Monday, September 22, 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

37%

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Kevin Chavous: Education reform is not to blame for nation’s segregated schools
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Sep 22, 9:05 AM, New Pittsburgh Courier:

It is the great irony of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark desegregation case that celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, that segregation in our schools has gotten even worse, not better.
Why More Charter Schools Aren’t Unionized (CER in the news)
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Sep 19, 8:17 AM, Education Week:

Unions have struggled to gain traction in the fast-growing charter sector. As the number of charter schools has grown nationally, the number of unionized staff members has shrunk according to the most recent data from the Center for >
A School Without Principals? Yes, Really
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Sep 19, 8:15 AM, US News & World Report:

A group of teachers and union representatives gathered on a mid-summer morning in the small town of Forestville to discuss the details of opening a new school in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Report critical of charter school oversight
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Sep 19, 8:13 AM, EdSource:

The largest problems are a lack of transparency and having school managers serve on governing boards, said report author Leigh Dingerson, a consultant to the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. The institute released >
Insights From a Unionized Charter School Network (CER in the news)
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Sep 18, 8:57 AM, Education Week:

Despite a national decline in the number of charter schools with unionized staffs over the past few years, one high-profile charter chain based in California is not only unionized, it's also expanding into new states.
Disability-Focused Charter Schools Renew Inclusion Debate (CER in the news)
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Sep 17, 8:48 AM, Education Week:

Parents go to great lengths to meet the special and often demanding needs of children with disabilities. In Diana Diaz-Harrison's case, that meant opening a charter school in Phoenix for her son, who has autism—and for other students >
Charter school enrollments increased by 13 percent nationally
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Sep 16, 8:37 AM, Washington Post:

Nationwide, about 2.5 million public school students were enrolled in charter schools last school year, up from 789,000 a decade earlier, according to the most recent enrollment estimates from the National Alliance for Public Charter >
Column: Student performace not tied to higher pay
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Sep 16, 8:34 AM, Washington Times:

Some of the highest paid teachers in the country reside in Los Angeles and New York City. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the two largest cities in the United States have high teacher pay, especially since the cost of living is also pretty >

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New Orleans charter school union talks proceed, but no copycats yet (CER in the news)
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Sep 22, 9:08 AM, The Times-Picayune :

Negotiations are going well in New Orleans' first collectively bargained teacher contract since Hurricane Katrina, at Benjamin Franklin High School, participants say. Yet despite the initial buzz, it hasn't sparked copycats.
Pittsburgh Charter High School thrives in international competition
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Sep 22, 8:50 AM, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

As a high school student, Bryce Johnson of Brighton Heights didn’t always see himself as able to help change the world.
Private-School Testing Jitters
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Sep 22, 8:31 AM, Wall Street Journal:

As testing season gets under way, dueling iPad tests at the city's top private schools are adding a new level of anxiety for families trying to secure coveted kindergarten slots for their children.
Home schooled: The challenges and rewards of learning outside the system
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Sep 22, 7:55 AM, The Record:

Whether it involves a family's wanting to incorporate more religious teaching; children with unorthodox schedules who are chasing hopes of becoming professional athletes, actresses or musicians; or those fleeing an education system they >
Tennessee Virtual Academy’s future still uncertain
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Sep 22, 7:35 AM, WBIR:

Leaders at Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA) say they are working hard to improve test scores at the school.

Court clears way for virtual school legal fight
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Sep 22, 7:34 AM, Highlands Today:

Refereeing a fight in the online-education world, the state Supreme Court on Thursday said Florida Virtual School can pursue a lawsuit alleging trademark infringement by a private competitor.
Online school keeps Hardeeville student active
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Sep 22, 7:22 AM, Jasper County Sun:

South Carolina Connections Academy is a virtual online school that allows students in kindergarten to 12th grade to learn from home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards.
New Orleans parent group embarks on superintendent search, citing School Board delay
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Sep 22, 7:01 AM, The Times-Picayune :

If the Orleans Parish School Board won't hire a superintendent, parents will. That's the message of a new video from Stand for Children Louisiana, whose members have been urging action for months.
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New Orleans charter school union talks proceed, but no copycats yet (CER in the news)
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Sep 22, 9:08 AM, The Times-Picayune :

Negotiations are going well in New Orleans' first collectively bargained teacher contract since Hurricane Katrina, at Benjamin Franklin High School, participants say. Yet despite the initial buzz, it hasn't sparked copycats.
Pittsburgh Charter High School thrives in international competition
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Sep 22, 8:50 AM, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

As a high school student, Bryce Johnson of Brighton Heights didn’t always see himself as able to help change the world.
Private-School Testing Jitters
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Sep 22, 8:31 AM, Wall Street Journal:

As testing season gets under way, dueling iPad tests at the city's top private schools are adding a new level of anxiety for families trying to secure coveted kindergarten slots for their children.
Home schooled: The challenges and rewards of learning outside the system
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Sep 22, 7:55 AM, The Record:

Whether it involves a family's wanting to incorporate more religious teaching; children with unorthodox schedules who are chasing hopes of becoming professional athletes, actresses or musicians; or those fleeing an education system they >
Court clears way for virtual school legal fight
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Sep 22, 7:34 AM, Highlands Today:

Refereeing a fight in the online-education world, the state Supreme Court on Thursday said Florida Virtual School can pursue a lawsuit alleging trademark infringement by a private competitor.
Online school keeps Hardeeville student active
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Sep 22, 7:22 AM, Jasper County Sun:

South Carolina Connections Academy is a virtual online school that allows students in kindergarten to 12th grade to learn from home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards.
New Orleans parent group embarks on superintendent search, citing School Board delay
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Sep 22, 7:01 AM, The Times-Picayune :

If the Orleans Parish School Board won't hire a superintendent, parents will. That's the message of a new video from Stand for Children Louisiana, whose members have been urging action for months.
S.W.O.T. quickly becoming a five star charter school
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Sep 22, 6:53 AM, KLAS-TV:

A small group of struggling students could soon make up the first five-star charter academy in east Las Vegas. The turnaround of an initiative is called S.W.O.T: it stands for Scholars Working Overtime.