Friday, December 19, 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

36%

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The One Issue that Will Complicate Jeb Bush’s Campaign
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Dec 17, 10:10 AM, TIME:

Jeb Bush loves Common Core. The Republican base hates it. Bush’s announcement this morning that he plans to “explore the possibility of running for President of the United States” means that the Republican Party is going to have to sort >
U.S. Sen. Murray to tackle No Child Left Behind
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Dec 17, 10:08 AM, The Columbian:

Former preschool teacher U.S. Sen. Patty Murray wants to rescue the so-called No Child Left Behind Law in her new role as ranking Democrat on the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee.
John Kline predicts GOP will dismantle No Child Left Behind
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Dec 16, 10:03 AM, Pioneer Press:

U.S. Rep. John Kline predicts the new Republican-controlled Congress will act quickly next year to dismantle the troubled No Child Left Behind law that dictates how students and schools are evaluated and transfer education decision-making >
Election results impact education (CER in the news)
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Dec 15, 10:28 AM, Pueblo Chieftain:

There’s a reasonable tendency among Americans to view the education of their kids as an exclusively local issue and distinct to their communities. After all, school buildings are constant fixtures in neighborhoods, sports teams play >
Viewpoint: The voting booth affects the classroom (CER in the news)
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Dec 15, 10:24 AM, Pensacola News Journal:

A national analysis found that more than half of governors hold encouraging views or have proven track records on promoting the types of choice and accountability measures that will lift student outcomes and give more power to parents in >
A For-Profit College Tries The Charter School Market
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Dec 15, 7:54 AM, New England Public Radio:

Starting this past spring, parents in Indianapolis; Troy, Mich.; Jacksonville and Tampa, Fla.; and Houston, Texas, heard about a new option for their children’s last two years of high school.
Debate: Are Charter Schools Cherry-Picking Students
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Dec 11, 10:10 AM, New York Times:

Many charter schools have embraced strict disciplinary measures that lead to much higher rates of suspensions and expulsions than traditional public schools. Critics say this lets charter schools siphon off the best students and, in the >
High principal turnover leaves schools adrift
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Dec 5, 9:13 AM, Deseret News:

One quarter of school principals leave their jobs every year. Half of new principals quit during their third year, and the highest principal turnover is in high-poverty schools.

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Parents fail to stop Gwinnett Schools redistricting plan
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Dec 19, 8:42 AM, WXIA-TV:

Thursday night, angry parents tried to stop the Gwinnett County School Board from adopting new attendance zones that would force their kids into different schools.
Four charter schools selected to lease former D.C. Public School buildings
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Dec 19, 6:50 AM, Washington Post:

Four charter school operators have been selected to lease space in two surplus D.C. public school buildings, according to an announcement this week by Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith.
State board approves career ladder teacher pay proposal
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Dec 19, 6:46 AM, Coeur d'Alene Press:

The State Board of Education unanimously backed a plan Thursday designed to increase state funding for teacher pay.
Charter school tuition costs up
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Dec 19, 6:43 AM, Mount Desert Islander:

A $24,000 payment to the Maine Connections Academy, a virtual public charter school, is one of the new expense items in the Mount Desert Island High School budget for next year.
Charter Schools USA expands on plans for York City
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Dec 19, 6:40 AM, The York Dispatch:

A representative of Charter Schools USA said the for-profit company will be "dedicated to improving the education of York City students" if given the opportunity to operate the York City School District.
Charter school parents call on de Blasio to find space for Brooklyn middle schools
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Dec 19, 6:30 AM, New York Daily News:

Parents from Success Academy charter schools blasted Mayor de Blasio in an open letter Wednesday, calling on de Blasio and city education officials to find space for two Brooklyn middle schools set to open next year.
Kenner charter school makes ‘sincere effort’ to recruit black and low-income students, wins expansio
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Dec 19, 6:25 AM, The Times-Picayune :

The popular Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy will finally get to expand, after an initial denial and months of tweaked efforts to recruit more African-American and at-risk students. The Jefferson Parish School Board approved the >
Cuomo Seeks Change
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Dec 19, 6:22 AM, Wall Street Journal:

New York Governor announces plans to pursue agenda hinged on improving public schools. Changes to include lifting cap on charter schools, expediting process to remove poorly performing teachers. Union leaders decry the plans.

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Parents fail to stop Gwinnett Schools redistricting plan
/6

Dec 19, 8:42 AM, WXIA-TV:

Thursday night, angry parents tried to stop the Gwinnett County School Board from adopting new attendance zones that would force their kids into different schools.
Charter school tuition costs up
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Dec 19, 6:43 AM, Mount Desert Islander:

A $24,000 payment to the Maine Connections Academy, a virtual public charter school, is one of the new expense items in the Mount Desert Island High School budget for next year.
Charter Schools USA expands on plans for York City
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Dec 19, 6:40 AM, The York Dispatch:

A representative of Charter Schools USA said the for-profit company will be "dedicated to improving the education of York City students" if given the opportunity to operate the York City School District.
Charter school parents call on de Blasio to find space for Brooklyn middle schools
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Dec 19, 6:30 AM, New York Daily News:

Parents from Success Academy charter schools blasted Mayor de Blasio in an open letter Wednesday, calling on de Blasio and city education officials to find space for two Brooklyn middle schools set to open next year.
Kenner charter school makes ‘sincere effort’ to recruit black and low-income students, wins expansio
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Dec 19, 6:25 AM, The Times-Picayune :

The popular Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy will finally get to expand, after an initial denial and months of tweaked efforts to recruit more African-American and at-risk students. The Jefferson Parish School Board approved the >
No-frills spending plan adopted for Phila. schools
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Dec 19, 6:20 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

Even in a best-case scenario, the Philadelphia School District faces a $30 million deficit for next year. And that's with asking for $309 million in new money from the city and state, and not planning on any teacher raises over the next >
Success Academy charter schools’ revenue doubles in a year; CEO Eva Moskowitz’s pay jump
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Dec 19, 6:14 AM, New York Daily News:

The charter school network hauled in a whopping $34.6 million for the financial year ending June 2013, which is up from $16.7 million the previous year, according to tax documents obtained by the Daily News.
State’s first charter school on probation
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Dec 19, 6:11 AM, The Spokesman Review:

Washington’s first charter school has been placed on probation for not meeting all the requirements of its charter.