Friday, November 24, 2017


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House tax reform could cripple innovative education model aimed at low-income families
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Nov 16, 8:18 AM, Washington Examiner:

A nationwide network of Catholic prep schools offered exclusively to low-income families is warning that the House version of tax reform contains provisions that could devastate their funding model, and could spell the end of an >
Trump nominee for No. 2 spot at Education Department stumbles on key questions at confirmation hearing
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Nov 16, 8:18 AM, Washington Post:

The retired brigadier general tapped to be No. 2 at the Education Department behind Betsy DeVos told Congress on Wednesday he was “unaware” of extensive research showing that voucher programs in three states negatively affected student >
I’m a Mother of 4. I Can Attest to the Benefits of 529 Plans. But…( by Jeanne Allen)
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Nov 15, 8:20 AM, Huffington Post:

While the House’s move is a step in the right direction, we deeply believe Congress must commit to a new approach to solving today’s education and workforce challenges. Therefore, we recommend consideration of a bolder, broad, more >
Our military kids need an education system as flexible as they are (By Jeanne Allen)
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Nov 13, 8:11 AM, The Hill:

Our first thought on Veterans Day, as we honor the sacrifices made by those who serve our country in uniform, is their willingness to put themselves in harm’s way on our behalf.
Support for teachers: One-on-one online mentoring fills a niche
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Nov 10, 8:11 AM, Christian Science Monitor:

In the face of teacher shortages, the search for ways to keep those already in the profession on track and supporting students has become more urgent. One solution gaining more traction: teachers helping each other online.>
Puerto Ricans Fear Schools Will Be Privatized in the Wake of Hurricane Maria (CER in the news)
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Nov 9, 8:00 AM, The Intercept:

Puerto Rico’s Department of Education gets to determine which schools reopen, but the process has been anything but transparent. Public school advocates fear that the Department’s refusal to open habitable schools foreshadows permanent >
The Private School Tax Break in the Middle-Class Tax Bill
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Nov 9, 7:58 AM, New York Times:

If we are to believe the Republican policymakers who control the current attempt to overhaul our tax system, a big point of the exercise is to help the middle class. So how best to explain a possible tax break of more than $30,000 per >
Betsy DeVos lauds innovative teaching practices at awards ceremony
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Nov 8, 8:16 AM, Washington Post:

At Calvert Elementary School in Auburn, Neb., students are free to move at their own pace rather than being pushed to keep up with the class.

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I-LEAD feeds Puerto Rican families displaced by hurricane
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Nov 22, 8:22 AM, Reading Eagle:

It's stories like those, tales of suffering and loss, that inspired the students at I-LEAD to do something to help. They decided to try to provide a happy Thanksgiving for families displaced by the storm.
Students and parents explore opportunities at local magnet schools
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Nov 22, 8:15 AM, Winston-Salem Chronicle:

Although the Dixie Classic Fair isn’t scheduled to return to the city until Sept. 2018, the Education Building at the city fairgrounds mirrored the fall classic last weekend as hundreds of local children and their parents came out to >
Superintendents: Communication, leadership needed after attempt to oust Missouri education commissioner
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Nov 22, 7:53 AM, Joplin Globe:

Despite being pleased with the outcome of a vote by the Missouri Board of Education that results in the retention of the state's top education official, local school superintendents say they have been left confused and concerned over why >
Idaho continues to face teacher shortage
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Nov 22, 7:43 AM, KTVB :

Many feel Idaho's teacher shortage isn't getting any better, and in a number of school districts the applicant pool is shrinking.
CCMS staff pitch for blended learning environments
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Nov 22, 7:25 AM, Nevada Appeal:

Students at Churchill County Middle School are on their own paths to success, however, not all of them comprehend at the same pace. That's why CCMS staff is envisioning a new technique in the classroom called blended learning in order to >
Online Catawba launches new digital pathway for Catawba County Schools
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Nov 22, 7:17 AM, Hickory Daily Record:

Online Catawba provides students the opportunity to earn high school credits at no extra charge through online classes taken anywhere at any time. This is not a new concept. Currently, students can take additional online classes through >
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Nov 22, 7:06 AM:

The Woonsocket charter school that fudged its admission process received a three-year renewal Tuesday, but not before several members of the public education board expressed their dissatisfaction with the lack of a more serious penalty for >
Reading School Board rejects charter school proposal
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Nov 22, 7:06 AM, The Reading Eagle:

The Reading School Board voted not to approve a performing arts charter school Tuesday, but the school's founder vowed to fight the decision.
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I-LEAD feeds Puerto Rican families displaced by hurricane
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Nov 22, 8:22 AM, Reading Eagle:

It's stories like those, tales of suffering and loss, that inspired the students at I-LEAD to do something to help. They decided to try to provide a happy Thanksgiving for families displaced by the storm.
Students and parents explore opportunities at local magnet schools
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Nov 22, 8:15 AM, Winston-Salem Chronicle:

Although the Dixie Classic Fair isn’t scheduled to return to the city until Sept. 2018, the Education Building at the city fairgrounds mirrored the fall classic last weekend as hundreds of local children and their parents came out to >
CCMS staff pitch for blended learning environments
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Nov 22, 7:25 AM, Nevada Appeal:

Students at Churchill County Middle School are on their own paths to success, however, not all of them comprehend at the same pace. That's why CCMS staff is envisioning a new technique in the classroom called blended learning in order to >
Online Catawba launches new digital pathway for Catawba County Schools
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Nov 22, 7:17 AM, Hickory Daily Record:

Online Catawba provides students the opportunity to earn high school credits at no extra charge through online classes taken anywhere at any time. This is not a new concept. Currently, students can take additional online classes through >
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Nov 22, 7:06 AM:

The Woonsocket charter school that fudged its admission process received a three-year renewal Tuesday, but not before several members of the public education board expressed their dissatisfaction with the lack of a more serious penalty for >
Reading School Board rejects charter school proposal
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Nov 22, 7:06 AM, The Reading Eagle:

The Reading School Board voted not to approve a performing arts charter school Tuesday, but the school's founder vowed to fight the decision.
Songs about computer coding? It’s what happens when an arts school adds STEM focus
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Nov 22, 7:02 AM, Los Angeles Daily News:

Renaissance Arts was founded as an arts school in 2003. When a committee from the California Department of Education examined the rigor of the school’s academic programs in 2013, the group designated Renaissance a California Distinguished >
Philadelphia Charter School Receives National Honor, Mayoral Visit
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Nov 22, 6:57 AM, CBS Philly:

Students at the MaST Charter wore blue ribbons to mark the school’s Blue Ribbon award from the U.S. Education Department.