Friday, September 30, 2016

SCORECARD ON EDUCATION COVERAGE

MAKING SENSE OF EDUCATION NEWS USING AMERICA’S FAVORITE PASTIME
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General Teacher Issues 50%
Other Education Issues 49%
Achievement 49%
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Teachers 26%
Spending 39%
Superintendents 40%

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U.S. Gives $245 Million in Grants to Support Charter Schools
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Sep 29, 7:10 AM, Wall Street Journal:

The federal government is pumping $245 million into the creation and expansion of public charter schools across the nation with hopes of helping students in low-income communities.
K-12 Education Shut Out of the Presidential Debate Spotlight
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Sep 27, 7:15 AM, Education Week:

K-12 education barely merited a mention in the first presidential debate Monday night. But child-care access got a quick—and early—shout-out.
Donald Trump calls school choice ‘new civil rights issue’ of our time
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Sep 26, 7:09 AM, Los Angeles Times:

Donald Trump had nothing to say at his rally Saturday about the recent police shootings of black men that have mobilized civil rights activists across the country -- but he did talk talk about what he sees as the "new civil rights issue of >
More than 150 black leaders call on NAACP to drop charter school opposition
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Sep 22, 6:53 AM, Washington Examiner:

More than 160 black leaders have signed a letter to the board of the NAACP, calling on the organization to reconsider its call for a national moratorium on public charter schools.
MA schools may be battle in wider fight for profit & privatization agendas
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Sep 22, 6:51 AM, Bay State Banner:

Charter expansion in Massachusetts appears to be part of a national movement, fueled, in part, by hedge funds, corporations and wealthy philanthropists. Some professors see a profit motive for those with ties to school-related businesses >
Study: Cap on charter schools hurts disadvantaged students
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Sep 16, 6:56 AM, Washington Examiner:

According to a study from the centrist Brookings Institution, the cap on the number of charter schools in Massachusetts hurts disadvantaged students.
America has a teacher shortage, and a new study says it’s getting worse
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Sep 15, 6:54 AM, Washington Post:

The United States is facing its first major teacher shortage since the 1990s, one that could develop into a crisis for schools in many parts of the country, according to a new study by the Learning Policy Institute, an education think tank.
Donald Trump Backs Merit Pay, Funds for School Choice (CER in the news)
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Sep 14, 6:57 AM, Education Week:

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is pledging that, if elected, he'd be the "nation's biggest cheerleader for school choice" and would offer states the chance to use $20 billion in federal money to create vouchers allowing children >


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Two SCS schools receive national honor for closing achievement gap
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Sep 29, 6:57 AM, The Commercial Appeal:

The U.S. Department of Education recognized two Shelby County Schools on Wednesday for their work closing the achievement gap.
Library, charter costs challenge BPS
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Sep 29, 6:49 AM, Bay State Banner:

The strained finances of the Boston Public Schools were center focus in a School Committee meeting last week. Officials, committee members and other attendees spoke on the impact of this year’s budget shortfall, including classes teeming >
Opinion split on petition to open charter high school in Richmond
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Sep 29, 6:46 AM, Richmond Confidential:

Barely two weeks after the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCSUD) Board of Education voted not to sell Adams Middle School to Caliber Schools, the charter school organization petitioned the Board to open a high school in the >
Five new charter schools to open in Georgia during 2017-18 school year
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Sep 29, 6:44 AM, Atlanta Business Chronicle:

There's good news for teachers looking for a job — the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) approved petitions for five new state charter schools to open in the 2017-18 school year.
Federal court upholds Alabama law banning state payroll deductions for political groups
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Sep 29, 6:38 AM, The Birmingham News:

A federal appeals court has upheld an Alabama law that prohibited payroll deductions from state and local government employees to pay dues to organizations that use part of the money for political purposes.
MAP ACADEMY: Prospective charter school would target non-traditional students from Plymouth, Wareham
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Sep 29, 6:36 AM, Wicked Local Plymouth:

A new charter school specially designed to help non-traditional students is being mapped out for Plymouth. Map Academy has passed the preliminary round of state approvals and has been invited to submit a full application to the state >
Pro-charter school groups join lawsuit over money
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Sep 29, 6:32 AM, Jackson Clarion Ledger:

A Hinds County judge will let three groups that favor charter schools intervene in a lawsuit challenging whether such schools can legally receive Mississippi education money.
Achievement First looking toward charter-school expansion in Rhode Island
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Sep 29, 6:29 AM, Providence Journal:

Achievement First, a charter-school network with two elementary schools in Providence, is expected to submit an application to the state to expand.
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Two SCS schools receive national honor for closing achievement gap
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Sep 29, 6:57 AM, The Commercial Appeal:

The U.S. Department of Education recognized two Shelby County Schools on Wednesday for their work closing the achievement gap.
Library, charter costs challenge BPS
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Sep 29, 6:49 AM, Bay State Banner:

The strained finances of the Boston Public Schools were center focus in a School Committee meeting last week. Officials, committee members and other attendees spoke on the impact of this year’s budget shortfall, including classes teeming >
Opinion split on petition to open charter high school in Richmond
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Sep 29, 6:46 AM, Richmond Confidential:

Barely two weeks after the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCSUD) Board of Education voted not to sell Adams Middle School to Caliber Schools, the charter school organization petitioned the Board to open a high school in the >
MAP ACADEMY: Prospective charter school would target non-traditional students from Plymouth, Wareham
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Sep 29, 6:36 AM, Wicked Local Plymouth:

A new charter school specially designed to help non-traditional students is being mapped out for Plymouth. Map Academy has passed the preliminary round of state approvals and has been invited to submit a full application to the state >
Chicago Teachers Union sets Oct. 11 strike date
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Sep 29, 6:25 AM, Chicago Sun-Times:

Determined to control the bargaining clock and “call the question” on what could be the second walkout since Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office, the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates on Wednesday set a strike date of Oct. >
Tykes at Paterson’s newest charter school proclaim themselves ‘Agents of Change’
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Sep 29, 6:17 AM, Paterson Press:

The growth of charter schools in the city has been a point of controversy in Paterson. On one side, advocates assert the charters provide a much-needed choice for city parents. On the other are critics who argue that the charters are >
Duluth’s online school still faces challenges
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Sep 29, 6:09 AM, Duluth News Tribune:

The Duluth school district's online school begins its third year with about 90 students; a huge jump from the school's beginnings, when just a handful were taking classes.
Virtual Academy expands to serve more students
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Sep 29, 6:03 AM, Bossier Press-Tribune :

The hybrid program has been expanded to offer Bossier Parish children in 6th-12th grades the opportunity to customize their schedules by working on-line from home, attending class on one of the two campuses for face-to-face instruction, or >