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COVID-19 forced schools to get rid of learning barriers


Technology has facilitated remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Education equity has been the subject of much discussion and debate in our communities, often resulting in limited transformative changes. Clearly, however, we know that we live in a society with significant levels of disparity in the education system.

While COVID-19 has had a significant negative impact on many communities and individuals in many ways, it has afforded us the opportunity to see what can be done when we are forced to change. When schools shut down across the country in March and April, many barriers that exist suddenly

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Biden Education nominee touted diversity speaker who claimed schools ‘spirit murder’ Black children

One of President-elect Biden’s top Education Department nominees hosted a diversity training during which she gave an “extremely complimentary” introduction to its featured speaker, who has accused public schools of “spirit murdering” of Black children.

Discovery Institute researcher Chris Rufo previously reported on the training, which took place under Unified San Diego School District Superintendent Cindy Marten, whom Biden named on Monday as his nominee for deputy secretary of education. An attendee’s notes and screenshots of the presentation allege the speaker, Dr. Bettina Love, accused schools of engaging in “spirit murder” and dehumanizing Black people. 

That attendee, who spoke on

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D308 Parents Organize Car Rally To Demand Reopening Of Schools

OSWEGO, IL — Before the Oswego School District 308 Board of Education votes on the reopening plans Monday evening, a group of parents, teachers and students from the district will participate in a rally, demanding that children be sent back to in-person learning.

Organized by the Facebook group called Rally to Open SD308 for All Students, this event will see cars decorated with signs, asking the district to reconsider its prior decision and send students back to school earlier. The rally will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, giving participants enough time to go back home and watch the board of

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Government facing legal action amid claims it is ‘forcing low-income and Bame children into schools’

<p>The government is facing legal action over guidance the Good Law Project says ‘forces’ low-income and Bame children into schools during lockdown</p> (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The government is facing legal action over guidance the Good Law Project says ‘forces’ low-income and Bame children into schools during lockdown

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The government is facing a legal challenge as campaigners claim children from low-income and black, Asian and minority ethnic (Bame) families are being “forced” into schools during England’s lockdown.

The challenge comes as schools across the country moved online-only until at least mid-February, with only key workers’ children and vulnerable students allowed to attend in person.

Government guidance said schools were expected to “strongly encourage” vulnerable children to attend class, which could include “pupils who may

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Joe Biden is set to pull America’s schools far to the left

Education reformers breathed a sigh of relief when it became clear that President-elect Joe Biden wouldn’t tap a teachers-union leader as his secretary of education, contrary to the post-election rumor mill. Instead, Biden nominated Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona.

Compared to teachers-union leaders, Cardona appears moderate. But Biden’s Department of Education transition team looks as though it came straight off the field of a National Education Association versus American Federation of Teachers softball game. It seems all but certain that on education, Biden will govern to the left of his ex-boss, President Barack Obama.

During the campaign, Biden railed against

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