Saturday, July 04, 2015

SCORECARD ON EDUCATION COVERAGE

MAKING SENSE OF EDUCATION NEWS USING AMERICA’S FAVORITE PASTIME
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Online Learning 53%
General Teacher Issues 51%
Other Education Issues 50%
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Teachers 26%
Spending 39%
Superintendents 40%

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Ohio cuts funding for PARCC Common Core testing. What’s next?
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Jul 2, 8:58 AM, Christian Science Monitor:

Ohio's new two-year budget bill effectively prohibits the state from spending on tests developed by the Common Core's PARCC. Other states have taken similar stances.
Union Case Affects Teachers
5/6

Jul 1, 8:58 AM, Los Angeles Times:

Supreme Court will rule on constitutionality of forced union membership fees, will affect unions nationwide.  Fair, unbiased, and clearly explains how high court decision will impact teachers unions.

Wandering Eye: Charter school teachers try to unionize (CER in the news)
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Jun 30, 9:21 AM, City Paper:

City Paper contributor Rachel Cohen's American Prospect piece about charter school teachers trying to join a union gets at why schools and workers are in trouble.
Dispute over union fees could return to Supreme Court
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Jun 25, 8:09 AM, Associated Press:

A group of California schoolteachers, backed by a conservative group, has asked the Supreme Court to rule that unions representing government workers can't collect fees from those who choose not to join.
Education Dept. extends more No Child Left Behind waivers
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Jun 24, 7:59 AM, Associated Press:

The Obama administration is giving seven more states and the District of Columbia continued flexibility from the requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law.

Grading the Common Core: No Teaching Experience Required
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Jun 23, 7:58 AM, New York Times:

Pearson, which operates 21 scoring centers around the country, hired 14,500 temporary scorers throughout the scoring season, which began in April and will continue through July. About three-quarters of the scorers work from home.
College prep is charter school founder’s mission
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Jun 17, 8:16 AM, The Arizona Republic:

In 2014, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ranked BASIS students' test scores above some of the highest-ranked school systems in the world. For reading, math and science, BASIS students even scored higher than >

Airzona tribes eye plan for flexibility under No Child Left Behind
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Jun 16, 8:54 AM, Arizona Capitol Times:

The way Navajo Nation Council Delegate Lee Jack Sr. sees it, “God gave us different ways to speak, God gave us different ways to live.” But federal officials said something needs to change to help tribal schools succeed.


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Lawmakers vote unanimously to support investigation of LePage
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Jul 2, 8:55 AM, Bangor Daily News:

She said the probe would be limited to looking into proposed or actual changes that were made to the budget lines for the charter school and how those changes affected the school.
Pittsburgh public school teachers earn higher grades in new ratings
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Jul 2, 8:39 AM, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Once again, about 97 percent of teachers in Pittsburgh Public Schools have been rated proficient or distinguished, but this time twice as many — nearly half of the teaching force — were rated distinguished, the top level.
Dissolving A Charter
3/6

Jul 2, 8:30 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer :

Amidst financial woes and legal struggles, Philly's Truebright Science Academy will not reopen to its 300 students for the fall of 2015. Gives partial account of factors that led to closure.

ATL Blended Learning
3/6

Jul 2, 7:47 AM, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Altanta Public Schools to offer online summer courses and blended learning options for students this summer, final exams to be taken in person. Shows trends in using blended learning across GA, but does not define terms.

Charter Network Under Fire
3/6

Jul 2, 7:21 AM, Chicago Sun-Times:

UNO School Network under scrutiny for threatening to meet requirements for integrating hispanic students. A CPS Official threatened to pull charter for entire network. Provides some data and little background on the situation.

AZ still leading the nation in charter school growth
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Jul 2, 7:15 AM, Florence Reminder Blade Tribune:

What started as a new and innovative, at the time perhaps radical, idea more than two decades ago has developed into one of the fastest growing and most popular ways to educate the country’s youth.
New L.A. school board members are sworn in, but old challenges remain
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Jul 2, 7:11 AM, Los Angeles Times:

The new board includes charter school co-founder Ref Rodriguez, who replaces teachers union ally Bennett Kayser, the board's most unrelenting critic of charter schools. And Scott Schmerelson, a teachers union-backed retired principal, >
Concord parents petition for a new charter school
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Jul 2, 7:06 AM, Contra Costa Times :

More than 1,100 parents have signed a petition in an effort to bring a public charter school to their neighborhood.
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Pittsburgh public school teachers earn higher grades in new ratings
/6

Jul 2, 8:39 AM, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Once again, about 97 percent of teachers in Pittsburgh Public Schools have been rated proficient or distinguished, but this time twice as many — nearly half of the teaching force — were rated distinguished, the top level.
Dissolving A Charter
3/6

Jul 2, 8:30 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer :

Amidst financial woes and legal struggles, Philly's Truebright Science Academy will not reopen to its 300 students for the fall of 2015. Gives partial account of factors that led to closure.

Charter Network Under Fire
3/6

Jul 2, 7:21 AM, Chicago Sun-Times:

UNO School Network under scrutiny for threatening to meet requirements for integrating hispanic students. A CPS Official threatened to pull charter for entire network. Provides some data and little background on the situation.

New L.A. school board members are sworn in, but old challenges remain
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Jul 2, 7:11 AM, Los Angeles Times:

The new board includes charter school co-founder Ref Rodriguez, who replaces teachers union ally Bennett Kayser, the board's most unrelenting critic of charter schools. And Scott Schmerelson, a teachers union-backed retired principal, >
Concord parents petition for a new charter school
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Jul 2, 7:06 AM, Contra Costa Times :

More than 1,100 parents have signed a petition in an effort to bring a public charter school to their neighborhood.
Albany school district to lease shuttered charter school
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Jul 2, 7:01 AM, Albany Times Union :

The Albany City School District has struck a deal to lease the four-year-old Elk Street building for at least the next school year, giving the district much-needed elbow room to accommodate the influx of new students from the closed >
Parent Power Paramount
5/6

Jul 2, 6:56 AM:

CA parents and teachers ousted principal and assistant principal using Parent Trigger. Describes situation and gives proper evidence of background. Quotes parents, teachers, and other officials.

Charter Bankruptcy Fallout
3/6

Jul 2, 6:54 AM, Florida Times-Union:

Charter network in FL closes schools abruptly, files for bankruptcy uncovering poor financial condition.  Charter’s founder places blame on CEO and board overseeing spending.   Story covers implications for teaching staff, civil lawsuit >