• Home Schooling

    Public and private school teachers choose to homeschool own children

    Amanda Hoerschelman used to teach 75 children a day. As a 5th-grade public school teacher in Texas and Georgia, she had a revolving door of 10- and 11-year-olds. She loved teaching and her students but knew they weren’t getting the one-on-one attention they needed. Still, when Hoerschelman had her eldest daughter Ava, she didn’t think twice about sending her to a brick and mortar. That all changed when the family moved to Maquoketa, Iowa, with their 5-day-old daughter Autumn in tow. The plan was Hoerschelman would go back to teaching, but the family ran into trouble finding daycare so she decided to stay home and give her daughters the individualized…

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  • Education

    Public Education Is Set Up to Fail in the Pandemic

    A father and son walk past P3 321 in New York City following the Phase 4 reopening. (Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty Images) Subscribe to The Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Thank you for signing up for The Nation’s weekly newsletter. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe to The Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Support Progressive Journalism The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Sign up for our Wine Club today. Did you know you can support The…

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  • Education

    Lauren Appell: COVID unmasked the public education cartel and teachers, school boards, unions can’t handle it

    A coordinated effort by the far-left and their media accomplices is in full swing as they scramble to paint the narrative that parent concern about public education is a manufactured fairy tale by right-wing loony-toon activists, conspirators and extremists.  The elephant in the room is that it was COVID that opened the eyes of parents, exposing the corrupt teacher union/educrat monopoly plaguing public education. I call it the “education cartel.” It’s comprised of teachers, union activists, administrators, school boards and their cohorts in the liberal media.  The education cartel flew largely under the radar prior to COVID and it was blindsided. Sunlight really is the best disinfectant and the pandemic exposed these ringleaders operating under the veil of “educating” our kids as nothing more…

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  • Online School

    Washington County Public Schools will open first all-online school

    Washington County Public Schools will open its first online-only school this fall. The Academy of Blended Learning Education (ABLE) will be based at the former Funkstown Elementary School and is open to all students kindergarten through 12th grade who thrived, enjoyed and did well with online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, school system officials said. Applications from interested families are being accepted through Thursday, June 17. “Students will get their education online with live teachers,” said Robert Stike, the principal of the ABLE school. “It will be a mix of live and assigned work. It’s a real benefit for those students who thrived through distance learning, and really enjoyed learning in this…

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  • Science

    Stephen Hawking’s archive, office acquired for UK public

    Lucy and Tim Hawking stand with the whelchair used by their late father Professor Stephen Hawking which has been acquired by the Science Museum Group, in London, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Science Museum Group and Cambridge University Library will announce that they have acquired the historic contents of Professor Stephen Hawking’s office (going to SMG) and his archive (going to CUL). Credit: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth London’s Science Museum and the Cambridge University library said Wednesday they have acquired a large collection of items belonging to late physicist Stephen Hawking, from his personalized wheelchairs to landmark papers on theoretical physics and his scripts from his appearance on “The Simpsons.” The entire…

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  • Online School

    Dearborn Public Schools Online Virtual School Deadline Coming Up

    DEARBORN, MI — A June 8 deadline has been set for Dearborn Public Schools students transferring to the district’s virtual K-12 school. The virtual K-12 school will offer students an online-only education for the next school year and for the years to come as long as there is enough interest to maintain the school, the district said. The district said that, barring any unforeseen changes, it plans to start the new school year in August with all of our students back to face-to-face learning for full days. Only students enrolled in Virtual K-12 would continue to have regular online instruction. “For most students, face-to-face learning is the best option for…

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  • Online School

    Boston Public Schools awaiting response from state for online school option in fall

    Boston Public Schools has asked the state for clearance to offer an online school option in the fall and is expecting to hear back early next month, according to Superintendent Brenda Cassellius. “We want to be able to have a real online school as an option for families who still either have health or mental health conditions and they’re not able to do school, or where school worked well for some of our students in a remote environment,” Cassellius said on GBH News Boston Public Radio on Friday. The district submitted an application to the state for such a virtual school and expects a response the first week of June,…

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