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  • President Donald J. Trump Is Expanding Educational Opportunity For America’s Children And Families Impacted By The Pandemic

    12/28/2020 4:14:54 PM PST · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | December 28, 2020 | White House
    EMPOWERING PARENTS AND STUDENTS: President Donald J. Trump is taking action to expand K-12 educational options for disadvantaged children impacted by the pandemic.Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order offering flexibility to provide certain disadvantaged children with emergency K-12 scholarships to access in-person learning opportunities.The Order allows States and eligible entities to use available Federal Community Service Block Grants (CSBG) funds to provide life-changing scholarships to families whose children cannot access in-person learning. CSBG funds totaled nearly $1.7 billion in FY 2020.Scholarships provided with CSBG funds can help families pay for private school tuition, home schooling, micro schooling, learning-pod expenses,...
  • REPORT: Public School District Holds Training Instructing White Teachers On How To ‘Bankrupt’ Their ‘Privilege’

    12/24/2020 9:06:20 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12-24-2020 | Marlo SAfi
    The largest public school district in Washington state is reportedly training white teachers to “bankrupt their privilege” by focusing on social justice in the classroom, Discovery Institute scholar Christopher Rufo reported. A series of reportedly leaked documents shows what appears to be a training on critical race theory at Seattle Public Schools, prompting teachers to explain how they will promulgate racial justice in the classroom. The slides begin by asking teachers to acknowledge that they are meeting on “the ancestral lands and traditional territories of the Puget Sound Coast Salish People,” which is followed by “Stolen Labor Acknowledgments” asking them...
  • School Bans 3rd Grader's 'Jesus Loves Me' Mask, Threatens Suspension

    11/05/2020 6:20:50 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 11/3/2020 | Michael Foust
    A Mississippi family is alleging religious discrimination against their third-grade daughter’s elementary school after officials there forced her to remove her face mask with the phrase “Jesus Loves Me.” Matthew and Jennifer Booth filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Simpson County School District in Mississippi because their daughter, Lydia, was ordered to remove the mask on Oct. 13 and replace it with one her school, Simpson Central, supplied. All students are required to wear masks to help slow the spread of Covid-19. Booth could be suspended if she continues wearing her faith-themed mask. Alliance Defending Freedom is representing the family....
  • [PA]Department of Human Services adopts changes to child care guidelines amid COVID-19

    09/09/2020 1:40:44 PM PDT · by lightman · 6 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 9 September A.D. 2020 | Hannah Kanik
    The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced policy changes surrounding child care to better accommodate working families, including relaxed guidance for non-licensed child care services. These changes come as schools across the state are reopening in person or virtually — after many parents spent the summer “scrambling” to establish childcare options for their families. One of these changes creates criteria for “learning pods” and other makeshift child care options to ensure they are safe for families. Although these groups are organized independently between same-age school children and their families, they have to register with the Department of Health and Safety...
  • BREAKING: Fresno County has filed an injunction to close Immanuel Schools, eight days after the private school in Reedley brought kids on campus in violation of state and county emergency orders.

    08/21/2020 6:57:40 PM PDT · by rintintin · 5 replies
    Corin Hoggard abc30 ^ | Aug 21 2020 | Corin Hoggard
    BREAKING: Fresno County has filed an injunction to close Immanuel Schools, eight days after the private school in Reedley brought kids on campus in violation of state and county emergency orders. More to come from @abc30 ...
  • Homeschooling and using state services question

    08/14/2020 7:28:08 PM PDT · by rey · 8 replies
    14 Aug 2020
    I may homeschool a vision impaired child in Northern California. I have homeschooled children before and was homeschooled myself. When I was homeschooled certain public school classes and services were available to homeschoolers, like driver's ed and trying out for an athletic team. I know the rules are not uniform and that teams sports are outside the services available to homeschoolers in California now. My question is, will the special services she now gets in public school still be available to her? She does have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and I believe she will still be available for that...
  • Public Schoolteacher Complains Home Learning Will Interfere With Trans, Race, And Gay Propaganda

    08/11/2020 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | August 10, 2020 | Natalie Winters
    A Pennsylvania public school teacher has complained that at-home instruction would impinge on teachers’ abilities to “destabilize a kid’s racism or homophobia or transphobia” and host discussions about racism, sexuality, and gender. The coronavirus-fueled transition to online learning has shifted the domain for pushing far-left propaganda on American students from classrooms to homes, and some teachers – specifically Matthew Kay of Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy – are frustrated the shift will complicate their ability to spew their radical beliefs. Kay took to Twitter to explain how the prospect of parents listening to class discussion could “damage” conversations about race, gender,...
  • Chicago says students will stay home, New York erects COVID-19 checkpoints

    08/05/2020 6:50:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 5, 2020 11:15 AM | Maria Caspani, Brendan O’Brien
    Chicago will teach online only when school resumes in September, the mayor said on Wednesday, and New York City announced checkpoints at bridges and tunnels to enforce a quarantine on travelers from 35 states on a list of coronavirus hot spots. The teachers’ union and many parents in Chicago had objected to a plan to allow students the option of attending class in pods of 15 pupils twice a week. Local media reported that the Chicago Teachers’ Union had called for a strike vote over the issue. […] Los Angeles has already announced that students will be kept home, while...
  • Parents and Teachers Starting 'Learning Pods' Are Done Waiting for Permission

    08/05/2020 8:17:09 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 30 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | 8/4 | Kerry McDonald
    These learning pods, or in-home microschools, involve small groups of families coming together to take turns facilitating a curriculum for their children in their homes, or pooling resources to hire a teacher or college student to lead instruction. They are a creative, spontaneous response to uncertain or undesirable school reopening plans that make at-home learning easier, more practical, and more enjoyable for more families. These pods are also a prime example of what Adam Thierer calls “permissionless innovation,” where new solutions and discoveries are born without explicit regulatory blessings. In his book, Thierer explains: “The best solutions to complex social...
  • Silicon Valley investor tries to create 'microschool' in his yard, backlash ensues

    08/04/2020 6:18:06 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 38 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 3, 2020 | Andrew Chamings
    A wealthy Silicon Valley investor caused a furor on Twitter Sunday after attempting to hire a teacher to create a "microschool" in his backyard. Jason Calacanis, an angel investor who reportedly has stock in Bay Area tech companies like Uber and Robinhood, posted the ad looking for "the best 4-6th grade teacher in Bay Area," and offered to pay them a salary "that will beat whatever they are getting paid" to teach a small group of children at his home.
  • Public School Authorities Bully Would-Be Home Educators

    07/31/2020 7:37:07 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 37 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 7/30/2020 | Diane O’Burns
    Illinois parents, along with millions of other parents across the nation, were tossed into an at-home learning environment this past spring that the public school coined “Homeschooling.” The public schools were ill-equipped for this change-over, despite years of “e-learning days” when public school children learned how to use the software during snow days and other days off. During this time of COVID-19 homeschooling, many parents reconnected with their children, enjoyed the time spent with them, and heeded the words of Bible teacher Dr. Tony Evans: “Don’t waste the Covid.” This parent-child reconnect helped foster additional learning opportunities when parents realized...
  • The Virus May Strike Teachers Unions. What happens when they refuse to do their jobs and it turns out home-schoolers are better at it anyway?

    07/29/2020 5:24:29 PM PDT · by karpov · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 29, 2020 | David R. Henderson
    ... Public schools are dominant because they don’t need to compete for funds. Taxpayers are forced to finance them. If a family decides to take a child out of the local public school, thereby saving the school board the cost of educating that child, the family gets no tax break, no rebate. If a family finds a cheap private school that charges $8,000 in annual tuition, sending the child there makes economic sense only if the family values the private education by at least $8,000 more than they value the public education. That’s a high hurdle for most parents. But...
  • School not reopening and keeping kids "safe"

    07/24/2020 9:32:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 07/24/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    My cousin, who is a chicago public school teacher responded to this article that was titled, Schools are not reopening in the fall, time to admit it and focus on making e-learning better. His response was, "This article offers a good idea for what we should be doing right now to prepare for a better learning experience for the students while keeping everyone safe". I am so sick of this "safe" crap. He has three kids. Does he keep his kids "safe" from every damn thing that life throws at them 24/7? Only when the virus hit its all about...
  • Home Schooling - Suggestions for a friend's 2nd grader

    07/23/2020 7:40:46 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 59 replies
    Have a friend with a 2nd grader who's thinking about home schooling. Any suggestions for programs
  • Parents turn to private “pods” to school children

    07/22/2020 8:34:46 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 26 replies
    Marketplace ^ | July 21, 2020 | Meghan McCarty Carino
    Working parents are in a tough spot these days — juggling child care, home schooling and full-time work. The situation has become critical as many school districts have announced they will not fully resume in-person classes this fall as coronavirus cases continue to surge. So parents are getting creative, forming “pods” with other families to share the cost and burden of home schooling. Former math teacher and tutor Jeffrey Hahn is advertising his services as a pod teacher on his Brooklyn neighborhood forum. His base rate for pod-teaching is $250 a session, and he said he’s already getting interest. “It...
  • Armonk mother plans for home school co-op in fall due to COVID-19

    07/17/2020 8:27:17 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 28 replies
    News12 ^ | 7.9.2020
    An Armonk woman is devising a plan with like-minded mothers in the community to form a home school co-op as an alternative when schools reopen. Jackie Walker says the pandemic is centered around personal risks, and sending kids to school is a chance she isn’t willing to take....
  • It’s official: Sacramento County public schools won’t reopen this fall

    07/15/2020 1:48:04 PM PDT · by rintintin · 43 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 15 2020 | BY SAWSAN MORRAR, TONY BIZJAK, AND MIKE FINCH II
    Public school campuses in Sacramento County will remain closed when instruction resumes in the fall, leaving tens of thousands of families and teachers to begin planning for an extension of distance-learning programs. Read more here:

    07/07/2020 5:15:25 AM PDT · by shortstop · 48 replies ^ | 07/07/2020 | Bob Lonsberry
    Whose job is it to explain to my children that their white skin makes them bad? Is that me? Or do I leave it to the evening news, the NFL, Nike, the Democratic Party and the college professors? Who is to teach white children how to deal with and submit to the shame into which they were born? If the sins of the fathers are to be visited upon the heads of the children, how do you get white kids woke to the inescapable burden of lifelong guilt they bear by virtue of their skin color? How do you keep...
  • What Will Become of Our Schools?

    07/06/2020 7:27:31 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 22 replies
    The American Mind ^ | 07/06/20 | Inez Feltscher Stepman
    “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be,” quipped Thomas Jefferson, one of the principal advocates for then-controversial public education. The American public school system was born, not from the need for a highly-trained workforce, but from this seed of purpose. Man may be born with natural rights, but it takes education to teach him to be a responsible, self-governing citizen of a republic. By this fundamental measure, America’s public system, even before the virus upended schools across the nation, is a dismal failure. Out...
  • OKCPS to create school clubs that will be BLM chapters

    06/30/2020 11:50:16 AM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 33 replies ^ | Monday, June 29th 2020 | by Colleen Wilson
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)- After attending the Black Lives Matter Children's March in early June, OKCPS Superintendent Sean McDaniel announced new additions to OKCPS schools. Monday night Dr.McDaniel highlighted the conversations the district is having and said one of the by-products of the march will be making formal clubs that will be Black Lives Matter chapters.