Friday, February 05, 2016

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

32%

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Fixing Schools Outside of School
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Feb 5, 8:02 AM, The Atlantic:

Districts are turning to private companies, nonprofits, and foundations for partnerships that can help tackle the biggest impediments to learning.
Nation’s charter schools aren’t growing as fast as once thought
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Feb 4, 8:09 AM, The Washington Post:

The National Alliance of Public Charter Schools estimates in a new report that 2.9 million children now attend U.S. charter schools, up 9 percent from the last school year.
GOP-led states increasingly taking control from local school boards
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Feb 2, 7:55 AM, Washington Post:

Governors in Michigan, Arkansas, Nevada, Wisconsin, Georgia, Ohio and elsewhere — mostly Republican leaders who otherwise champion local control in their fights with the federal government — say they are intervening in cases of chronic >
Cruz’s new bill gives parents the power of the purse
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Feb 2, 7:54 AM, The Hill:

Imagine the power to customize every aspect of a child’s education. Imagine giving parents the power of the purse, control over education funding, so they can shop for the educational tools that best fit their kids' needs.
Venable: Time for an education revolution (CER in the news)
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Jan 28, 8:11 AM, American-Statesman :

The key lesson of National School Choice Week is that getting a quality education is the key to achieving the American dream. Unfortunately, our current education system is failing students, leaving them unprepared for higher education, >
It’s National School Choice Week! (CER in the news)
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Jan 27, 8:08 AM, Education News by Noodle:

It used to be the case that families moved to a district, and their kids went to school there. Decision made. Now, things are not always so simple — and for many families, that’s a good thing.

Record Number of Events Scheduled for National School Choice Week
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Jan 26, 8:21 AM, Washington Free Beacon:

A record 32 governors and 240 mayors and county leaders issued official proclamations recognizing the week of Jan. 24-30 as School Choice Week, which is designed to spotlight educational options for schoolchildren.
Why Does Hillary Clinton Hate Charter Schools So Much?  (CER in the news)
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Jan 25, 8:52 AM, Investor's Business Daily :

I’m reminded of this story during National School Choice Week, which runs Jan. 24-30. School choice policies have flourished at the state level in recent years, breaking down educational barriers to opportunity for hundreds of thousands of >

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‘Huge donations’ by Gates Foundation and others behind effort to save charter schools
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Feb 5, 7:44 AM, Seattle Times:

So far, the Washington State Charter Schools Association, a nonprofit advocacy group, has spent at least $1.3 million for the campaign for a legislative fix. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation alone has given at least $5.2 million to help >
State board pulls the plug on Kennedy and Crossroads charter schools
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Feb 5, 7:39 AM, Charlotte Observer:

The North Carolina Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to stop public funding for Kennedy and Crossroads charter schools in Charlotte, after an advisory panel said pulling the plug was important to set high standards for the >
State revises number of failing charter schools to get federal grant money
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Feb 5, 7:37 AM, The Columbus Dispatch:

As state education officials seek the release of a $71 million federal charter school grant, they now say Ohio has nearly 10 times as many failing charter schools as previously claimed.
Parents at L.A.‘s 20th Street Elementary school file petition for charter status
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Feb 5, 7:27 AM, Los Angeles Times :

Parents at an elementary school south of downtown Los Angeles have launched an effort to divorce their campus from L.A. Unified and create a charter school they believe will better serve their children’s needs.
Senate gives early approval to funding bump for Utah charter schools
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Feb 5, 7:23 AM, Salt Lake Tribune :

A bill to expand the pool of funds that school districts share with charter schools received preliminary approval from the Utah Senate on Thursday.
Malloy: Increase charter school, cut neighborhood school funding
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Feb 5, 7:17 AM, The CT Mirror :

Charter schools have escaped Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget knife and are slated for a $9.3 million boost in his newly proposed state budget.
Mohawk versus charters: District to rally against tuition hikes
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Feb 5, 6:45 AM, The Recorder :

Facing a 15 percent increase in mandated payments for charter school tuition, Mohawk Trail Regional School District officials say the state funding formula for charter schools is undermining rural school systems like Mohawk.
Dissent among teachers union over charter fight
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Feb 5, 6:39 AM, Boston Globe:

The Massachusetts Teachers Association has positioned itself as perhaps the most aggressive foe of a charter school expansion in the state.
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Parents at L.A.‘s 20th Street Elementary school file petition for charter status
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Feb 5, 7:27 AM, Los Angeles Times :

Parents at an elementary school south of downtown Los Angeles have launched an effort to divorce their campus from L.A. Unified and create a charter school they believe will better serve their children’s needs.
Mohawk versus charters: District to rally against tuition hikes
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Feb 5, 6:45 AM, The Recorder :

Facing a 15 percent increase in mandated payments for charter school tuition, Mohawk Trail Regional School District officials say the state funding formula for charter schools is undermining rural school systems like Mohawk.
Education Savings Accounts: Freedom to Make Your Education Fit You
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Feb 5, 6:21 AM, The Pelican Post:

Louisiana has taken steps to bring freedom of choice to more students through charter schools and a school voucher program, but these steps should not be the last.
Knox school board, commission join forces against vouchers
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Feb 5, 6:11 AM, Knoxville News Sentinel:

Members of a Knox County joint education committee decided Thursday to ask members of their respective bodies to reach out to legislators about their collective opposition on school vouchers before the full House votes on the bill Monday.
Thousands rally downtown for Chicago Teachers Union
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Feb 5, 6:02 AM, Chicago Tribune:

Throngs of protesters organized by the Chicago Teachers Union clogged Loop streets during Thursday's evening rush hour to voice opposition to the district's move to slash budgets and stop paying much of teachers' pension >
Katy touted as “hot spot” for private education options
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Feb 5, 5:55 AM, KTRK-TV:

Katy might just be your best bet If you want options when it comes to your child's schooling.
District to provide transportation for school choice — again
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Feb 5, 5:33 AM, Alexandria Town Talk:

Students opting for a better school through the school choice program will have a ride, despite policy changes made last month.
Local charter school opponents criticize Gov. Charlie Baker’s plan to change reimbursement for
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Feb 4, 7:59 AM, Daily Hampshire Gazette:

Local charter school opponents are decrying Gov. Charlie Baker’s plan to revamp the state’s tuition reimbursement formula to public school districts sending students to charter schools.