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The 4-Day School Week: It’s a Trend Across America… Despite Questionable Results

Vince Bielski | July 18, 2024 (RealClearInvestigations) — Next month, the Huntsville School District in Arkansas will join the wave of public schools switching to a four-day week.  The shorter school week, which first emerged in a few rural areas decades ago, is now expanding into suburbs and smaller cities. At least 2,100 schools in

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Public School Closures Rise as Enrollment Continues to Decline

Julie Smyth | July 12, 2024 (The Lion) — Public school districts nationwide are closing some schools permanently as they grapple with declining enrollment based on demographic changes and the explosion of interest in alternative education. School district staff in Woodland Park, Colorado, for example, are scrambling to consolidate two elementary schools before classes start in the

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BROKEN TRUST: ‘Largest Ongoing Sexual Abuse Scandal in Our Nation’s History’

James Varney | July 11, 2024 (RealClearInvestigations) — Every day millions of parents put their children under the care of public school teachers, administrators, and support staff. Their trust, however, is frequently broken by predators in authority in what appears to be the largest ongoing sexual abuse scandal in our nation’s history. Given the roughly

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