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While Cities Weigh A Return To Virtual Learning, Rural Schools Press On

New year, same pandemic. While many had high hopes that 2022 would present a brighter chapter of the COVID-19 crisis, the highly-transmissible Omicron variant had other plans. For those in cities, school closures may...

While Other Schools Closed Their Doors, This Missouri Science Center Launched an Award-Winning School

When thousands of schools across the country closed their doors and went virtual for months due to COVID, Missouri’s Discovery Center of Springfield stepped up to meet the needs of families. “We weren’t going to let...

School Leaders Are Burning the Candle at Both Ends

By now, students and educators alike have settled into the rhythm of school life. Relationships have been re-established, new ones have been formed, and teaching and learning are well underway. Although the end of...

When The Storms Came, Our Schools Were There

Public schools are often tasked with being all things for all people. For most of us, we think of schools as centers for learning. But for some, especially those of us in smaller communities,...

You Shouldn’t Have to Be an Educator To Critique Education

If I had a nickel for every time a school official uttered the phrase "unprecedented times" in the past year and a half, our schools wouldn't need the American Rescue Plan. But you know...

Idaho’s Innovation Classrooms Could Be a New Solution for Families That Want More Say in What Happens at School

An original version of this piece appeared with Project Forever Free. Looking for a state that can innovate on education? Give Idaho more than a glance. So argues a new Manhattan Institute policy brief on the advent...

In ‘child care desert,’ Indiana district adds space for young children

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters. When Sarah Nordin arrived to drop off her 3-year-old son for his first day of preschool in 2018, she was handed an...

Who Gets To Be A Hillbilly?

As I was scrolling through Instagram this morning, I came across an opinion piece published in the Washington Post that had been shared by Reading Appalachia called “When J.D. Vance called himself a hillbilly, it...

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