Saturday, May 23, 2015

SCORECARD ON EDUCATION COVERAGE

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

Reliability Score

34%

About Bullpen Scores


-
School voucher proponents pull out boxing gloves, welcome Scott Walker
/6

May 19, 8:46 AM, Washington Post:

The American Federation for Children, which wants a dramatic expansion of charter schools and voucher programs, picked a boxing theme for its annual policy summit this week.
Kevin Chavous: Hillary Clinton Should Campaign on School Choice
/6

May 15, 8:06 AM, U.S. News & World Report :

Similarly, Hillary Clinton has an opportunity to take another bold, unexpected step that would startle her Republican critics and demonstrate her independence from old party dogma: embracing school choice.
School Choice Reaches a Tipping Point
/6

May 14, 9:04 AM, National Review Online:

Arkansas’s recent enactment of a school-choice voucher law is highly symbolic. As the 25th state to adopt school choice, Arkansas became the tipping point in the national debate about the idea. Indeed, soon afterwards, Nevada and Montana >
For some parents, search for better schools could lead to jail
/6

May 14, 9:01 AM, The San Luis Obispo Tribune:

Their case is one of a handful in recent years in which families living in districts with failing schools have been accused of “stealing an education.” Some have been heavily fined for lying about where they live on official district >
Is the classroom a stressful place? Thousands of teachers say yes
/6

May 13, 9:24 AM, Washington Post:

A new survey of more than 30,000 U.S. teachers finds that most of them report high levels of stress and low levels of autonomy, but it also shows that they are not ready to bail on the classroom.
Black Girls Should Matter, Too
/6

May 12, 9:04 AM, The Atlantic:

The emphasis on boys is also gaining traction in Boston. There, Nikki Delk Barnes, the principal fellow at KIPP Academy Boston, which is part of the national KIPP charter network, has designed programs to change the trajectory of boys’ >
Some Schools Embrace Demands for Education Data
/6

May 12, 8:52 AM, New York Times:

Data has become a dirty word in some education circles, seen as a proxy for an obsessive focus on tracking standardized test scores. But some school districts, taking a cue from the business world, are fully embracing metrics, recording >
Charter school movement is growing
/6

May 8, 9:29 AM, Washington Examiner:

Parents, students and educators across the nation are celebrating National Charter Schools Week this week. Data show the movement has plenty to celebrate this year.

-
New York State Exposed Education: If Washington, D.C. can do it, why not here?  (CER in the news)
/6

May 22, 9:17 AM, WHEC-TV:

In our exclusive New York State Exposed Education report, we ask 'why can't our families have the same power of choice that families in other cities do?
NC House backs $1 million grant to charter school advocacy group
/6

May 22, 7:19 AM, News & Observer:

The N.C. House narrowly approved a budget provision that would provide $1 million to a private group to help start charter schools in rural counties.
Learning gap means extra costs, classes for S.D. grads
/6

May 22, 7:12 AM, Sioux Falls Argus Leader:

At South Dakota's public universities, more than 1 in 4 in-state freshmen who walk onto campus need some kind of remedial class.
Costly LAUSD board campaign ends with no net gain for teachers union, charter school advocates
/6

May 22, 7:07 AM, Los Angeles Daily News:

Both the teachers union and its adversary, groups advocating for charter schools, were successful in their efforts to elect challengers, while losing incumbents they had hoped to re-elect.
Neighbors challenge Freire Charter School in Wilmington
/6

May 22, 7:00 AM, The News Journal:

Residents of Wilmington's Midtown Brandywine neighborhood have hired an attorney and are prepared to go to court to stop a new charter school from opening this fall.
Escambia County terminates Newpoint Charter contracts
/6

May 22, 6:57 AM, News Herald:

Specifying on the alleged violations, Thomas said students were not graduating with the right amount of credits and left campus without signing out. Thomas said a district investigation found students were given credit for partially >
Dugger school to start new chapter as Grace charter
/6

May 22, 6:55 AM, The Journal Gazette:

A tiny southwest Indiana school that has struggled to stay open will get a new chance under an agreement that will turn it into a public charter school sponsored by Grace College.
School district presents facilities option to charter school
/6

May 22, 6:47 AM, Tehachapi News:

In California, Proposition 39, passed by voters in 2000, requires school districts to provide charter schools that serve a minimum of 80 in-district students with facilities.
Alaska Hawaii Massachusetts Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Connecticut Vermont New York District of Columbia New Jersey Delaware Maryland Pennsylvania West Virginia Ohio Indiana Illinois Michigan Wisconsin Iowa Minnesota North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Missouri Arkansas Kentucky Tennessee Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Florida Georgia Alabama Mississippi Louisiana Texas Oklahoma New Mexico Colorado Wyoming Montana Idaho Utah Arizona Nevada California Oregon Washington

-
Costly LAUSD board campaign ends with no net gain for teachers union, charter school advocates
/6

May 22, 7:07 AM, Los Angeles Daily News:

Both the teachers union and its adversary, groups advocating for charter schools, were successful in their efforts to elect challengers, while losing incumbents they had hoped to re-elect.
Neighbors challenge Freire Charter School in Wilmington
/6

May 22, 7:00 AM, The News Journal:

Residents of Wilmington's Midtown Brandywine neighborhood have hired an attorney and are prepared to go to court to stop a new charter school from opening this fall.
Escambia County terminates Newpoint Charter contracts
/6

May 22, 6:57 AM, News Herald:

Specifying on the alleged violations, Thomas said students were not graduating with the right amount of credits and left campus without signing out. Thomas said a district investigation found students were given credit for partially >
Dugger school to start new chapter as Grace charter
/6

May 22, 6:55 AM, The Journal Gazette:

A tiny southwest Indiana school that has struggled to stay open will get a new chance under an agreement that will turn it into a public charter school sponsored by Grace College.
School district presents facilities option to charter school
/6

May 22, 6:47 AM, Tehachapi News:

In California, Proposition 39, passed by voters in 2000, requires school districts to provide charter schools that serve a minimum of 80 in-district students with facilities.
Milwaukee School Board tables plan to give superintendent more control
/6

May 22, 6:41 AM, The Journal Sentinel:

Under pressure from Republicans in Madison, the Milwaukee School Board at a special meeting Thursday night tabled a plan to limit its own authority and give the superintendent exclusive control over some low-performing schools.
Education commissioner warns of state action if Fayette doesn’t support low-achieving schools
/6

May 22, 5:42 AM, Lexington Herald Leader:

In a strongly worded letter, Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has warned the Fayette County school district that it must improve support of low-achieving schools or face state actions.Lexington Herald Leader.
School takeover plans under way despite lack of law
/6

May 22, 5:38 AM, Tiffany Lankes:

The Common Council president already is receiving resumes from people wanting to sit on a new Buffalo School Board of mayoral appointees.