2/23/21: K-12 News & Views

Editor's Note: This weekly news report aims to cover the most important stories of the week in K-12 public education. Please contact alanna.klein@greendot.org for media inquiries or questions. 


Quote of note: “State assessment and accountability systems play an important role in advancing educational equity. At the same time, it is clear that the pandemic requires significant flexibility for the 2020-2021 school year so that states can respond to the unique circumstances they are facing.” -Ian Rosenblum, DOE Letter



  • New York Times, Eve L. Ewing (Sociologist of Education & Assistant Professor at University of Chicago): Can We Stop Fighting About Charter Schools?

  • EdWeek, Andrew Ujifusa, Evie Blad, Sarah Schwartz (EdWeek Reporters): Biden’s Testing Stance Leaves States Tough Choices. Some May Still Try to Avoid Exams

  • Hechinger Report, Jon Marcus (award winning education reporter and Professor): As admissions season descends, wealthier applicants once again have the advantage
Quote of note: "Beyond education, schools provide food, shelter, mental health care and a frontline defense against abuse and neglect. The pandemic has reminded us of how essential they are. We need to replace the fight over charter schools with the assertion that every child deserves a great school. And we need the political courage and imagination to make that happen." Eve Ewing, New York Times

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