Thursday, April 24, 2014

SCORECARD ON EDUCATION COVERAGE

MAKING SENSE OF EDUCATION NEWS USING AMERICA’S FAVORITE PASTIME
Media is More Reliable On
Online Learning 53%
General Teacher Issues 51%
Other Education Issues 49%
Media is Less Reliable On
Daily Headlines 13%
Teachers 26%
Spending 38%

Reliability Score

41%

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Choice Talk Goes To Chicago
4/6

Apr 23, 7:08 AM, New York Times:

Senator Rand Paul used skills at rhetoric to speak about school choice, and ideological gap between parties.  He called out forces keeping status quo in tact; mainly focuses on political impact speech may have.

Letters: The Debate Over the Common Core
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Apr 23, 7:04 AM, New York Times:

The emphasis is on the politics of the Common Core standards in “As G.O.P. Wedge, the Common Core Cuts Both Ways” (front page, April 20) and David Brooks’s column “When the Circus Descends” (April 18). Let’s focus instead on the policy’s >
U.S. News releases 2014 Best High Schools rankings
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Apr 22, 7:19 AM, New York Daily News:

The School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas extended its reign as the nation’s top public high school. The High School of American Studies at Lehman College is tops in New York.
Blended Learning Revolution
6/6

Apr 21, 6:54 AM, Christian Science Monitor:

Blended learning becomes a growing trend in approach to helping students master course content. Focuses on how programs affect student learning and achievement, as opposed to introduction of technology in schools. Online learning >

Op-Ed: Common Core Razes Charter School Standards
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Apr 18, 8:02 AM, Forbes:

A battle is raging between those who would challenge our public school monopolies and those who wish to nationalize school curricula. There is much more at stake here than how Jane and Johnny learn to read.
Column: Let public charter schools succeed
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Apr 17, 8:32 AM, USA Today:

In Illinois you can almost imagine the spittle on their lips as furious lawmakers take aim at charter schools. Some want to do away with a commission that considers appeals when charters get spurned by local school boards. Others want to >
Federal Charter Measure Clears Hurdle in House
4/6

Apr 16, 7:43 AM, Education Week:

States and districts would be encouraged to help grow high-quality charter schools—and ensure that they enroll and retain English-language learners and students in special education—under a bipartisan bill approved overwhelmingly by the >

Parents Camp Out, Risk Jail to Get Kids into Better Schools (CER in the news)
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Apr 14, 9:10 AM, The Heartland Institute:

Every year, parents across the country camp out and line up to get their kids into good schools. Some have even risked jail terms.

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City’s Catholic schools losing students to tuition-free charters
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Apr 23, 6:59 AM, New York Post:

The city’s Catholic schools are losing a large number of students to tuition-free charter schools.

NYC charter schools see 2,328% enrollment boom over 10-year period as fewer students attend public s
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Apr 23, 6:57 AM, New York Daily News:

New data show that nearly 59,000 students attended charters in the 2012-13 school year, compared to 2,400 in 2002-03. Over the same period, public school district enrollment dropped from more than 1 million to 980,000.

Editorial: Oklahoma testing system warrants serious review
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Apr 23, 6:45 AM, The Oklahoman:

The latest disruption of state testing at Oklahoma schools, the second in as many years, has rightfully outraged teachers, parents and students. But the first response of some critics — that this is merely a political issue in the state >
Without vouchers, could these Catholic schools survive?
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Apr 23, 6:43 AM, The Times-Picayune :

Along with uncertainty for parents, Louisiana's school voucher court cases have bred uncertainty for private schools that enroll a large number of state-funded pupils. Gov. Bobby Jindal persuaded legislators to allocate more than $40 >
EBR school supporters bash legislation
/6

Apr 23, 6:41 AM, The Advocate:

Opponents of legislation to shift power from the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board to principals argued Tuesday that the bills are unconstitutional as written, sure to provoke litigation and if enacted would run off already overworked >
Maximum Tech Integration
5/6

Apr 23, 6:36 AM, Philadelphia Daily News:

A Philadelphia charter school, called the "coolest" city-wide, has students using state of the art technology in every class and is thinking 5 years ahead.  Student, parent, teacher perspectives shown on their experiences with school, >

First Wash. charter school plans take shape in Spokane
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Apr 23, 6:30 AM, KREM-TV:

Plans are taking shape for the first ever charter school in Washington. Organizers said Tuesday that they planned to announce where the Spokane area charter school would be located by July 1.
Branching To Other District
4/6

Apr 23, 6:26 AM, San Jose Mercury News:

Two charters have applied to continue and replicate their diverse and original educational models in Redwood City, CA.  Politics surrounding charters in community covered shortly, information provided on proposed curriculum styles.

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City’s Catholic schools losing students to tuition-free charters
/6

Apr 23, 6:59 AM, New York Post:

The city’s Catholic schools are losing a large number of students to tuition-free charter schools.

NYC charter schools see 2,328% enrollment boom over 10-year period as fewer students attend public s
/6

Apr 23, 6:57 AM, New York Daily News:

New data show that nearly 59,000 students attended charters in the 2012-13 school year, compared to 2,400 in 2002-03. Over the same period, public school district enrollment dropped from more than 1 million to 980,000.

EBR school supporters bash legislation
/6

Apr 23, 6:41 AM, The Advocate:

Opponents of legislation to shift power from the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board to principals argued Tuesday that the bills are unconstitutional as written, sure to provoke litigation and if enacted would run off already overworked >
Maximum Tech Integration
5/6

Apr 23, 6:36 AM, Philadelphia Daily News:

A Philadelphia charter school, called the "coolest" city-wide, has students using state of the art technology in every class and is thinking 5 years ahead.  Student, parent, teacher perspectives shown on their experiences with school, >

First Wash. charter school plans take shape in Spokane
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Apr 23, 6:30 AM, KREM-TV:

Plans are taking shape for the first ever charter school in Washington. Organizers said Tuesday that they planned to announce where the Spokane area charter school would be located by July 1.
Branching To Other District
4/6

Apr 23, 6:26 AM, San Jose Mercury News:

Two charters have applied to continue and replicate their diverse and original educational models in Redwood City, CA.  Politics surrounding charters in community covered shortly, information provided on proposed curriculum styles.

Interest In Online Learning
4/6

Apr 23, 5:59 AM, The Recorder:

Greenfield, MA online school looks to expand some 350 students, community demand grows as marketing efforts take shape.  Vision of curriculum and basic facilities issues covered, little background on school or student body provided.

Caddo launches ‘Reimagine Our Schools’ campaign
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Apr 23, 5:48 AM, Shreveport Times:

The 10 schools face significant changes as the school system works with Louisiana’s Recovery School District and two consulting groups to improve student performance or face state takeover.