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Will 2020 Nurture Transformation, or a Return to Normal?

To last in the long term, new processes have to show they're better than old ones
There’s no imperative to maintain a remote lunch and recess schedule similar to an in-person one built around school building logistics such as limited cafeteria seating.

Hacks for Schools to Support Parents of Younger Remote Students

Avoid exhausting students to the point of disengagement
A voter drops his absentee ballot into a box on the last day of early voting in New York City, November 1, 2020.

Participation Is Only a Part of Democratic Education

"The value of checks and balances ought to be understood independent of particular agendas. Otherwise, it's a recipe for increasingly unconstrained aggression."

Biden’s Regulatory Agenda on Education

What might be done with his pen and his phone, on loan forgiveness, Title IX, testing, and more

Charters Improving at Faster Pace in Urban Areas

Given the apparent underrepresentation of urban charter students in 2017, it is more likely that we are underestimating the overall gains
Joe Biden speaks to reporters

How Charter Supporters Can Win Over Joe Biden

Remind Biden and his team of the real-life people that charter schools serve, people who are a key part of his coalition.
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Parental Pressure Mounts for More Phonics, Less Guessing in Teaching Reading

Lucy Calkins concedes instructional materials need an update.

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