K-12

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Flags of different countries
Flags of different countries

K-12 Redesign: A Financial Overhaul

The United States leads the world in K-12 education spending yet lags behind 25 other developed nations in K-12 student achievement. 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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Funny girl fond of chemistry filming video while making experiment
Funny girl fond of chemistry filming video while making experiment

When Remote Learning Works

When the coronavirus took the world by surprise in the early months of 2020, schools were among the first entities to close their doors, ceasing operations as normal. Read More ›
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White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave
White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave

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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Authentic school grounds. School backpacks and bags piled up outside a run down looking classroom. Lesson learning taking place inside room.
Authentic school grounds. School backpacks and bags piled up outside a run down looking classroom. Lesson learning taking place inside room.

A Mass Educational Exodus

School closures began last March, and today over half of K-12 public schools remain closed to in-person learning. According to a report from Bellwether Education Partners, upwards of three million students have cut ties with schooling. Read More ›
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Staggering Learning Loss

Students fortunate enough to have their school move toward a hybrid learning model may begin to return to campus two days per week. However, many districts implementing a hybrid learning format are only allocating four days a week to some form of student learning. Why? Read More ›
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4 year old boy and smashed his piggybank at home

The Great Kindergarten Recession

Parents by the masses have opted to delay kindergarten for their five and six-year-old children. What are the ramifications for the children and our nation’s education system? Read More ›
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Disappointed lonely kid wearing mask for protection of corona virus spread on a closed empty park

Coronavirus Deadly Effect on K-12 Student Learning — Not Student Health

Should the overwhelming majority of public schools across the nation remain closed when COVID-19 has been implicated in very few deaths of students? Read More ›