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The Case for Case Studies: Teaching During Covid-19

“A kid who decided to break a police car window to steal masks from an officer, who arrests people attempting to enter stores without a mask”

What We’re Watching: Paul E. Peterson at the White House

"Getting Children Safely Back To School" With President Trump
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Could Covid Finally Disrupt the Top-Down Education Bureaucracy?

Urgency may lead to innovations, increased autonomy
Figure 1. Number of Districts Opting for Remote, Multiple, Hybrid, or TBD Fall Start

Virtual Fall: America’s Largest School Districts Are Opting for Remote Starts

For millions of students, “back to school” will be online, from home.
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How Schools and Teachers Can Get Better at Cultural Competence

The valuable lesson of a “mucho caliente” mistake

How Charter School Regulations Harm Minority School Operators

In states with stricter rules, fewer Black and Hispanic applicants get charters approved, new research shows
Kendra Espinoza with her two daughters at Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell, Mont.

Religious Charter Schools Will Test Limits of Espinoza Decision

A hypothetical dialogue explains the issues: “We will see you in court”
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Steer Federal Stimulus Money to Poor Students

Fund direct services to individuals, not "schoolwide" Title I programs
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What a Democratic Sweep This Fall Would Mean for Education

"The most momentous education election in American history."
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Reimagining Civic Education for the Digital Age

"Justice O'Connor and video games may seem an odd couple, but she bought in."

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