Friday, February 24, 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%

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If Charter Schools Don’t Reject This Doctine, They’ll Cease To Be Labs of Innovation (CER)
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Feb 20, 9:09 AM, Huffington Post:

Panic struck the education establishment over the election of President Donald Trump and his selection of school choice advocate Betsy DeVos for U.S. secretary of education. There was fear that she would preside over a dramatic expansion >

Rough First Week Gives Betsy DeVos a Glimpse of the Fight Ahead
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Feb 20, 9:00 AM, New York Times:

By the end of her first full week as the secretary of education, Betsy DeVos had already sparred with a middle school and a former schools chancellor in Washington, accused some of the school’s teachers of passively awaiting instruction >
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 >

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Venice charter school earns high ranking
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Feb 24, 7:54 AM, Sarasota Herald-Tribune:

Student Leadership Academy in Venice scored a major coup with Thursday's announcement that the 13-year-old charter school ranked fourth in excellence among Florida's 591 public middle schools.
FOX13 Investigates: Charter Schools - Too Many, Too Fast?
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Feb 24, 7:52 AM, WHBQ-TV:

Charter schools are gobbling up students and money from the Shelby County School system and could one day dominate the educational landscape in the former Memphis City Schools system.
Gillingham CEO offers new insights into charter renewal battle
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Feb 24, 7:49 AM, Republican & Herald:

On Thursday night, Nicolle M. Hutchinson, the CEO and director of education of Gillingham Charter School, Pottsville, provided new insights as to why the school’s charter renewal process is taking so long.
Helen Thackston Charter makes progress
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Feb 24, 7:34 AM, York Dispatch:

Helen Thackston Charter School is on its way to completing requests from York City School District to address various issues by certain dates or have an explanation of why the problems could not be addressed.
Struggling Students Moved to Online Charters, Boosting District’s Record Grad Rate
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Feb 24, 7:22 AM, Voice of San Diego:

Charter schools that allow students to recover credits through online courses are serving as an escape hatch for high school students in San Diego Unified who are least likely to graduate.
Charter school advocates send letters to Governor Cuomo
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Feb 24, 7:07 AM, WHEC-TV:

The Northeast Charter Schools Network says the letters are asking the governor to negotiate a budget that includes fair facilities funding for charter schools in New York State. It says schools are left using money meant for teaching, on >
Alternative’ education: Using charter schools to hide dropouts and game the system
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Feb 24, 7:04 AM, Orlando Weekly:

School officials nationwide dodge accountability ratings by steering low achievers to alternative programs. In Orlando, Florida, the nation's tenth-largest district, thousands of students who leave alternative charters run by a for-profit >
Proposed ‘education savings account’ will be costly for taxpayers and benefit affluent c
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Feb 24, 7:01 AM, Athens Banner-Herald:

Georgia taxpayers could soon be funding private schools to the tune of nearly $1 billion a year or more, disproportionately benefiting well-off families in urban areas.
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Venice charter school earns high ranking
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Feb 24, 7:54 AM, Sarasota Herald-Tribune:

Student Leadership Academy in Venice scored a major coup with Thursday's announcement that the 13-year-old charter school ranked fourth in excellence among Florida's 591 public middle schools.
FOX13 Investigates: Charter Schools - Too Many, Too Fast?
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Feb 24, 7:52 AM, WHBQ-TV:

Charter schools are gobbling up students and money from the Shelby County School system and could one day dominate the educational landscape in the former Memphis City Schools system.
Gillingham CEO offers new insights into charter renewal battle
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Feb 24, 7:49 AM, Republican & Herald:

On Thursday night, Nicolle M. Hutchinson, the CEO and director of education of Gillingham Charter School, Pottsville, provided new insights as to why the school’s charter renewal process is taking so long.
Helen Thackston Charter makes progress
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Feb 24, 7:34 AM, York Dispatch:

Helen Thackston Charter School is on its way to completing requests from York City School District to address various issues by certain dates or have an explanation of why the problems could not be addressed.
Struggling Students Moved to Online Charters, Boosting District’s Record Grad Rate
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Feb 24, 7:22 AM, Voice of San Diego:

Charter schools that allow students to recover credits through online courses are serving as an escape hatch for high school students in San Diego Unified who are least likely to graduate.
Charter school advocates send letters to Governor Cuomo
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Feb 24, 7:07 AM, WHEC-TV:

The Northeast Charter Schools Network says the letters are asking the governor to negotiate a budget that includes fair facilities funding for charter schools in New York State. It says schools are left using money meant for teaching, on >
Alternative’ education: Using charter schools to hide dropouts and game the system
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Feb 24, 7:04 AM, Orlando Weekly:

School officials nationwide dodge accountability ratings by steering low achievers to alternative programs. In Orlando, Florida, the nation's tenth-largest district, thousands of students who leave alternative charters run by a for-profit >
Private school deserts could leave Dallas’ poorest kids behind under Texas’ voucher plan
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Feb 24, 6:56 AM, Dallas Morning News:

Dallas County has more than 30,000 children attending about 100 accredited private schools. The majority are clustered in wealthier areas of North and East Dallas, the News’ analysis of education and demographic data shows. Meanwhile, >