Articles about public school


Why your child’s best bet is a neighborhood public school

Last updated: 05/28/2020

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, parents of prospective Chicago Public Schools students may be considering where to enroll their children in school this fall. Let me be one voice...

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The Complex Question of Reopening Schools

Last updated: 05/28/2020

On a time line of the coronavirus crisis, Sunday, March 15th, is listed as the date when New York City’s public schools were ordered closed, but that’s not quite how things...

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‘Unschooling’ Isn’t The Answer To Education Woes—It’s The Problem

Last updated: 05/27/2020

With schools closed, the concept of unschooling—allowing kids to direct their own learning—is being touted by some as timely and new. But the idea has been around for centuries,...

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How education interruptions can hurt student achievement

Last updated: 05/27/2020

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License . You are free to republish this piece both online and in print, and we...

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Not every child needs to read in kindergarten

Last updated: 05/26/2020

I remember few details from kindergarten: a giant slide in the middle of our classroom, a mid-year visit by Smokey the Bear, the gentle voice and red hair of my...

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Why Are Charter Schools Taking Money Intended to Save Small Businesses?

Last updated: 05/22/2020

The charter industry lobbied to make sure that privately-managed charter schools would be eligible to apply for and receive federal coronavirus relief funds that were intended...

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How to Set Middle Schoolers On a Long-Term Path of Success | Getting Smart

Last updated: 05/20/2020

Middle school is a pivotal time in our lives. In fact, new research shared by organizations like the University of Virginia, the Alliance for Excellent Education, the National...

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A looming issue for schools: Teachers who can’t or won’t go back

Last updated: 05/16/2020

Belinda Mckinney-Childrey has spent more than 30 years as a teacher. Before the pandemic, she thought she was about three years from retirement. Coronavirus has her wondering...

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