March 2021 opens with school districts steadily shifting to more in-person instruction

Since March 12, 2020, when the first statewide coronavirus school closures were announced by Ohio Governor Mike Dewine, we have become accustomed to the familiar story: the struggles of remote learning and conflict over decisions ....

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Democracy Prep adds racial confession to graduation requirements

High school graduation requirements are nothing new. Typically, schools require students complete some sequence of math, English, and science. Well, the Democracy Prep charter network’s Las Vegas campus has added a dubious new graduation requirement: ....

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Despite CDC evidence, teachers unions want kids to stay at home

On Tuesday, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network that summarized several studies related to reopening schools. One study referenced involved ....

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Schools won’t work any better for disadvantaged children after COVID than before it

Last week I participated in a National Press Foundation briefing, “Closing the COVID Inequality Gap,” convened to examine the impact of widespread school shutdowns on disadvantaged children. My co-panelists, Julia Kaufman from RAND and Bryan ....

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