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Autumn Looijen and Siva Raj had no funding or political experience when the effort began to recall board members and reopen schools.

San Francisco Voters Overwhelmingly Vote to Recall Three School Board Members

More than 70 percent favor ouster after focus on renaming rather than reopening
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Cameras in the Classroom

Iowa, Florida lawmakers introduce bills
Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho has ridden the wave of increased school choice in Florida.

Los Angeles Chooses Carvalho as Next Superintendent of Schools

Championed choice in Miami-Dade, with “top-tier” results
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The Four-Day Schoolweek Makes a Return

“Parents are furious,” the New York Times reports.

Baby Bust

The 2020 Census makes newly relevant a column that anticipated the findings
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In the News: Supreme Court May Hear Case about Off-Campus Student Speech

Pennsylvania high school made a "snap judgment" about cheerleader's social-media activity
Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s James Madison High School

Six Nobel laureates, three senators, and a Supreme Court Justice from one Brooklyn public high school
Kendra Espinoza with her two daughters at Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell, Mont.

In the News: Oral Arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue

The Supreme Court on Wednesday posted a transcript of this week's oral arguments in Espinoza V. Montana Department of Revenue, a closely watched case about a Montana state program that provided tax credits to donors who funded scholarships to private schools, including religious schools.
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In the News: Math Scares Your Child’s Elementary School Teacher — And That Should Frighten You

In the Los Angeles Times, Daniel Willingham tackles a problem of teaching math: "teaching deep understanding to elementary students requires that teachers have that understanding themselves. Studies consistently show many don’t."

In The News: The Changing Face of School Integration

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.

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