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This article was written by Beth Hawkins of The 74 Million on November 29, 2021. This year, count day — the time when schools take their snapshot of student enrollment — was especially painful in the Twin Cities. Both the Minneapolis and St. Paul districts have been losing students for years, but the decline during […]

This article was written by Linda Jacobson of The 74 Million and published on November 22, 2021. Less than two-thirds of parents give schools an A or B for their handling of students’ academic and social-emotional needs during the pandemic, and almost 60 percent said they haven’t seen or heard anything about additional resources their […]

This article was written by Diana Lambert of EdSoruce and published on November 22, 2021. Some California school districts, in an effort to get ahead of California Covid-19 vaccine mandate deadlines and reduce already dire staffing shortages, are paying teachers and other staff to get their Covid-19 vaccinations. Enterprise Elementary School District in Shasta County […]

This article was written by Alex Zimmerman of Chalkbeat New York on November 18, 2021. Significantly fewer students were referred for special education evaluations last year, dropping 57% since the year before the pandemic started, raising concerns that thousands of students have not been identified for services they may need. During the 2020-2021 school year, […]

This article was written by Jackie Salo of The New York Post on November 18, 2021. Several schools in Kenosha, Wisconsin, have shifted to virtual learning in anticipation of possible unrest over a verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial Thursday, as jurors were set to return to court for the third day of deliberations. Five […]

This article was written and published by HeraldLIVE on November 17, 2021. In SA, the right to basic education is entrenched in the constitution. While those few words are well known, it offers very little comfort to the hundreds of parents battling to find a place for their children with special needs. One Nelson Mandela Bay […]

This article was written by Avi Wolfman-Arent of Chalkbeat Philadelphia on November 16, 2021. With a potentially trying winter ahead, Pennsylvania school officials are touting the early success of school reopenings. This fall, many districts across the state — including in Philadelphia — offered five days a week of in-person instruction for the first time […]

This interview was hosted by Scott Simon of Alabama Public Radio on November 13, 2021. Many students and teachers recently got a four-day weekend. Several large school districts from Seattle to Wake County, N.C., decided to cancel classes yesterday, the Friday after Veteran’s Day. Well, districts gave different reasons. Many reported widespread burnout among teachers. […]

This article was written by Natasha Mascarenhas of TechCrunch on November 13, 2021. I have a theory. The debate around accreditation in education often focuses on two extremes: the people who don’t believe in the necessity of a four-year degree and the people who think accreditation, and an Ivy-laden stamp of approval, is the only […]