Friday, October 31, 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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Time-Teacher Spat Grows
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Oct 30, 8:41 AM, The Daily Caller:

The feud between unionized teachers and Time magazine is continuing, with the country’s second-largest teachers union planning a demonstration outside the publication’s New York City headquarters on Thursday afternoon.
For the first time, schools in the nation’s largest charter network are investing in technolog
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Oct 30, 7:02 AM, The Hechinger Report:

The nation’s largest non-profit charter network, KIPP has garnered national attention in its 20 years of existence, and its shift into blended learning is no exception.
New Report: Past Year A ‘Landmark’ For Ed Reform
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Oct 29, 9:15 AM, Daily Caller:

ALEC, a non-profit collection of conservative state legislators that endorses and promotes legislation on a variety of topics, is on its nineteenth edition of the Report Card, which grades each U.S. state based on its adoption of certain >

The War on Teacher Tenure
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Oct 28, 9:23 AM, TIME:

It’s really difficult to fire a bad teacher. A group of Silicon Valley investors wants to change that

Column: Five questions to ask school board candidates, members
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Oct 27, 8:49 AM, Coon Rapids ECM Publishers:

Here are five questions you might want to ask school board candidates or members running for re-election this fall. Because schools play a huge role in making communities attractive places to live and work, you might also talk with the >
Over-testing pushback gets attention of White House
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Oct 27, 8:44 AM, Deseret News:

As Common Core curriculum and testing has settled in, resistance to the high-stakes tests has intensified. The Council of Chief State School Officers announced guidelines it hoped would ensure that testing was limited and purposeful.
Kevin Chavous: Choose the best school for your child
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Oct 24, 9:18 AM, Indianapolis Recorder:

When it comes to a child’s needs, goals and their learning style – a parent is the one who knows exactly what it takes for their child to be successful. That’s why school choice matters – parents are empowered to choose the best school for >
Throwing Off Balance
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Oct 22, 9:01 AM, New York Times:

Although new funding cap that most states face aims at leveling playing field between wealthy and less affluent districts, disparity between rich and poor is clear. Local philanthropic support in wealthier neighborhood raises more money >


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Scholarships: 2,000 low-income Philly kids to go to nonpublic schools
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Oct 31, 7:38 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

The Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia announced Thursday that 2,000 new, four-year scholarships were available to help low-income city families send their children to nonpublic schools for kindergarten through eighth grade.
Frayser Battleground for Achievement Schools
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Oct 31, 6:23 AM, Memphis Daily News:

After two years of being confronted with bad student achievement data, teachers at schools on the Achievement School District’s list for a takeover are confronting the ASD and charter organizations with data from the first two years of the >
Failed charter a drag on Pasco County School District
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Oct 31, 6:16 AM, The Tampa Tribune:

The Pasco County School District is running into problems closing out the books on a Zephyrhills charter school for autistic students that shut down at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
Challenges of having charter schools in city buildings are being tackled by an expert panel
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Oct 31, 6:03 AM, New York Daily News:

Encouraging public involvement and making sure special-needs students have enough space are two of the greatly anticipated recommendations from an expert panel assembled to tackle the issue of charter schools in city buildings, the Daily >
Success Academy exposes methods to outsiders, up close
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Oct 31, 5:56 AM, Capital New York:

The Success Academy charter school network opened its doors to 60 district and charter school principals on Thursday in the largest and most extensive public display of how the politically controversial network has operated in its >
New York City Comptroller to Audit Success Academy Charter Network
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Oct 31, 5:53 AM, New York Times:

The New York City comptroller, Scott M. Stringer, announced plans on Thursday to audit Success Academy, the large charter school network run by Eva S. Moskowitz, as well as three other charter schools, setting the stage for a possible >
CPS wants to delay new standardized exam; state’s answer is still ‘No’
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Oct 31, 5:43 AM, Chicago Sun-Times:

That’s in spite of Chicago Public Schools’ recent request and ongoing lobbying efforts for another year’s reprieve from the new test. The district’s schools “are simply not ready for the full-scale implementation of the test” and “the >
Are bad teachers protected and are teacher evaluations fair?
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Oct 31, 5:39 AM, KVIA-TV:

In Texas, public school teachers don't have tenure, but the perception is even the bad ones are still very much protected.
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Scholarships: 2,000 low-income Philly kids to go to nonpublic schools
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Oct 31, 7:38 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

The Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia announced Thursday that 2,000 new, four-year scholarships were available to help low-income city families send their children to nonpublic schools for kindergarten through eighth grade.
Frayser Battleground for Achievement Schools
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Oct 31, 6:23 AM, Memphis Daily News:

After two years of being confronted with bad student achievement data, teachers at schools on the Achievement School District’s list for a takeover are confronting the ASD and charter organizations with data from the first two years of the >
Failed charter a drag on Pasco County School District
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Oct 31, 6:16 AM, The Tampa Tribune:

The Pasco County School District is running into problems closing out the books on a Zephyrhills charter school for autistic students that shut down at the end of the 2013-14 school year.
Challenges of having charter schools in city buildings are being tackled by an expert panel
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Oct 31, 6:03 AM, New York Daily News:

Encouraging public involvement and making sure special-needs students have enough space are two of the greatly anticipated recommendations from an expert panel assembled to tackle the issue of charter schools in city buildings, the Daily >
Success Academy exposes methods to outsiders, up close
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Oct 31, 5:56 AM, Capital New York:

The Success Academy charter school network opened its doors to 60 district and charter school principals on Thursday in the largest and most extensive public display of how the politically controversial network has operated in its >
New York City Comptroller to Audit Success Academy Charter Network
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Oct 31, 5:53 AM, New York Times:

The New York City comptroller, Scott M. Stringer, announced plans on Thursday to audit Success Academy, the large charter school network run by Eva S. Moskowitz, as well as three other charter schools, setting the stage for a possible >
CPS wants to delay new standardized exam; state’s answer is still ‘No’
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Oct 31, 5:43 AM, Chicago Sun-Times:

That’s in spite of Chicago Public Schools’ recent request and ongoing lobbying efforts for another year’s reprieve from the new test. The district’s schools “are simply not ready for the full-scale implementation of the test” and “the >
Chicago dominates top of state list with elite schools, with a catch
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Oct 31, 5:16 AM, Chicago Sun-Times:

Once again, Chicago’s elite high schools dominate the top of state’s high schools, with selective-enrollment schools taking the top four statewide spots.