Wednesday, September 03, 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
Daily Headlines 11%
Teachers 26%
Spending 39%

Reliability Score

38%

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Opinion:  The Original Charter School Vision
/6

Sep 2, 9:46 AM, New York Times:

ALTHOUGH the leaders of teachers unions and charter schools are often in warring camps today, the original vision for charter schools came from Albert Shanker, the president of the American Federation of Teachers.
Buyer’s Remorse on Common Core For Policymakers
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Sep 2, 9:44 AM, Associated Press:

Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.
Opinion: Restarting the Common Core debate
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Sep 2, 9:40 AM, Washington Times:

Over the past couple of years, a raucous debate has emerged over the Common Core, content standards in English and mathematics adopted by states nationwide. The debate has been marked by acrimony rather than analysis, but there is hope >
Opinion: Should Schools Be Run For Profit?
/6

Sep 2, 9:36 AM, Forbes:

Education is rarely short of polarizing issues but one in particular looks likely to dominate the education debate for some time to come, and that is whether schools should be run for profit.
Voucher Lawsuit Fever
5/6

Aug 29, 7:40 AM, US News & World Report:

Number of voucher and school choice related lawsuits recently filed and decided across the states, with varied results. New Hampshire tax credit program upheld on same day union challenges similar program in Florida. Legal >

Commentary: Media earn failing grade for poor Common Core coverage
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Aug 28, 9:09 AM, Washington Times:

If concerned citizens want to inform themselves on one of the most important issues in their lives — the education of their children — they would be hard-pressed to get any significant help from the national media.
Column: Poverty cannot excuse failure
/6

Aug 28, 9:08 AM, Detroit News:

While students were on summer break, America got a lesson on education. Organizations across the country released reports on students and schools with striking findings, such as the annual Kids Count report, which showed a growing number >
Campbell Brown teacher tenure lawsuit likely to combine with N.Y. group’s case
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Aug 28, 9:06 AM, Washington Post:

Lawyers in New York working with former CNN anchor Campbell Brownon a legal challenge of teacher tenure have agreed to consolidate their case with an earlier complaint filed by a group of public school parents that also seeks to change job >

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Indiana’s school voucher program the best in the country, study says (CER in the news)
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Sep 2, 9:47 AM, The Elkhart Truth:

Indiana ranked the highest among 15 other states that had school voucher programs, which pays for students to attend private schools instead of public schools.
Holistic approach to truancy helping kids get their GED
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Sep 2, 8:39 AM, Albuquerque Journal:

Rosa Cipriano missed so many days her freshman year of high school that there was almost no chance she would graduate.So, she opted to attend “truancy school” in a small classroom tucked among the Doña Ana County district attorney’s >
East Allegheny teachers go on strike today
/6

Sep 2, 8:38 AM, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Despite last-ditch efforts to resolve contract disputes before the would-be first day of school, East Allegheny teachers are still on track to strike this morning.
Trouble spots among north St. Louis County schools have state’s attention
/6

Sep 2, 8:09 AM, St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Five years ago, the Normandy and Jennings school districts found themselves at a similar juncture. Both had declining test scores, increasing poverty rates and a lack of parental involvement. And both were at risk of becoming unaccredited.
Michigan students and schools wired for e-learning
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Sep 2, 7:00 AM, Detroit News:

It’s the first day of school for most of Michigan’s 1.56 million public school students, who are returning to classrooms where many will face academic changes, new technology and other challenges.
Commentary: Charter schools and the importance of local control
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Sep 2, 6:49 AM, The Tampa Tribune:

There has been quite a commotion about the Hillsborough County School Board’s interactions with three charter schools. I suspect that for most people, disagreements over things like governance and local control seem irrelevant to the >
Poll: Don’t open new charter schools until review
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Sep 2, 6:49 AM, Livingston Daily:

The state should place a moratorium on opening any new charter schools until the Michigan Department of Education and the state Legislature conduct a full review of the charter school system, a majority of respondents in a new poll say.
Opinion: Public schools must learn from charters’ success
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Sep 2, 6:40 AM, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:

The urban public charter schools, as a group, largely outperformed the district schools. One charter school, Rochester Prep, also outperformed all suburban schools in Monroe County on eighth-grade math scores. Though the charters bettered >
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Holistic approach to truancy helping kids get their GED
/6

Sep 2, 8:39 AM, Albuquerque Journal:

Rosa Cipriano missed so many days her freshman year of high school that there was almost no chance she would graduate.So, she opted to attend “truancy school” in a small classroom tucked among the Doña Ana County district attorney’s >
East Allegheny teachers go on strike today
/6

Sep 2, 8:38 AM, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Despite last-ditch efforts to resolve contract disputes before the would-be first day of school, East Allegheny teachers are still on track to strike this morning.
Trouble spots among north St. Louis County schools have state’s attention
/6

Sep 2, 8:09 AM, St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Five years ago, the Normandy and Jennings school districts found themselves at a similar juncture. Both had declining test scores, increasing poverty rates and a lack of parental involvement. And both were at risk of becoming unaccredited.
Commentary: Charter schools and the importance of local control
/6

Sep 2, 6:49 AM, The Tampa Tribune:

There has been quite a commotion about the Hillsborough County School Board’s interactions with three charter schools. I suspect that for most people, disagreements over things like governance and local control seem irrelevant to the >
Opinion: Public schools must learn from charters’ success
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Sep 2, 6:40 AM, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:

The urban public charter schools, as a group, largely outperformed the district schools. One charter school, Rochester Prep, also outperformed all suburban schools in Monroe County on eighth-grade math scores. Though the charters bettered >
CA Vergara Appeal Underway
4/6

Sep 2, 6:40 AM, Los Angeles Times:

Governor files appeal of ruling that struck down certain employment provisions for teachers. The state’s two largest teacher unionsexpected to follow suit. Ruling struck down tenure and seniority employmeny provisions for teachers, after >

Big bills from virtual school raise tensions with Maine school districts
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Sep 2, 6:39 AM, Bangor Daily News:

The opening of Maine’s first online charter school, set for next week, is rekindling tensions with public school officials over the financial repercussions for their districts and the competition for students.
School districts struggle to decide how small is too small
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Sep 2, 6:34 AM, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Thomas McInroy is transportation coordinator, human resources director, facilities manager and curriculum coordinator for the Shanskville-Stoneycreek School District in Somerset County. He’s also the superintendent. Unlike employees in >