Monday, May 30, 2016

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

31%

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Education Department proposes rules for judging schools
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May 27, 7:19 AM, Washington Post:

The Education Department on Thursday released draft regulations outlining how states should judge which schools are succeeding and which are in need of intervention, a key point of contention, with civil rights activists on the one side >
Jeb Bush Returns to Education Foundation
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May 25, 7:10 AM, Sunshine State News:

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush left his education foundation behind when he decided to run for president, but now that his 2016 presidential ambitions are behind him, he’s stepped back into his role as chairman for the Foundation for >
Fed rollout of new education reform alarms GOP lawmakers
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May 23, 7:16 AM, Washington Examiner:

The new federal education reform law is barely five months old, but congressional Republicans are already fighting the Department of Education over its implementation. Senate and House Republicans are threatening to step in and block an >
Tim Scott’s school choice inspiration
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May 19, 7:16 AM, Washington Examiner:

Today, Scott is one of the biggest school choice advocates in the Senate. In 2015, while the Senate worked to pass the first major K-12 education bill since No Child Left Behind in 2001, Scott was busy pushing for school choice amendments. >
Lieberman calls on more Democrats to support school choice
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May 18, 7:25 AM, Washington Examiner:

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman called on more Democrats to support school choice Tuesday.
Charter schools misrepresented (CER in the news)
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May 17, 7:16 AM, Deseret News:

An article about charter schools (“Do charter schools work?” May 9) misrepresented the success and outcomes of these innovative public schools on students, schools and communities. Research has consistently shown that charters lift all >
School choice works (CER in the news)
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May 17, 7:14 AM, Washington Post:

Regarding the May 12 Politics & the Nation article “The problem that school choice has not solved”: Has school choice been able to interrupt the strong link between home environments and academic success? The answer to that question is a >
How Kids Learn Resilience
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May 17, 7:10 AM, The Atlantic:

In 2013, for the first time, a majority of public-school students in this country—51 percent, to be precise—fell below the federal government’s low-income cutoff, meaning they were eligible for a free or subsidized school lunch. It was a >

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A management company operating two charter schools in Jacksonville pleaded not guilty to criminal ch
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May 27, 6:41 AM, Florida Times-Union :

A management company operating two charter schools in Jacksonville pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of grand theft, money laundering, fraud and aggravated white collar crime.
Fifty school committees come out against charter school expansion
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May 27, 6:39 AM, The Boston Globe :

At least 50 local school committees have come out against a push to allow more charter schools in Massachusetts, according to a tally from the Massachusetts Teachers Association union.
State director recommends denying Memphis charters’ appeals
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May 27, 6:24 AM, The Commercial Appeal:

The executive director of the Tennessee State Board of Education will recommend her board vote Friday to affirm Shelby County Schools' decision to revoke four charter schools at the end of this academic year.
How 3 top New Orleans public schools keep students out
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May 27, 6:20 AM, The Times-Picayune:

For years, these schools have been accused of secretly saving seats for children from well-connected families. Their leaders say they don't, that they conduct transparent and fair public lotteries for admission. They argue that their >
Home school convention attracts parents fed up with traditional education
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May 27, 6:17 AM, WFTV Orlando:

The largest home school convention in the country kicks off Thursday in Osceola County with more than 20,000 home school families in attendance.
Lafayette educator association says the state, not local districts, should fund state-approved char
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May 27, 6:00 AM, The Advocate:

With the Lafayette Parish school system facing another year of budget deficits, the parish teacher organization on Thursday called on legislators to prohibit local dollars from funding state-approved charter schools.
Coalition opposes DPS deal without school-limit group
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May 27, 5:56 AM, The Detroit News :

Leaders of a coalition of Detroit business and civic leaders are lining up against any potential deal to save Detroit Public Schools from massive debt that does not include a mechanism for closing academically failing schools.
Christie unveils major reforms to benefit N.J. charter schools
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May 27, 5:54 AM, The Star-Ledger:

Citing a "broken and unaffordable" education system and lengthy waiting lists for charter schools, Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday proposed sweeping reforms that he said would give charter schools greater flexibility in hiring staff and >
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A management company operating two charter schools in Jacksonville pleaded not guilty to criminal ch
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May 27, 6:41 AM, Florida Times-Union :

A management company operating two charter schools in Jacksonville pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of grand theft, money laundering, fraud and aggravated white collar crime.
How 3 top New Orleans public schools keep students out
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May 27, 6:20 AM, The Times-Picayune:

For years, these schools have been accused of secretly saving seats for children from well-connected families. Their leaders say they don't, that they conduct transparent and fair public lotteries for admission. They argue that their >
Home school convention attracts parents fed up with traditional education
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May 27, 6:17 AM, WFTV Orlando:

The largest home school convention in the country kicks off Thursday in Osceola County with more than 20,000 home school families in attendance.
Lafayette educator association says the state, not local districts, should fund state-approved char
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May 27, 6:00 AM, The Advocate:

With the Lafayette Parish school system facing another year of budget deficits, the parish teacher organization on Thursday called on legislators to prohibit local dollars from funding state-approved charter schools.
Coalition opposes DPS deal without school-limit group
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May 27, 5:56 AM, The Detroit News :

Leaders of a coalition of Detroit business and civic leaders are lining up against any potential deal to save Detroit Public Schools from massive debt that does not include a mechanism for closing academically failing schools.
Imani Education Circle Charter to close next month
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May 27, 5:42 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

Imani Education Circle Charter School in Germantown notified the School District's charter office that it would close when the academic year ends next month, rather than continue to fight in the courts to stay open.
SRC approves budget, fails again to vote on charters
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May 27, 5:38 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

The School Reform Commission Thursday night adopted a $2.8 billion budget for the 2016-17 academic year that includes a modest surplus, but hefty expenditure increases for charter schools and employee pensions.
Lusher loses attendance zone, cutting off some affluent kids
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May 27, 5:29 AM, The Times-Picayune:

Lusher Charter School is in fierce demand among families due to its creative arts focus, beautiful performance spaces and strong showing on standardized tests. Most have to navigate an immensely confusing application process and hope their >