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Two cute little girls sitting on a wooden platform by the river or lake dipping their feet in the water on warm summer day
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Summer is Essential

Historically, summer has been seen as essential to give students a needed break from school for extended family time and outdoor fun. However, we need to think about this summer differently. Read More ›
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Washington State Capitol Olympics Seattle Washington USA
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Washington’s Students are Losing in this Power Struggle

The disagreement regarding reopening K-12 schools may be moving toward an outright power battle as Governor Inslee issues an emergency proclamation ordering all schools to offer students the option of on-site learning. At stake is control of state schools — and over the past several months teacher unions have called the shots in our government-funded and run K-12 public education system. Read More ›
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School books on desk
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It’s Time to Rethink School

A society is measured by the degree to which it loves, nurtures, and educates its children. Today, we are failing at all three. It's time to rethink school. Read More ›
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President Joe Biden walks along the Colonnade Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, to the Oval Office of the White House.
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$130 Billion & First 100 Days

President Biden promised to reopen K-12 public schools within his first 100 days in office. His current proposal entails $130 billion of funding toward this end. Will the teacher unions determine this massive funding sufficient and get their teachers back on campus and in classrooms? Read More ›
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The used medical face mask hangs on the wood lecture chairs in the empty classroom. Concept during the Coronavirus disease COVID-19 outbreak and pandemic in the 2020s. Back to school concept.
The used medical face mask hangs on the wood lecture chairs in the empty classroom. Concept during the Coronavirus disease COVID-19 outbreak and pandemic in the 2020s. Back to school concept.

Perfect Time for a K-12 Redesign

K-12 public education, already in crisis pre-COVID-19, is on a steep downward trajectory — with the severe lack of instruction time, staggering learning loss, alarming dropout numbers, and serious student disengagement. With half of the schools closed nationwide, just six weeks shy of a full year of no in-person instruction, it's the perfect time for a K-12 redesign. Read More ›
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Doctor vaccinating young man in clinic
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Teachers & Vaccines: Debate & Demands

With COVID-19 vaccines in the early stages of rollout across the U.S., a debate has sparked: Should teachers reenter classrooms prior to vaccination? Demands are surfacing. Read More ›
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Funny girl fond of chemistry filming video while making experiment
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When Remote Learning Works

It’s no secret that remote learning is not working for the majority as schools remain closed. However, are there conditions where remote learning works exceedingly well? One Canadian school has a track record of providing outstanding remote learning and can serve as a model worth replication. Read More ›
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White House
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President Trump Issues Executive Order Expanding Educational Opportunity

President Trump’s December 28 executive order expands educational opportunity by providing emergency learning scholarships to disadvantaged K-12 students to access in-person learning. These grants meet an urgent need among low-income, special needs, and minority students who have been disproportionately affected by school closures. Read More ›
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Group of elementary school kids running at school, back view
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Making Up for Lost Learning

It’s no secret that the Coronavirus school closures have led to student learning loss. What is the plan to combat that loss? Read More ›