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A student walks past a Hispanic heritage display in the hallway at Crosby High School in Waterbury, Conn. on Nov. 7, 2019. Though SOMOS began as a club to celebrate Hispanic heritage at Baltimore City College High School, it has now transformed into an advocacy group supporting immigrant rights and equitable access to the internet.
A student walks past a Hispanic heritage display in the hallway at Crosby High School in Waterbury, Conn.
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Education Latin American Student Club Transforms Into Advocacy Group
Sparked by the 2016 presidential election, the group now does advocacy work and hosts community workshops around immigrant rights.
Stephanie García, The Baltimore Sun, May 3, 2021
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Law & Courts Federal Appeals Court Backs Socioeconomic-Based Admissions Plan for Boston 'Exam Schools'
The court denies an injunction to block the plan for next year and says considering family income in admissions is likely constitutional.
Mark Walsh, April 29, 2021
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Budget & Finance A Windfall, Teacher Shortages, and Uncertain Enrollments Shape Next Year's K-12 Budgets
School finance officers from across the nation describe the unique challenges of managing their money one year into the pandemic.
Mark Lieberman, April 2, 2021
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Law & Courts Lawsuit Challenges Admissions Changes Meant to Boost Diversity at Acclaimed High School
The suit says the plan for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia will hurt Asian-American enrollment
Mark Walsh, March 10, 2021
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Student Well-Being Fewer Kids, Less Money: How the Pandemic Puts Districts in a Bind
Enrollment snags, head-count problems, and more home schooling could end up costing districts millions in funding based on the annual tally of how many students actually show up.
Daarel Burnette II, September 17, 2020
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A Los Angeles Unified School District student works on solving a math problem while taking an online class. During COVID-19, school districts across the country are facing increasing competition for students from virtual schools.
A Los Angeles Unified School District student works on solving a math problem while taking an online class. During COVID-19, school districts across the country are facing increasing competition for students from virtual schools.
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School & District Management COVID-19 Fuels Big Enrollment Increases in Virtual Schools
Online school providers anticipated an onslaught of new students this fall and made plans to meet the growing demand.
Mark Lieberman, September 3, 2020
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Recruitment & Retention Teacher Morale and Student Enrollment Declining Under COVID-19, Survey Shows
A new EdWeek Research Center survey examines what educators are thinking on a host of issues as they begin the 2020-21 academic year.
Holly Kurtz, September 1, 2020
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Jeanne McCabe, who lives in suburban Philadelphia, is weighing whether to form a "learning pod" with other families in order to support her twin children Nicholas and Veronica when school resumes. But the possibility leaves her conflicted.
Jeanne McCabe, who lives in suburban Philadelphia, is weighing whether to form a "learning pod" with other families in order to support her twin children Nicholas and Veronica when school resumes. But the possibility leaves her conflicted.
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School & District Management Could the 'Pandemic Pod' Be a Lifeline for Parents or a Threat to Equity?
As an uncertain school year looms, some parents are banding together to teach their children in private pods. Educators worry that the trend will worsen inequities and shrink funding for public schools.
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Heather Anderson, right, a homeless liaison for students in Paducah, Ky., public schools, talks with Lori Colburn at the Family Service Society, a local group that provides assistance to people in need.
Heather Anderson, right, a homeless liaison for students in Paducah, Ky., public schools, talks with Lori Colburn at the Family Service Society, a local group that provides assistance to people in need.
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Data Number of Homeless Students Hits All-Time High
An 11-percent increase in homeless students, including many without an adult to care for them, is posing challenges for schools from coast to coast.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 10, 2020
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Equity & Diversity White Parents Say They Value Integrated Schools. Their Actions Speak Differently
A pair of new studies find that, when given a choice, white parents tend to send their children to schools that are predominantly white.
Christina A. Samuels, February 5, 2020
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Fans and teammates stand during the national anthem at a basketball game at Palmyra-Eagle High School in Palmyra, Wis., Jan. 16.
Fans and teammates stand during the national anthem at a basketball game at Palmyra-Eagle High School in Palmyra, Wis., Jan. 16.
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School & District Management A School District in Fiscal Free-Fall Scrambles to Avoid Crash Landing
Emotions remain raw as educators and residents in a rural Wisconsin district dig for solutions after being denied the option of dissolving.
Daarel Burnette II, January 31, 2020
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Tara LeRoy, left, and her daughter Bailey, 10, tend their pony at their home in Palmyra, Wis. LeRoy has joined with other parents in seeking ways the Palmyra-Eagle district could stave off dissolving because of financial pressures.
Tara LeRoy, left, and her daughter Bailey, 10, tend their pony at their home in Palmyra, Wis. LeRoy has joined with other parents in seeking ways the Palmyra-Eagle district could stave off dissolving because of financial pressures.
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Student Well-Being Open Enrollment Has Drained One District. It's Looking to Dissolve
Wisconsin’s Palmyra-Eagle district has lost more than half its students in the last decade, sparking a fiscal crisis. A special board is deciding whether the district should be allowed to dissolve.
Daarel Burnette II, December 10, 2019
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School & District Management What the Research Says Race of Gentrifying Families Affects School Enrollment
Gentrification in the past decade is linked with declining enrollment in neighborhood schools—but the race of new families moving into the neighborhood changes the equation, finds a study in the journal Urban Education.
Christina A. Samuels, November 12, 2019
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