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A Post-Covid Case for Classroom Cameras

When the pandemic ends, let’s keep teachers’ cameras on
A student applies hand sanitizer at the entrance of a school

How Boston-Area Catholic Schools Opened for In-Person Learning Amid the Pandemic

“Forming the souls of children requires us to be physically present with them,” says superintendent, as “public school refugees” add to enrollments
Student holds a sign outside a news conference that reads "LAUSD: My children deserve a better education WE WANT EQUALITY"

As Unions and Public Officials Push to Keep Schools Closed, Parents Fight Back

Lawsuits on behalf of special needs students, private school parents have greatest chance of success
President Donald Trump watches as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administers the Constitutional Oath to Amy Coney Barrett on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, after Barrett was confirmed by the Senate earlier in the evening.

A Fertile Period for Education Reform?

The unexpected effects of politics, the pandemic, and racial awakening
Lamar Alexander walks to the Senate floor on January 21, 2020.

Leadership Makes a Difference: Lamar Alexander and K–12 Education

As governor, secretary of education, and senator, Alexander had vast influence.
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How to Reduce Racial Bias in Grading

New research supports a simple, low-cost teaching tool
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A Utopian Gets Real About the Limits of Schooling

The Cult of Smart sends “educational equity” to the principal’s office.
Illustration: college student with a letterman jacket that reads "I OWE U"

The Fallacy of Forgiveness

If the feds wipe out student debt, who will benefit most?

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