- Opinion: McAuliffe’s Gift to the GOP
- > Oct 22, 9:26 AM: The moment illustrates again the power of education as a wedge issue. It crosses socio-economic lines, giving Republicans the opportunity to peel back crucial suburban voters who helped Joe Biden to the White House. And it crosses
- Here’s how school districts have spent federal pandemic funds so far
- Oct 22, 9:20 AM: In Mississippi, already struggling schools continue to be put to the test of educating students while juggling changing COVID-19 guidelines, fluctuating cases, and hybrid schedules.
- School voucher advocates face opposition as they try to gain momentum
- Oct 22, 9:10 AM: Supporters of school choice are battling on two fronts to open the door to school vouchers in Michigan. They’ve taken their fight to both the courts and the state Legislature in a renewed push.
- Richmond Public Schools closing school two additional days in early November for employees' mental health
- > Oct 22, 9:03 AM: Fearing that Richmond Public Schools employees are on the “brink of burning out — even leaving,” Superintendent Jason Kamras has announced that the school system will be closed the entire first week of November, including two days
- Opinion: Democrats' teachable moment
- > Oct 22, 9:00 AM: President Joe Biden and Gov. Ralph Northam both decisively won Virginia in their last elections by about 10 percentage points. Yet with Election Day approaching, polling shows former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican
- Atlanta high school graduation rates increase for class of 2021
- Oct 22, 8:31 AM: Atlanta Public Schools’ four-year graduation rate reached 83.1% for the class of 2021. That’s an increase from the year before, when it was 80.3%.
- New NYC charter school creates inclusive environment for kids with autism
- > Oct 22, 8:29 AM: A new Staten Island charter school opened to students for the first time this fall for the 2021-2022 academic year, offering an inclusive environment for both general education students and students with special needs, particularly
- Better public education in Florida starts with a new education commissioner | Editorial
- > Oct 22, 8:27 AM: Florida needs a new education commissioner. The lowlights of Richard Corcoran's tenure have centered around endangering students and their families with the coronavirus, bullying pubic school administrators and school board members
- Opinion: Should schools bring back hybrid learning for kids in quarantine?
- > Oct 22, 7:58 AM: One of the sectors of society that has been most disrupted by COVID-19 is schools. The pandemic has been hard on administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and kids. It may take years to unpack and undo the damage caused by
- Virginia saw homeschooling spike during the pandemic and many parents are sticking with it
- Oct 22, 5:58 AM: Virginia saw a huge spike in homeschooling during the coronavirus pandemic and many parents are planning to stick with it long-term.
- New data from PfISD show students boosting academic performance over previous school year
- > Oct 22, 5:50 AM: Recent figures from the Texas Education Agency show districts that experienced higher percentages of virtual learning during the 2020-21school year also saw underperforming grades on the state's State of Texas Assessment and
- Parents advocacy group launches $1M ad campaign against McAuliffe, invoking safety in schools
- > Oct 22, 5:25 AM: A parents advocacy group kick-started a $1 million digital ad campaign targeting Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe by highlighting school safety in Virginia. Free to Learn Action released a TV advertisement set to run
- Amendment 1 will cement teacher strikes in Illinois Constitution
- Oct 22, 5:09 AM: Voters will decide in November 2022 whether teachers’ unions will have a permanent right to walk out on students.
- Alaska has a teacher retention problem. The state is ready to pay someone to help solve it.
- > Oct 22, 5:06 AM: The state’s education department calls the lack of teachers in Alaska an emergency issue and says the pandemic is only making things worse. It’s willing to pay up to $300,000 to figure out how to attract—and keep—more teachers in
- Philadelphia School District braces for a possible SEPTA strike by considering online learning
- Oct 21, 8:26 AM: With a strike possible on Nov. 1, the Philadelphia School District is exploring contingency plans. Nearly 60,000 students rely on the transit authority to get to school, and classes may need to go virtual if a strike is called.
- N.J. parent group continues to press Murphy on virtual school option
- Oct 21, 8:20 AM: Nearly two months into the new school year, a group of New Jersey parents continues to push Gov. Phil Murphy to reconsider his decision to bar virtual learning options for public schools.
- Red Hills Academy, Leon County's newest charter school, approved to open next year
- > Oct 21, 6:31 AM: Leon County School Board members had originally denied the school's application based on what they called budget and safety concerns at the time. The Florida Charter School Appeal Commission later overruled the board, recommending
- Senate approves appointments to WV charter school board
- > Oct 21, 6:27 AM: The West Virginia Senate voted without dissent or discussion Wednesday to confirm Gov. Jim Justice’s 149 appointments to various jobs and boards, including the West Virginia Professional Charter School Board and the Educational
- Atlanta Public Schools offers $3,000 bonus to recruit virtual teachers
- Oct 21, 6:17 AM: Teachers willing to start a new job mid-year with the Atlanta Virtual Academy will receive a $3,000 hiring bonus.
- Michigan Gov. Whitmer expected to veto GOP-backed school choice bill
- > Oct 21, 6:09 AM: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to veto legislation driven by Republicans in the state that would allow children to qualify for scholarships to attend private schools, with educational expenses such as tutoring being