New News is Bad News: Quality Counts report gives Colorado an ‘F’ on School Spending
06/20/20 from Great Education Colorado

According to Education Week’s recently published Quality Counts 2020 Colorado’s school funding system is, well, failing.  Based on 2017 data, here are Colorado’s stats: $3,033 below the national average in per pupil spending ...

All Colorado schools to remain closed for the rest of the academic year
04/21/20 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

The governor's office announced the closure Monday, even as Gov. Jared Polis laid out a plan for a partial reopening of many non-essential businesses. The post All Colorado schools to remain closed for the rest of the academic year appea...

‘A real daughter of Detroit’: 5-year-old is youngest in Michigan to die from COVID-19
04/20/20 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

The death of a 5-year-old Detroit girl resonates in a city where the school community has been hit hard by coronavirus. The post ‘A real daughter of Detroit’: 5-year-old is youngest in Michigan to die from COVID-19 appeared first on Chal...

Longtime closed Memphis school could be used as field hospital site for coronavirus patients
04/20/20 from Community & Wraparound Programs – Chalkbeat

The proposal to use the shuttered Georgia Avenue Elementary School building is set to be presented to the Shelby County Schools board Tuesday for a vote next week. The post Longtime closed Memphis school could be used as field hospital s...

Coronavirus death toll for NYC education department climbs to 63
04/20/20 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

Paraprofessionals, who are much more likely to be black or Hispanic than traditional classroom teachers and earn significantly less money, have been the hardest hit. The post Coronavirus death toll for NYC education department climbs to ...

For NYC students learning English, remote learning can come with steep barriers
04/20/20 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

Students learning a new language need a host of supports, and losing that in-person help can be disorienting, teachers say. The post For NYC students learning English, remote learning can come with steep barriers appeared first on Chalkb...

Emotional needs, instructional support top concerns for Colorado school districts doing remote learning
04/20/20 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

A Colorado school district needs assessment found that concerns about mental and emotional health now top educators concerns as districts roll out remote learning. The post Emotional needs, instructional support top concerns for Colorado...

Amid disruption of closed schools, how one Illinois superintendent finds hope
04/20/20 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

The great coronavirus disruption will rewrite the future of education, says Teresa Lance of Thornton Fractional 215 near the Indiana-Illinois border. The post Amid disruption of closed schools, how one Illinois superintendent finds hope ...

Pandemic diary: How one Chicago Latina is regaining her high school momentum
04/20/20 from Community & Wraparound Programs – Chalkbeat

The coronavirus crisis has threatened a precarious foothold in Chicago’s middle class that some Latino families have worked for years to gain. The post Pandemic diary: How one Chicago Latina is regaining her high school momentum appeared...

Memphis's long-term plan to get students online could cost as much as $77 million
04/18/20 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

The plan comes a month after Superintendent Joris Ray said the coronavirus pandemic amplified the glaring inequities of internet and laptop access in Memphis. The post Memphis's long-term plan to get students online could cost as mu...

Who is showing up for remote learning? About 84% of NYC students, new data show.
04/17/20 from Politics & Policy – Chalkbeat

On an average day, roughly 16% of NYC public school students have not been in touch with their schools, according to new attendance data. The post Who is showing up for remote learning? About 84% of NYC students, new data show. appeared ...

How a CU Denver professor phoned schools worldwide to understand how they adapt during coronavirus
04/17/20 from Teaching & Classroom – Chalkbeat

Schools across the globe are going through similar stages as they adapt to meet basic student needs and offer remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic. The post How a CU Denver professor phoned schools worldwide to understand how ...

Grades, attendance, devices: What you need to know about remote learning in NYC
04/17/20 from Community & Wraparound Programs – Chalkbeat

There’s a tremendous amount of uncertainty and anxiety around students’ academic futures and well being as NYC school buildings remain closed. The post Grades, attendance, devices: What you need to know about remote learning in NYC appea...

Week 4 of remote learning is wrapping up in NYC. The education department wants to know how it’s going.
04/17/20 from Diversity & Equity – Chalkbeat

As the coronavirus pandemic has shuttered schools, students, teachers, and parents have been adjusting their lives to remote learning.  The post Week 4 of remote learning is wrapping up in NYC. The education department wants to know how ...

Schools across Illinois will remain closed through school year, governor announces
04/17/20 from Community & Wraparound Programs – Chalkbeat

With the decision that affects more than 2 million students statewide, Illinois joins more than two dozen states that have said schools will not reopen this year. The post Schools across Illinois will remain closed through school year, g...

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