remote learning
Public Education
Union boss Randi Weingarten fought in-person learning for months, keeps repeating claim she wanted schools to reopen

The president of the American Federation of Teachers is continuing to claim she advocated for schools to reopen during the pandemic, despite evidence to the contrary. “We’ve always advocated for… Read More

October 23, 2023
Public Education
UNESCO report highlights failure of high-tech to replace in-person schooling

A new report from the United Nations’ educational and cultural organization (UNESCO) found that dependence on technology to replace in-person schooling during the pandemic failed worldwide. While technology exacerbated existing… Read More

September 7, 2023
Growth in charter school enrollment fuels legislation in North Carolina

(The Center Square) – The North Carolina House Education Committee will review legislation on Tuesday to allow the state’s public charter schools to launch remote charter academies online. The move… Read More

March 7, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Many Washington state students lost almost a year of math under COVID policies, per Harvard study

(The Center Square) – Research from a collaboration between Stanford University and Harvard University reveals that Washington State lost multiple months of learning in math and reading since 2019. Read More

November 1, 2022
Public Education
Illinois school districts trying to help students catch up after remote learning loss

(The Center Square) – Illinois school districts are in catch-up mode after the COVID-19 pandemic set back the development of many students. During Wednesday’s Illinois State Board of Education… Read More

August 18, 2022
Washington think tank highlights consequences of pandemic-era remote learning

(The Center Square) – The free market Washington Policy Center think tank on Tuesday released a study that says the state’s closure of schools in response… Read More

August 17, 2022
Public Education
Schools encouraged to spy on parents concerned about privacy in Zuckerberg-funded K-12 learning platform

A digital education platform funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative told schools using its services to monitor parents’ online activity for signs of opposition after some expressed privacy concerns. Read More

July 28, 2022
Public Education
Critics blast Biden plan for 250,000 tutors to correct learning losses that he and supporters helped cause

President Biden has promised to fix learning losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, though critics argue his administration created the gap to begin with.  Pandemic learning losses prompted the… Read More

July 11, 2022
Public Education
KNEA mum on achievement declines suffered with remote learning

(The Sentinel) – The Kansas National Education Association won’t comment on a Harvard University study that shows student achievement declined with remote learning during the pandemic, with minority students… Read More

June 1, 2022
Public Education
Study: Remote learning a ‘primary driver’ of widening achievement gaps

(The Center Square) – A new working paper analyzed testing data from 2.1 million students in 49 states plus D.C. and found that “remote instruction was a… Read More

May 10, 2022
Public Education
Report highlights ‘compounding effect’ of pandemic on student performance

(The Center Square) – A new national report highlights the “compounding effect” the pandemic and remote learning have had on student performance, especially for the youngest learners. The report… Read More

April 1, 2022
Public Education
New Hampshire schools barred from going remote

(The Center Square) – New Hampshire schools are barred from shifting to remote learning due to COVID-19 outbreaks under new rules adopted by state education leaders. On Friday, the Legislature’s… Read More

February 22, 2022
Hopeful idea from Washington: Give students options when schools close

(Jonathan Butcher | reimaginED) – U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is not shy when talking about the grades he earned in high school. He does not hide the fact that… Read More

February 10, 2022
A primer on education choice options available to Florida families

(Patrick R. Gibbons | reimaginED) – You don’t have to go far back in time to see how much educational choice has exploded in popularity. Forty years ago, Florida parents… Read More

February 10, 2022
Public Education
Study: Coronavirus school closures hurt urban kids most

(Benjamin Yount | The Center Square) – Wisconsin’s coronavirus school closures over the past two years hurt all students across the state, but, according to a study released Friday, the closures… Read More

February 4, 2022
Public Education
Flint schools go virtual indefinitely despite $114 million federal assistance, family inconvenience and student harm

(Scott McClallen | The Center Square) – Despite known harm associated with virtual school and $114 million of federal stimulus money incoming, Flint Community Schools announced last week… Read More

January 24, 2022
Public Education
Bill would cut in-person class time by 20% in Washington schools

(Brett Davis | The Center Square) – In 2020, students and parents got a crash course in remote learning as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now some Washington… Read More

January 19, 2022
Public Education
Chicago Public Schools continue flip-flop, resume in-person learning

Tensions remained high this week in Chicago as Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), which essentially forced the schools to close last week, held… Read More

January 13, 2022
Pope Francis warns about the dangers of “cancel culture” and educational disruptions

On Monday Pope Francis spoke to diplomats at the Vatican, describing “cancel culture” as “ideological colonization, one that leaves no room for freedom… Read More

January 10, 2022
Public Education
Parents sue Chicago Teachers Union over school closures, ‘illegal strike’

(Dan McCaleb | The Center Square) – Seven parents of Chicago Public Schools students are suing the district’s teachers union, calling this week’s closure of schools over union claims they were… Read More

January 10, 2022