10 Must-Read Education Stories from This Week

Support for School Choice Jumps 10 Points, a District Pays $20,000 for One-Hour Anti-Racism Talk, Outbreaks in Schools Yet to Arrive and More

10. Louisiana Fourth Grader Suspended over BB Gun Seen in His Bedroom During Virtual Class

Ka Mauri Harrison, a fourth grader at Woodmere Elementary in Harvey, was taking a virtual class in his bedroom when his younger brother came into the room and tripped over a BB gun. Read Now

9. Parents Sue Los Angeles District over Distance Learning, Say Offerings Violate Their Children’s Right to an Education

Nine parents of Los Angeles Unified students are filing a class action lawsuit against the state’s largest school district over how it handles distance learning, arguing the district’s online offerings fall short and violate their children’s right to an education. Read Now

8. As Families Across the Country Opt Out of Kindergarten, Districts Plead with Parents Not to Delay

Districts nationwide are reporting steep drop-offs in kindergarten enrollment, especially in low-income communities. Read Now

7. To Limit Contact, Some Denver Students Will Take Most Classes Online — Even at School

The district has laid out a set of “guardrails” for middle and high schools to follow. Read Now

6. Attendance in Virtual Classrooms Is Down and Schools Are Having a Hard Time Finding the ‘Lost’ Students

It is likely that some students found online learning so tedious or hard to keep up with that they just dropped out, especially since many schools stopped grading or taking attendance once they closed their doors. Read Now

It’s Halftime! This Week’s #CommentaryOfTheWeek:

BLM Site on School Laptop

MOSS: Why Are KIPP Charter Schools Promoting the Black Lives Matter Ideology to My Child?

My daughter’s fourth-grade year is when I started noticing politics creeping into the curriculum. Read Now

5. Salary Cuts, Pension Debt and Charges of Racism — Teachers Unions Clash with Their Own Employees

Unions make demands. Management resists demands. But what happens when the unions are management? Read Now

4. Feared Coronavirus Outbreaks in Schools Yet to Arrive

Public health experts have found little evidence that the virus is spreading inside buildings, and the rates of infection are far below what is found in the surrounding communities. Read Now

3. Public Schools Across the Country Promote Black Lives Matter, Organize Protests

Public schools across the country have endorsed the Black Lives Matter movement and encouraged teachers, students and parents to do the same, with some schools organizing their own BLM protests, a Daily Caller News Foundation review found. Read Now

2. Virginia School District Pays $20,000 for One-Hour Talk from Author of Books on Critical Race Theory

Documents released by Quillette editor Colin Wright (and obtained by WSJ journalist Asra Nomani) indicate that leading critical race theory (CRT) proponent Ibram X. Kendi received $20,000 from Fairfax County Public Schools for a one-hour talk. Read Now

1. Support for School Choice among Parents with Kids in Public Schools Jumps 10 Points Since April

A RealClear Opinion Research survey of 2,020 registered voters shows increasing support for school choice and for specific policy proposals. Read Now

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