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

Reliability Score

37%

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Why 2014 election results will affect education (CER in the news)
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Nov 21, 8:43 AM, Tacoma Weekly:

Because American voters chose to elect real reformers, innovations that have been gaining traction in statehouses could soon become realities. A full one-third of states are currently considering some form of school choice legislation, >
Jeb Bush doubles down on Common Core, risking conservative ire
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Nov 21, 8:36 AM, Washington Times:

The former Florida governor signaled in a Washington speech Thursday that he is prepared to fight the base in his own party over the increasingly unpopular Common Core education standards, arguing that they are vital to improving the >
Education reform a ‘hoax,’ Diane Ravitch says
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Nov 20, 10:19 AM, The Tennessean:

Diane Ravitch railed on charter schools, teacher evaluations, over-testing and much more Wednesday during a blunt speech in Nashville, delivering a crowd of parents, teachers and a few politicians just what they came out to hear.
What Else Should KIPP Be Doing With Blended Learning?
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Nov 20, 9:37 AM, Forbes:

KIPP, perhaps the most famous of the “No Excuses” brand of public charter schools that has grown across the nation in recent years, was famously reticent to adopt online learning.
Modern-Day Segregation in Public Schools
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Nov 19, 10:10 AM, The Atlantic:

The Department of Education has branded "tracking"—designating students for separate educational paths based on their academic performance—as a modern day form of segregation.
How Strict Is Too Strict?
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Nov 19, 10:08 AM, The Atlantic:

But only more recently have some of the charter networks that helped popularize strictness, including the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), opened high schools—an expansion that has tested the model in new, and divisive, ways.
Kevin P. Chavous: School Choice Emerging as a Go-To Issue for African American Voters
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Nov 18, 10:00 AM, Michigan Chronicle:

With each election, political experts can look at various voting patterns by certain groups to determine which issues are important to those groups. For instance, among African American voters, it is clear that issues such as jobs, quality >
Remedial Courses in College Stir Questions Over Cost, Effectiveness
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Nov 18, 9:58 AM, Wall Street Journal:

College students are increasingly spending federal financial aid and taking on debt for high school-level courses that don’t count toward a degree, despite mounting evidence the courses are ineffective and may contribute to higher dropout >

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The facts on charter schools (CER in the news)
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Nov 24, 10:11 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

The 40,000 students on charter school waiting lists in Philadelphia have high hopes as the School Reform Commission starts to review new applications for the first time in seven years.
Tennessee ranks No. 28 on education report card for parents (CER in the news)
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Nov 24, 10:07 AM, Lebanon Democrat:

Tennessee ranked No. 28 out of all U.S. states and the District of Columbia when it comes to giving parents fundamental power over their child’s education, according to the fifth edition of Parent Power Index, released recently by the >
Speculation Of New Philadelphia Charter Schools Has Operators Recruiting Families
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Nov 24, 10:05 AM, CBS Local Philly:

Now that the Philadelphia School District has accepted applications for new charter schools, charter operators are revving up the pressure to get new schools approved. Some are already recruiting families for schools that may never exist.
Andrew Wilson Charter spared closure—for now
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Nov 24, 8:43 AM, The Times-Picayune :

Andrew Wilson Charter, a Broadmoor school that received an F this year, has been spared the state's axe - for now. The Louisiana Department of Education issued its recommendations Saturday on charter renewals as part of agenda materials >
Recommended standards could bring clarity to Florida’s unclear charter school process
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Nov 24, 8:02 AM, Naples Daily News:

A new set of standards encourages Florida school districts reviewing charter school proposals to consider an applicant’s past performance, experience and ability to run a campus – three things districts have wanted greater authority to >
Thousands attend ‘Edfest,’ the first city-wide public schools fair
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Nov 24, 7:55 AM, Washington Post:

Thousands of parents came to the D.C. Armory on Saturday to get a jump on their school search at the first city-wide public schools fair.
Baraka says Newark students face uneven playing field
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Nov 24, 7:55 AM, New Jersey Advance:

Newark mayor Ras Baraka and education experts said today economic and political forces contribute to unequal education across Newark.
New battle between charter school advocates, City school boss Carmen Fariña
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Nov 24, 7:49 AM, New York Daily News:

City schools boss Carmen Fariña is in a fresh battle with charter school advocates after she accused the schools of inflating their scores by pushing away needy students.
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The facts on charter schools (CER in the news)
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Nov 24, 10:11 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

The 40,000 students on charter school waiting lists in Philadelphia have high hopes as the School Reform Commission starts to review new applications for the first time in seven years.
Speculation Of New Philadelphia Charter Schools Has Operators Recruiting Families
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Nov 24, 10:05 AM, CBS Local Philly:

Now that the Philadelphia School District has accepted applications for new charter schools, charter operators are revving up the pressure to get new schools approved. Some are already recruiting families for schools that may never exist.
Andrew Wilson Charter spared closure—for now
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Nov 24, 8:43 AM, The Times-Picayune :

Andrew Wilson Charter, a Broadmoor school that received an F this year, has been spared the state's axe - for now. The Louisiana Department of Education issued its recommendations Saturday on charter renewals as part of agenda materials >
Baraka says Newark students face uneven playing field
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Nov 24, 7:55 AM, New Jersey Advance:

Newark mayor Ras Baraka and education experts said today economic and political forces contribute to unequal education across Newark.
New battle between charter school advocates, City school boss Carmen Fariña
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Nov 24, 7:49 AM, New York Daily News:

City schools boss Carmen Fariña is in a fresh battle with charter school advocates after she accused the schools of inflating their scores by pushing away needy students.
District officials: Parental involvement key to students’ success at school
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Nov 24, 7:42 AM, Daily Commercial:

At the beginning of the 2014 school year, more than half of Humanities and Fine Arts Charter School students were new, according to school officials.
State deems 14 local schools ‘low performing’
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Nov 24, 7:27 AM, Hesperia Star:

Fourteen locals schools were named on the California Department of Education’s 2015-16 Open Enrollment list, which allows students at “low-achieving” schools to transfer to another higher performing district school.
22-year-old gets OK to open Rochester charter school
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Nov 24, 7:02 AM, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:

One of the key tenets will be extensive use of online learning. Each class will have two certified teachers, or one teacher and one teacher's assistant; at any given time, each of them will be working with a third of the students and the >