- Falling birth rates are forcing the closure of schools that served communities for generations, such as in Manchester, New Hampshire. And in districts like Grosse Pointe, Michigan, closures are provoking conversations about race and school choice.
- The pandemic took a heavy toll on high school students in Chicago’s low-income communities and on students of color, as attendance fell and the number of F’s spiked. —WBEZ
- The U.S. Supreme Court limited a school’s ability to regulate off-campus speech, but didn’t create a firm rule for future cases. —Education Next
- The school choice movement began in earnest in the early 90’s, but 2021 has been its best year ever. —Pew Trusts
- “13 important points in the campus & K-12 ‘critical race theory’ debate.” —FIRE
- There may be “potential forms of synthesis” in the debates between progressives and conservatives over teaching U.S. history and discussing racism and slavery. —Ross Douthat
- “The Left’s war on gifted kids.” —The Atlantic
- A look at former LA Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner’s leadership during the districts’ recent crises. —EdSource