Sunday, February 19, 2017

SCORECARD ON EDUCATION COVERAGE

MAKING SENSE OF EDUCATION NEWS USING AMERICA’S FAVORITE PASTIME
Media is More Reliable On
General Teacher Issues 50%
Achievement 49%
Other Education Issues 49%
Media is Less Reliable On
Teachers 26%
Charter Schools 35%
School Choice 37%

Reliability Score

28%

About Bullpen Scores


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The Catholic Schools Saved by Vouchers
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Feb 17, 7:57 AM, The Atlantic:

Catholic schools, once a mainstay for the Irish, Italian, and Polish communities in American cities, are struggling. With shrinking numbers of nuns as a source of free labor, and fewer parishioners passing the donation baskets on Sunday >
Researchers: Don’t expand virtual schools as is
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Feb 17, 7:56 AM, USA Today:

New research released Thursday suggests that efforts to quickly ramp up online “virtual” public schools nationwide could have a downside: lower achievement for the students who most need a boost.
In her first public speech, DeVos praises a choice many endorse: magnet schools
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Feb 16, 8:08 AM, Los Angeles Times:

Betsy DeVos' confirmation has stoked fears about undermining public schools, in large part because of the secretary of Education's full-throated support for school vouchers.
Trump praises DeVos, pledges to expand school choice
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Feb 15, 8:05 AM, The Washington Times:

President Trump took a victory lap with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday, saying her confirmation after “a very unfair trial” in the Senate will benefit students nationwide by expanding school choice.

Where school choice isn’t an option, rural public schools worry they’ll be left behind
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Feb 13, 8:23 AM, Washington Post:

Washington has long designed education policy to deal with urban and suburban challenges, often overlooking the unique problems that face rural schools like this one. With a new administration in the White House that prefers >
Charter Schools Clash With NAACP Over Call for Moratorium
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Feb 13, 8:22 AM, LA Weekly:

Huffman and others in the African-American community and beyond argue that the growth of charter schools is weakening the public school system. They point out that charter schools, which receive public funds but are under private >
The next generation of charter school innovation and impact
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Feb 10, 8:08 AM, Education Dive:

Today, technology is integral to the success of many of the nation’s high-performing charters, whether because it creates a home base for student learning or because it helps teachers and administrators track outcomes and achieve steady >
What Does DeVos Running the Ed. Department Mean for Her Critics? (CER in the news)
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Feb 9, 8:16 AM, Education Week:

Hundreds of education organizations—from teachers' unions, to civil rights organizations, even some charter school supporters—sent letters to Capitol Hill in the past few weeks urging senators not to support Betsy DeVos' nomination as >

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Top 3 issues where Nevada parties diverge on legislative priorities
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Feb 17, 7:52 AM, Las Vegas Sun:

The biggest difference between the parties here is school choice and Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). Both the Senate and Assembly Republican documents call for full funding of ESAs.
New arguments erupt over Louisiana public schools overhaul
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Feb 17, 7:42 AMBaton Rouge Advocate:

More fault lines surfaced Thursday in the rancorous debate on how to overhaul Louisiana's public schools, with some superintendents predicting major problems for classrooms if the new rules take effect in August.
Lawmakers in Virginia pushing for more charter schools
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Feb 17, 7:33 AM, WSET:

Several bills are making their way through the General Assembly that would allow school divisions with at least two unaccredited schools to join forces and ask the state for permission to create a charter school to help students.
LAUSD official defends charter schools at NAACP forum
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Feb 17, 7:02 AM, Los Angeles Wave:

McKenna stressed the importance of fostering an environment of collaboration, rather than competition, between public and charter schools.
Nashville’s 1st charter school was teacher’s longtime vision
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Feb 17, 6:57 AM, WKRN:

Nashville has 21 public charter schools, and while the debate continues as to whether there should be more, the force behind the city’s very first one is a special one.
Failing Private Schools Could Appeal To Keep Vouchers Under Plan
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Feb 17, 6:43 AM, WVIK:

Private or religious schools that become ineligible to accept publicly funded vouchers to help students pay tuition could receive a new lifeline from a Republican backed plan announced during Thursday’s House Education Committee >
Debate begins on new proposal to turn around failing schools
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Feb 17, 6:39 AM, Atlanta Journal Constitution:

As Georgia lawmakers considered a new proposal Thursday for turning around chronically failing schools, critics called it a reincarnation of Amendment 1, which voters turned down in November. Amendment 1 would have let the state take over >
Charter Schools becoming more popular in the Coastal Bend
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Feb 17, 6:37 AM, KRIS-TV:

In the Coastal Bend, charter schools like the School of Science and Technology are getting popular. In fact, there's more than 700 students are on the waiting list and the school already has plans to double their current enrollment and has >
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LAUSD official defends charter schools at NAACP forum
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Feb 17, 7:02 AM, Los Angeles Wave:

McKenna stressed the importance of fostering an environment of collaboration, rather than competition, between public and charter schools.
Nashville’s 1st charter school was teacher’s longtime vision
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Feb 17, 6:57 AM, WKRN:

Nashville has 21 public charter schools, and while the debate continues as to whether there should be more, the force behind the city’s very first one is a special one.
Charter Schools becoming more popular in the Coastal Bend
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Feb 17, 6:37 AM, KRIS-TV:

In the Coastal Bend, charter schools like the School of Science and Technology are getting popular. In fact, there's more than 700 students are on the waiting list and the school already has plans to double their current enrollment and has >
Jefferson will become charter district, schools to consolidate
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Feb 17, 6:31 AM, Tallahassee Democrat:

The State Board of Education accepted Jefferson County’s fourth proposed turnaround plan,  which will see the district’s two schools consolidate and be under the day-to-day control of a charter school company.
Education Commissioner expresses support for new charter school in Westfield
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Feb 17, 6:23 AM, The Republican:

Mitchell D. Chester, Commissioner for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, announced on Thursday that he will recommend that the Board give charters to groups that want to open several new charter schools across the >
SRC approves expansion for charter to serve immigrant students
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Feb 17, 6:06 AM, Kristen A. Graham:

The School Reform Commission on Thursday night approved the expansion of a high-performing charter school that will create a program to serve students new to the country.
Still determined to open doors to students, charter school organizers may look beyond Glendale
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Feb 17, 6:01 AM, Glendale News-Press:

Organizers working to open a charter school in Glendale announced they are "not giving up" even as the possibility to open the school's doors this fall has become "very unlikely," according to the school's newsletter that was sent to >
Oak Ridge Council OKs school vouchers resolution
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Feb 17, 5:52 AM, Oak Ridger:

By a unanimous vote Monday night, Oak Ridge City Council approved a resolution against taxpayers funding private schools through school vouchers unless certain commitments are met.