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Forbes – It’s Time For A New Accountability Model For Alternative And Virtual K-12 Schools

As full-time virtual learning moved from the fringe to the mainstream in mid-March 2020, onlookers expressed concerns about access for learners and accountability for the learning itself. Some policymakers have even gone so far this year as to ban the remote option. Concerns about different […]

Fox News – Majority of parents believe distance learning caused their children to fall behind in school, survey finds

A new survey has found that more than half of parents are concerned that their children have fallen behind as a result of remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the poll – which was released by USA Today and Ipsos last week – […]

Policy Ed – An Endless Summer: How COVID Has Reversed Academic Achievement. PolicyEd.

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the learning loss that typically occurs over summer vacation, and the impact has been more severe for disadvantaged children. Watch the full video.

ABC News – America in transition: Pandemic’s impact on education.

ABC News & Devin Dwyer reports on the phenomenon of learning loss and CREDO’s recent research; as children fall behind on educational achievement due to remote learning. Watch the full story here

CBS News – Students face learning loss as coronavirus disrupts school year.

Hurdles in distance learning have created a gap that could take years to remedy. Margaret Raymond, director of the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University, joins CBSN with more details. Read Full Story

The Hill – What would Biden do when it comes to charter schools?

What would Joe Biden do about federal funds for charter school expansions that were an important part of President Obama’s educational initiatives? Read Full Story Here.

The Philadelphia Inquirer – Cyber charters may benefit from the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean their students do.

Schools that have already established online learning must seem like attractive and obvious options to parents. But that’s worrisome, for a number of reasons. Read the full article here.

The 74 – Charters Close Achievement Gap With District Schools, Study Finds, With Black and Low-Income Students Making the Greatest Gains.

Over a 12-year period, charter school students made gains in reading and math on national achievement tests roughly twice as large as those made by students in district schools, according to new research appearing Wednesday in the journal Education Next. Read the full article.

Newsweek – Charter School and Public School Students Have Same Academic Performance, Report Finds.

Griffith cited research done by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO), which researches the impact of charter schools and other education policies across the country. In 2013, CREDO released a broad survey of charter schools in 27 states, which found that approximately […]

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