K-12 education (page 2)

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    CDC director offers real-life horror for schoolkids

    "CDC Dr. Rochelle Walensky says that even if kids get vaccinated (per FDA approval) schools should still have mask mandates."
    Jon Sanders, October 20, 2021
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    Virginia Offers Useful School Safety Lesson

    Editors at the Washington Free Beacon highlight a useful test case of the policy of removing police from schools. The Alexandria, Va., public school system learned a quick lesson in cause and effect: Fewer cops means more crime. In May, driven by concerns of the “school to prison…
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about a controversial public school survey that asks students about drug use and sexual behavior. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why a surge in violence merits a response. Algenon Cash’s CJ Opinion pays tribute to the late Colin Powell.
    Mitch Kokai, October 20, 2021
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    “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Staff in Public Schools

    A new Heritage Foundation report by Jay Greene and James Paul examines the number of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) directors/superintendents among the nation’s largest K-12 school districts.  According to Greene and Paul, An analysis of student test-score data shows that employing a chief diversity officer (CDO) in K–12…
    Terry Stoops, October 19, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online about criticism of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system for failing to investigate sexual assaults properly. Donald Bryson’s CJ Opinion urges Congress to focus on food access. Another CJ Opinion explains why N.C. parents’ customized use of Education Savings Accounts could help…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2021
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    Leandro is Just Part of the Progressive Policy Agenda

    Photos from the Leandro rally this weekend:  …
    Terry Stoops, October 18, 2021
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    School Boards’ Problems Exposed

    Clarice Feldman writes for the American Thinker about American school boards’ new scrutiny from concerned parents. Mark Twain famously said, “In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.” If you ever doubted the wisdom of this observation, the conduct of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2021
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    Therapeutic Education Should Face Scrutiny

    Robert Pondiscio writes for the American Enterprise Institute about a largely unexamined development in American public education. In some quarters of K–12 education, perhaps most, the increased focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) is viewed as an unambiguously positive development—a welcome course correction after more than two…
    Mitch Kokai, October 18, 2021