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A boy is going to school for the first time. A boy with a bag goes to primary school. Child open gate to school. Back to school.
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Closing Schools Should Be the Last Resort, Not the First

Earlier this month, the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) announced plans to close 20 elementary schools. According to the district, SPS simply has too many schools for too few students. This is not a new problem, as enrollment has been declining for several years. Between 2019 and 2023, the district lost over 5,000 students, most due to the COVID-19 shutdown. Read More ›
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Children running outside school
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More Public Charter Schools Are Needed Nationwide

Parents, children, and supporters of school choice have cause to celebrate this National Charter Schools Week. Charter schools earned the top two spots on a list of the best high schools in America. Yet these tuition-free public schools open to all students are far too few nationwide. Read More ›
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classroom of a daycare center without children and teacher
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Don’t Go to the Head of the Class

If there’s one group the education establishment wants to stop, it is parents, many of them Asians, who push their students to excel. Read More ›
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Youngkin Rips Off the School Mask Mandate

Newly minted Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed nine executive orders and two directives that, among other things, ended a mandate that state employees be vaccinated and a school mask mandate. He embraced the radical idea of allowing parents to decide if their children mask up in the classroom, effective Jan. 24. Read More ›
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Authentic school grounds. School backpacks and bags piled up outside a run down looking classroom. Lesson learning taking place inside room.
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A Mass Educational Exodus

School closures began last March, and today over half of K-12 public schools remain closed to in-person learning. It is estimated that upwards of three million students have cut ties with schooling. Read More ›