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PROOF POINTS: How Covid narrowed the STEM pipeline

The Hechinger Report

Even the scores of students at Catholic schools, who otherwise weathered the pandemic well, plummeted in eighth grade math. Catholic school students tend to be wealthier; their families can afford private school tuition. Math scores among top performers dropped as steeply as scores did among low performers.

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A private school with more than $100 million will share its technology with three other schools

The Hechinger Report

A tiny private-school network founded by the former head of personalization at Google is extending its reach to three new schools. Those schools opened as planned.). Related: Facebook founder and others invest $100 million in a private school model they hope can take root in the public system.

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Do public schools beat private schools? The quality of evidence

The Hechinger Report

Tuition at many of New York City’s top private schools is over $40,000 a year. It’s grown almost 50 percent in the past decade–faster than private university tuition. In fact, in several grades, students with similar demographic backgrounds did better in math when they attended public schools.

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PARENT VOICE: They call it ‘school choice,’ but you may not end up with much of a choice at all

The Hechinger Report

If you live in Arizona, school choice may be coming to your neighborhood soon. As someone who has had more school choice than I know what to do with, I can tell you what may feel like a shocking surprise: Private schools have the power to choose, not parents. What privatizers call choice does not really exist.

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OPINION: Students with disabilities should not lose their rights when they are placed in private settings by public school systems

The Hechinger Report

Picture a young girl named Emma, who finds herself transitioning from a public school to a private school due to her unique educational needs. Many parents agree with their public schools’ recommendations to move their children to private schools to better address their educational needs.

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70 years later, schools — and moms — are still fighting segregation

The Hechinger Report

More than 27,700 school-age youth live in Pasadena , Altadena and Sierra Madre , the communities served by the district, but only about half of them attend public school. Pasadena High School. But the moms in the community who support public schools have organized to create a more equitable and diverse educational landscape.

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Our History Is Not Lost: Resources for Learning and Teaching the Fullness of Black History

ED Surge

The University of North Carolina Press “Transforming the Elite: Black Students and the Desegregation of Private Schools” by Michelle Purdy, Ph.D. 2018) Purdy’s “Transforming the Elite” shines a light on a lesser-discussed part of America’s history of segregation — private schools. Jones-Rogers, Ph.D.

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