Saturday, August 01, 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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Kline to chair No Child Left Behind conference committee
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Jul 31, 8:05 AM, Pioneer Press :

Rep. John Kline, R-Burnsville, was named Thursday to chair a House-Senate conference committee to draft compromise legislation replacing the public school funding and oversight law signed by President George W. Bush in 2002.
Compromise Creating Change
5/6

Jul 29, 8:17 AM, Washington Post:

As their staffs anxiously waited in an ante room, Murray and Alexander made an old-school deal —they would find common ground and together write a bipartisan bill. They would compromise.

Expect Education To Be Big Issue In 2016 Presidential Campaign, Survey Shows
5/6

Jul 28, 8:13 AM, Forbes:

What’s the most important issue facing the country? As usual, it’s the economy and jobs, according to the latest annual survey from the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. But education is the second issue on the minds of >

Kevin P Chavous: A good education by any means necessary
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Jul 24, 8:10 AM, Michigan Chronicle:

Without the options provided through the Milwaukee Parental Choice program, young Mical would be trapped in a failing school. In reauthorizing ESEA, Congress needs to create an environment where similar school choice options will be made >
Future Of NCLB Uncertain
5/6

Jul 24, 7:40 AM, The Deseret News:

When the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a new education bill to replace the increasingly unworkable and unpopular No Child Left Behind law last week, one key amendment lay on the cutting room floor.

Charter Unions Face Controversy
5/6

Jul 23, 8:39 AM:

Established as the next frontier in low-bureaucracy education reform, publicly funded charter schools had been off-limits for teachers’ unions, whom some politicians and ed-reform activists see as part of the problem with traditional >

Education groups urge Congress to finish the job on No Child Left Behind
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Jul 23, 8:32 AM, Washington Post:

Ten national education groups on Wednesday urged Congress to move quickly to finalize revisions to No Child Left Behind, the nation’s main federal education law.
Parents Rally for Choice
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Jul 22, 8:55 AM


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Charter Schools Are Especially Good for ELL Students
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Jul 31, 8:03 AM, National Journal:

Charter schools, it turns out, are doing a better job of educating English-language learners than traditional public schools. That's a bright spot in an otherwise bleak report on Texas charters.
Poll: School board members want less federal intrusion
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Jul 31, 7:59 AM, Albany Times Union:

School board members in New York have a message for Congress: Butt out. It's not actually that blunt, but a survey by the statewide School Boards Association shows that local board members overwhelmingly oppose the level of dictates that >
Garaway district launches digital academy
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Jul 31, 7:57 AM, Times Reporter:

Garaway Virtual Academy Program Coordinator Chuck Zobel shows off one of the new white-board tables, where students can complete their online coursework, in the former library at the high school in Sugarcreek on Thursday.
Boston’s summer programs help combat learning loss during break
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Jul 31, 7:33 AM, Boston Globe:

The programs can help students reduce learning losses and narrow the achievement gap, according to data released last December from an ongoing study conducted in Boston and other urban areas by the RAND Corporation. Tommy Chang, >
Gift of $8.5 Million for Charter Schools
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Jul 31, 6:42 AM, Wall Street Journal:

Billionaire hedge-fund manager John Paulson and his wife, Jenny, have donated $8.5 million to support a New York City charter school network.
In lawsuit, House Speaker Eves accuses LePage of blackmail
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Jul 31, 6:29 AM, Bangor Daily News :

The lawsuit alleges LePage “blackmailed’ Good Will-Hinckley — a Fairfield nonprofit that had recently hired Eves to be its president — by threatening to withhold state funding if the organization didn’t fire >
PA Cyber offered severance package to nonunion employees
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Jul 31, 6:22 AM, Beaver County Times :

Nonunion employees laid off by the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School last week were offered a severance package while virtual classroom teachers were left with recall rights under their new contract.
SC House study panel discusses boosting teacher pay
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Jul 31, 6:10 AM, The State:

A House panel's solution for putting more high-quality teachers in rural South Carolina classrooms could involve paying higher salaries.
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Garaway district launches digital academy
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Jul 31, 7:57 AM, Times Reporter:

Garaway Virtual Academy Program Coordinator Chuck Zobel shows off one of the new white-board tables, where students can complete their online coursework, in the former library at the high school in Sugarcreek on Thursday.
Boston’s summer programs help combat learning loss during break
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Jul 31, 7:33 AM, Boston Globe:

The programs can help students reduce learning losses and narrow the achievement gap, according to data released last December from an ongoing study conducted in Boston and other urban areas by the RAND Corporation. Tommy Chang, >
Gift of $8.5 Million for Charter Schools
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Jul 31, 6:42 AM, Wall Street Journal:

Billionaire hedge-fund manager John Paulson and his wife, Jenny, have donated $8.5 million to support a New York City charter school network.
PA Cyber offered severance package to nonunion employees
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Jul 31, 6:22 AM, Beaver County Times :

Nonunion employees laid off by the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School last week were offered a severance package while virtual classroom teachers were left with recall rights under their new contract.
Growing interest in school vouchers in WNC
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Jul 31, 5:53 AM, Asheville Citizen-Times:

Even before the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of a school voucher program, interest in the taxpayer-funded scholarships to private schools seemed to be growing among Western North Carolina families.
More students leaving Worcester, fewer coming in via school choice
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Jul 31, 5:09 AM, Telegram & Gazette:

There’s a widening gap between the number of students leaving and coming into the Worcester public schools through school choice, the district’s latest data shows.
Decade of Change
4/6

Jul 30, 6:56 AM, The Times-Picayune:

The state Recovery School District predates Katrina. But it became inextricably tied up with hurricane recovery when it took over 100 of New Orleans' 126 public schools after the storm.

Trouble at Frances Marion
5/6

Jul 30, 6:54 AM, Ocala Star Banner:

The School Board has ordered an audit of Francis Marion Military Academy and Francis Marion Charter School after accusations of financial mismanagement were relayed to School District officials.