Thursday, October 02, 2014

SCORECARD ON EDUCATION COVERAGE

MAKING SENSE OF EDUCATION NEWS USING AMERICA’S FAVORITE PASTIME
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Online Learning 53%
General Teacher Issues 51%
Other Education Issues 50%
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Daily Headlines 10%
Teachers 26%
Spending 39%

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For School Tests, Measures to Detect Cheating Proliferate
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Sep 29, 8:42 AM, Wall Street Journal:

School districts from Delaware to Idaho are employing tactics such as hiring anti-cheating consultants, buying software to spot wrongdoers, and requiring testing companies to offer anti-cheating plans when seeking contracts.

Commentary: School choice can boost graduation rate
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Sep 26, 8:50 AM, Indianapolis Recorder:

We have seen the emerging success of school choice in Washington, D.C. where its opportunity scholarship program has a graduation rate of about 90 percent - compared to 50 percent in D.C. Public Schools.
Center for Union Facts says Randi Weingarten is ruining nation’s schools
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Sep 25, 8:55 AM, Washington Post:

The writer, Richard Berman, is a D.C.-based corporate communications consultant who is waging a national campaign against Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers.
Record number of homeless children enrolled in US public schools
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Sep 24, 8:54 AM, Christian Science Monitor:

A record number of homeless students were enrolled in US public schools last year, according to new numbers released Monday by the Department of Education.
Districts in Florida, Georgia Split School Prize
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Sep 23, 9:01 AM, Associated Press:

In a first for the largest education award given to public schools nationwide, jurors decided to split the $1 million Broad Prize between two urban districts - a past winner with an established record in Georgia and an up-and-coming >
Kevin Chavous: Education reform is not to blame for nation’s segregated schools
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Sep 22, 9:05 AM, New Pittsburgh Courier:

It is the great irony of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark desegregation case that celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, that segregation in our schools has gotten even worse, not better.
Why More Charter Schools Aren’t Unionized (CER in the news)
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Sep 19, 8:17 AM, Education Week:

Unions have struggled to gain traction in the fast-growing charter sector. As the number of charter schools has grown nationally, the number of unionized staff members has shrunk according to the most recent data from the Center for >
A School Without Principals? Yes, Really
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Sep 19, 8:15 AM, US News & World Report:

A group of teachers and union representatives gathered on a mid-summer morning in the small town of Forestville to discuss the details of opening a new school in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

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Detroit schools board votes to oust emergency manager
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Oct 1, 7:26 AM, The Detroit News:

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Jack Martin was voted out again by the district's board, the third time the panel voted to eliminate Martin's position.
Charter Plan Hijacked
3/6

Oct 1, 7:19 AM, The Tampa Tribune:

FL district decides to go it alone and expand elementary school on military base to include middle grades after rejecting similar charter proposals over past year.  Story touches charter attempts, says things fell apart after base >

Raleigh Charter High and Briarcliff Elementary win National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards
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Oct 1, 7:03 AM, News & Observer:

Raleigh Charter High School and Briarcliff Elementary School in Cary are among five schools in North Carolina and 337 nationally that are being honored for achieving very high learning standards or making notable improvements in closing >
Cleveland school district CEO Eric Gordon says there’s real hope for improvement in his State of the
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Oct 1, 6:46 AM, Plain Dealer:

Cleveland school district CEO Eric Gordon delivered his fourth State of the Schools report today, highlighting some academic gains but focusing more on cultural and structural changes he hopes will help students learn more in the future.
Advocates Say Charter Schools Offer Best Option
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Oct 1, 6:31 AM, WTOK-TV:

A fear of the unknown sparked its fair share of debate for charter schools in Mississippi. The Charter School Authorizer Board now has the option to expand the network by six schools. It will vote in December.
Charter school group appeals to state at public hearing
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Oct 1, 6:28 AM, The Tennessean:

The Tennessee State Board of Education held an appeal hearing last week in Robertson County for the Exalt Academy of Springfield, which has had its application for a charter school denied twice by the local Board of Education.
Christie Gives, and Receives, in Camden
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Oct 1, 6:20 AM, Wall Street Journal:

The Christie administration has essentially taken control of the school system and begun promoting a type of charter school centered on neighborhoods. He backed disbanding the police force last year in exchange for a Camden County >
Charter school’s petition ruled invalid
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Oct 1, 6:18 AM, Erie Times-News :

A lawyer for the Millcreek Township School District said organizers of a proposed charter school fraudulently made up names and addresses on petitions required to appeal a denial of the charter.
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Detroit schools board votes to oust emergency manager
/6

Oct 1, 7:26 AM, The Detroit News:

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Jack Martin was voted out again by the district's board, the third time the panel voted to eliminate Martin's position.
Charter Plan Hijacked
3/6

Oct 1, 7:19 AM, The Tampa Tribune:

FL district decides to go it alone and expand elementary school on military base to include middle grades after rejecting similar charter proposals over past year.  Story touches charter attempts, says things fell apart after base >

Raleigh Charter High and Briarcliff Elementary win National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards
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Oct 1, 7:03 AM, News & Observer:

Raleigh Charter High School and Briarcliff Elementary School in Cary are among five schools in North Carolina and 337 nationally that are being honored for achieving very high learning standards or making notable improvements in closing >
Cleveland school district CEO Eric Gordon says there’s real hope for improvement in his State of the
/6

Oct 1, 6:46 AM, Plain Dealer:

Cleveland school district CEO Eric Gordon delivered his fourth State of the Schools report today, highlighting some academic gains but focusing more on cultural and structural changes he hopes will help students learn more in the future.
Advocates Say Charter Schools Offer Best Option
/6

Oct 1, 6:31 AM, WTOK-TV:

A fear of the unknown sparked its fair share of debate for charter schools in Mississippi. The Charter School Authorizer Board now has the option to expand the network by six schools. It will vote in December.
Christie Gives, and Receives, in Camden
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Oct 1, 6:20 AM, Wall Street Journal:

The Christie administration has essentially taken control of the school system and begun promoting a type of charter school centered on neighborhoods. He backed disbanding the police force last year in exchange for a Camden County >
Charter school’s petition ruled invalid
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Oct 1, 6:18 AM, Erie Times-News :

A lawyer for the Millcreek Township School District said organizers of a proposed charter school fraudulently made up names and addresses on petitions required to appeal a denial of the charter.
Charter school leader offers to share techniques with principals
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Oct 1, 6:11 AM, New York Post:

Eva Moskowitz wants to share her Success. The charter school leader is inviting elementary school principals from across the city to attend a free workshop on techniques that have helped her schools post some of the highest test scores in >