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Richmond Public Schools closing school two additional days in early November for employees' mental health
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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 >
Atlanta high school graduation rates increase for class of 2021
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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
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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 >
Philadelphia School District braces for a possible SEPTA strike by considering online learning
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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.
Red Hills Academy, Leon County's newest charter school, approved to open next year
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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 >
Atlanta Public Schools offers $3,000 bonus to recruit virtual teachers
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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.
Sheriff Bob Fletcher plans charter school in Ramsey County focused on public service
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Oct 21, 5:37 AM: Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher is planning to open a new charter school next year that aims to steer students toward careers in public service.
Arch Community charter school in north St. Louis loses its sponsor, could close
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Oct 21, 5:28 AM: The University of Missouri-St. Louis will not renew its sponsorship of the Arch Community charter school in north St. Louis, potentially leading to its closure at the end of the school year.
He had big dreams of an elite Louisville high school. But he wound up at a ‘bad’ one.
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Oct 21, 5:18 AM: In Louisville, one public school consistently at the bottom of rankings and test scores is Iroquois High. One consistently at the top is Manual High, a magnet school located just a 10-minute drive away.
Why Strong School Governance and Effective Education Ecosystems Are Key in Helping Students Thrive
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Oct 20, 9:29 AM: For the last five years, Houston ISD’s governance has been a mess, to be blunt. One superintendent lasted just two years and was followed by two interim superintendents over a three-year period. Meanwhile, bitter trustee divisions >
With a college mindset and character education, these scholars attend one of the few suburban N.J. charters
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Oct 20, 9:26 AM:

When Richard Wilson Jr. told his wife in 2007 he wanted to start a charter school in South Jersey, she laughed — and then helped him launch the Benjamin Banneker Preparatory Charter School.

Northern Virginia school systems fine-tune online learning, launch virus testing
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Oct 20, 9:12 AM: Unlike neighboring school systems, Arlington Public Schools decided to offer remote learning to any parents and students that preferred it. At a school board meeting last week, officials with the Northern Virginia district said >
SAISD parents concerned after report shows students further behind than 2020 school year
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Oct 20, 9:05 AM: A report from San Antonio ISD shows this school year, students are further behind than they were at the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
Vulnerable Philly kids face a school nurse shortage that has some families ‘scared to death’
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Oct 20, 9:01 AM:

"It just leaves children at a disadvantage,” said Roxanne Carson, a parent at Richard Wright Elementary, which does not have a full-time nurse. “They’re not able to receive proper care.

Teachers union makes pitch for pandemic compensation package
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Oct 20, 8:43 AM: The president of the Anderson Federation of Teachers said the staff is waiting for a pandemic-related compensation package.
Malden charter school asks for waiver of statewide evaluation, is denied by Dept. of Ed
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Oct 20, 8:20 AM: A Malden charter school that asked the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to waive statewide evaluation criteria on cultural proficiency was denied.
Tennessee charter schools 'optimistic' about BEP review
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Oct 20, 7:36 AM: Tennessee’s charter schools are eager to see what comes of the state’s review of its education funding formula, which could mean a more supportive funding model if Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn’s suggestion of a more >
School choice tour stops at Bishop McCort
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Oct 20, 5:46 AM: The “Stronger Together School Choice Tour” made a stop in Johnstown on Tuesday to address students at Bishop McCort Catholic High School about the importance of educational options. “This matters because education unlocks an >
Classical Education Meets Virtual Reality
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Oct 19, 9:25 AM: In a school in development in Florida, old is meeting new. Optima Classical Academy, slated to open next school year, plans to use virtual reality and online learning to teach classical education.
‘Parents don’t have a voice’: At meeting on Lawrence High School violence, School Committee seeks end of state control of school
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Oct 19, 9:11 AM: A Monday night emergency meeting of the Lawrence School Committee and City Council over rising violence at the city’s high school ended with a central goal — to end a receivership that gives control of the school district to the >

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