Wednesday, December 13, 2017


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Reality Check with Jeanne Allen
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Dec 13, 8:54 AM, National Review:

Reality Check with Jeanne Allen is a weekly NRO Podcast about transforming education in America. Jeanne is the founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform in Washington, and she’s been on the front lines of the battle for >
Ted Cruz makes DC school choice push
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Dec 12, 8:45 AM, Washington Examiner:

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has reintroduced legislation that would expand school choice options in Washington, D.C., and make students in the district eligible to open educational savings accounts.
Senate tax bill could be a game changer for parents frustrated with the public school system
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Dec 12, 8:44 AM, Fox News:

Parents would have more power to choose the K-12 education that best meets the specific needs of their children and reflects the values of their families if an amendment to tax legislation recently approved by the Senate becomes law. Sen. >
Ted Cruz does what Texas Legislature could not: expand ‘school choice’
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Dec 11, 8:28 AM, Austin American-Statesman :

The U.S. Senate this month did what the conservative Texas Legislature couldn’t do earlier this year: pass legislation expanding what proponents call private school choice. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tacked on to the Senate’s version >

Public dollars for private school tuition? That’s what two in Congress want for every D.C. family
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Dec 8, 8:22 AM, Washington Post:

Virtually any D.C. student would be able to attend private school on the taxpayer’s dime under legislation introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) — a proposal that would mark the most radical expansion of >
Education Reformers Decry ‘Social Engineering Ideology’ of Those Who Attack Charter Schools
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Dec 6, 8:19 AM, Washington Free Beacon:

An Associated Press analysis alleging that charter schools perpetuate segregation has drawn backlash from African-American education-reform advocates who consider it misleading.
U.S. high school graduation rates rise to new high
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Dec 5, 8:22 AM, Washington Post :

The nation’s graduation rate rose again to a record high, with more than 84 percent of students graduating on time in 2016, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education.
US charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation
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Dec 4, 8:24 AM, Associated Press:

Charter schools are among the nation's most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds — an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools.

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Enrollment increase encourages Xavier Charter School to expand
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Dec 13, 8:27 AM, KMVT:

More than 700 students attend the Xavier Charter School. The school has about 300 students wait-listed.
White paper’ challenges plans for Elite Charter School
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Dec 13, 8:15 AM, Fairfield Daily Republic:

Ambitious enrollment claims by backers of the proposed Elite Charter School come despite declines in the number of students attending Vallejo public schools when Ramona Bishop, lead petitioner for Elite, was superintendent there, opponents >
NC charter school that improperly gave diplomas might restart high school program
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Dec 13, 8:03 AM, News & Observer:

Leaders of an embattled Durham charter school that’s trying to rebuild its image after improperly awarding diplomas to 40 percent of its graduates say they might ask for state permission to reopen the high school program in a few >
Tallulah Charter School's doors could be closed for good
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Dec 13, 8:01 AM, KNOE:

Parents say their children were excelling at the school. The board of elementary and secondary education isn't convinced, which is why it denied its charter renewal.
Milwaukee Excellence Charter School is backdrop for new anti-bullying music video
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Dec 13, 7:53 AM, FOX6 News:

A Milwaukee activist is helping several young artists create an anti-bullying music video, and they want every student in the country to see it. The Milwaukee Excellence Charter School welcomed the video shoot Tuesday, December 12th.
IDEA charter school chain buys former Jewish Community Center Preschool in West El Paso
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Dec 13, 7:25 AM, El Paso Times:

IDEA Public Schools, a charter chain that is receiving millions of dollars from local business leaders to open at least 20 El Paso campuses, is turning its focus to the West Side.
Charter school authorization process puts Clark County in a bind
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Dec 13, 7:21 AM, Las Vegas Review-Journal:

A new charter school will open up in the fall — or maybe next year — with the capacity for almost 1,000 students in a yet-to-be determined location in Clark County.
Charter school backers grilled
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Dec 13, 7:12 AM, The Wyoming County Examiner:

The Tunkhannock Area School Board grilled the organizers of a proposed Mehoopany Charter School they hoped can open next summer.
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Enrollment increase encourages Xavier Charter School to expand
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Dec 13, 8:27 AM, KMVT:

More than 700 students attend the Xavier Charter School. The school has about 300 students wait-listed.
White paper’ challenges plans for Elite Charter School
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Dec 13, 8:15 AM, Fairfield Daily Republic:

Ambitious enrollment claims by backers of the proposed Elite Charter School come despite declines in the number of students attending Vallejo public schools when Ramona Bishop, lead petitioner for Elite, was superintendent there, opponents >
NC charter school that improperly gave diplomas might restart high school program
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Dec 13, 8:03 AM, News & Observer:

Leaders of an embattled Durham charter school that’s trying to rebuild its image after improperly awarding diplomas to 40 percent of its graduates say they might ask for state permission to reopen the high school program in a few >
Tallulah Charter School's doors could be closed for good
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Dec 13, 8:01 AM, KNOE:

Parents say their children were excelling at the school. The board of elementary and secondary education isn't convinced, which is why it denied its charter renewal.
Milwaukee Excellence Charter School is backdrop for new anti-bullying music video
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Dec 13, 7:53 AM, FOX6 News:

A Milwaukee activist is helping several young artists create an anti-bullying music video, and they want every student in the country to see it. The Milwaukee Excellence Charter School welcomed the video shoot Tuesday, December 12th.
IDEA charter school chain buys former Jewish Community Center Preschool in West El Paso
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Dec 13, 7:25 AM, El Paso Times:

IDEA Public Schools, a charter chain that is receiving millions of dollars from local business leaders to open at least 20 El Paso campuses, is turning its focus to the West Side.
Charter school authorization process puts Clark County in a bind
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Dec 13, 7:21 AM, Las Vegas Review-Journal:

A new charter school will open up in the fall — or maybe next year — with the capacity for almost 1,000 students in a yet-to-be determined location in Clark County.
Charter school backers grilled
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Dec 13, 7:12 AM, The Wyoming County Examiner:

The Tunkhannock Area School Board grilled the organizers of a proposed Mehoopany Charter School they hoped can open next summer.