Sunday, April 19, 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

35%

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Why is Teach For America struggling to recruit?
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Apr 16, 9:15 AM, PBS Newshour:

Since the organization began in the 1990, Teach For America has sent more than 33,000 participants to lead classrooms in low-income, high-need communities. The competitive program has been a top choice for college grads, but recently it’s >
Senate committee examines Bush-era education law
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Apr 15, 9:18 AM, Associated Press:

A Senate committee began debating legislation Tuesday that attempts to fix the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law by giving states more control in determining how to hold public schools accountable for student performance.
Senators Try To Revise No Child Left Behind — A Few Years Behind
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Apr 14, 8:33 AM, NPR:

A bipartisan group of senators on the HELP committee will begin hashing out the details of a proposed rewrite to the massive education law known as No Child Left Behind. The law, itself a reauthorization of the landmark Elementary and >
Forget D.C., states are making the policy now (CER in the news)
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Apr 13, 9:32 AM, Watchdog.org:

State legislatures are making more policy decisions than Congress, meaning the next hot spot in the battle over health-care or education funding will happen in places such as Little Rock, Arkansas or Springfield, Illinois.
NEA: No Child Left Behind rewrite doesn’t level the playing field
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Apr 13, 9:30 AM, Washington Post:

The head of the country’s largest teachers union said that her organization does not support a bipartisan proposal in the Senate to replace the nation’s main federal education law because it does not go far enough to create equal >
Duncan’s Demands
4/6

Apr 10, 9:35 AM, Washington Post:

Education Secretary Arne Duncan lays out priorities for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization. Applauds bipartisan approach in Senate, calls for passage of some form of legislation. This weekend marks 50th >

Senate’s effort to rewrite NCLB sparks cautious optimism
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Apr 9, 8:58 AM, Washington Post:

Just about everyone with a stake in public education is weighing in on the Senate’s bipartisan effort to rewrite the nation’s main education law.
Senate Unveils NCLB Proposal
6/6

Apr 8, 8:39 AM, Washington Post:

Bipartisan proposal to reauthorize No Child Left Behind released by Senate Education Committee. Bill gives latitude to states and districts over how to spend federal funds for teacher evaluations and low-performing schools, maintains >


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Charter volleyball in North Carolina (CER in the news)
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Apr 17, 9:28 AM, EdNC.org:

As the head of the NC Public Charter Schools Association, I read charter news alerts daily from all over the country. Lately, I cannot help but see volleyball as a metaphor for the controversies surrounding charter schools in the press.
Plato’s Popular Philosophy
5/6

Apr 17, 9:18 AM, Tampa Bay Times:

A-rated charter school gets approval for 7th location in Pinellas, FL.  School focuses on developing critical thinkers and values thru arts and humanities, plans to have over 800 students when site completed.

Judge upholds revocation of charter for D.C.’s Community Academy
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Apr 17, 8:59 AM, Washington Post:

A Superior Court Judge this week upheld a D.C. Public Charter School Board decision to revoke the charter of Dorothy I. Height Community Academy, whose founder Kent Amos is facing trail amid allegations that he personally profited from the >
Palm Beach County virtual school
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Apr 17, 8:40 AM, WPEC CBS 12:

Some Palm Beach County students have stopped going to school. They are still taking classes anywhere they can get internet access.
WA First Charter On Rise
5/6

Apr 17, 8:32 AM, Bellingham Herald:

State's first charter school is making improvements ordered by state officials. School had been struggling financially, demonstrating services to students with special needs. Oversight officials are optimistic.

TX Charter Facility Help
4/6

Apr 17, 8:31 AM, American-Statesman:

Senators considering legislation to authorize facility funds for charter schools. Viewed as major priority for charter school advocates. Currently charters don't receive any facility funds from state sources. 

Reach Academy lawsuit rejected; closure imminent
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Apr 17, 6:48 AM, The News Journal:

A Chancery Court judge rejected the Reach Academy for Girls charter school's last-ditch legal attempt to stave off closure after the Department of Education revoked its charter last year.
State loan for charter school hits snag
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Apr 17, 6:44 AM, Baton Rouge Advocate:

Fearful of setting a precedent that could put state government on the hook for years to come; the State Bond Commission Thursday delayed approving a loan for a Baton Rouge charter school targeting at-risk youth.
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Plato’s Popular Philosophy
5/6

Apr 17, 9:18 AM, Tampa Bay Times:

A-rated charter school gets approval for 7th location in Pinellas, FL.  School focuses on developing critical thinkers and values thru arts and humanities, plans to have over 800 students when site completed.

Judge upholds revocation of charter for D.C.’s Community Academy
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Apr 17, 8:59 AM, Washington Post:

A Superior Court Judge this week upheld a D.C. Public Charter School Board decision to revoke the charter of Dorothy I. Height Community Academy, whose founder Kent Amos is facing trail amid allegations that he personally profited from the >
Palm Beach County virtual school
/6

Apr 17, 8:40 AM, WPEC CBS 12:

Some Palm Beach County students have stopped going to school. They are still taking classes anywhere they can get internet access.
WA First Charter On Rise
5/6

Apr 17, 8:32 AM, Bellingham Herald:

State's first charter school is making improvements ordered by state officials. School had been struggling financially, demonstrating services to students with special needs. Oversight officials are optimistic.

Reach Academy lawsuit rejected; closure imminent
/6

Apr 17, 6:48 AM, The News Journal:

A Chancery Court judge rejected the Reach Academy for Girls charter school's last-ditch legal attempt to stave off closure after the Department of Education revoked its charter last year.
State loan for charter school hits snag
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Apr 17, 6:44 AM, Baton Rouge Advocate:

Fearful of setting a precedent that could put state government on the hook for years to come; the State Bond Commission Thursday delayed approving a loan for a Baton Rouge charter school targeting at-risk youth.
Hartselle to talk up Virtual Academy ahead of expected passage of Alabama Virtual School Bill
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Apr 17, 6:22 AM, WHNT News 19:

The Alabama Virtual Schools Bill would take distance learning from an option, to a requirement in all public schools in the state by fall 2016. It’s not law yet, but 32 of 35 state senators have signed off on the proposed legislation.
Opponents of charter school bills set to rally at Richmond Civic Center on Friday
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Apr 17, 6:13 AM, The Richmond Standard:

More than 100 representatives of charter schools, including students, teachers and parents, intend to “send a strong message” to Assemblymember Tony Thurmond to oppose Assembly Bill 787, Senate Bill 322, Senate Bill 329 and Assembly Bill >