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Data Using Student Data to Identify Future Criminals: A Privacy Debacle
A police department uses sensitive school data to keep a secret list of students it deems as at risk of engaging in criminal behavior.
Mark Lieberman, November 24, 2020
8 min read
School Choice & Charters Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories from the previous week that you may have missed.
October 20, 2020
8 min read
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School & District Management Opinion How I Found My Confidence as a Teen Activist
Adults have a role to play in helping, rather than discouraging, student-activists like me, writes Brandon Griggs.
Brandon Griggs, September 9, 2020
3 min read
As states and communities wrestle with the question of whether to reopen school buildings in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, some of those arguments are leading to lawsuits.
As states and communities wrestle with the question of whether to reopen school buildings in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, some of those arguments are leading to lawsuits.
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Law & Courts COVID-19 School Reopening Battle Moves to the Courts
Lawsuits are percolating nationwide as state officials, parents, teachers, and others clash over how and whether school buildings should reopen amid the continuing pandemic.
Mark Walsh, August 22, 2020
8 min read
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Teaching Profession In One School Community, Three Deaths From COVID-19
A Tallahassee, Fla., K-8 school is mourning two staff members and a former employee. All of them recently died from the virus.
Hannah Farrow, August 17, 2020
3 min read
Education Lawsuits Challenge Florida's Push to Reopen Schools Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Two lawsuits challenge demands by Florida leaders that schools open for in-person instruction, even as the state faces surging rates of coronavirus cases.
Evie Blad, July 20, 2020
3 min read
Education In Two Big States With Surging Virus Rates, Schools Urged to Open
Two states that have become the target of national concern for spikes in COVID-19 cases have directed their schools to reopen their buildings, and one of them has been held up as an example by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for doing so.
Evie Blad, July 9, 2020
7 min read
Debbie Williams, a 1st grade teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Yakima, Wash., scrolls through a math book as she plans lessons for her students while school buildings are closed due to the coronavirus. Districts across the country are trying to provide professional development on the fly to help teachers better prepare remote learning lessons.
Debbie Williams, a 1st grade teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Yakima, Wash., scrolls through a math book as she plans lessons for her students while school buildings are closed due to the coronavirus. Districts across the country are trying to provide professional development on the fly to help teachers better prepare remote learning lessons.
Amanda Ray/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP
Professional Development How Districts Are Helping Teachers Get Better at Tech Under Coronavirus
Educators are struggling to learn how to use new tech tools—devices, apps, software, and online textbooks—in greater volume than ever before.
David Rauf, April 22, 2020
11 min read
Kelly Dighero, a 3rd grade teacher at Phoebe Hearst Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif., gives a thumbs-up during her first online meeting with students and parents on the front lawn of her home.
Kelly Dighero, a 3rd grade teacher at Phoebe Hearst Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif., gives a thumbs-up during her first online meeting with students and parents on the front lawn of her home.
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School & District Management Virtual Teaching: Skill of the Future? Or Not So Much?
Leaders in some districts say remote teaching will now be a skill they will build even more in their existing teacher corps. Others are more skeptical.
Elizabeth Heubeck, April 20, 2020
7 min read
School Choice & Charters LGBTQ Issues Roil Florida School-Choice Debate
As lawmakers weigh expansion of the state’s voucher and tax-credit scholarship programs, some renew a push for anti-discrimination protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students.
Evie Blad, March 3, 2020
6 min read
School Choice & Charters What the Research Says What Happened to Students Left Behind as Florida Expanded Its Voucher Program?
The nation's largest tax-credit scholarship program doesn't seem to have hurt the academics of students who remain in public schools, a new study shows.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 3, 2020
1 min read
Standards People Keep on Saying They're Killing the Common Core. How Dead Is It?
Florida's governor declares a standards overhaul would "remove all vestiges" of the common core. But it remains unclear how much is really changing under the Florida Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking.
Andrew Ujifusa, January 27, 2020
4 min read
States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Florida
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
5 min read
Teaching Profession Opinion Florida Teachers Seeking Pay Boost Have a Big Opportunity
Florida's teachers are marching on Tallahassee today. Hard-working teachers deserve a big raise and talented teachers are profoundly underpaid. But teachers ought not overplay their hand, or they're likely to face a backlash of their own.
Rick Hess, January 13, 2020
4 min read