Saturday, January 31, 2015

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 50%
Media is Less Reliable On
Teachers 26%
Spending 39%
Superintendents 40%

Reliability Score

36%

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How The Likely 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates Stack Up On School Choice (CER in the news)
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Jan 30, 10:02 AM, The Daily Caller:

As it’s National School Choice Week, I wanted to see how Republican presidential hopefuls measure up on their actions to increase school choice (versus just talking about it).
An explanation of school choice and its variants (CER in the news)
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Jan 30, 9:58 AM, Watchdog.org:

School choice is all about public policy enabling families stuck with low-performing schools to being able to choose to attend higher-performing public and private schools.
School choice movement showing remarkable growth
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Jan 30, 9:54 AM, Washington Examiner:

By the end of the week, over 11,000 events across the country will have celebrated National School Choice Week, just four years after the annual celebration began.
The Testing Question
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Jan 30, 9:51 AM, Washington Post:

Disagreements continue over federal testing requirements. Concern over whether annual testing requirement will discontinue, how schools will be held accountable. Annual testing supported due to increased accountability for underserved >

School Choice: Whose ‘Choice’ Is It Anyway? (CER in the news)
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Jan 29, 10:13 AM, Breitbart News:

Cato, the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, and the Heartland Institute—among other organizations—agree that, when it comes to “school choice,” the generic concept is fine, but it is parental choice—the right and responsibility >
Senate appears unlikely to push for test-based teacher evaluations in revised law
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Jan 28, 8:35 AM, Washington Post:

The Senate continued its most serious effort to date to rewrite the education law known as No Child Left Behind with a hearing Tuesday that focused on improving the nation’s teachers.
School Choice: Education Is Liberation
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Jan 27, 9:40 AM, The Daily Caller:

Fuller said education reform is not merely about providing choice. Private, public, and charter schools present a variety of options, but not all of them are good. Making sure that everyone has a quality choice is critical.
Growing Number of Americans Demand School Choice, Thousands of Rallies Planned
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Jan 27, 9:36 AM, The Washington Free Beacon:

More than 11,000 rallies and events focusing on school choice are planned this week across the country, and Democrats have been encouraged to embrace this growing demand or face backlash from constituents in upcoming elections.

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Advocates say Pennsylvania can do more for charter schools (CER in the news)
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Jan 30, 10:04 AM, Watchdog.org:

Pennsylvania could be a lot friendlier to public charter schools. That’s the message delivered by a pair of independent reports that call for an equitable funding formula and more hospitable policies for the state’s charter >
Alternative Education Fair Offers School Options (CER in the news)
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Jan 30, 10:00 AM, Eugene Weekly:

It’s National School Choice Week, a time for parents, students and teachers around the country to celebrate and recognize the diversity of school options available to kids. Sometimes all those options can be overwhelming — Eugene School >
Jay Evensen: In fight over school funding, don’t eliminate choices (CER in the news)
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Jan 30, 9:56 AM, Deseret News:

Meanwhile, raising income taxes for schools probably is a political non-starter. But regardless of whether that happens, the need for more money should not come at the expense of other things that are improving education in Utah. Chief >
State rejects the third cyber charter application
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Jan 30, 9:16 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

Pennsylvania's acting education secretary turned down the third and final application for a new statewide cyber charter school Thursday.
Charters Keep Special Needs Students
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Jan 30, 9:10 AM, New York Times:

Report finds New York City charter schools retain special needs students at higher rate than traditional public schools. Examined students with severe disabilities, in addition to students who attend regular classes. Charter proponents >

Commission hears report critical of Oklahoma’s handling of new teacher evaluations
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Jan 30, 8:28 AM, Tulsa World:

The statewide commission overseeing Oklahoma’s new teacher-evaluation system received a stinging new report Thursday about educators’ lack of buy-in and trust in the system.
Are charter schools the answer? More on the law that stripped York parents’ control
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Jan 30, 8:22 AM, The Patriot-News:

Over the past two years, those proposed fixes have spurred anger and resentment among parents and educators. In 2013 in Harrisburg, a room of parents and teachers heckled the district's CRO after he unveiled a combination of teacher pay >
Why Some NC School Districts Want To Authorize Their Own Charter Schools
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Jan 30, 8:19 AM, WUNC:

When North Carolina charter schools were first imagined in the mid 1990s, there were two big dreams: The first was to create something different, a sort of hotbed of innovation. The second was to take all of that new thinking – at least >
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Alternative Education Fair Offers School Options (CER in the news)
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Jan 30, 10:00 AM, Eugene Weekly:

It’s National School Choice Week, a time for parents, students and teachers around the country to celebrate and recognize the diversity of school options available to kids. Sometimes all those options can be overwhelming — Eugene School >
Charters Keep Special Needs Students
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Jan 30, 9:10 AM, New York Times:

Report finds New York City charter schools retain special needs students at higher rate than traditional public schools. Examined students with severe disabilities, in addition to students who attend regular classes. Charter proponents >

Are charter schools the answer? More on the law that stripped York parents’ control
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Jan 30, 8:22 AM, The Patriot-News:

Over the past two years, those proposed fixes have spurred anger and resentment among parents and educators. In 2013 in Harrisburg, a room of parents and teachers heckled the district's CRO after he unveiled a combination of teacher pay >
Allentown approves twice rejected charter school application
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Jan 30, 8:09 AM, The Express-Times :

Faced with a likely uphill legal challenge, the Allentown school board Thursday approved a charter school application it had previously rejected twice.
Redwood City School Board permits KIPP and Rocketship charters to open on district campuses this fal
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Jan 30, 8:03 AM, San Jose Mercury News:

The Redwood City School Board has given two charter schools permission to open on district campuses this fall.
UFT fights back against Cuomo’s charter school expansion plans
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Jan 30, 8:00 AM, New York Post:

The city teachers union blasted Gov. Cuomo’s charter-school expansion plans Thursday, demanding that state lawmakers step in to force charters to enroll more high-needs ­children.
Charter school draws heat over $100 referral reward
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Jan 30, 7:51 AM, Indianapolis Business Journal:

Carpe Diem Meridian charter school embarked on an aggressive plan to boost enrollment this winter.
Chartering charters’ future in Philadelphia
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Jan 30, 7:06 AM, South Philly Review:

The Philadelphia School District, by way of the School Reform Commission, is considering 40 new applications for charter schools.