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The National Coronavirus Recovery Commission’s Voucher Scheme

By |2020-04-24T19:47:14-04:00April 24th, 2020|Coronavirus, School Improvement|

"The Commission recommends that states help families return to work with access to K–12 education by making existing education funding student-centered and portable." "Hell, yes!"  You can hear parents across the country yell upon reading the quote above, taken from The National Coronavirus Recovery Commission recommendation for k-12 education. For many American parents, this extended experiment [...]

Has Your School Closed Due to Coronavirus? If So, Here Are Some Resources

By |2020-03-16T11:32:06-04:00March 13th, 2020|Current Events in Education|

Across the country, schools are preparing for long-term closures. Use these resources below to help students stay on track and parents be sane! We will add to this list hourly. Just leave us a comment with the resource. Curriculum Associates:  Reading:Grade K | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5 | Grade 6 | Grade 7 | Grade 8 Mathematics:Grade K | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade [...]

Teaching in a Time of Coronavirus Anxiety

By |2020-03-10T20:51:46-04:00March 10th, 2020|Current Events in Education, From the Front Lines, High School, Social Studies|

Every day I cover at least one current event topic with my sophomore Global History and Geography classes.  Recently, only one issue dominates the coronavirus.  We began our discussions a month ago by looking at China and predicting the impact on the economy.  As the days progressed, we viewed pictures taken by NASA showing diminishing [...]

This Year Will Be a Lost School Year

By |2020-08-05T21:53:07-04:00August 5th, 2020|Current Events in Education, Featured, Instruction & Curriculum, Opinion|

Everyone is anxious about the upcoming school year.  Parents need and want their kids in school.  Teachers miss the personal interactions that define teaching.  Truth be told, I think everyone misses the structure and security of having schools open.  But, many people realize we don’t have control of a contagious disease ravaging our communities.  Instead [...]

Universities Collaborate on the Biggest Experiment in Higher Ed: Reopening

By |2020-08-03T16:38:02-04:00August 3rd, 2020|Current Events in Education|

By Kate Brennan This fall universities across the nation will collaborate on Higher Ed’s largest experiment: opening their doors during a worldwide pandemic. Wittingly or not, faculty and students have been enlisted as the test subjects.  Even with coronavirus cases spiking nationally, with proof that individuals of all ages - including children - can die from this highly communicable disease, [...]

They Can’t Fire Us All: Illegal Striking in the Time of COVID-19

By |2020-07-13T13:07:53-04:00July 13th, 2020|COVID-19, Current Events in Education, Opinion|

All it takes is opening up social media, turning on the news, or checking the headlines to see a parade of opinions about opening up schools in the fall. Unfortunately, the opinion getting the most attention is that teachers should sit down, shut up, and get back in the classroom regardless of the circumstances of [...]

Principals, Here’s What You Need to Do If You’re Being Forced to Reopen Your School Building

By |2020-07-12T13:33:25-04:00July 12th, 2020|Principals' Corner|

Reopening Schools during COVID19 COVID19 continues to change what was once healthy and safe. Infection numbers continue to grow along with the hope for a vaccine. Meanwhile, the question of the day is should we reopen schools despite the statistics. Some say yes, and others say no to reopening. Then you hear barking orders, "Open [...]

Blame the Teachers: The White House is Delusional When it Comes to Reopening Schools

By |2020-07-08T16:06:33-04:00July 8th, 2020|Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Current Events in Education|

Yesterday, the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos and President Donald Trump took a bold stand against school closures. After conducting decision-making meetings that supposedly included educators, students, and parents from around the country, each leader made their announcement. Devos stressed the idea that schools needed to be “fully operational” in the fall. She did [...]