Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Column: Let public charter schools succeed
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Apr 17, 8:32 AM, USA Today:

In Illinois you can almost imagine the spittle on their lips as furious lawmakers take aim at charter schools. Some want to do away with a commission that considers appeals when charters get spurned by local school boards. Others want to >
Federal Charter Measure Clears Hurdle in House
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Apr 16, 7:43 AM, Education Week:

States and districts would be encouraged to help grow high-quality charter schools—and ensure that they enroll and retain English-language learners and students in special education—under a bipartisan bill approved overwhelmingly by the >
Parents Camp Out, Risk Jail to Get Kids into Better Schools (CER in the news)
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Apr 14, 9:10 AM, The Heartland Institute:

Every year, parents across the country camp out and line up to get their kids into good schools. Some have even risked jail terms.
Commentary: This Toxic Standards Fight Isn’t Helping Students
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Apr 14, 9:08 AM, Education Week:

I respect education policy debate and discussion, but the division and bickering around the standards has me “sick and tired.” Not only are we embroiled in a growing verbal death match, but partisan politics has once again taken precedence >
Judge Sides with Louisiana in Voucher Case (CER in the news)
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Apr 11, 7:30 AM, Washington Free Beacon:

A federal court has rejected attempts by the Justice Department to scrap Louisiana’s school choice program, ending a months-long battle between the state and the Obama administration.
Op-Ed: Where the G.O.P. Gets It Right
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Apr 10, 8:47 AM, New York Times:

Republicans were right to blow the whistle on broken school systems, for education in inner-city schools is the civil rights issue of the 21st century. Democrats, in cahoots with teachers’ unions and protective of a dysfunctional system, >
Judge: State must provide info on vouchers to U.S.
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Apr 9, 7:12 AM, Times-Picyaune:

A federal judge has ordered Louisiana education officials to provide federal lawyers with regular reports each year on students and schools involved in a state voucher programthat provides public funding for some students attending private >
Opinion: Outsourcing of public education is no answer
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Apr 9, 6:06 AM, St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Every public school should be the kind of school where you want to send your child. They should be safe and welcoming, with teachers who have the tools and resources they need.

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FL District: Abundance Of Teaching Jobs
4/6

Apr 17, 8:46 AM, Daytona Beach News-Journal:

Volusia Co school district holds job fair, expects to hire 400 teachers next year. Officials says shortage result of high teacher retirement, state class size limits, lack of education majors at local universities. Stress on teaching >

Opinion: That public school is not for you
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Apr 17, 8:30 AM, New York Daily News:

But while we expect exclusivity in private life in New York City, it is startling to see the same phenomenon at work in our most public institution, the public-school system. With admission to gifted and talented schools now in process, >
Commentary: Once again, state lawmakers playing politics with our children’s education
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Apr 17, 8:28 AM, The Tampa Tribune:

This bill foolishly ignores the wisdom of the 67 district school superintendents and the Florida School Board Association. Both groups have repeatedly called for a three-year suspension of the entire accountability system to get it right >
SFPS confident dropout program is constitutional
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Apr 17, 8:13 AM, Albuquerque Journal:

Santa Fe Public Schools is confident the program it plans to initiate to recapture students who have dropped out of school and put them on track to earn a high school diploma meets state constitutional requirements.
Oklahoma Senate approves bill giving options to third-grade reading requirement
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Apr 17, 8:03 AM, Tulsa World:

The Senate passed a measure Wednesday designed to give students who can't pass a third-grade reading test more options for promotion to the next grade.
Competing Views of Teacher Tenure Are on Display in California Case
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Apr 17, 7:34 AM, New York Times:

These are two vastly different portraits of California’s education system. In one, poor and minority students are frequently placed in front of incompetent teachers whose blackboards are filled with basic misspellings and who play >
Fresno teachers union opposes extension of No Child Left Behind waiver
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Apr 17, 7:15 AM, The Fresno Bee:

Officials with the Fresno teachers union are urging district administrators to follow the lead of another California school district in opting not to seek renewal of a waiver from federal accountability rules.
Schools set higher graduation goals, issue fewer waivers
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Apr 17, 7:05 AM, Indianapolis Star:

With new data showing continued improvement in graduation rates, Indianapolis Public Schools is looking to further boost those numbers — with less help from waivers that exempt students from passing state tests to earn diplomas.
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FL District: Abundance Of Teaching Jobs
4/6

Apr 17, 8:46 AM, Daytona Beach News-Journal:

Volusia Co school district holds job fair, expects to hire 400 teachers next year. Officials says shortage result of high teacher retirement, state class size limits, lack of education majors at local universities. Stress on teaching >

Opinion: That public school is not for you
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Apr 17, 8:30 AM, New York Daily News:

But while we expect exclusivity in private life in New York City, it is startling to see the same phenomenon at work in our most public institution, the public-school system. With admission to gifted and talented schools now in process, >
SFPS confident dropout program is constitutional
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Apr 17, 8:13 AM, Albuquerque Journal:

Santa Fe Public Schools is confident the program it plans to initiate to recapture students who have dropped out of school and put them on track to earn a high school diploma meets state constitutional requirements.
Fresno teachers union opposes extension of No Child Left Behind waiver
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Apr 17, 7:15 AM, The Fresno Bee:

Officials with the Fresno teachers union are urging district administrators to follow the lead of another California school district in opting not to seek renewal of a waiver from federal accountability rules.
Schools set higher graduation goals, issue fewer waivers
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Apr 17, 7:05 AM, Indianapolis Star:

With new data showing continued improvement in graduation rates, Indianapolis Public Schools is looking to further boost those numbers — with less help from waivers that exempt students from passing state tests to earn diplomas.
‘School Turnaround’ offers to partner with East High
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Apr 17, 6:24 AM, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:

An Albany-based school turnaround specialist was the only company to offer to partner with East High School in its state-mandated turnaround, the district announced Wednesday afternoon.
Ann Arbor Public Schools attracts 691 potential new students toward ‘breakthrough year’
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Apr 17, 6:13 AM, The Ann Arbor News:

Concerted efforts by Ann Arbor Public Schools leaders to add new programs as a way to build enrollment—and bolster the district's budget—are beginning to show signs of success.
Opinion: Turnaround for struggling schools worth the upheaval
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Apr 17, 5:54 AM, Chicago Sun-Times:

The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday will decide whether to apply a radical treatment to three struggling schools.