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Georgia allocates $411M in federal COVID-19 aid to schools

May. 4, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia State Board of Education is allocating $411 million in federal aid to help pay for COVID-19 related issues to the state's school districts and independent charter schools. The board voted Monday to allocate 90% of the state's total of $457 million in K-12 aid from the federal...

Nevada forms panel to help develop plan to reopen schools

May. 2, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

A newly formed state Department of Education committee has been tasked with helping develop a plan and guidelines for Nevada's school districts and charter schools to reopen for the 2020-2021 academic year. State Superintendent Jhone Ebert said the committee includes school district superintendents, health...

Suit challenges power of 4 N.C. towns to run charter schools

Apr. 30, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state law that allows four Charlotte-area municipalities to operate charter schools was challenged in North Carolina court on Thursday, alleging they would exacerbate racial segregation if allowed to open. The North Carolina and Charlotte-Mecklenburg NAACP chapters and two parents...

Many students lack access to internet for remote learning

Apr. 26, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The majority of students in half of Louisiana’s school districts do not have internet at their homes, illuminating a major challenge of shifting to remote learning as schools remain closed due to COVID-19. In a survey for the Louisiana Department of Education, 35 parishes...

Submissions sought for $5,000 student journalism prize

Apr. 25, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — High school students at New Hampshire's public, charter or parochial schools are eligible to apply for the $5,000 Brodsky Prize in journalism. The award was established by Jeffrey Brodsky, a former editor of the Manchester Central High School newspaper, and his family, to encourage...

Arkansas panel approves charter school campus

Apr. 15, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas panel that approves charter schools endorsed an academy's proposal to open a campus for grades kindergarten through 12th. The Arkansas Charter Authorizing Panel, made up of state education leaders and residents, voted on LISA Academy charter school system’s plans...

Ohio's top court accepts appeal from online charter school

Apr. 15, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will review whether an entity that was once the state's largest online charter school can appeal an order by state education officials to refund tens of millions of dollars. The justices issued their 4-2 decision on Tuesday without comment regarding the defunct...

Editorial Roundup:

Apr. 6, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

The Detroit News. April 2, 2020. Start new school year as soon as it’s safe. Thanks to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan’s K-12 schools finally have some certainty about the remainder of the school year. After weeks of wondering how long the shutdown would continue and whether their work to reach...