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Asian tourist man walking on the old and broken wood bridge
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What Will It Take to Put U.S. K-12 Education on a Better Path?

Parents want the student learning loss remedied. They are no longer satisfied with the ineffective one-size-fits-all approach. What will it take to make up for the learning loss and set the United States’ K-12 education system on a better trajectory? Read More ›
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Kid with school backpack look on schoolyard towards an open entrance or exit door. Schools and preschools remain locked for children during lockdown, coronavirus pandemic and second wave of covid-19.
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Despite the Known Harm, Schools Shutdown Yet Again

At least 5,506 schools opted not to provide in-person learning when schools resumed the week of January 3. With closures primarily occurring in large urban districts, the number of students and families negatively impacted by this latest disruption to education is enormous. Read More ›
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Chicago Teachers Are Teacher’s Pets

Tuesday, 73 percent of Chicago teachers voted to compel their school district to ditch classroom instruction in favor of remote learning because of COVID-19. Read More ›
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New 2021 growth and development prospects.
New 2021 growth and development prospects.

Empowering Parents & Students

This was a year of growth for the American Center for Transforming Education as we significantly increased our network and expanded our influence. Read More ›
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Young girl with concerned look in eyes stands in front of row of school buses wearing a mask to protect her from pandemic while riding Public transportation
Young girl with concerned look in eyes stands in front of row of school buses wearing a mask to protect her from pandemic while riding Public transportation

Dealing with the School Staff Shortage

The school staff shortages and well-being crisis of both teachers and students can be traced to the leftwing priorities and policies of the teacher unions and politicians who run these cities. Read More ›
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Mom and her daughter, a schoolgirl, are on the doorstep
Mom and her daughter, a schoolgirl, are on the doorstep

It’s Time for Parents to Reclaim Authority Over Their Children

McAuliffe’s candor about his desire to keep parental influence out of the classroom during a September 29 debate against Glenn Youngkin set parents on fire, and likely cost him the election. But more broadly, it symbolized the struggle over who should have authority over children — parents or the government and teacher unions. Read More ›
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Washington State Ferry Olympic Mountains Edmonds
Washington State Ferry Olympic Mountains Edmonds

Misguided Mandate Will Cost Washington State

Get vaccinated or get fired. This was the ultimatum issued by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee in August that took effect on October 18, impacting thousands of the state’s public servants and community heroes — doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers, schoolteachers, and beyond. Read More ›
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The Ultimate Mission Drift

Operating at odds with its stated mission, the United States Department of Education is failing our children on every major front. Students aren’t receiving equal access to quality schools or a learning experience characterized by educational excellence. Read More ›
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Pre teen boys at school
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Public School Tactics Feed Private School Enrollment

After enrollment declining significantly nationwide over the past few decades due to rising tuition prices and economic recession periods, private schools are currently experiencing a season of unanticipated growth. Read More ›
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3D Illustration Roboter als Arbeitskraft in der Logistik
3D Illustration Roboter als Arbeitskraft in der Logistik

K-12 Schools are Not Preparing Students for the Workforce

The U.S. is on a perilous path, with global leadership in jeopardy by continuing to inadequately prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed for success in the increasingly competitive future workforce. Without a change of course, the current K-12 education crisis will result in a diminished quality of life for American society as a whole. Read More ›