Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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%
Media is Less Reliable On
Daily Headlines 12%
Teachers 26%
Spending 39%

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39%

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All Policy is Local: Education in the midterm congressional races (CER in the news)
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Jul 29, 7:20 AM, Politico:

Some education policy experts say they aren't focused on the outcome of this year's midterms because they expect important education bills to remain stalled in the next Congress. But with several high-profile members of Congress retiring >
More Schools Open Their Doors to the Whole Community
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Jul 29, 7:15 AM, Wall Street Journal:

With backing at local, state and federal levels, the decades-old idea for improving schools and neighborhoods is gaining ground despite some funding uncertainties and doubts about community schools' success.
Letter: High-stakes testing, not Common Core, is the problem
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Jul 29, 7:11 AM, Washington Post:

Teachers and their unions believe in the promise and potential of the Common Core State Standards, despite what Hanna Skandera and Kevin Huffman wrote in their July 25 Washington Forum commentary, “Teachers unions’ destructive >
Success of Recovery School District considered at national conference
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Jul 29, 7:09 AM, The Times-Picayune :

State takeover districts have been lauded as the savior of children left behind by inept local school boards -- and derided as anti-democratic fireworks shows that don't address the root causes of poor education.
Op-Ed: Teaching Teaching
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Jul 29, 7:07 AM, New York Times:

Over the past few decades — with the rise of charter school movement and No Child Left Behind — reformers and teachers’ unions have been fighting over how to improve student performance in the classroom. The reformers’ solution, notes >
The Right’s Leading Education Reformer Sees Promise Of Common Core
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Jul 28, 7:53 AM, The Daily Callers:

Chester Finn, Jr. has been a “troublemaker” all his life, so much so that he chose the term as the title for his own memoir. Finn is still making trouble as a supporter of Common Core.

Letters: A Report Card on Standardized Tests
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Jul 28, 7:51 AM, New York Times:

Re “How Tests Make Us Smarter,” by Henry L. Roediger III (Sunday Review, July 20): This spring’s movement against standardized exams targeted the misuse of their scores to make high-stakes educational decisions. Parents, students, >
Report Backs Computer-Based Testing
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Jul 25, 8:45 AM, Wall Street Journal:

Fourth graders can adequately demonstrate their writing ability on computer-based tests, according to a new study released Thursday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress.


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Kansas teachers’ union sitting on pile of cash
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Jul 30, 4:54 AM, Kansas City Star:

Don’t start shedding a tear for Kansas teachers so fast. Yes, they lost tenure-like rights in this year’s session of the Legislature. And, yes, they’re collective bargaining rights have been targeted. But they are stockpiling lots of money >
State leaves Pittsburgh’s more-rigorous teacher evaluations in place
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Jul 30, 4:50 AM, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

The Pittsburgh Public Schools can continue to use a teacher evaluation system that is more rigorous than the state system, according to a decision by the state Department of Education.
City teachers union fighting for its job protections after lawsuit seeks tenure overhaul
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Jul 30, 4:46 AM, New York Daily News:

The United Federation of Teachers is arguing that many teachers leave the system if they are accused of misconduct or incompetence.
Teachers may see big pay raises in budget proposal
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Jul 30, 4:44 AM, Fayetteville Observer:

Teachers in Fayetteville and across the state will see one of their largest pay bumps since the teacher pay raises of the 1990s under a $21.25 billion state budget that is on the verge of passing this week.
Kasich shares lawmakers’ concerns with Common Core
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Jul 30, 4:38 AM, Columbus Dispatch:

Gov. John Kasich said “I share a lot” of the concerns of two conservative lawmakers who want to eliminate the Common Core math and English/language arts standards in Ohio.
BESE votes to challenge Jindal on Common Core
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Jul 30, 4:36 AM, The Advocate:

In a pointed challenge to Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana’s top school board Tuesday voted to join a lawsuit against the governor aimed at allowing Common Core tests to proceed as planned.
Elmira hopes to lure parents back to school
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Jul 30, 4:30 AM, Elmira Star-Gazette:

The 6,800-student Elmira school district hopes to rekindle that relationship with parents in August through a new undertaking called Parent Academy. The hour-long, staff-led sessions will address a variety of topics designed to help >
Several new area schools set to open doors to students
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Jul 30, 4:18 AM, Palm Beach Post:

In a few weeks, area students will head back to school, where they will find new teachers, programs and — for some — new campuses.
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State leaves Pittsburgh’s more-rigorous teacher evaluations in place
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Jul 30, 4:50 AM, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

The Pittsburgh Public Schools can continue to use a teacher evaluation system that is more rigorous than the state system, according to a decision by the state Department of Education.
City teachers union fighting for its job protections after lawsuit seeks tenure overhaul
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Jul 30, 4:46 AM, New York Daily News:

The United Federation of Teachers is arguing that many teachers leave the system if they are accused of misconduct or incompetence.
Elmira hopes to lure parents back to school
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Jul 30, 4:30 AM, Elmira Star-Gazette:

The 6,800-student Elmira school district hopes to rekindle that relationship with parents in August through a new undertaking called Parent Academy. The hour-long, staff-led sessions will address a variety of topics designed to help >
Several new area schools set to open doors to students
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Jul 30, 4:18 AM, Palm Beach Post:

In a few weeks, area students will head back to school, where they will find new teachers, programs and — for some — new campuses.
Is friction driving out Seattle school superintendents?
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Jul 29, 7:03 AM, Seattle Times:

The early departure of another Seattle school superintendent has reignited debates about whether a fractious School Board is at least partially to blame for the turnover.
Low-Grade Charter
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Jul 29, 6:59 AM, Palm Beach Post:

FL district plans to follow state law, terminate contract for poor performing charter after school earns F rating two years in a row.  650 students impacted by closure.  District will notify parents of options, ask nearby principals to >

Editorial: A bold plan for magnet schools
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Jul 29, 6:54 AM, Tampa Bay Times:

The Pinellas County School Board signaled this week it is pursuing its boldest plan yet for helping the county's lowest-performing schools. Superintendent Mike Grego proposes opening new elementary magnet schools in 2017-18 at four or five >
Parents in uproar after more than 450 city schools change start time to comply with new teachers uni
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Jul 29, 6:51 AM, New York Daily News:

Some parents say they had no say in the widespread change, which was prompted by a new requirement in the city's deal with the teachers union to set aside extra time for teacher training and parent conferences. Frustrated moms and dads say >