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After enrollment dips, public schools hope for fall rebound

Ashley Pearce's daughter was set to start kindergarten last year in Maryland's Montgomery County school system. But when it became clear that the year would begin online, Pearce found a nearby Catholic school offering in-person ...

School catchment zones help ensure equality for everyone

The South Australian government in recent months announced it was relaxing its catchment zone policy for secondary schools. This means families can apply for their year 6 or 7 child to attend any public high school in the ...

Job-related stress threatens the teacher supply: RAND survey

Nearly one in four teachers may leave their job by the end of the current (2020-'21) school year, compared with one in six who were likely to leave prior to the pandemic, according to a new RAND Corporation survey. Teachers ...

Florida bans 'critical race theory' from its classrooms

Florida's state Board of Education banned "critical race theory" from public school classrooms Thursday, adopting new rules it said would shield schoolchildren from curricula that could "distort historical events."

What makes someone bilingual? There's no easy answer

It's estimated that half the world's population is bilingual, and two-thirds of the world's children grow up in an environment where several languages intersect. But while bilingualism is common, its definitions are varied. ...

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