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States pursue school choice

States pursue school choice

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
Student debt freeze helped some, but cancellation isn’t a long-term solution
Charter school and voucher advocates face a hopeful but uncertain future
The pandemic disrupted classes and school district plans around the country this year
Schools make sweeping changes to grades and admissions—some permanent