Parents News for 9/8/2021

Nationwide

Hostile school board meetings have members calling it quits according to WNYT.com

Bay View Analytics is proud to have partnered with the Clayton Christensen Institute on a groundbreaking study, Carpe Diem: Convert pandemic struggles into student-centered learning. The report details how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing K-12 education, and how the lessons learned from the pandemic response can drive a continuing transition according to PR Newswire.

Massachusetts

Boston Is Back to School: What You Need to Know according to BostonMagazine.

California

Back To School For San Diego Unified according to KPBS

Marin public schools are offering a range of free or reduced-cost lunch plans this year — but by next year, all will be required to serve both lunches and breakfasts at no charge to every student who wants them according to the Marin Journal.

Arizona

Microschools see ‘exponential growth’ in Arizona during COVID-19 pandemic according to KTAR news

Rhode Island

Teaching R.I. kids how to tell stories using virtual reality and code according to the Boston Globe

Alaska

The U.S. Department of Education announced the approval of Alaska’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief plan and distributed remaining funds to the state according to kinyrqadio.com

Virginia

Va. Supreme Court sides with teacher who refused to use transgender students’ pronouns according to Axios.

Texas

Legislation to fund virtual learning programs in Texas public schools, providing a pandemic lifeline for cash-strapped districts, is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk, 

Senate Bill 15, authored by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, allows public school districts and charter schools that have met state accountability standards to temporarily count students enrolled in remote classes toward state funding that is normally based on the average number of students physically present in classrooms according to the Austin-American Statesman.

Michigan

Most Michigan residents say the state’s public schools are doing a good job, even during the pandemic. But more than a third say the quality of schools has worsened over the past few years, and two-thirds say schools need more money according to Chalkbeat.

Maryland

Maryland State Department of Education may ask the Baltimore City Public School system to return funds that were wrongly disbursed to a city high school as a result of a scheme to inflate enrollment according to the Baltimore Sun.

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