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White kindergarten applicants accepted into high-performing, out-of-zone NYC public schools at highe
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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.
The pandemic has undone years of educational gains in Texas schools.
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Dec 1, 7:35 AM: In Texas, state officials have looked at the results from the 2021 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR test, to identify gaps in learning. The results point to trouble ahead. The pandemic appeared to undo >
Legislators, state officials spar over achievement in Kansas schools amid COVID pandemic, funding de
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Dec 1, 6:55 AM: Lawmakers say a deep dive on student achievement in Kansas schools is needed, with the dialogue likely to have a substantial effect on the policy choices of the GOP-controlled legislators.
Williams: Schools are More Likely to Do What’s Easiest for Them If No One’s Watching.
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Nov 30, 9:54 AM: As schools face an array of challenges, distractions, and pressures this fall, data from these assessments can provide critical leverage for focusing their attention — and policymakers’ — on prioritizing the needs of persistently >
Tennessee high school graduation rates down for second consecutive year
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Nov 30, 6:47 AM: High school graduation rates are down in Tennessee for the second year in a row. New data from the Department of Education shows 88.7% of seniors graduated on time in the 2020-2021 school year, down from 89.6% the prior year.
A California Attempt to Repair the Crumbling Pillar of U.S. Education
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Nov 29, 9:16 AM:

Public-school education has gone from bad to worse. In the Chicago Public Schools, only 26% of 11th-graders were at grade level in reading and math in 2019. Remarkably, the school system had a record-high graduation rate of >

In Minneapolis schools, white families are asked to help do the integrating
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Nov 29, 9:07 AM: Minneapolis, among the most segregated school districts in the country, with one of the widest racial academic gaps, is in the midst of a sweeping plan to overhaul and integrate its schools.
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.
Opinion: Fixing Baltimore’s schools: A model
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Nov 29, 6:43 AM: Baltimore City’s public school system is clearly broken. But what would repairing and rebuilding education in the city look like?
Test Scores Show Kansas Students Fell Further Behind During Pandemic
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Nov 24, 8:20 AM: It turns out a year of shutdowns and quarantines generated lousy test scores(link is external) for schoolchildren across Kansas. More than 30% of students fell behind their grade level in math and language arts in the 2020-21 >
“For Sale:” A 19th Century Education System
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Nov 22, 10:04 AM:

We’re attached to the romantic notion of schools that look like they did when we were young, kind of like owning a classic car. But what good is it if it doesn’t work?

How 100 School Systems Are (and Aren’t) Recovering from COVID
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Nov 22, 10:01 AM: Learning acceleration describes efforts to expose students to engaging, grade-level content while catching them up on skills and material they might have missed.
Opinion: ‘Achievement gap’ still plagues California schools
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Nov 22, 8:45 AM: Then-Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature overhauled California’s public school financing in 2013 with the stated goal of closing the “achievement gap” separating poor and English-learner students from more privileged >
D.C. students’ learning loss continued in 2020-2021, widening gaps for at-risk kids, report fi
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Nov 17, 10:28 AM: D.C. students continued to fall behind in reading and math during the pandemic, with students of color and those from lower-income backgrounds most affected, according to a report released Tuesday.
Education Department invests $5M for math tutors to close learning gap from pandemic
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Nov 17, 10:21 AM: The Oklahoma State Department of Education announced a $5 million investment from federal relief funding for math tutors to help close the learning gap for students due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kids disappearing from class: A Syracuse school’s quest to bring back missing students
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Nov 17, 9:58 AM: Remote learning made it possible to keep school going safely during the pandemic, however, it also made it much more likely kids would stop going to school altogether.
95% of Wisconsin school districts met or exceeded expectations in latest state report cards
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Nov 17, 7:31 AM: The number of public school districts that met, exceeded, or significantly exceeded expectations — about 95% of the state’s 421 districts — held steady last year despite major interruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, >
How Louisiana public schools are dealing with learning disrupted by pandemic surges and storms
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Nov 16, 10:13 AM: For April Vincent and her four young kids, trying to keep up with schooling  has been an educational crisis, one calamity after another that has cost her family dearly.
Illinois schools look to bridge widening achievement gap for low-income students during the pandemic
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Nov 15, 9:35 AM: When it came time for annual statewide academic assessments this past spring, half of the students at Elgin-based Unit School District 46 were still learning remotely online.
Opinion: The Democrats need to go back to school
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Nov 11, 9:33 AM: Efforts to lower academic standards and scale back educational opportunities in the name of racial equity are backfiring on liberals from coast to coast, including in the bluest big cities in America.

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