Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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

37%

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For More Teens, Arrests by Police Replace School Discipline
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Oct 21, 8:55 AM, Wall Street Journal:

A generation ago, schoolchildren caught fighting in the corridors, sassing a teacher or skipping class might have ended up in detention. Today, there’s a good chance they will end up in police custody.
Deasy’s exit reflects other school battles across the U.S.
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Oct 21, 8:52 AM, Los Angeles Times:

John Deasy was one of a group of big-city school leaders to push for radical change: More independent charter schools, using student test scores to help evaluate teachers and relying less on seniority when teachers are laid off.
SPECIAL REPORT: RELIABILITY ON ‘STATE OF CHARTER SCHOOLS’
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Oct 20, 8:40 AM, The Media Bullpen:

Measuring the Reliability of the Detroit Free Press: State of Charter Schools, released today by The Media Bullpen©, found the Detroit Free Press news outlet to be only ten percent reliable in its June 22-29, 2014 series on charter >

Making the grade: Where does your state voucher program rank? (CER in the news)
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Oct 16, 9:15 AM, watchdogwire:

Want to know how state voucher programs stack up? The Center for Education Reform has the answer.
School standardized testing is under growing attack, leaders pledge changes
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Oct 16, 9:14 AM, Washington Post:

The standardized test, a hallmark of the accountability movement that has defined U.S. public education since 2002, is under growing attack from critics who say students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade are taking too many exams.
Group Will Rethink School Testing
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Oct 16, 9:13 AM, Wall Street Journal:

A group of top state education officials said Wednesday it aims to whittle down the number of tests students take in elementary and secondary schools by identifying and eliminating unnecessary ones.
Teachers Unions Are Putting Themselves On November’s Ballot
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Oct 15, 8:43 AM, TIME:

While many political power brokers have quietly agreed this year’s midterms are big snooze—boring, uncreative, and largely meaningless—the teachers unions stand out as a loud, insistent counterpoint.
Parents Claim No Choice, No Voice, in Children’s Education
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Oct 10, 7:35 AM, The Root:

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating claims in three school districts—New Orleans, Newark and Chicago—that black children are facing discrimination and segregation in school-enrollment programs.

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Newark mayor demands city schools return to local control in NYT op-ed
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Oct 21, 7:27 AM, New Jersey Advance:

Less than three weeks after Mayor Ras Baraka sent a letter to President Barack Obama criticizing school Superintendent Cami Anderson’s controversial ‘One Newark’ school overhaul plan, he has written a New York Times op-ed demanding the >
D.C. opens center to help drop-outs get back to school
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Oct 21, 7:03 AM, Washington Post:

District officials announced Monday the opening of a new centralized office dedicated to helping young high school dropouts get back on track to earn a diploma or GED.
Why Florida Is Fighting The U.S. Education Department Over English Learners
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Oct 21, 6:59 AM, WUSF News:

The Florida Legislature passed a law last spring that says the standardized test scores of English-language learners, known as ELLs, will count toward a school’s overall grade after two years of instruction. But federal law requires the >
State’s first-ever virtual school under probation threat
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Oct 21, 6:51 AM, Boston Globe:

The state’s first-ever virtual school is under threat of probation by state education officials because of low academic achievement and a failure to meet state curriculum standards.
Union has ‘deep anger’ over Coakley charter-school stance
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Oct 21, 6:49 AM, The Lowell Sun:

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Martha Coakley spent part of her weekend trying to patch up her campaign's relationship with a key constituency after her recent comments about charter schools left members of the state's largest teachers >

New charter school in Highland
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Oct 21, 6:43 AM, Highland Community News:

Part of the school's goal is to allow students a flexibility of options for educational success. In some cases Alta Vista helps students make up credits to get back on track and return to public school while in other cases students prefer >
Gaston’s student body: More children choosing alternatives
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Oct 21, 6:38 AM, Gaston Gazette :

Gaston County’s public school system still educates most of the county’s children, but more parents are choosing alternatives to the traditional schoolhouse.
Hamburg, Frontier school boards get 33 applicants – for 2 vacancies
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Oct 21, 6:36 AM, Buffalo News:

Thirty-three people want to serve on the school boards of Hamburg’s two districts. That’s despite the bizarre, soap operalike turns of events this year at the Hamburg Central School District and dire financial problems at Frontier Central >
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Newark mayor demands city schools return to local control in NYT op-ed
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Oct 21, 7:27 AM, New Jersey Advance:

Less than three weeks after Mayor Ras Baraka sent a letter to President Barack Obama criticizing school Superintendent Cami Anderson’s controversial ‘One Newark’ school overhaul plan, he has written a New York Times op-ed demanding the >
State’s first-ever virtual school under probation threat
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Oct 21, 6:51 AM, Boston Globe:

The state’s first-ever virtual school is under threat of probation by state education officials because of low academic achievement and a failure to meet state curriculum standards.
New charter school in Highland
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Oct 21, 6:43 AM, Highland Community News:

Part of the school's goal is to allow students a flexibility of options for educational success. In some cases Alta Vista helps students make up credits to get back on track and return to public school while in other cases students prefer >
Gaston’s student body: More children choosing alternatives
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Oct 21, 6:38 AM, Gaston Gazette :

Gaston County’s public school system still educates most of the county’s children, but more parents are choosing alternatives to the traditional schoolhouse.
Hamburg, Frontier school boards get 33 applicants – for 2 vacancies
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Oct 21, 6:36 AM, Buffalo News:

Thirty-three people want to serve on the school boards of Hamburg’s two districts. That’s despite the bizarre, soap operalike turns of events this year at the Hamburg Central School District and dire financial problems at Frontier Central >
Haverford school board protests cyber school bills
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Oct 21, 6:27 AM, News of Delaware County:

When it came time to approve the school district’s October check register, school board Vice President Coleen Bennett raised concerns regarding payments for cyber charter schools.
Piedmont Charter students oppose losing high school
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Oct 21, 6:07 AM, Gaston Gazette :

Monday night parents, students and teachers gathered to make plans for next week's school board meeting. They're trying to stand up to board members who voted to get rid of the high school grades at the charter school.
Bay County School Board Approves Three Charter Schools
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Oct 21, 6:03 AM, WMBB TV:

Fifth grade students at University Academy are already looking forward to the big jump into middle school.