AM: Many are meant to deliver on his campaign promises, like expanding the number of charter schools and increasing the role of law enforcement in schools, to tax cuts and tax form. Youngkin’s agenda does not include bills restricting >
Mother of 4 organizes hybrid homeschooling
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Jan 25, 8:03 AM: The Powell resident, while juggling an infant and toddler along with a second grader and sixth grader, is in the process of forming a homeschool group with a unique twist in education.
NC education funding should serve students, not systems
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Jan 25, 7:49 AM: Regardless of opinion on public or nonpublic schools, we must be united in this: Every North Carolina student deserves the best environment to learn that we can deliver, regardless of their zip code. It’s time for education to serve >
'Oklahoma Empowerment Act' would give parents power over school funding
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Jan 25, 7:36 AM: Right now, Oklahoma has a per-pupil formula for taxpayer dollars. If the "Oklahoma Empowerment Act" went into effect, the state's educational funding would be dispersed among all students, not just public or charter >
Rally held in support of expanding controversial 'school choice' law in Kentucky
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Jan 25, 6:23 AM: Private education proponents advocated for an expansion of a controversial "school choice" law at a rally on Monday in Frankfort, despite the law's uncertain future before the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Fulton County board approves charter school’s renewal
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Jan 24, 9:08 AM: The charter school enrolled 451 students in kindergarten through eighth grades, according to October numbers from the Georgia Department of Education.
New charter schools aim to enroll thousands of kids from all over the Baton Rouge region
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Jan 24, 8:51 AM: The expansion of charter schools in East Baton Rouge Parish, briefly paused by the pandemic, got a fresh shot of adrenaline this past week as state education leaders approved three new charter school applications over the objections >
Education leaders hope new dual enrollment portal will help overhaul the high school experience
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Jan 24, 8:47 AM: State education leaders are launching a new push to widen access to high school classes for college credit, including Black students who make up a small portion of those enrolled today.
Va. lawmakers to consider creating tax credit for home schooling, private school parents
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Jan 24, 8:10 AM: A bill to create a tax credit for parents who home school or send their kids to private schools will be considered in Richmond Monday.
New voucher proposal targets districts that hold virtual learning
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Jan 24, 7:42 AM: The new proposal specifies that schools can offer fewer than 180 days of in-person class if COVID isn’t the reason. Currently, at least 35 public schools across the state had at least one classroom or grade level offering virtual >
Editorial: Youngkin’s choice for education secretary might be a sign of good things to come
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Jan 24, 7:05 AM: Education was a pillar of Glenn Youngkin’s successful campaign for governor of Virginia, so it made sense that the first person he named to his Cabinet was the secretary of education. His choice is someone who has been a leader in >
NC Gov. Cooper recognizes School Choice Week for first time
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Jan 24, 7:01 AM: School Choice Week has an unexpected new supporter in North Carolina — Gov. Roy Cooper.
Column: Parents disillusioned with education's status quo celebrate National School Choice Week
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Jan 24, 6:31 AM: In the first year of the pandemic, Owasso Public Schools offered parents the option of sending their children to class or choosing remote education. Over 75% of all parents chose in-person schooling, making it clear where their >
OpEd: B1 gives control over schools to taxpayers, rather than parents and teachers
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Jan 21, 7:20 AM: That schools should be under the control of parents of children in the district and the taxpayers who fund them is not a controversial position. If you asked most people, they would say that that’s exactly what they want. But for 32 >
Education advocates call on Gov. Bill Lee to give additional $1B to Tennessee schools
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Jan 21, 7:19 AM:

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education called for Tennessee to add an additional $1 billion in recurring funding to the nearly $6 billion the state already spends each year on public schools.

Gov. Abbott promises parental ‘Bill of Rights’ in Texas education
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Jan 21, 7:06 AM: Gov. Greg Abbott released a parents’ “Bill of Rights” on Thursday, mirroring a national conservative push fueled by fractious debates over how race and sexuality are addressed in schools.

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