Monday, August 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

34%

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Lamar Alexander weighs in on superintendent search, charters
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Aug 27, 8:41 AM, The Tennessean:

The University School of Nashville played host to Sen. Lamar Alexander on Wednesday as part of an informal sit-down to talk about education reform.

Young children in troubled public schools face narrow odds of moving into better ones, pro-charter g
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Aug 25, 8:40 AM, New York Daily News:

Kids who start out in troubled public schools have slim chances of moving up to better ones, a scathing report from nonprofit Families for Excellent Schools charges.
Analysis Finds Higher Expulsion Rates for Black Students
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Aug 25, 8:36 AM, New York Times:

With the Obama administration focused on reducing the number of suspensions, expulsions and arrests in public schools, a new analysis of federal data identifies districts in 13 Southern states where black students are suspended or expelled >
Poll: Low marks for grading teachers based on kids’ tests
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Aug 24, 8:39 AM, Associated Press:

Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on standardized tests, according to a survey.
How one New Hampshire teachers union will affect 2016
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Aug 21, 7:37 AM, Washington Examiner:

One teachers union could decide who wins the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary. With 17,000 members, the New Hampshire branch of the National Education Association is a political force to be reckoned with.
GOP candidates discuss education at N.H. forum
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Aug 20, 7:09 AM, Boston Globe:

The high school gym where six Republican presidential candidates participated in an education policy summit was sweltering, but the real heat came when they talked about teachers unions.
Jeb Bush calls for federal school choice program
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Aug 20, 7:08 AM, Washington Examiner:

Jeb Bush wants a federal school choice program included in any reform to the No Child Left Behind Act. The program would allow families living below or near the poverty line to use their federal education funding at any public school they >
GOP presidential hopefuls to be tested on education issues at N.H. forum
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Aug 19, 7:57 AM, Washington Post:

A half-dozen Republican presidential hopefuls are scheduled to appear Wednesday in a New Hampshire high school gym, where they will be pressed to detail their education policies and their views on how to improve the nation’s schools.

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Baltimore needs school choice (CER in the news)
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Aug 31, 8:47 AM, Baltimore Sun:

The good news is that Maryland's few charter schools have already played a significant role in transforming children's lives. Maryland charter schools outperform their public school peers in several categories: Roughly 70 percent of them >
Obama praises New Orleans’ educational progress, doesn’t credit school choice (CER in the news)
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Aug 31, 8:46 AM, Washington Examiner:

President Obama traveled to New Orleans Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall on the city. As part of his remarks at a community center, Obama praised the incredible educational progress New Orleans has made >
Three tiny charter schools land on one campus with hopes of future expansion
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Aug 31, 8:33 AM, Baton Rouge Advocate:

The former Glen Oaks Middle campus, which for six decades was a neighborhood school, is now home to three charter schools under one roof. The schools are overseen by the state-run Recovery School District and are part of the state’s effort >
Looking for a few thousand substitute teachers
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Aug 31, 8:21 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

The firm hired to staff Philadelphia School District substitute-teaching jobs has a pressing need: hiring 5,000 qualified people, as soon as possible.>
Parents push for West Sacramento charter schools
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Aug 31, 7:12 AM, Sacramento Bee:

The growing community of West Sacramento is home to a diverse population of students with many different needs but only one school district to serve them.
Three Nashville charter operators appeal to state
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Aug 31, 7:02 AM, The Tennessean:

Three Nashville charter operators have submitted four appeals to the state for the opportunity to work in the district, according to the executive director of the Tennessee State Board of Education.
New faces will guide charter to renewal
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Aug 31, 7:00 AM, The Journal Gazette:

Leadership changes have been made at Timothy L. Johnson Academy in an attempt to keep the school open into the new year.
School leaders: Orange school-building rules favor charters
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Aug 31, 6:46 AM, Orlando Sentinel:

To help the more than 1,800 students squeezed into Avalon Middle School, designed for about half as many kids, the Orange County School Board pitched a plan earlier this year for a new school about 5 miles from A-rated Avalon's campus.
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Obama praises New Orleans’ educational progress, doesn’t credit school choice (CER in the news)
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Aug 31, 8:46 AM, Washington Examiner:

President Obama traveled to New Orleans Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall on the city. As part of his remarks at a community center, Obama praised the incredible educational progress New Orleans has made >
Three tiny charter schools land on one campus with hopes of future expansion
/6

Aug 31, 8:33 AM, Baton Rouge Advocate:

The former Glen Oaks Middle campus, which for six decades was a neighborhood school, is now home to three charter schools under one roof. The schools are overseen by the state-run Recovery School District and are part of the state’s effort >
Looking for a few thousand substitute teachers
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Aug 31, 8:21 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

The firm hired to staff Philadelphia School District substitute-teaching jobs has a pressing need: hiring 5,000 qualified people, as soon as possible.>
Parents push for West Sacramento charter schools
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Aug 31, 7:12 AM, Sacramento Bee:

The growing community of West Sacramento is home to a diverse population of students with many different needs but only one school district to serve them.
Three Nashville charter operators appeal to state
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Aug 31, 7:02 AM, The Tennessean:

Three Nashville charter operators have submitted four appeals to the state for the opportunity to work in the district, according to the executive director of the Tennessee State Board of Education.
New faces will guide charter to renewal
/6

Aug 31, 7:00 AM, The Journal Gazette:

Leadership changes have been made at Timothy L. Johnson Academy in an attempt to keep the school open into the new year.
School leaders: Orange school-building rules favor charters
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Aug 31, 6:46 AM, Orlando Sentinel:

To help the more than 1,800 students squeezed into Avalon Middle School, designed for about half as many kids, the Orange County School Board pitched a plan earlier this year for a new school about 5 miles from A-rated Avalon's campus.
Confident Conversion
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Aug 31, 6:37 AM, Bradenton Herald:

Local FL art school converts to charter, finds enormous success and plans expansion to middle school grades.  Officials say leeway that comes with charter status made all the difference.  Charter finances discussed.