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9/12/19 | The Washington Post
A new report by the Washington Post shows the overall number of children attending U.S. public schools with students of other races has actually doubled over the past 25 years. At the same time, many urban schools remain deeply segregated. An analysis by Tomas Monarrez, Brian Kisida and Matthew M. Chingos in Education Next examined this issue in the context of charter schooling.
Tablet magazine features an article about New York State’s effort to regulate the curriculum in Jewish private schools. Tablet recounts an earlier such effort, between 1939 and 1941, in which the state warned the Jewish schools that their practices violated the state’s compulsory education law. The origins of that compulsory education law and its provision requiring that private schools require an education that is “substantially equivalent” to that of the public schools are the topic of an article by Menachem Wecker.
Blending face-to-face and online learning
Can classroom observations identify practices that raise achievement?