Saturday, April 30, 2016

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

31%

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The good news behind America’s bad test scores
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Apr 29, 7:20 AM, The Christian Science Monitor:

American schools just got their biennial report card, and the results aren't exactly worthy of the honor roll. Fewer than half of America's high school seniors are prepared for college – even fewer than in 2013.
White House won’t veto D.C. school voucher bill
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Apr 28, 7:09 AM, The Washington Times:

The White House said Wednesday it won’t fight a House Republican effort to reauthorize a school choice program for the District of Columbia.
Cries About National Teacher Shortages Might Be Overblown
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Apr 27, 7:01 AM, U.S. News & World Report:

Alarm bells are sounding about teacher shortages across the country. I've been reading a steady drumbeat of articles on the topic for at least a year. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, warned in the >
Top business leaders, 27 governors, urge Congress to boost computer science education
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Apr 26, 7:12 AM, Washington Post:

Leaders of dozens of the nation’s top businesses — from Apple and Facebook to Target, Walmart and AT&T — are calling on Congress to help provide computer science education in all K-12 schools, arguing that the United States needs far more >
New Education Law Opens Door to Education Data
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Apr 26, 7:11 AM, US News & World Report:

The new federal education law allows states and school districts to press the reset button on an array of education policies, and some advocates are urging policymakers and education officials to take advantage of the opportunity to >
Can More Money Fix America’s Schools?
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Apr 25, 7:23 AM, NPR:

This idea, that sprinkling more dollars over troubled schools won't magically improve test scores or graduation rates, is a common refrain among many politicians, activists and experts. And they have research to back it up.
The Department Of Education Expands Focus On Charter School Students
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Apr 22, 7:57 AM, Parent Herald:

The U.S. Department of Education wants to learn more about the demographics of students who attend charter schools. A notice was released on Wednesday calling for applications to create a competitive charter school grant program.
Digital classrooms spanning coast-to-coast — namely Severna Park
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Apr 21, 7:21 AM, Capital Gazette:

Sokoloff is enrolled in a Malone Schools Online Network class, a group of 19 private schools across the country that offer live digital classes. The Malone Family Foundation, a group that funds scholarships for 50 private schools, >

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House GOP leaders challenged in primary
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Apr 29, 7:18 AM, Indianapolis Star:

Two of the most prominent and longest serving Indiana House Republicans are facing challengers in the May primary who are concerned about the direction the Indiana General Assembly has taken on major issues such as public-education funding >
Lowell charter-school board OKs leader’s resignation over protests
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Apr 29, 7:16 AM, Lowell Sun:

Fighting back tears, a crowd of about 50 parents and staff of Lowell Community Charter Public School packed the board of trustees' meeting on Thursday night to show support for Head of School Kathy Egmont.
Is tax money for public school students in St. Louis or the schools?
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Apr 29, 6:45 AM, KTVI:

Charter school officials met Thursday night with parents in to educate them about a motion St. Louis Public School officials filed against the state of Missouri, seeking restitution for alleged overpayment to the charter schools in St. >
Governor, education commish talk school funding, charters in forum at Cumberland High
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Apr 29, 6:38 AM, Pawtucket Times :

The attendance included a sizeable population of charter school educators and parental supporters, but there was also discussion of the state funding formula’s impact on traditional public schools.
Charter schools sharing LAUSD campuses: Nobody loves it, everyone has to live with it
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Apr 29, 6:36 AM, 89.3 KPCC:

Martin Wong and Wendy Lau were frustrated. They'd gotten a letter from the Los Angeles Unified School District saying their daughter's school, Castelar Street Elementary in Chinatown, might have to turn over several classrooms to a charter >
Senators vote to set aside more than $100M for charter school loan assistance
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Apr 29, 6:34 AM, Sierra Vista Herald:

The legislation approved Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee would set aside more than $100 million in what effectively would be a guarantee to lenders that payments will be made on loans made to these schools.
DC Gets Another Chance to Embrace School Choice
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Apr 29, 6:31 AM, Daily Signal:

The House of Representatives will consider the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act (SOAR Reauthorization Act) on Friday, which would reauthorize the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP).
Will More Catholic Schools Pivot From Common Core to Classical Education?
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Apr 29, 6:27 AM, National Catholic Register:

Because New Hampshire had a moratorium on charter schools, Enzler started a nonprofit to support the school. He adopted the curriculum that is standard for classical education in Italy and rented the school building from a sympathetic >
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Lowell charter-school board OKs leader’s resignation over protests
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Apr 29, 7:16 AM, Lowell Sun:

Fighting back tears, a crowd of about 50 parents and staff of Lowell Community Charter Public School packed the board of trustees' meeting on Thursday night to show support for Head of School Kathy Egmont.
Is tax money for public school students in St. Louis or the schools?
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Apr 29, 6:45 AM, KTVI:

Charter school officials met Thursday night with parents in to educate them about a motion St. Louis Public School officials filed against the state of Missouri, seeking restitution for alleged overpayment to the charter schools in St. >
Charter schools sharing LAUSD campuses: Nobody loves it, everyone has to live with it
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Apr 29, 6:36 AM, 89.3 KPCC:

Martin Wong and Wendy Lau were frustrated. They'd gotten a letter from the Los Angeles Unified School District saying their daughter's school, Castelar Street Elementary in Chinatown, might have to turn over several classrooms to a charter >
Charter school elects new board members
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Apr 29, 6:20 AM, Colorado Springs Gazette:

Pikes Peak Prep, founded in 2005, is a K-12 charter school authorized by the Colorado Charter School Institute. The school currently serves 350 students and expects an enrollment of 400 students in the fall.

Indianapolis Public Schools approves newcomer school, two innovation schools
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Apr 29, 6:15 AM, Chalkbeat Indiana:

Beginning this fall, Cold Spring School and School 93 will become innovation schools managed by outside non-profits under contract with IPS. The school leaders will have flexibility in decisions like what curriculum to use, the length of >
Charter school to operate out of former Penn Hills school
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Apr 29, 6:11 AM, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

The Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship will operate out of the former Washington Elementary School in Penn Hills next year.

Teachers’ union president says contract talks are ‘adversarial’
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Apr 29, 5:46 AM, Los Angeles Times:

Contract negotiations between La Cañada Unified School District and representatives of the La Cañada Teachers Assn. have reportedly turned adversarial, according to an email sent Wednesday by the president of the teachers’ >
Poll finds education as top priority among Nashville area voters
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Apr 29, 5:24 AM, The Tennessean:

Despite recent developments surrounding the state's new TNReady standardized test, registered voters in two area legislative districts see education as a top priority.