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Analysis: How Much School Funding Goes to Salaries & Benefits?
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Dec 2, 12:30 PM: The public school systems in New York City and Little Rock, Arkansas, are as dissimilar as can be. Apart from the geographic and cultural differences, Little Rock has about 24,000 K-12 students while New York City has 40 times that >
New School: ‘His Whole Life Changed’
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Dec 2, 12:24 PM: About a third of public school students in Minneapolis were assigned to new schools this year. Here is the story of one family.
Civil debate about education? Two opponents offer a blueprint.
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Dec 1, 10:03 AM: Rancor over COVID-19 policies, diversity and equity initiatives, and school choice has divided communities and supercharged school board meetings. Is there any way to find common ground about education amid such divisions?
While Politics Consume School Board Meetings, a Very Different Crisis Festers
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Dec 1, 9:55 AM: In a wealthy suburban Philadelphia district, schools are struggling with shortages of all sorts. Behavioral problems have mushroomed. “We are in triage mode,” one teacher said.
School Closures Tick Up as COVID-19 Caseloads Wear Down Students, Staff
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Nov 30, 9:55 AM: Schools are succumbing to continued COVID-19 case loads, staff shortages and mental health crises among educators and students.
Schools Cancel Classes to Give Teachers and Students Mental-Health Days
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Nov 29, 9:29 AM: School districts nationwide are canceling classes for what they are calling mental-health days, saying students and staff need the breaks to handle the pressure of returning to school during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Parents are scrambling after schools suddenly cancel class over staffing and burnout
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Nov 24, 9:11 AM:

Schools and districts around the country have been canceling classes on short notice. The cancellations aren't directly for COVID-19 quarantines; instead schools are citing staff shortages, staff fatigue, mental health and >

About 44,000 LAUSD students miss first vaccine deadline and risk losing in-person classes
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Nov 24, 8:48 AM: Close to 80% of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District are on track to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, school district officials announced Monday, raising concerns about the potential for thousands to be >
New opportunity launched to help JCPS seniors with next chapter
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Nov 23, 9:05 AM: By streamlining private and public partnerships, Ky. Gov. Andy Beshear announced that through the Everybody Counts program, all graduating seniors from JCPS will be able to make a smooth transition to either the workforce or higher >
Families Are Using New Child Tax Credit for K-12 School Costs, Census Shows
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Nov 17, 10:34 AM: Forty percent of low-income recipients say they spent the money on tuition, books, tutoring, or other education-related expenses.
‘Stretched too thin’: With staff ‘exhausted,’ schools cancel class or return to remote learning
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Nov 12, 10:01 AM: School districts across the nation are temporarily closing or switching back to remote learning as school administrators struggle with empty classrooms, driverless buses and understaffed cafeterias caused by widespread teacher >
Kansas school district to give overwhelmed staff 2 days off
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Nov 12, 9:49 AM: A Kansas school district is giving overwhelmed staff some extra time off heading into Thanksgiving break by using two of the extra days it had built into its schedule in case it had to close because of snow.
‘My favorite part of the week’: William & Mary students tutor W-JCC students, a partners
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Nov 12, 6:35 AM: Excited chatter breaks out as they wait in anticipation for their mentors to arrive. For the next two hours, they will dive back into their studies and get one-on-one tutoring from William & Mary students.
What do L.A. students want most? Mental health help, an adult to listen, reliable tech
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Nov 11, 9:29 AM: Students in Los Angeles public schools said they have suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic and expressed a “non-negotiable” need for academic success: mental wellness.
Opinion: Democrats Desperately Need Schools to Get Back to Normal
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Nov 9, 9:03 AM: As many have pointed out, the reason education was such an incendiary issue in the Virginia governor’s race likely had less to do with critical race theory than with parent fury over the drawn-out nightmare of online school. >
Over 100,000 New York City public school students were homeless last year, data show.
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Nov 8, 10:21 AM: More than 101,000 public school students in New York City lacked permanent housing during the last school year, according to new city data released Monday, a staggering figure that demonstrates the profound stakes of school >
Ohio just became the largest state to require personal finance education in schools
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Nov 5, 8:22 AM: With the signing of the measure on Oct. 28 by its Republican governor, Ohio is now the 10th state in the U.S. that requires personal finance education at the high school level. So far, it’s also the largest, with the legislation >
What happened to America’s teens when coronavirus disrupted high school?
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Oct 29, 8:31 AM: Before the pandemic, high school had been defined for millions of teenagers by familiar rituals: meeting new friends, big games, agonizing over college admissions, prom, yearbook signing, graduations, tearful goodbyes. Now, the >
Commentary: The Big, Bold Idea of Smaller Class Sizes
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Oct 29, 7:48 AM: This week, the City Council heard debate about a bill that would require the New York City Department of Education to cap how many people it can squeeze into our classrooms. The purpose is to ensure better ventilation and reduce >
Judge: Colorado parents can’t exempt kids from school masks
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Oct 28, 9:38 AM: A federal judge has issued a restraining order against a suburban Denver county’s policy allowing parents to opt their children out of a mask mandate at school, finding that the rule violates the rights of students with >

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