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CHARTER SCHOOLING ON THE ROPES? 

From The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

By Dale Chu    October 14, 2020

The negative partisanship animating this year’s presidential contest notwithstanding, charter school advocates will have their hands full no matter who prevails. READ MORE

 

THE KIDS AREN'T ALL RIGHT: COVID-19-FUELED STRESS EATING, INEQUITIES, LACK OF FITNESS EXPECTED TO BOOST OBESITY, EXPERTS SAY

From USA TODAY
October 14, 2020
Jayne O'Donnell and Adrianna Rodriguez

Pediatricians and public health experts predict a potentially dramatic increase in childhood obesity this year as months of pandemic eating, closed schools, stalled sports and public space restrictions extend indefinitely. READ MORE

 

STATE ED CHIEFS PONDER CORONAVIRUS-ERA ASSESSMENT CHALLENGES, SOLUTIONS

From EducationDive
By Kara Arundel
Published Oct. 6, 2020

This story recounts the recent conversations of the Council of Chief State School Officers about the impact of the pandemic on testing and assessment. READ MORE

 

SCHOOLS AREN’T SUPER-SPREADERS

From The Atlantic  October 9,2020
By Emily Oster, Economist at Brown University

In early august, the first kids in America went back to school during the pandemic. Many of these openings happened in areas where cases were high or growing: in Georgia, Indiana, Florida. Parents, teachers, and scientists feared what might happen next. READ MORE

 

HOW SCHOOLS ARE NAVIGATING PRIVACY CONCERNS IN COVID-19 CONTACT TRACING 

From EducationDive
By Natalie Gross  Published Oct. 5, 2020

As plans to reopen schools have ramped up across the country, so too have administrators' efforts to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.  That's why many districts have turned to contact tracing, a system that aims to identify and alert those who may have been exposed to students and staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19.  READ MORE

 

 
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