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Majority of Americans believe public schools on the wrong track (CER in the news)
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Mar 24, 8:28 AM: They were meant to be the great equalizer. Public schools in America were supposed to provide all students – whether rich or poor, urban or rural – with a good education.
Masks can now come off inside L.A. Unified classrooms
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Mar 23, 6:25 AM: Teachers and students on Wednesday will be able to see an unaccustomed sight inside Los Angeles school district classrooms: smiles.<
School on Wheels offers tutors with special focus on kids experiencing homelessness
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Mar 23, 5:47 AM: School on Wheels comes to schools where there are students experiencing homelessness. They hold 45-minute sessions with the student to offer individualized tutoring.
73% of voters in L.A. Unified do not believe every neighborhood has a good school, poll says
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Mar 22, 8:46 AM: Seven in 10 voters do not believe that every neighborhood in Los Angeles Unified School District has a good school — and an even higher number believes that a digital divide is holding back students from access to full educational >
Districts face difficulty luring covid-cautious parents back to school
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Mar 21, 9:41 AM: Close to 700 days after her youngest children last set foot in a Prince George’s County Public Schools classroom, Monica Rodriguez faced a decision she dreaded: Should she let them return to in-person learning?
Why class sizes have been a sticking point in teacher talks
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Mar 21, 9:38 AM: In some states, including Texas and Arkansas, class sizes are dictated by state law. California caps enrollment in prekindergarten through third grade classrooms but allows unions to bargain on limits in upper grades. Until this >
Column: The only way to fix Boston schools once and for all
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Mar 18, 5:33 AM: A new superintendent is coming, again. But nothing would change the schools as dramatically as a lawsuit that gets city and suburban kids in the same classrooms.
Personal finance education is gaining momentum but economics is falling by the wayside, study finds
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Mar 17, 9:23 AM: More states are requiring students to take personal finance education courses before they graduate high school.
How Traditional Public, Private and Charter Schools Responded to the Pandemic
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Mar 16, 9:44 AM: Teachers in traditional public schools were more likely to say they lacked resources and support, and were less likely to hold live, interactive lessons during remote learning.
Are the Kids Alright? What New Federal Data Say About Child Well-Being
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Mar 15, 9:55 AM: Rates of children’s physical inactivity, misbehavior, and unmet health needs shot up during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic alongside concerns about parental stress, according to a new analysis of federal data on child >
These schools did less to contain covid. Their students did better.
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Mar 14, 9:30 AM: Debate continues over which approach was the right one, and the circumstances in homogenous suburban districts differ from those in big cities. But the experience of systems like Lewis-Palmer offers evidence for those who say >
Did We Forget What School Is For?
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Mar 10, 10:33 AM: The pandemic should have forced us to reassess what really matters in public school; instead, it’s a crisis that we’ve just about wasted. The classroom has become a half-abandoned battlefield, where grown-ups who claim to be >
Texas school using private room with massage chairs to prevent teacher burnout
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Mar 9, 9:53 AM: The new space features multiple massage chairs, yoga mats and a private restroom. It was funded through a $21,000 grant from the American Federation of Teachers.
Opinion: Why we must demand that leaders who got COVID wrong admit it and apologize
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Mar 7, 8:50 AM: As COVID restrictions end around the country, and Democratic politicians pretend that something about the science has changed instead of their poll numbers being in the dirt, Americans must first demand: apologies.
N.J. defends ‘segregated’ school system in court. Will its case hold up?
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Mar 4, 7:12 AM: On average, about 25% of Black students in New Jersey have attended public schools since 2015 that were 99% non-white. About 40% of white students went to schools that were more than 75% white. And 62% of Latino students learned in >
Arne Duncan: It’s Time to Make a Quality Public Education a Civil Right for All Children
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Mar 3, 9:21 AM: A generation ago, leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King and Thurgood Marshall advocated for quality education as a civil right for all children. A decade ago, President Barack Obama declared education “the civil rights issue of our >
School Is Back in Person, but the Five-Day School Week Often Isn’t
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Feb 28, 10:14 AM: We asked 148,000 parents how many days of school their children missed in January. A quarter said more than a week.
What is unschooling? Meet the families who have shunned the formal education system
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Feb 28, 10:11 AM: It's not for everyone, but some families say their children are thriving outside of traditional learning environments.
California voters strongly support mask and vaccine mandates in K-12 schools
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Feb 24, 9:27 AM: Nearly two-thirds of California voters, including a majority of parents, support mask and vaccine mandates in K-12 schools, according to a poll conducted this month by the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley and >
Most D.C. parents satisfied with schools during pandemic, Post poll finds
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Feb 24, 9:01 AM: Nearly half of D.C. residents, 48 percent, say Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) is doing an excellent or good job improving public schools in the District, down from 59 percent who said the same in 2019, but similar to her standing in >

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