Tuesday, June 28, 2022


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Supreme Court Rejects Maine’s Ban on Aid to Religious Schools
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Jun 22, 8:59 AM, New York Times:

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority, said the ruling did not require states to support religious education. But states that choose to subsidize private schools, he added, may not discriminate against religious ones.
Supreme Court: Schools offering religious instruction may be entitled to state tuition aid
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Jun 22, 8:58 AM, USA Today:

A 6-3 majority ruled Maine's denial of taxpayer money to religious schools was discriminatory. The court's liberal wing said the decision erodes separation of church and state.
Supreme Court: Religious schools must get Maine tuition aid
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Jun 22, 8:56 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine can't exclude religious schools from a program that offers tuition aid for private education, a decision that could ease religious organizations’ access to taxpayer money.
Opinion | Religion, Schools and the Supreme Court
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Jun 22, 8:53 AM, Wall Street Journal:

Chief Justice John Roberts delivered another opinion Tuesday that might inspire religious believers to thank God for the First Amendment. Some parts of Maine, which is the nation’s most rural state, don’t operate their own high schools. >
A Supreme win for school choice (Editorial)
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Jun 22, 8:51 AM, New York Post:

In a win for parents and school-choice advocates, the US Supreme Court overturned a Maine law Tuesday that denied religious schools access to state tuition assistance available to students attending secular private institutions.

Why parents could be the new swing voters
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Jun 22, 8:45 AM, Politico :

The state of American education is a growing concern for voting parents this year, and that offers a potential edge to candidates hoping to appeal across partisan lines in November.
GOP Proposes Federal School Voucher Program
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Jun 21, 9:36 AM, Forbes:

The proposal proposes the type of education voucher called a tax credit scholarship. In such a system, a corporation or individual makes a donation to a scholarship granting organization, which in turn offers vouchers to students to attend >
School’s Out for Summer and Many Teachers Are Calling It Quits
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Jun 21, 9:34 AM, Wall Street Journal:

Some 300,000 public-school teachers and other staff left the field between February 2020 and May 2022, a nearly 3% drop in that workforce, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Worn down by the challenges of teaching through the >

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Arizona Extends School Choice to All K-12 Students
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Jun 27, 8:37 AM, The Daily Signal:

Empowerment Scholarship Accounts empower families with the freedom and flexibility to customize their child’s education. Arizona families can currently use ESAs to pay for private school tuition, tutoring, textbooks, homeschool >
Carson v. Makin Puts Religion and Charter Schools on the Table in Connecticut
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Jun 27, 8:27 AM, Connecticut Examiner:

A recent  U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring states to extend funding for private school vouchers to include religious schools will not immediately affect Connecticut, but has the potential to reshape the state’s charter schools >
A national TED grant will help 4-year-olds across Kansas prepare for school
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Jun 27, 8:10 AM, The Wichita Eagle:

At least 200 4-year-olds across Kansas are going to benefit from a grant through the philanthropic branch of the TED organization, which will allow Waterford.org to operate its Waterford Upstart program here.

New era for school choice in Indiana begins Monday
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Jun 27, 7:59 AM, Longview News-Journal:

The Indiana Education Scholarship Account (ESA) program offers maximum flexibility to families who choose to opt out of traditional schooling in favor of funding their own appropriate education programs and services for their eligible >
Tucson Unified sees second year of high demand for summer courses
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Jun 27, 7:54 AM, tucson.com:

Tucson Unified School District saw one of its highest summer school enrollment numbers this year, with more than 11,000 students in grades K-12 taking classes during June.
Prince George’s schools at impasse with teachers union in contract talks
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Jun 27, 7:51 AM, The Washington Post:

Prince George’s County Public Schools reached an agreement with four of its five unions following a vote by the school board last week, but it remains at an impasse with its teachers union.
Supreme Court Rejects Maine’s Ban on Aid to Religious Schools
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Jun 22, 8:59 AM, New York Times:

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority, said the ruling did not require states to support religious education. But states that choose to subsidize private schools, he added, may not discriminate against religious ones.
Supreme Court: Schools offering religious instruction may be entitled to state tuition aid
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Jun 22, 8:58 AM, USA Today:

A 6-3 majority ruled Maine's denial of taxpayer money to religious schools was discriminatory. The court's liberal wing said the decision erodes separation of church and state.
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Tucson Unified sees second year of high demand for summer courses
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Jun 27, 7:54 AM, tucson.com:

Tucson Unified School District saw one of its highest summer school enrollment numbers this year, with more than 11,000 students in grades K-12 taking classes during June.
Boston Public Schools moves forward in finding a new leader. Meet the two finalists
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Jun 22, 8:33 AM, Boston Globe:

Dr. Tommy Welch, Region 1 school superintendent (K-12), Boston Public Schools, and Mary Skipper, superintendent of Somerville Public Schools, were announced as finalists for the position of BPS superintendent Tuesday.

9 charts that explain Denver’s declining enrollment challenge
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Jun 9, 7:50 AM, Chalkbeat Colorado:

Declining enrollment is arguably the most pressing issue facing Denver Public Schools, and the district’s latest annual report takes a deep dive into current numbers and future predictions.
A Camden school reflects on a full year with mandatory masks: ‘We’re used to it’
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Jun 9, 7:32 AM, The Philadelphia Inquirer:

The Camden school system, which enrolls about 5,100 students in its 15 traditional public schools, will wrap up the 2021-22 school year in two weeks with a mask requirement still in place for all students and teachers.

Ocean Hill charter school introduces educator fellowship to curb teacher shortage
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Jun 9, 7:17 AM, News 12 The Bronx:

A charter school in Ocean Hill is hoping to reverse the nationwide teacher shortage problem with a program to prepare college students for future teaching roles.
Foxboro charter school grad focuses on seizing each day, helping to empower others
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Jun 9, 7:14 AM, The Foxboro Reporter:

Tayla Alfred has learned a lot in her career at the charter school in Foxboro. At least one of those lessons has been that not all maladies are visible.
Charter School Focused On Construction Field Going Up In Sacramento
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Jun 8, 10:12 AM, CBS Sacramento:

The soon-to-be charter school wants to expose students to higher education, but if college isn’t an interest, you can explore jobs within the construction trade.
Audit: Teachers in New Orleans are less likely to be certified
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Jun 8, 10:08 AM, The Lens NOLA:

Teachers in Orleans Parish are over four times more likely to be uncertified than teachers throughout Louisiana, according to a recent report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.