Saturday, February 16, 2019


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Review & Outlook: Behind the Teachers Strikes
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Feb 14, 8:48 AM, Wall Street Journal:

Protest signs hoisted by more than 2,600 Denver teachers would have you think this week’s school strike is “for the kids” or simply about higher wages. But the standoffs in Denver and elsewhere in recent months are also about something >
Public school strikes revive clash with Teach for America
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Feb 14, 8:47 AM, Associated Press:

The program has been credited with alleviating teacher shortages in difficult-to-hire schools and building a dedicated force of education policy and school leaders. But the nonprofit has faced skepticism, both for its design and its >
Can small liberal arts colleges survive the next decade?
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Feb 14, 8:44 AM, Christian Science Monitor:

But the pace of closings is rising, according to a 2018 report from Moody’s that finds colleges are closing at a rate of about 11 per year. Many small schools rely on tuition and operate on razor-thin margins, making them vulnerable to >
As More States Move To Create Education Savings Accounts, New Poll Finds Strong Bipartisan Support
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Feb 11, 8:45 AM, Forbes:

A new Mason-Dixon poll out this week shows that state Education Savings Account (ESA) programs, which expand school choice by allowing families to control a large share of the taxpayer resources going toward their children’s education, >
From Tennessee to Chicago, Free College Programs Take Off
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Feb 11, 8:43 AM, Wall Street Journal:

In the past few years, free college “promise” programs have been championed by lawmakers across the political spectrum. In West Sacramento, Calif., a Democratic mayor was behind the effort. In Kentucky, it was the Republican state >
The Benefits of Starting College Early—in High School
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Feb 11, 8:41 AM, Wall Street Journal:

Traditionally, only the most academically gifted high-school students have taken college-level classes. But growing use of dual-credit courses—college-level classes taken in high school that offer both high-school and college credit—is >
Lamar Alexander: Going to College Should Not Be a Financial Albatross
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Feb 8, 8:52 AM, New York Times:

Our country has most of the best colleges in the world. We also have the most graduates paying off college debt. Roughly 40 million borrowers owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt.
Commentary: Ed-tech key to readiness
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Feb 8, 8:51 AM, Jacksonville Journal-Courier:

Originally developed to prepare high school students who were unlikely to go on to college for a trade like construction or welding, federal funding for vocational programs — or CTE — in high school passed in 1917, even before public >

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A High School Diploma, Even For A Valedictorian, Will Never Be Enough
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Feb 15, 8:54 AM, WBUR:

It’s true that the series identified some of the major flaws in a system where 25 percent of the highest performing students are segregated into three high schools, and where too many high school students are not getting access to >
DC files suit against 4 parents, city employee for defrauding schools
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Feb 15, 8:44 AM, WTOP:

Four Maryland parents and a D.C. employee are in hot water with the city, facing fraud charges for allegedly enrolling their children in District schools.
Student group says rising CMS grad rates mask grim future for many black graduates
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Feb 15, 8:34 AM, The Charlotte Observer:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ credit recovery program lets students who fail a course take online lessons to pass. But it allows too many students in high-poverty, mostly black schools graduate with grade-point averages too low for >
Opinion: Time for bold education reforms to move Massachusetts forward
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Feb 15, 8:08 AM, Sentinel & Enterprise:

As Beacon Hill moves forward with discussions on how to best improve our schools, the chamber would like to present five recommendations for consideration. These proposals were developed, with input from educators, by a taskforce of >
Rural Oklahoma Community Still Divided Over Charter School
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Feb 15, 8:01 AM, KGOU:

Two years ago, the Oklahoma State Board of Education for the first time exercised its authority to approve a rural charter school. The decision was contentious. A local school board had already denied the charter’s application twice, >
Editorial: Legislature needs to keep urban-rural tensions in check this session
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Feb 15, 7:51 AM, Omaha World-Herald:

Tension sometimes develops between rural and urban lawmakers at the Nebraska Legislature when the differing needs of their districts clash. That’s the nature of a representative democracy. But this session, lawmakers have a particular duty >
Opinion: Ascent charter denial makes sense for community
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Feb 15, 7:40 AM, Boulder Daily Camera:

On Thursday, the Colorado State Board of Education voted 3-3 (one recusal) to defeat a motion to overturn the Boulder Valley School District's recent decision to deny charter school status to the Golden-based Ascent organization. Like the >
State board denies Ascent charter school appeal of BVSD decision
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Feb 15, 7:35 AM, Boulder Daily Camera:

Boulder Valley School District's denial of an application for the K-12 Ascent Classical Academy Flatirons will stand after the Colorado Board of Education on Thursday failed to pass a measure that would have sent the application back to >
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A High School Diploma, Even For A Valedictorian, Will Never Be Enough
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Feb 15, 8:54 AM, WBUR:

It’s true that the series identified some of the major flaws in a system where 25 percent of the highest performing students are segregated into three high schools, and where too many high school students are not getting access to >
DC files suit against 4 parents, city employee for defrauding schools
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Feb 15, 8:44 AM, WTOP:

Four Maryland parents and a D.C. employee are in hot water with the city, facing fraud charges for allegedly enrolling their children in District schools.
Student group says rising CMS grad rates mask grim future for many black graduates
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Feb 15, 8:34 AM, The Charlotte Observer:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ credit recovery program lets students who fail a course take online lessons to pass. But it allows too many students in high-poverty, mostly black schools graduate with grade-point averages too low for >
Rural Oklahoma Community Still Divided Over Charter School
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Feb 15, 8:01 AM, KGOU:

Two years ago, the Oklahoma State Board of Education for the first time exercised its authority to approve a rural charter school. The decision was contentious. A local school board had already denied the charter’s application twice, >
Opinion: Ascent charter denial makes sense for community
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Feb 15, 7:40 AM, Boulder Daily Camera:

On Thursday, the Colorado State Board of Education voted 3-3 (one recusal) to defeat a motion to overturn the Boulder Valley School District's recent decision to deny charter school status to the Golden-based Ascent organization. Like the >
State board denies Ascent charter school appeal of BVSD decision
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Feb 15, 7:35 AM, Boulder Daily Camera:

Boulder Valley School District's denial of an application for the K-12 Ascent Classical Academy Flatirons will stand after the Colorado Board of Education on Thursday failed to pass a measure that would have sent the application back to >
Officials: Hempstead district to pay over $43M in charter tuition next year
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Feb 15, 7:34 AM, Newsday:

The Hempstead school district is expecting to pay nearly $43.4 million in tuition to charter schools next year, as the number of students choosing to attend the institutions continues to rise, administrators said Thursday night.
Erskine grants full authorization to two Clinton charter schools
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Feb 15, 7:26 AM, Index-Journal:

Erskine College created the Institute in 2017 as a statewide agency that would sponsor charter schools, a power granted by South Carolina law to institutes of higher education.

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A High School Diploma, Even For A Valedictorian, Will Never Be Enough
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Feb 15, 8:54 AM, WBUR:

It’s true that the series identified some of the major flaws in a system where 25 percent of the highest performing students are segregated into three high schools, and where too many high school students are not getting access to >
DC files suit against 4 parents, city employee for defrauding schools
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Feb 15, 8:44 AM, WTOP:

Four Maryland parents and a D.C. employee are in hot water with the city, facing fraud charges for allegedly enrolling their children in District schools.
Student group says rising CMS grad rates mask grim future for many black graduates
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Feb 15, 8:34 AM, The Charlotte Observer:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ credit recovery program lets students who fail a course take online lessons to pass. But it allows too many students in high-poverty, mostly black schools graduate with grade-point averages too low for >
Opinion: Time for bold education reforms to move Massachusetts forward
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Feb 15, 8:08 AM, Sentinel & Enterprise:

As Beacon Hill moves forward with discussions on how to best improve our schools, the chamber would like to present five recommendations for consideration. These proposals were developed, with input from educators, by a taskforce of >
Rural Oklahoma Community Still Divided Over Charter School
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Feb 15, 8:01 AM, KGOU:

Two years ago, the Oklahoma State Board of Education for the first time exercised its authority to approve a rural charter school. The decision was contentious. A local school board had already denied the charter’s application twice, >
Editorial: Legislature needs to keep urban-rural tensions in check this session
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Feb 15, 7:51 AM, Omaha World-Herald:

Tension sometimes develops between rural and urban lawmakers at the Nebraska Legislature when the differing needs of their districts clash. That’s the nature of a representative democracy. But this session, lawmakers have a particular duty >
Opinion: Ascent charter denial makes sense for community
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Feb 15, 7:40 AM, Boulder Daily Camera:

On Thursday, the Colorado State Board of Education voted 3-3 (one recusal) to defeat a motion to overturn the Boulder Valley School District's recent decision to deny charter school status to the Golden-based Ascent organization. Like the >
State board denies Ascent charter school appeal of BVSD decision
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Feb 15, 7:35 AM, Boulder Daily Camera:

Boulder Valley School District's denial of an application for the K-12 Ascent Classical Academy Flatirons will stand after the Colorado Board of Education on Thursday failed to pass a measure that would have sent the application back to >

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A High School Diploma, Even For A Valedictorian, Will Never Be Enough
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Feb 15, 8:54 AM, WBUR:

It’s true that the series identified some of the major flaws in a system where 25 percent of the highest performing students are segregated into three high schools, and where too many high school students are not getting access to >
DC files suit against 4 parents, city employee for defrauding schools
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Feb 15, 8:44 AM, WTOP:

Four Maryland parents and a D.C. employee are in hot water with the city, facing fraud charges for allegedly enrolling their children in District schools.
Student group says rising CMS grad rates mask grim future for many black graduates
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Feb 15, 8:34 AM, The Charlotte Observer:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ credit recovery program lets students who fail a course take online lessons to pass. But it allows too many students in high-poverty, mostly black schools graduate with grade-point averages too low for >
Opinion: Time for bold education reforms to move Massachusetts forward
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Feb 15, 8:08 AM, Sentinel & Enterprise:

As Beacon Hill moves forward with discussions on how to best improve our schools, the chamber would like to present five recommendations for consideration. These proposals were developed, with input from educators, by a taskforce of >
Rural Oklahoma Community Still Divided Over Charter School
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Feb 15, 8:01 AM, KGOU:

Two years ago, the Oklahoma State Board of Education for the first time exercised its authority to approve a rural charter school. The decision was contentious. A local school board had already denied the charter’s application twice, >
Editorial: Legislature needs to keep urban-rural tensions in check this session
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Feb 15, 7:51 AM, Omaha World-Herald:

Tension sometimes develops between rural and urban lawmakers at the Nebraska Legislature when the differing needs of their districts clash. That’s the nature of a representative democracy. But this session, lawmakers have a particular duty >
Opinion: Ascent charter denial makes sense for community
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Feb 15, 7:40 AM, Boulder Daily Camera:

On Thursday, the Colorado State Board of Education voted 3-3 (one recusal) to defeat a motion to overturn the Boulder Valley School District's recent decision to deny charter school status to the Golden-based Ascent organization. Like the >
State board denies Ascent charter school appeal of BVSD decision
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Feb 15, 7:35 AM, Boulder Daily Camera:

Boulder Valley School District's denial of an application for the K-12 Ascent Classical Academy Flatirons will stand after the Colorado Board of Education on Thursday failed to pass a measure that would have sent the application back to >