Tag: learning pods

The other back-to-school story

Editor’s note: This commentary from Bruno V. Manno, senior advisor to the Walton Family Foundation’s K-12 Program and a reimaginED contributor, appeared Monday on RealClear Education. Back-to-school stories this year will focus, naturally, on the Covid-19 pandemic’s toll on students and families and on remedying these difficulties. But another story is being[Read More…]

Four New Hampshire school districts receive learning pod grants

Editor’s note: To learn more about education choice in New Hampshire, check out SUFS president Doug Tuthill’s podcast with New Hampshire state Rep. Glenn Cordelli here. Signaling its continued support for education choice and parental empowerment, the New Hampshire Department of Education has announced that four districts – Bow, Dubarton,[Read More…]

Could learning pods evolve into a sustainable solution for K-12 education?

Editor’s note: This analysis from Alice Opalka, a research analyst with the Center on Reinventing Public Education, appeared today on The 74. It originally published on CRPE’s education blog, The Lens. Over the past school year, the Center on Reinventing Public Education has tracked how pandemic learning pods evolved from emergency responses[Read More…]

Fact-checking the pundits as a new school year begins

As students head back to school, we can check some predictions made last year about how COVID would change K-12 classrooms. First, teacher unions forecast that schools would close in large numbers without additional federal spending. In June 2020, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten told Fox News, “We[Read More…]

Commentary: Parents, civic entrepreneurs rebuild K-12 schooling from scratch

Editor’s note: This post from Bruno V. Manno, senior adviser to the Walton Family Foundation’s K-12 Program and a redefinED contributor, appeared Tuesday on The 74. Manno references Florida Virtual School, which saw a 57% increase in new course enrollments in its part-time Flex program, in his discussion of how[Read More…]

American K-12 has been permanently changed by the pandemic

And these children that you spit on As they try to change their worlds Are immune to your consultations They’re quite aware of what they’re going through David Bowie, Changes A district school superintendent recently told me: “COVID has kicked the education reform can down the road 15 years. I’m[Read More…]

Teachers unions are keeping kids out of the classroom; school choice can ensure they learn anyway

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jude Schwallbach, research associate and project coordinator at The Heritage Foundation, originally appeared in The Daily Signal. National School Choice Week has taken on renewed importance this year, as too many families are approaching the one-year mark of crisis online learning provided by their public[Read More…]