Friday, January 20, 2017

SCORECARD ON EDUCATION COVERAGE

MAKING SENSE OF EDUCATION NEWS USING AMERICA’S FAVORITE PASTIME
Media is More Reliable On
General Teacher Issues 50%
Achievement 49%
Other Education Issues 49%
Media is Less Reliable On
Teachers 26%
Charter Schools 36%
Spending 39%

Reliability Score

28%

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Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work
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Jan 20, 8:04 AM, The Washington Post:

One of the Obama administration’s signature efforts in education, which pumped billions of federal dollars into overhauling the nation’s worst schools, failed to produce meaningful results, according to a federal analysis.
Trump weighs school choice, vouchers in his education policy (CER in the news)
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Jan 19, 8:05 AM, Newsday:

A Trump administration is expected to push for expanded school choice, taxpayer-funded vouchers, and more funding for charter schools, setting the stage for high-profile battles with public school advocates and teachers unions, education >
Split Responses to Betsy DeVos’ Testimony After Testy Confirmation Hearing (CER in the news)
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Jan 19, 8:04 AM, Education Week:

The Tuesday confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, provided some clarity on her views, but also left some key questions only partially answered or unanswered.
DeVos’ knowledge of education basics is open to criticism
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Jan 19, 8:03 AM, New York Times:

Until Tuesday, the fight over Betsy DeVos’s nomination to be secretary of education revolved mostly around her support of contentious school choice programs.
Opinion Journal: Who Is Betsy DeVos? (CER in the news)
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Jan 18, 8:19 AM, Wall Street Journal:

Center for Education Reform Founder and CEO Jeanne Allen dispels myths about Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education nominee.
Betsy DeVos Is Public Enemy No. 1 With Teachers’ Unions (CER in the news)
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Jan 18, 8:18 AM, Forbes:

The forces in and around the teachers’ unions of America are engaging in a massive assault against Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary.

Teachers union President Randi Weingarten skewered in ad by Betsy DeVos supporters
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Jan 18, 8:12 AM, The Washington Times:

Donald Trump picked for education secretary, fired back Tuesday at one of her chief critics: American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.

Betsy DeVos’s Education Hearing Erupts Into Partisan Debate
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Jan 18, 8:12 AM, New York Times:

At her confirmation hearing on Tuesday to be education secretary, Betsy DeVos vigorously defended her work steering taxpayer dollars from traditional public schools, arguing that it was time to move away from a “one size fits all” system >


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Now that St. Louis Pubic Schools is fully accredited, will more parents choose the district?
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Jan 20, 7:58 AM, St. Louis Public Radio:

As the St. Louis public school district emerges from the long shadow cast by 16 years of failing to measure up to state standards, it joins the ranks of Missouri's accredited school districts with another distinction: a better >

UFT files labor complaint against KIPP charter school
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Jan 20, 7:57 AM, Chalkbeat New York:

An unusual dispute between the United Federation of Teachers and the elite KIPP charter chain spilled into public view Thursday after the union issued a press release accusing KIPP Academy Charter School in the Bronx of threatening to fire >
EVCA challenging denial of recharter
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Jan 20, 7:52 AM, Mountain View Journal :

Estancia Valley Classical Academy, in its official letter appealing the denial of its recharter request to the state Public Education Commission, said the PEC’s motion was unclear about how the charter school wasn’t complying with federal >
Ohio unveils new plan to boost student achievement
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Jan 20, 7:42 AM, The Columbus Dispatch:

A new statewide plan to improve student achievement sets a number of goals for reducing chronic absenteeism, increasing the graduation rate and providing more help to children in military families, those who are homeless and others facing >
School Choice Measures Are Back, and in a Big Way
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Jan 20, 7:23 AM, Oklahoma Watch:

One of the most hotly debated education issues — school choice — is again on the agenda of the state Legislature. Three, nearly identical bills filed Thursday by Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, seek to create an education savings >
White students in Huntsville can’t transfer out of ‘failing’ schools
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Jan 20, 7:05 AM, The Huntsville Times:

The Alabama Accountability Act says that she can. The state law allows students to transfer out of 'failing' schools and into non-failing schools within the same school system. But McAfee's daughter won't be eligible for transfer because >
School choice advocates campaign for mini-grants to parents
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Jan 20, 7:03 AM, Jacksonville Daily Progress:

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says expanding school choice is a top priority during this legislative session, and while no plan has emerged one advocate says "something monumental" may be coming soon.
Charter schools sports explosion taking AIA by storm
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Jan 20, 6:42 AM, The Arizona Republic:

Two years ago, they were playing basketball on outdoor courts with chain-link nets, rusty rims and a cold wind in their faces.
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Now that St. Louis Pubic Schools is fully accredited, will more parents choose the district?
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Jan 20, 7:58 AM, St. Louis Public Radio:

As the St. Louis public school district emerges from the long shadow cast by 16 years of failing to measure up to state standards, it joins the ranks of Missouri's accredited school districts with another distinction: a better >

UFT files labor complaint against KIPP charter school
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Jan 20, 7:57 AM, Chalkbeat New York:

An unusual dispute between the United Federation of Teachers and the elite KIPP charter chain spilled into public view Thursday after the union issued a press release accusing KIPP Academy Charter School in the Bronx of threatening to fire >
EVCA challenging denial of recharter
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Jan 20, 7:52 AM, Mountain View Journal :

Estancia Valley Classical Academy, in its official letter appealing the denial of its recharter request to the state Public Education Commission, said the PEC’s motion was unclear about how the charter school wasn’t complying with federal >
White students in Huntsville can’t transfer out of ‘failing’ schools
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Jan 20, 7:05 AM, The Huntsville Times:

The Alabama Accountability Act says that she can. The state law allows students to transfer out of 'failing' schools and into non-failing schools within the same school system. But McAfee's daughter won't be eligible for transfer because >
Glendale school board denies charter school’s request to use district’s facilities
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Jan 20, 6:42 AM, Glendale News-Press:

Organizers who plan to open a new charter school this fall in Glendale must look elsewhere in the Jewel City for their location following the Glendale school board's 5-0 vote Tuesday to deny the charter school's application to use a >
More problems for Boston Green Academy
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Jan 20, 6:37 AM, The Boston Globe:

A state education commissioner is recommending that Boston Green Academy in Brighton remain on probation for another three years as the long-struggling in-district charter school confronts disappointing results with its new middle school >
MISD: In-district charter schools could be part of reform effort
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Jan 20, 6:34 AM, Midland Reporter-Telegram:

Midland ISD could delve into discussions about its first in-district charter school, maybe as early as the end of the 2017-18 school year.
Banneker charter school seeks to start a high school at Westampton’s Friends Academy
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Jan 20, 6:32 AM, Burlington County Times:

The Benjamin Banneker Preparatory Charter School has submitted an application to the state requesting an expansion, and its choice of location is the closed Friends Academy in Westampton.