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10 Must-Read Education Stories from This Week

School Choice Supporters Victorious in Elections, Sex Education Mandate Passes in Washington State, Arizona Voters Approve New Tax and More

10. ‘Red Shirt’ Children: Public Schools See Plunge in Student Enrollment

Something’s missing this fall from the nation’s K-12 public schools: thousands of students. Read Now

9. Parents Sue After School Orders 9-Year-Old Daughter to Remove Her ‘Jesus Loves Me’ Face Mask

According to attorneys, the district singled out the girl and robbed her of her constitutional rights. Read Now

8. Arizona Voters Approve New Tax on Highest Earners to Increase Teachers’ Salaries and Education Spending

The approval of Proposition 208 came after the state’s business community spent millions trying to defeat the measure backed by many educators and progressive groups. They argued it would hurt the state’s economy. Read Now

7. Trump Creates 1776 Commission to Promote ‘Patriotic Education’

President Donald Trump on Monday created a “1776 Commission” to promote “patriotic education” and counter lessons that he says divide Americans on race and slavery and teach students to “hate their own country.” Read Now

6. New York State Rekindles Fight Over Private School Curriculum Standard

The fight over school independence is set to flare once again. Read Now


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

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FINN: Are Schools Essential or Not?

How would Americans respond if large numbers of doctors, nurses, policemen, firemen, and postal workers simply opted to stay home—and their unions defended them? Read Now


5. Louisiana District Extends Its Disciplinary Reach Into the Viewable Area of a Student’s Workspace During Online Learning

The new policy requires remote students to have a quiet, well-lit “classroom” space — free, to the extent possible, from toys, images, messages, personal property or other items that might distract from teaching and learning. Read Now

4. Texas Schools Still Failing Special Education Students, Federal Review Finds

The state isn’t showing that it is ensuring students with disabilities, especially those with dyslexia, are getting the extra help they need, federal education officials said, echoing findings from a 2018 investigation. Read Now

3. California Governor Sends His Children Back to Private School Classrooms as Public Schools Across the State Remain Closed

Governor Gavin Newsom said at a news conference that his four children, ages 4 to 11, have returned to classrooms in some capacity. Read Now

2. Sex Education Referendum Passes in Washington State, Mandating Lessons Starting in Kindergarten

Washington school districts will be required to teach sexual health education to most students under a referendum approved Tuesday. Read Now

1. School Choice Supporters Victorious in Legislative Races Across the Country

Election results are in line with numerous political polls that have found strong support for school choice. Read Now

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