Assessing parent satisfaction with distance learning
ExcelinEd recently posted a meta-analysis of several surveys of parent satisfaction with the distance learning their children experienced this spring during pandemic-mitigation school closures. Charter and private school parents were consistently more satisfied than those in traditional district schools and the data point to stronger family engagement before the pandemic—often a hallmark of schools of choice—as a strong factor in these findings.
Preliminary school reopening plans in Dayton
Kudos to Jeremy Kelley of the Dayton Daily News for taking the effort to include Dayton Early College Academy in its look at proposed school reopening plans in the region for the fall. DECA has thus far announced a plan to have half of their students attend in-person classes on Mondays and Tuesdays and the other half on Thursdays and Fridays.
Detailed discussion in Cleveland
The Washington Post suggests that President Donald Trump would like to make education—and school choice issues in particular—a prominent theme in the presidential race this year. Charter school discussion here focuses on former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent vocal opposition.