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June 06, 2020

by Jonathan Butcher As of today, school buildings likely will be closed for the rest of the academic year in all states except Montana and Wyoming. Ready or not, if you are a parent or guardian, you may be spending the next few weeks rotating from your household and work assignments to your child’s virtual school assignments.

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As COVID-19 Kills Catholic Schools, Dems Play Politics

May 29, 2020

     COMMENTARY By Maureen Ferguson May 21, 2020 (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Catholic schools are a national treasure, and they are facing an existential threat due to the economic fallout of the pandemic. They have also become a political pawn in the fierce debate over the congressional response to the crisis.                    

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Educational Redlining Must End

May 18, 2020

By Gloria Romero,   Today marks the 66th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court decision declaring segregated schools unconstitutional. With all deliberate speed, little Linda Brown’s race would never again be used to access a public education “available to all on equal terms.” Sixty-six years later, our schools remain highly segregated, including in the “blue states” of New York, California, Illinois and Maryland, which have shameful legacies. A 2016 report showed that New York has the most segregated schools for blacks,...

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A Pandemic is a Perfect Time to Restore Education

May 07, 2020

By Rebecca FriedrichsPublished in Washington ExaminerMay 4, 2020  The COVID 19 pandemic is exposing what many have known for decades: Our education system is broken. But the situation also presents us with a silver lining: the opportunity to uncover the damaging influences and restore education.

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Quick Guide: Understanding California charter schools

May 07, 2020

CHARTER SCHOOLS JULY 20, 2017 MIKHAIL ZINSHTEYN thanks to THERESA HARRINGTON/EDSOURCE What are charter schools, who runs them and how are they different from traditional public schools? Charter schools are public schools that get funding from the state and have greater flexibility in hiring, curriculum, management and other aspects of their operations. Unlike traditional public schools that are run by school districts with an elected school board and a board-appointed superintendent, most charter schools are run by organizations with their own self-appointed boards.

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