Charter Schools Win Support by Offering Education Flexibility

Charter Schools Win Support by Offering Education Flexibility

This post was originally published on this site  Charter schools are sort of the gateway drug of school choice. As publicly funded, tuition-free education options, they’re not hugely different from the traditional public schools with which they compete. And yet the private management of charter schools allows for an astonishing...

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Republicans Pin National Education Battle to Parents’ Bill of Rights

Republicans Pin National Education Battle to Parents’ Bill of Rights

This post was originally published on this site Republicans are growing increasingly confident they’ll retake the House in 2022—and they’re positioning themselves to make parents’ rights in education a national priority. Rep. Julia Letlow’s (R., La.) Parents’ Bill of Rights was the focus of a Tuesday roundtable discussion among Republican...

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Virginia’s New GOP Guv Dives Headfirst Into School Mask Mandate War

Virginia’s New GOP Guv Dives Headfirst Into School Mask Mandate War

This post was originally published on this site Enter a brand new addition to Republicans’ war on schools requiring students and faculty to wear masks on campus.

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School districts shift to remote learning as COVID-19 cases spike among staff: Updates

School districts shift to remote learning as COVID-19 cases spike among staff: Updates

This post was originally published on this siteSchool districts shift to remote learning amid worsening teacher shortages. Latest COVID-19 updates.     

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Navient to cancel 70K student loans, pay $1.85 billion in settlement

Navient to cancel 70K student loans, pay $1.85 billion in settlement

This post was originally published on this siteAn agreement between a coalition of state attorney generals and Navient, one of the largest student loan companies in the U.S., resulted in a settlement that will forgive loans for 66,000 borrowers. The agreement announced on Thursday concludes…

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College Enrollment Dropped Again in Fall 2021, Despite Vaccines

College Enrollment Dropped Again in Fall 2021, Despite Vaccines

This post was originally published on this siteTotal undergraduate enrollment has dropped by about 1.2 million students since the fall of 2019, researchers say.

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Michigan Democrat to introduce plan to create ‘digital literacy’ commission

Michigan Democrat to introduce plan to create ‘digital literacy’ commission

This post was originally published on this siteRep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) is proposing that the government create a new inter-agency commission to improve digital literacy nationwide. The Digital Literacy and Equity Commission will be helmed by the secretary of Education, or a delegate…

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As omicron spreads, will colleges go online, require COVID booster shots? What we know

As omicron spreads, will colleges go online, require COVID booster shots? What we know

This post was originally published on this siteColleges’ plans are changing daily as the omicron variant spreads. Some universities are putting classes online or pushing students to get boosters.     

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Oklahoma bill would allow any parent to ban book and collect $10,000 per day if it’s not removed from school

Oklahoma bill would allow any parent to ban book and collect $10,000 per day if it’s not removed from school

This post was originally published on this site An Oklahoma lawmaker has introduced a bill that would give any parent the power to ban books in school districts. The legislation also empowers parents to collect at least $10,000 for each day a book is not removed. State Sen. Rob Standridge...

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