Monday, September 25, 2017


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Segregation lingers in US schools 60 years after Little Rock
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Sep 25, 7:11 AM, Associated Press:

Six decades later, the sacrifice of those black students stands as a symbol of the turbulence of the era, but also as a testament to an intractable problem: Though legal segregation has long ended, few white and minority students share a >
As Voucher Programs Proliferate Nationally, Failing Charter Schools Have Begun to Privatize (CER in the news)
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Sep 21, 7:13 AM, Pacific Standard:

A recent nationwide review found that at least 16 failing or struggling charter schools in five states have gone private with the help of publicly funded voucher programs.
Survey: Millennials hold complex views on education
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Sep 14, 7:05 AM, USA Today:

The new survey found that many millennials support publicly funded vouchers that help cover low-income students’ tuition at private schools. The proposal is radioactive to most Democrats and teachers’ unions, but GenForward found that the >
How teachers' unions became the paper tigers of education reform (By Jeanne Allen)
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Sep 8, 7:08 AM, Washington Examiner:

The Chinese term "paper tiger" (zhilaohu) describes someone who appears to have power but who is actually weak and conquerable. It's a perfect description of the nation's largest teachers' unions, something to bear in mind when National >
Education by the Numbers
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Sep 8, 7:06 AM, New York Times Magazine:

The statistics here suggest how much has changed — and not changed — in the more than 60 years since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education was supposed to make education equally accessible to all >
Senate panel rejects Trump’s proposed federal education cuts
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Sep 8, 7:05 AM, Washington Post:

Among the largest cuts sought by the administration were $2 billion to a federal program used to hire and train teachers, and $1.2 billion to a program that helps school districts pay for after-school and summer learning programs. The >
Democrats list 29 ways they say Betsy DeVos is hurting public education
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Sep 7, 6:52 AM, Washington Post:

Titled “Back to School: The Many Ways Secretary DeVos Has Hurt Students, Teachers and Parents,” the memo says DeVos and President Trump have moved to promote their agenda of school choice, or alternatives to public education, by, among >
Education leaders call on Trump to protect ‘dreamers’
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Sep 5, 7:07 AM, Washington Post:

Some educators have said that Trump’s immigration policies and rhetoric have created additional stress for undocumented students or for children whose parents are undocumented. Some schools have worked to ease the stress and have >

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'Handful' of pro-charter groups asking questions about creating Madison schools
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Sep 25, 7:06 AM, Wisconsin State Journal:

State “charter czar” Gary Bennett said he’s answered technical questions from a “handful” of groups interested in starting independent charter schools in Madison, but there have been no formal proposals yet and he doubted any such school >
Collier School Board to consider suing state over charter school bill
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Sep 25, 7:01 AM, Naples Daily News:

The Collier County School Board will vote Tuesday on whether to join a lawsuit against the state of Florida to counter a bill that will require the district to share an estimated $3 million in property tax revenue with the county’s six >
Major changes eyed in Idaho public school funding plan
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Sep 25, 6:57 AM, The Spokesman-Review:

During a daylong meeting Friday in Boise, the committee began narrowing proposals for the 2018 legislative session. Topping the list is the shift to student-based funding, which would distribute state dollars according to which entity – a >
In Pa. school-funding maze, formula for equity elusive
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Sep 25, 6:52 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

Yet Reading remains a prime example of the paradoxes of educational funding in Pennsylvania, the subject of longstanding complaints and a case now before the state Supreme Court: The neediest often are the most-wanting.
How Antonio Villaraigosa went from a union organizer to a union target
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Sep 25, 6:41 AM, Los Angeles Times:

Antonio Villaraigosa launched his political career off his work as a union organizer, and labor played a critical role in getting him elected to office. So it was a remarkable moment when Villaraigosa, as Los Angeles’ mayor, blasted the >
How Louisiana cut number of tenured teachers in half
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Sep 25, 6:39 AM, Houma Courier:

Education reformers saw tenure, which was routinely granted to teachers after three years, as an impediment to removing ineffective teachers from school classrooms. They wanted the job protection tied to how well a teacher’s students >
Mandarin Chinese immersion school planned in Greenville
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Sep 25, 6:31 AM, The Greenville News:

That's one reason that Kirchner next year will enroll Eleanor in East Link Academy, a public charter school in Greenville where all students will be taught in two languages: English and Mandarin Chinese.
Gwinnett getting Georgia’s first English-Japanese dual language charter school
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Sep 25, 6:27 AM, Gwinnett Daily Post:

School officials also wrote in their petition that having a dual language program, such as the one they plan to use, will make Georgia more attractive to foreign companies who are looking for a place to establish their American >
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Collier School Board to consider suing state over charter school bill
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Sep 25, 7:01 AM, Naples Daily News:

The Collier County School Board will vote Tuesday on whether to join a lawsuit against the state of Florida to counter a bill that will require the district to share an estimated $3 million in property tax revenue with the county’s six >
How Antonio Villaraigosa went from a union organizer to a union target
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Sep 25, 6:41 AM, Los Angeles Times:

Antonio Villaraigosa launched his political career off his work as a union organizer, and labor played a critical role in getting him elected to office. So it was a remarkable moment when Villaraigosa, as Los Angeles’ mayor, blasted the >
Mandarin Chinese immersion school planned in Greenville
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Sep 25, 6:31 AM, The Greenville News:

That's one reason that Kirchner next year will enroll Eleanor in East Link Academy, a public charter school in Greenville where all students will be taught in two languages: English and Mandarin Chinese.
Gwinnett getting Georgia’s first English-Japanese dual language charter school
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Sep 25, 6:27 AM, Gwinnett Daily Post:

School officials also wrote in their petition that having a dual language program, such as the one they plan to use, will make Georgia more attractive to foreign companies who are looking for a place to establish their American >
Engler: Let Duggan run Detroit’s public schools
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Sep 25, 6:12 AM, The Detroit News:

The estimated 48,000-student school district has lost about 100,000 students during the past 10 years. Many Detroit parents have chosen to send them to charter schools and surrounding suburban school districts, the former three-term GOP >
Albuquerque’s AIMS rated among America’s top high schools
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Sep 25, 6:05 AM, Albuquerque Journal:

Historically, the APS Board of Education did its best to block the school from opening, battling efforts by Chávez tooth and nail and citing various concerns, including the fact the city would have control. Then-Secretary of Education >
Three troubled Jacksonville charter schools must present improvement plans
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Sep 25, 6:02 AM, Florida Times-Union:

Duval’s School Board is weighing whether to approve three of the first of dozens of charter school improvement plans expected to come before the board in the next two months.
Syracuse Arts Academy named Outstanding Charter School of the Year
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Sep 25, 6:01 AM, Standard-Examiner:

Syracuse Arts Academy has been named the Outstanding Charter School of the Year by the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools.