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Two Philly students now have seats on the school board
Sep 23, 7:40 AM:

Student representatives do not have voting power, but they take part in all board discussions and gather information from peers across the city; last year’s board representatives helped select a new superintendent.

School 2.0: How has the pandemic changed learning?
Sep 23, 7:37 AM:

Scholars, policy makers, and school leaders have advocated for using the global health crisis as an opportunity to rethink and reinvent how education works in the United States, so that fewer gaps exist between kids of different >

Montgomery students are meeting literacy expectations but are behind in math
Sep 23, 7:34 AM:

Montgomery County students met the school system’s performance target in reading but fell short of goals in math for the last school year, according to academic data shared with the school board Thursday.

Addressing learning loss: What Omaha Public Schools is doing
Sep 23, 7:33 AM:

Nebraska data shows a detailed picture of OPS students’ decline in English and math proficiencies as a result of the pandemic.

Public school enrollment down
Sep 23, 7:26 AM:

Public school enrollment on Hawaii Island declined for a third straight year, according to data recently released by the Department of Education.

COVID relief money helps Colorado schools pay for math and reading curriculum
Sep 22, 9:13 AM:

State officials announced Wednesday that 42 districts and 28 charter schools will receive grants to purchase reading curriculum for early elementary grades and math curriculum for elementary and middle school.

Lynchburg schools administrators share plan to improve academic achievement
Sep 22, 9:01 AM:

After the recent release of Standards of Learning (SOL) scores across the commonwealth, Lynchburg City School officials have rolled out a plan to improve academic achievement in light of the school division’s passing rates. >

S.F. schools welcome 1,000 more students than expected this year: ‘An optimistic sign’
Sep 21, 10:29 AM:

San Francisco schools saw about 1,000 more students than expected this fall, a slowing of a financially devastating decline in enrollment and bolstering hopes that fewer families will flee the district in the wake of the >

Local elementary school nationally recognized for academic excellence
Sep 21, 10:08 AM:

The U.S. Department of Education gives the award to schools that have closed the education achievement gap between subgroups of students.

California poll finds parents leaving traditional public for charter schools
Sep 20, 9:42 AM:

More than one in four California parents have switched their child’s school during the pandemic with most transferring from traditional public to charter schools, according to the 2022 PACE/USC Rossier Poll.

Early College High School receives National Blue Ribbon School honor
Sep 20, 9:20 AM:

Early College High School at Midland College has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

School book bans surged this year, per PEN America report
Sep 19, 10:10 AM:

According to a report from PEN America released Monday, a book ban was enacted in an American school district every 3½ hours between July 2021 and July 2022.

Families reflect on the pandemic’s long-term impact on students’ learning
Sep 19, 10:07 AM: showing the full extent of COVID-19's long-term impact on elementary students' learning is only just starting to emerge.

Public school enrollment up in Miami-Dade this year
Sep 19, 9:59 AM:

Miami-Dade County Public Schools leads the tri-county area in school enrollment totals this year.

Youngkin wants to fund lab schools at private colleges
Sep 15, 7:16 AM:

Virginia allotted $100 million earlier this year to launch college partnership laboratory schools throughout the state. While the budget language limits recipients of the funds to public colleges, Secretary of Education Aimee >

Online school ORCA wins best public school award
Sep 15, 7:01 AM:

The Oregon Charter Academy (ORCA), which has operated completely online for 17 years, recently won best public school overall, beating out more than 135 traditional public schools within the mid-valley region (Marion, Polk and >

NY private schools must show they’re teaching the basics
Sep 15, 6:52 AM:

Private and religious schools in New York face greater scrutiny after state education leaders approved rules Tuesday requiring them to prove their academic programs line up with those of public schools.

Berkeley County School District SC Ready scores show achievement gap
Sep 15, 6:48 AM:

"The results, while concerning, were not really surprising, unfortunately," said the Superintendent at Berkeley County School District.

Public School Withdrawals to Homeschool Rise 40%
Sep 14, 5:04 AM:

According to the most recent data released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in an open records request to the Texas Home School Coalition (THSC), withdrawals from public school to homeschool in the spring of 2021 were 40% up >

Pennsylvania districts announce universal free breakfast program
Sep 14, 4:56 AM:

Governor Tom Wolf and local officials have announced a plan to provide universal free school breakfasts for 1.7 million students across the commonwealth this school year.



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