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Standardized tests return, with some wiggle room

Standardized tests return, with some wiggle room

Experts disagree on how useful the data will be during the pandemic
The agency says it is safe for students to come back, with some qualifications
New research suggests charter schools improve their host districts’ finances
Students with disabilities face extra hurdles during pandemic school

Lawmakers try to give parents more educational freedom
Some appointees could slow reopening efforts
Declining enrollment and increased costs batter providers
Members say their work will continue elsewhere
Uneven distribution and limited supplies mean it could be a while before classes go back to normal
Many districts opt to keep police presence for students’ safety