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The problem with ranking schools

We keep trying to assess schools quantitatively, instead of grappling with the deeper problems plaguing education. In this Jan. 8, 2002 photo President George W. …

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Opinion Schools should do away with mask mandates by the

(5 days ago) The risk of covid-19 to kids is already very low. And with the expected arrival of vaccines for 5-to-11-year-olds in early November, schools should be able to lift their mask mandates by the end

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Parents sue Wisconsin schools after their children catch

(1 days ago) The issue of wearing masks in schools continues to divide many U.S. communities, including in Wisconsin, where school board meetings have turned volatile.

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Fox News polling shows that Fox News rhetoric on schools

(7 days ago) That it was Fox News polling that elevated the dominance of this concern is fitting. Fox News has also spent a lot more time talking about schools since President Biden was …

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School district shrugged off college for most kids until

(9 days ago) 1 day ago · In 1998, the District of Columbia Public Schools were doing such a bad job preparing students for college that when local business executives asked how many graduating seniors went to …

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A crusade to end grading in high schools

(4 days ago) Small schools like Pathways and pricey private schools may have the staff to help students, and some students like D’Attilio may have the resources for private counselors. In …

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Opinion Parents should have an important role in

(4 days ago) As Virginia’s governor in 2016, Terry McAuliffe (D) faced the decision of whether to sign into law a bill that would have required schools to notify parents of instructional material with

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New report provides reality check on virtual schools

(5 days ago) In 2019-20, 477 full-time virtual schools enrolled 332,379 students and 306 blended schools enrolled 152,530, the report found. Enrollments in virtual schools

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Violence over schools is nothing new in America

(5 days ago) Violence at and around schools became even more widespread after the Civil War. As newly elected Black politicians joined with community members to …

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Students with disabilities could sue their schools to

(Just Now) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protects qualified individuals with disabilities in federally funded institutions such as public schools, state universities and hospitals against

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Opinion The CDC’s schools report will keep millions of

(9 days ago) If it is orange, middle schools and high schools join elementary schools in being able to go hybrid. In yellow or blue communities, all K-12 schools can be open for in-person instruction.

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Schools enforce dress codes all the time. So why not masks

(4 days ago) The simmering debate about mandating masks in schools has prompted some to point to the double standard in schools’ reluctance to require …

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CDC finds scant spread of coronavirus in schools with

(3 days ago) Schools operating in person have seen scant transmission of the coronavirus, particularly when masks and distancing are employed, but some indoor …

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Some schools are requiring everyone to mask up. That doesn

(4 days ago) As schools open across the country, American parents, educators and legislators are polarized over universal mask mandates. The heated debate over what constitutes “normal” or “safe

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Schools could be big battleground in coronavirus vaccine

(9 days ago) The real battle over vaccine mandates might lie ahead: Schools Evelyn Guillen, with her 3-year-old son, join vaccine mandate protesters outside the Los Angeles Unified School District

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Delta variant stress tests back-to-school plans

(7 days ago) The Biden administration crafted its guidance for schools before the delta variant began ripping through the country this summer, upending months of …

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The Cybersecurity 202: Schools are another prime

(3 days ago) A ransomware attack shut down Baltimore County schools for several days in November 2020 and other prominent attacks have hit schools in Miami, Toledo and …

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Despite mediocre records, for-profit online charter

(4 days ago) The schools tend to be lightly staffed, too: In 2019-20, for-profit charters averaged about 29 students per teacher, compared with 16 per teacher at public schools, according to the NEPC.

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Parents claim they have the right to shape their kids

(6 days ago) In Florida, the legislature passed an even more comprehensive bill, assuring that the state and its public schools cannot infringe on the “fundamental rights” of parents. A growing number of

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School nutrition programs face new crisis as supply-chain

(9 days ago) Schools are scrambling to find new vendors and are at the mercy of higher prices, while lacking the option of a more formal bid process, said Wilson, …

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The movement to privatize public schools marches on during

(9 days ago) Not parents unhappy that schools are closed. According to Burbio.com, 100 percent of Wyoming schools are open for full-time instruction five days a …

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Arlington school board race: Meet the candidates running

(1 days ago) 2 days ago · One seat is open on the Arlington School Board, a five-member body that helps oversee the public school system of roughly 23,000 students in Northern …

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Mask and vaccine mandates urged as schools reopen across

(1 days ago) Public health experts urge local mask and vaccine requirements as schools reopen across the country. Politicians and experts are weighing …

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Schools look to expand competency-based education

(Just Now) Emerging from the pandemic, districts look to expand personalized competency-based education. At the Parker-Varney School in Manchester, N.H., students practice core skills together and

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CDC reports: Masks in schools can help cut covid

(7 days ago) The agency is also is the first to compare schools with mask mandates to schools without them. Most research has focused on the former. Danny Benjamin is a pediatrics professor at Duke University

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Organized teachers dreamed up charter schools — but their

(2 days ago) Twenty-five years after the first charter legislation passed, in the fall of 2016, more than 3 million students were enrolled in nearly 7,000 charter schools. But the plans that emerged were a far

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Who supports opening schools

(4 days ago) Public schools across the United States have been operating during the coronavirus pandemic, mostly via remote instruction or hybrid learning models.

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Many schools are not prepared for extreme weather and

(4 days ago) Many schools across the country are also vulnerable to earthquakes, says Ayse Hortacsu, an engineer with the Applied Technology Council, a …

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New York City public schools reopen for in-person learning

(2 days ago) It’s been a roller-coaster ride for schools, both in New York and across the country. De Blasio and then-Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) shut down public schools in March 2020 to …

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School masks: What you need to know

(4 days ago) A fiery debate over mask mandates has intensified as schools open for the year. The latest on the debates and guidance from federal and state officials.

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CDC guidelines: Vaccinated students can go maskless

(7 days ago) In schools where not everyone is vaccinated, it said, distancing should happen to the extent possible but “schools should not exclude students from in …

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Kentucky schools overwhelmingly keep mask mandates after

(4 days ago)Schools are right now a much bigger part of driving the pandemic than they were before.” Two school districts, and two radically different approaches to managing the pandemic

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The distorted debate about reopening schools

(Just Now) Many schools are not — repeat, not — taking the appropriate safety steps to allow safe reopenings. Some have little or no testing protocols and poor ventilation. Teachers report having to buy

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Montgomery County Public Schools outlines new plan to

(9 days ago) Schools districts have been tasked with finding ways to balance limiting the spread of the virus and keeping students in the classroom. Advertisement. Story continues below advertisement.

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Contention over masks in schools rises as academic year

(7 days ago) Contention over wearing masks in schools rises as academic year begins for some. Students and parents wait on the blacktop before the first day of school at Enrique S. Camarena Elementary School

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Big money in selling publicly funded charter schools

(3 days ago) National Heritage Academies (NHA), the third-largest for-profit charter chain in the nation, is selling 69 of its more than 90 schools to a new corporation created just for the purchase. Charter

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D.C. officials want to keep police officers in schools

(6 days ago) Lopez said one concern from principals who supported keeping police in schools was a fear the District would fail to commit to funding additional counselors and mental health professionals to

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Loudoun school board member Beth Barts resigns her

(5 days ago) “The problems at Loudoun County Public Schools and on the school board go well beyond one school board member,” Prior said. “We . . . will keep fighting until we have a school board of

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Realignment era: 6 C-USA schools leaving for American

(8 days ago) Six schools from Conference USA — UAB, UTSA, Rice, North Texas, Charlotte and Florida Atlantic — have applied for membership with the AAC and are expected to be accepted by the end of the week

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Schools in Florida’s Broward and Alachua counties may be

(2 days ago) The heated meeting is the latest development in an escalating fight between the governor and school districts. The board decided that school officials …

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Private Schooling in the U.S.: Expenditures, Supply, and

(8 days ago) private schools in relation to the spending behavior of public schools, rather than making inappropriate comparisons between private school tuition and public school spending.

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Chicago Public Schools suspends in-person learning as

(9 days ago) Schools for those students reopened on Jan. 11 over the objections of many teachers, who protested the district’s reopening plan as inadequately safe. In response, the district locked some

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D.C., Montgomery County schools return for first day of

(7 days ago) Schools across the nation’s capital and its suburbs welcomed more than 200,000 students back to classes Monday, marking a full-scale return to …

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Northern Virginia schools adopt range of testing, vaccine

(8 days ago) In Alexandria City Public Schools, which enrolls about 16,000, the school board voted to approve eventual routine “surveillance” coronavirus testing, or random testing of a percentage of a

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AP sources: 6 C-USA schools apply for AAC membership

(7 days ago) Six schools from C-USA — UAB, UTSA, Rice, North Texas, Charlotte and Florida Atlantic — have applied for membership with the American and are …

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The Cybersecurity 202: Spiking

(8 days ago) K-12 schools have been hit by a barrage of ransomware attacks so far this school year, worsening a learning environment that’s already strained nearly to …

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School and Teaching jobs D.C. Metro

(7 days ago) Dedicated Aide - Special Education - 12 month program. Landover, Maryland, Prince George's County; The Foundation Schools; The Foundation Schools is a special education day school which delivers innovative school programs and support services for children and adolescent

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