- Editorial: Does declining school enrollment spell disaster? That argument doesn’t add up
- > Jan 18, 9:09 AM: Los Angeles schools are among those facing a double whammy on funding in future years. To start, the birthrate has been declining here and throughout California since 2008, which means fewer kids in school now and years into the
- California schools under intense strain, fighting to stay open during Omicron surge
- Jan 18, 9:07 AM: A student shows her negative coronavirus test result from a cellphone to enter Olive Vista Middle School this week. Schools throughout the state are strained as coronavirus rates soar.
- Ducey’s voucher program if Arizona schools close classrooms is now open
- Jan 18, 8:42 AM: The portal for qualifying Arizona families to sign up for vouchers if their schools pause in-person learning is now open, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday.
- Merit Academy to resubmit charter school application to Woodland Park School District
- > Jan 18, 7:57 AM: Because of a surge in attendance, the Jan. 12 RE-2 School District Board of Education meeting was moved to Woodland Park High School’s Dickson Auditorium. The 130 people who showed up wouldn’t have fit in the usual meeting
- Portland Public Schools admin accuses teachers of coordinating sick calls
- Jan 18, 7:43 AM: The district's HR chief says they're "getting reports of educators being asked by colleagues to call-in sick with the intention" of closing schools.
- Why families and teachers are turning to micro schools
- Jan 18, 7:26 AM: Micro schools are gaining popularity in the Phoenix area as families search for flexibility and teachers express overwhelming stress due to conditions brought on by the pandemic and the never-ending coronavirus variants.
- Opinion: School Choice Can Save Children and Salvage our Education System
- Jan 18, 7:08 AM: Across the country and here in the Golden State, a revolution in education is taking place. Parent engagement and empowerment is helping to drive higher quality and more educational options for families.
- Denver charter focused on inclusion for students with disabilities to close
- > Jan 14, 9:17 AM: A Denver charter elementary school focused on fully including students with disabilities will close at the end of this school year due to staffing and academic challenges school leaders say were exacerbated by the COVID-19
- Newsom signs order to make it easier for schools to hire teachers amid shortages
- > Jan 13, 9:12 AM: The California Teachers Assn., which represents some 300,000 educators statewide, said it recognized the need for hiring flexibility and urged school districts “to focus on substitute teachers, recent retirees and student
- California official: Schools can return to distance learning due to staff shortages
- Jan 13, 9:04 AM: Schools faced with the prospect of closing due to Covid-related staffing shortages and student outbreaks can shift students to temporary remote learning programs, the California Department of Education said Wednesday.
- Here come the parents to help Palo Alto schools stay open amid COVID surge
- Jan 13, 8:57 AM: Instead of going home after dropping off her daughter at El Carmelo School on Wednesday morning, Delmey Walker stuck around to help test students for COVID-19 and keep them from getting too rowdy in the library.
- Butte Falls Charter School switches to distance learning due to COVID-19
- > Jan 13, 8:50 AM: On January 11, Butte Falls Charter School switched to online learning after several students went home early after testing positive for COVID-19. In addition, nearly a quarter of the school’s roughly 230 students had to stay at home
- School district blocks charter school
- > Jan 13, 7:37 AM: It is worth noting that the great majority of respondents, 70% of potential Ascent attendees were from homeschoolers, private or online schools or out of District, while 30% were from 9R’s current 5,000 member student
- Hundreds of Parents Step Up to Help Palo Alto Schools During COVID-19 Surge
- > Jan 12, 9:24 AM: In a video posted to YouTube, Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Don Austin asked parents to become school volunteers. He said the recent omicron surge has impacted staffing levels and the district needs necessary roles to be filled
- Arizona teacher’s union blasts Ducey’s state-of-the-state address
- > Jan 12, 7:01 AM: Arizona’s largest teacher’s union is blasting Gov. Doug Ducey’s state-of-the-state address Monday. They say he offered no plan or support to keep schools open for in-person learning amid the state’s highest recorded numbers of
- California makes it easier to hire teachers amid shortages, omicron spread
- Jan 12, 6:49 AM: California is making it easier for school districts to hire teachers and other employees amid staffing shortages brought on by the latest surge in coronavirus cases, the governor said Tuesday.
- Adamo micro school enrolling FH students
- > Jan 12, 6:43 AM: Micro schools gained traction in Arizona in 2020 and 2021 as schools closed for the pandemic. Tamara Becker, Founder and CEO of Adamo Education, said she wants to ensure that families still have flexible education options
- Gov. Ducey talks learning loss, school choice, more in final State of the State
- Jan 11, 10:01 AM: For nearly 10 minutes, the governor pushed to expand school choices in “any way possible,” slammed critical race theory and called for greater transparency and openness when it comes to what kids are learning.<
- California’s public schools would see more than $20,000 per student in state funding under
- Jan 11, 9:50 AM: California schools would get a combined $119 billion next year from local, state and federal education funding — the most ever.
- Does Wyoming education prepare children for the future? Governor’s ‘RIDE’ advisory group seeking ideas from the public
- > Jan 11, 9:07 AM: Do you feel that the current way we educate children prepares them for the future?” That is one question members of the public are being asked to answer in a new survey from Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon’s Reimagining and Innovating