Monday, December 17, 2018


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The Supreme Court Dealt a Blow to Unions, But It Wasn’t a Knock Out
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Dec 13, 8:33 AM, Intelligencer:

There’s no question that the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling in Janus v. AFSCME hurt organized labor. The court’s 5-4 opinion found that public sector unions violated the First Amendment by collecting agency fees from workers who aren’t >
Is an All Charter School System Really the Way to Go?
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Dec 13, 8:31 AM, New York Times:

New Orleans — Educators nationwide want to reduce the achievement gap — the disparity in test scores, grades, and educational attainment — between lower-income and minority students and their peers. The question, of course, is how to do >
A Guarantee of Tuition-Free College Can Have Life-Changing Effects
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Dec 12, 8:41 AM, The Atlantic:

Highly selective colleges have long struggled with racial and economic diversity. At 38 such institutions in the United States, more students come from households in the top 1 percent than from those in the bottom 60 percent. That is in >
No Homework. It’s the New Thing in U.S. Schools.
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Dec 12, 8:40 AM, Wall Street Journal:

School districts across the country are banning homework, forbidding it on certain days or just not grading it, in response to parents who complain of overload and some experts who say too much can be detrimental.
Reality Check Episode 48: The Future of Education — Reimagining Learning with Kelly Young
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Dec 11, 8:41 AM, National Review Online:

Kelly Young, executive director of Education Reimagined, joins Reality Check to talk about her quest to bring learner-centric education models and methods to the forefront of practice in the field and tools and techniques to the hands of >
Does It Matter Where You Go to College?
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Dec 11, 8:38 AM, The Atlantic:

This year, more than 2 million Americans will apply to college. Most will aim for nearby schools without global brands or billion-dollar endowments. But for the tens of thousands of families applying to America’s most elite institutions, >
Controversial Virtual School Operator Pivots to Job Training
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Dec 11, 8:37 AM, U.S. News & World Report:

K12 INC., THE controversial for-profit virtual charter school operator, plans to pivot its entire platform to career education and has laid the groundwork to offer the new programs in 40 states over the next three years.
Opinion: The Misguided Priorities of Our Educational System
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Dec 10, 8:55 AM, New York Times:

People often applaud vocational education in theory, provided it is “for someone else’s kids.” Those kids are most kids, and a false promise of college success does more harm than good. We owe them our focus and the best pathway that we >

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We’re school shopping for mediocre:’ Richmond’s students and parents try to navigate a ‘broken’ education system
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Dec 17, 6:22 AM, Richmond Confidential:

But in other ways the family’s story mirrors dozens of others told to Richmond Confidential, which spoke to over a dozen students and parents about how they choose the school that was right for them. Many shared stories of being scarred by >
‘It’s shameful.’ Lawmakers’ panel sounds alarm on Texas schools
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Dec 17, 6:17 AM, Houston Chronicle:

Texas slipped to 46th in the nation in fourth-grade reading. Even the best school districts report that just half their low-income students are at grade level. And just 28 percent of graduating seniors earn a post-secondary degree or >
Editorial: SC Lawmakers must heed calls for comprehensive education reform
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Dec 17, 6:12 AM, Charleston Post and Courier:

With the start of the 2019 legislative session just weeks away, the time for platitudes about comprehensive education reform is over. Unlike previous years, state lawmakers must back up their words with action and make meaningful changes >
First Arizona charter schools: 'Like the Oklahoma Land Rush,' a world with few boundaries
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Dec 17, 6:08 AM, Arizona Republic:

The Charter Gamble: In this series, we examine how Arizona committed 25 years ago to the then-untested concept of charter schools, and what the program has meant for the state. Today, Part 2, the state's first charter schools scramble to >

State seeks to create more charter school seats with federal funds
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Dec 17, 6:02 AM, Delaware First Media:

Earlier this fall, Delaware received a $10.4 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education to improve state’s charter school system.
Local View: St. Mary's plight shows need for school choice
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Dec 17, 5:59 AM, The Lincoln Journal Star:

Many low-income, racially diverse parents in our community just lost access to an education they know is best for their children. And when students and parents lose educational opportunity, our entire community loses.
Thousands of LAUSD teachers march in downtown LA for better pay, smaller class size
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Dec 17, 5:58 AM, LA Daily News:

With the first strike in nearly 30 years looming in the new year, teachers use Saturday's demonstration to send a message during contentious negotiations with the nation's second largest school district.
Opinion: Success of charter schools in Florida is measurable, meaningful
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Dec 17, 5:52 AM, Star-Banner:

The Star-Banner’s Nov. 23 editorial, “Charter school oversight?”, exemplifies how charter opponents put their personal feelings above student needs. Educational choice is not the enemy of traditional public schools. It is the result of >
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We’re school shopping for mediocre:’ Richmond’s students and parents try to navigate a ‘broken’ education system
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Dec 17, 6:22 AM, Richmond Confidential:

But in other ways the family’s story mirrors dozens of others told to Richmond Confidential, which spoke to over a dozen students and parents about how they choose the school that was right for them. Many shared stories of being scarred by >
Local View: St. Mary's plight shows need for school choice
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Dec 17, 5:59 AM, The Lincoln Journal Star:

Many low-income, racially diverse parents in our community just lost access to an education they know is best for their children. And when students and parents lose educational opportunity, our entire community loses.
Thousands of LAUSD teachers march in downtown LA for better pay, smaller class size
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Dec 17, 5:58 AM, LA Daily News:

With the first strike in nearly 30 years looming in the new year, teachers use Saturday's demonstration to send a message during contentious negotiations with the nation's second largest school district.
Commentary: How to Fix Chicago
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Dec 14, 8:44 AM, U.S. News & World Report:

Chicago Public Schools' troubles run much deeper than can be fixed by simply electing its leadership. The same forward-thinking Chicagoans who recognize our city's form of school governance is an outlier must apply the same ingenuity to >
L.A. teachers could strike a few weeks from now. Here’s what you need to know
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Dec 14, 8:26 AM, Los Angeles Times:

If you are in any way associated with L.A. public schools, you’ve probably been hearing quite a bit about the possibility of a teachers strike. The teachers union could call for one in the next few weeks.
8 struggling Clark County schools face possible charter competition
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Dec 14, 8:06 AM, Las Vegas Review-Journal:

Eight struggling Clark County middle schools face potential competition from neighborhood charter schools after being approved Thursday by the State Board of Education to participate in the Achievement School District initiative.
Longview ISD submits application to team up with charter school on seven campuses next fall
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Dec 14, 8:05 AM, Longview News-Journal:

Longview ISD submitted an application to the Texas Education Agency on Thursday in hopes of turning over operations at seven campuses to a nonprofit charter school network in the 2019-20 school year.
A clearer path
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Dec 14, 7:23 AM, The Daily Record:

Twenty Cañon City High School students in the 2019-20 school year will begin a trek toward not only earning a high school diploma but getting some significant college credits under their belts — all at no cost.

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We’re school shopping for mediocre:’ Richmond’s students and parents try to navigate a ‘broken’ education system
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Dec 17, 6:22 AM, Richmond Confidential:

But in other ways the family’s story mirrors dozens of others told to Richmond Confidential, which spoke to over a dozen students and parents about how they choose the school that was right for them. Many shared stories of being scarred by >
‘It’s shameful.’ Lawmakers’ panel sounds alarm on Texas schools
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Dec 17, 6:17 AM, Houston Chronicle:

Texas slipped to 46th in the nation in fourth-grade reading. Even the best school districts report that just half their low-income students are at grade level. And just 28 percent of graduating seniors earn a post-secondary degree or >
Editorial: SC Lawmakers must heed calls for comprehensive education reform
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Dec 17, 6:12 AM, Charleston Post and Courier:

With the start of the 2019 legislative session just weeks away, the time for platitudes about comprehensive education reform is over. Unlike previous years, state lawmakers must back up their words with action and make meaningful changes >
First Arizona charter schools: 'Like the Oklahoma Land Rush,' a world with few boundaries
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Dec 17, 6:08 AM, Arizona Republic:

The Charter Gamble: In this series, we examine how Arizona committed 25 years ago to the then-untested concept of charter schools, and what the program has meant for the state. Today, Part 2, the state's first charter schools scramble to >

State seeks to create more charter school seats with federal funds
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Dec 17, 6:02 AM, Delaware First Media:

Earlier this fall, Delaware received a $10.4 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education to improve state’s charter school system.
Local View: St. Mary's plight shows need for school choice
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Dec 17, 5:59 AM, The Lincoln Journal Star:

Many low-income, racially diverse parents in our community just lost access to an education they know is best for their children. And when students and parents lose educational opportunity, our entire community loses.
Thousands of LAUSD teachers march in downtown LA for better pay, smaller class size
/6

Dec 17, 5:58 AM, LA Daily News:

With the first strike in nearly 30 years looming in the new year, teachers use Saturday's demonstration to send a message during contentious negotiations with the nation's second largest school district.
Opinion: Success of charter schools in Florida is measurable, meaningful
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Dec 17, 5:52 AM, Star-Banner:

The Star-Banner’s Nov. 23 editorial, “Charter school oversight?”, exemplifies how charter opponents put their personal feelings above student needs. Educational choice is not the enemy of traditional public schools. It is the result of >

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We’re school shopping for mediocre:’ Richmond’s students and parents try to navigate a ‘broken’ education system
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Dec 17, 6:22 AM, Richmond Confidential:

But in other ways the family’s story mirrors dozens of others told to Richmond Confidential, which spoke to over a dozen students and parents about how they choose the school that was right for them. Many shared stories of being scarred by >
‘It’s shameful.’ Lawmakers’ panel sounds alarm on Texas schools
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Dec 17, 6:17 AM, Houston Chronicle:

Texas slipped to 46th in the nation in fourth-grade reading. Even the best school districts report that just half their low-income students are at grade level. And just 28 percent of graduating seniors earn a post-secondary degree or >
Editorial: SC Lawmakers must heed calls for comprehensive education reform
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Dec 17, 6:12 AM, Charleston Post and Courier:

With the start of the 2019 legislative session just weeks away, the time for platitudes about comprehensive education reform is over. Unlike previous years, state lawmakers must back up their words with action and make meaningful changes >
First Arizona charter schools: 'Like the Oklahoma Land Rush,' a world with few boundaries
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Dec 17, 6:08 AM, Arizona Republic:

The Charter Gamble: In this series, we examine how Arizona committed 25 years ago to the then-untested concept of charter schools, and what the program has meant for the state. Today, Part 2, the state's first charter schools scramble to >

State seeks to create more charter school seats with federal funds
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Dec 17, 6:02 AM, Delaware First Media:

Earlier this fall, Delaware received a $10.4 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education to improve state’s charter school system.
Local View: St. Mary's plight shows need for school choice
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Dec 17, 5:59 AM, The Lincoln Journal Star:

Many low-income, racially diverse parents in our community just lost access to an education they know is best for their children. And when students and parents lose educational opportunity, our entire community loses.
Thousands of LAUSD teachers march in downtown LA for better pay, smaller class size
/6

Dec 17, 5:58 AM, LA Daily News:

With the first strike in nearly 30 years looming in the new year, teachers use Saturday's demonstration to send a message during contentious negotiations with the nation's second largest school district.
Opinion: Success of charter schools in Florida is measurable, meaningful
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Dec 17, 5:52 AM, Star-Banner:

The Star-Banner’s Nov. 23 editorial, “Charter school oversight?”, exemplifies how charter opponents put their personal feelings above student needs. Educational choice is not the enemy of traditional public schools. It is the result of >