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THE EDUCATION EXCHANGE: HOW DO CHARTER SCHOOLS AFFECT TRADITIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS?

From  EducationNext

June 22, 2020

An associate professor in Boston University and Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Marcus Winters, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Winters’ new study, which presents test-score evidence about whether charter schools harm traditional public schools. (By following the link to this article, you can hear the podcast about the new report by Manhattan Institute on whether or not charter schools hurt traditional schools, as is commonly reported). CLICK HERE

 

BUDGETS PUT LIMITS ON SOCIAL DISTANCING OPTIONS FOR SCHOOLS

From The Associated Press
Mike Catalini And Michael Melia, Published: June 23, 2020

As schools consider how and when to reopen their buildings during the pandemic, many are finding themselves overwhelmed by the potential expenses that would come with operating under social distancing guidelines: protective equipment, staff for smaller classes and additional transportation to keep students spread out on bus rides. READ MORE

 

 

 

COLLEGES ARE DITCHING REQUIRED ADMISSION TESTS OVER COVID-19. WILL THEY EVER GO BACK? 

From The Washington Post

By Nick Anderson June 15, 2020 

This is an article that highlights the Ivy League colleges that will not require a SAT or ACT score as a condition of college entrance. Will other colleges and universities do the same? We’ll have to wait and see. READ MORE

 

 

IN A SIGN OF SLOW CHARTER GROWTH, FEDS MAY LET STATES SHIFT STARTUP FUNDS TO HELP EXISTING SCHOOLS

From Chalkbeat

By Matt Barnum  Updated Jun 15, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education has approved Florida’s waiver request to use the $10 million in funding remaining in the state’s CSP grant to fund existing (as opposed to new) charter schools that enroll significant number of poor students. This is in addition to the CARES Act funding. READ MORE

 

FLORIDA EDUCATORS WANT STAGGERED SCHOOL SCHEDULES AMID CORONAVIRUS

From Sun Sentinel

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN
ASSOCIATED PRESS |JUN 03, 2020

Florida's largest association of educators called Tuesday for changing how schools operate in the era of the coronavirus — including staggering school schedules, suspending active-shooting drills and imposing social distancing rules on buses and campuses. READ MORE

 
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