covid-19

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Bored High School Pupil Slumped On Desk In Classroom
Bored High School Pupil Slumped On Desk In Classroom

It’s Past 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 a full year without providing in-person instruction, and only returning with reduced instruction hours despite heaps of additional funding, it’s overdue time for a K-12 redesign. Read More ›
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vial, covid-19, coronavirus vaccine ampoule, bottle for injection with syringe

Stealing Vaccine Patents Would Be a Big Mistake

Patent protection is crucial to the free-market system and essential to continuing medical innovation. Whatever immediate benefit might be derived by stealing the vaccine would ultimately be more than offset by the new drugs never brought to market and vaccines not invented. Read More ›
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Washington State Capitol Building
Washington State Capitol Building

Washington’s Students are Losing in this Power Struggle

Governor Inslee and Superintendent Reykdal, responsible for K-12 public education throughout Washington State, are personally experiencing the business side of the monster they’ve until now tried to appease — the Washington Education Association (WEA). Read More ›
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P20210121AS-0485: President Joe Biden walks along the Colonnade Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, to the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)
Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

$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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P20210121AS-0485: President Joe Biden walks along the Colonnade Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, to the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)
Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz

$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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coronavirus fears close schools worldwide amid the virus pandemic outbreak, school closed or shutdown concept
coronavirus fears close schools worldwide amid the virus pandemic outbreak, school closed or shutdown concept

Time to Expand Our Reach

The coronavirus pandemic, which brought schools nationwide to a sudden close, half of which have yet to reopen, has shaken up K-12 public education. Yet with this setback, we also have an opportunity to provide meaningful, lasting transformation to our education system to a greater degree. Read More ›
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Vaccination concept. Female doctor vaccinating young man
Vaccination concept. Female doctor vaccinating young man

Teachers & Vaccines: Debate & Demands

The emotionally charged feelings surrounding COVID-19, largely linked with politics, are nowhere stronger than in the discussion about K-12 public school reopenings. As we now experience a transition of the U.S. presidency from Republican to Democratic hands, the vastly differing viewpoints remain as strong as ever. Read More ›