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The arrival of pod schools

Education | Families band together to weather the education disruptions of COVID-19
by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/29/20, 05:21 pm

When her son’s school district announced it would administer classes completely online in the fall, Katy Young of Kensington, Calif., knew her family needed a better solution. She and her husband, Ryan, are repurposing an old 24-foot-wide, 16-foot-tall aluminum geodesic dome into a schoolhouse for their son Derek and five other elementary-aged neighborhood boys this fall. They hope to find someone to manage their children’s online schooling during the day.

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Not remotely fair

Media | The Wall Street Journal has a lot to learn about remote education
by Joel Belz
Posted 7/02/20, 04:38 pm

So if the highly regarded Wall Street Journal, in a lengthy and spacious front-page feature, proclaimed to the world that you had utterly failed when you recently took on the hardest challenge of your life—how would you respond?

That’s pretty much what the Journal did in mid-June, I think, when it used a Page 1 headline to declare: “The Results Are In for Remote Learning: It Didn’t Work.” The subhead on the second page stressed the same point: “Remote Learning Falls Short.”

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Pushing for due process on campus

Education | Updated rules about sexual assault in schools receive a mixed response
by Laura Edghill
Posted 5/20/20, 07:29 pm

New Title IX regulations released on May 6 by the U.S. Department of Education could strengthen due process rights for those accused of sexual harassment and violence on campus while also shoring up support for victims. But some victims’ advocates said the requirement to have live disciplinary hearings could keep traumatized victims from coming forward.

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