The school year continues
Here’s a great look at the practice of “lunch bunches” at Menlo Park Academy – where students gather with a teacher to chat and unwind between their demanding classes. Lunch bunches have gone virtual during mandatory school closures, but they remain popular and engaging.
As the school year ends for high school seniors across the country, some fantastic stories are emerging. Here’s one from Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy in Wisconsin: Twins Arielle and Arianna Williams are graduating at the top of their class and were accepted at more than three dozen colleges with $1 million in scholarships offered to them. They will be attending Marquette University, together, in the fall—the first in their family to go to college. Congratulations to them and best wishes for a great freshman year!
Governor DeWine discusses next school year
Ohio’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has created an ever-evolving barrage of information. As the 2019-2020 school year winds down, there are questions aplenty about 2020-2021…and information too. Breakthrough Schools’ John Zitzner interviewed Governor DeWine to try and find whatever answers may be available.
The broadband gap
Breakthrough Schools are included in this story as well. It looks at an idea proposed by Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon to help bridge the broadband gap for students and families in northeast Ohio which has been brought to the full light of day by the school closure order.
The future of school funding
Whatever shape K-12 education takes in the fall will be affected by school funding cuts ordered by the governor. We have seen details on the first wave of cuts already and, unfortunately, battle lines are already being unnecessarily drawn between traditional district and charter schools.