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8/9/19 | The New York Times
The New York Times recently highlighted an action by the attorney general of California, Xavier Becerra, to desegregate the Sausalito Marin City school district, which includes both a charter school and a traditional public school. The Fall 2019 issue of Education Next carries the first national analysis of the effect of charter schools on segregation, by Tomas Monarrez, Brian Kisida, and Matthew Chingos.
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?