Saturday, January 22, 2022


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Back to School, but Still Learning Online
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Jan 21, 10:10 AM, New York Times:

Federal stimulus dollars are dedicated to helping students recover from virtual schooling. Many districts are spending some of that money on virtual tutoring.
State Efforts to Close the K-12 Digital Divide May Come Up Short
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Jan 21, 10:08 AM, US News & World Report:

Different communities took different approaches to handling the digital divide before and during the pandemic. A National Governors Association review showed that some education leaders sought to address the immediate needs of students, >
Many schools go virtual, again, over COVID-19 concerns... but is it worth it?
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Jan 20, 10:06 AM, News4SA:

A total of $122 billion has been given to public grade schools nationwide during the pandemic. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona announced the final distribution of funds, calling it an important milestone to “help schools remain open >

Teacher Unions Used Pandemic to Funnel Millions to Divisive Political Groups: Government Accountability Institute
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Jan 20, 10:04 AM, Epoch Times:

America’s largest teacher unions have funneled millions of dollars to divisive political movements as well as mostly Democratic political candidates, using the pandemic and their political influence to advance policies outside of >
National parents group sends Cardona list of COVID-related demands, asks for transparency on federal spending
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Jan 20, 10:03 AM, Fox News:

A national parents group is asking the Biden administration to consider a series of measures designed to better prepare for pandemics like the coronavirus, as well as provide greater transparency into how federal relief dollars have been >
Parent-activists, seeking control over education, are taking over school boards
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Jan 20, 10:02 AM, Washington Post:

This crop of activists is campaigning to restructure American public education so that parents, whether they come from an educational background or not, serve as final arbiters for a wide range of issues, from whether masks should be >
Omicron closures surge GOP school choice push (CER in the news)
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Jan 19, 10:46 AM, Politico:

Now, as the highly contagious Omicron variant complicates the spring school semester and the 2022 midterms ramp up, GOP strategists say it is an opportune time to also propel one of their education priorities: school choice.
Why Learning Loss Is Prompting Educators to Rethink the Traditional School Calendar: Start Earlier, End Later, Extend Breaks for Remediation
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Jan 19, 10:44 AM, The 74:

Pandemic-related school closures, which caused an alarming rate of learning loss among the country’s most vulnerable students, have prompted some administrators to reconsider the school calendar.


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Flint schools extends virtual learning period indefinitely
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Jan 21, 9:49 AM, MLive.com:

Flint students will remain at home indefinitely starting next week, as the school district today announced that it will not be returning to the classroom on Jan. 24.
Thousands of Oakland teachers threaten to strike over COVID safety protocol
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Jan 21, 9:04 AM, KTVU:

Teachers say they want to keep schools open, but want to ensure they are safe for teachers and students amid the latest COVID surge. Union representatives and the district say they plan to meet through the night Thursday and if an >
New Hampshire voucher program part of national school choice wave fueled by pandemic
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Jan 21, 8:52 AM, Manchester Ink Link:

Funding school choice options has long been controversial in New Hampshire. Proponents say education is not a one-size-fits-all affair, and parents can best decide what’s best for their children. Opponents say it drains money from public >
Opinion: Pandemic offers fresh look at education
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Jan 21, 8:45 AM, Arizona Capitol Times:

Three years ago, the education conversation in Arizona was sinking into firm trench lines between the #REDforED movement and education reform advocates. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, it brought not just disruption but also a fresh >
Kramer Elementary principal says school staff is ‘thinking outside of the box’ as it navigates pandemic-era learning
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Jan 21, 8:41 AM, Journal-News:

An innovation this school year was establishing students in “pods” of four – reorganized each month – to provide them with interactions with other students but also limit contact with larger numbers of students to decrease the possibility >
Thank you, Meek Mill — a phrase I never expected to say | Jenice Armstrong
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Jan 21, 8:33 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

I don’t blame Meek, Hart, and Rubin for choosing to help kids attend private schools. It’s hard, even for me, an advocate of public education, to have much confidence in the Philadelphia School District these days.
SD Senate votes to increase private school scholarships from tax credit program to $3.5M
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Jan 21, 8:28 AM, Argus Leader:

Senators voted to increase the amount of money the Partners in Education tax credit program can give out for scholarships to private school students.
Attorney: Ohio kids merely 'income statements on a balance sheet' to school voucher opponent
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Jan 21, 8:22 AM, The Columbus Dispatch:

For the past two decades, Ohio has made a simple promise to its parents: If your child is zoned to attend a poorly performing school or if your family meets certain income guidelines, your child can receive a scholarship to attend a >
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Flint schools extends virtual learning period indefinitely
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Jan 21, 9:49 AM, MLive.com:

Flint students will remain at home indefinitely starting next week, as the school district today announced that it will not be returning to the classroom on Jan. 24.
Thousands of Oakland teachers threaten to strike over COVID safety protocol
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Jan 21, 9:04 AM, KTVU:

Teachers say they want to keep schools open, but want to ensure they are safe for teachers and students amid the latest COVID surge. Union representatives and the district say they plan to meet through the night Thursday and if an >
Kramer Elementary principal says school staff is ‘thinking outside of the box’ as it navigates pandemic-era learning
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Jan 21, 8:41 AM, Journal-News:

An innovation this school year was establishing students in “pods” of four – reorganized each month – to provide them with interactions with other students but also limit contact with larger numbers of students to decrease the possibility >
Thank you, Meek Mill — a phrase I never expected to say | Jenice Armstrong
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Jan 21, 8:33 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

I don’t blame Meek, Hart, and Rubin for choosing to help kids attend private schools. It’s hard, even for me, an advocate of public education, to have much confidence in the Philadelphia School District these days.
Opinion: More free effective, personalized schooling available
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Jan 21, 7:52 AM, Mankato Free Press:

While the pandemic is on people’s minds Mankato area students and families have terrific opportunities to personalize their education in the next two months, thanks to many public school options.
Parents pressure Danbury schools to invest in academics, social emotional support in 2022-23 budget
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Jan 20, 9:44 AM, News Times:

As students continue to face academic and social gaps due to the coronavirus pandemic, Danbury school leaders and parents aim to invest in these and other areas.
Charter school for students with dyslexia will open in St. Tammany after BESE vote
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Jan 20, 9:40 AM, The Advocate:

A charter school for students with dyslexia is coming to St. Tammany Parish following a state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education vote to approve it, a first for a parish that has not had any charter schools.
Editorial: Hochul must get NYC’s charter cap lifted — fast
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Jan 20, 9:35 AM, New York Post:

Gov. Kathy Hochul threw New York's charter schools a bone in her budget plan, but Mayor Eric Adams needs to let her know that NYC desperately needs dozens of new charters.