Sunday, October 26, 2014

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

37%

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Kevin Chavous: Choose the best school for your child
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Oct 24, 9:18 AM, Indianapolis Recorder:

When it comes to a child’s needs, goals and their learning style – a parent is the one who knows exactly what it takes for their child to be successful. That’s why school choice matters – parents are empowered to choose the best school for >
Throwing Off Balance
3/6

Oct 22, 9:01 AM, New York Times:

Although new funding cap that most states face aims at leveling playing field between wealthy and less affluent districts, disparity between rich and poor is clear. Local philanthropic support in wealthier neighborhood raises more money >

For More Teens, Arrests by Police Replace School Discipline
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Oct 21, 8:55 AM, Wall Street Journal:

A generation ago, schoolchildren caught fighting in the corridors, sassing a teacher or skipping class might have ended up in detention. Today, there’s a good chance they will end up in police custody.
Deasy’s exit reflects other school battles across the U.S.
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Oct 21, 8:52 AM, Los Angeles Times:

John Deasy was one of a group of big-city school leaders to push for radical change: More independent charter schools, using student test scores to help evaluate teachers and relying less on seniority when teachers are laid off.
SPECIAL REPORT: RELIABILITY ON ‘STATE OF CHARTER SCHOOLS’
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Oct 20, 8:40 AM, The Media Bullpen:

Measuring the Reliability of the Detroit Free Press: State of Charter Schools, released today by The Media Bullpen©, found the Detroit Free Press news outlet to be only ten percent reliable in its June 22-29, 2014 series on charter >

Making the grade: Where does your state voucher program rank? (CER in the news)
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Oct 16, 9:15 AM, watchdogwire:

Want to know how state voucher programs stack up? The Center for Education Reform has the answer.
School standardized testing is under growing attack, leaders pledge changes
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Oct 16, 9:14 AM, Washington Post:

The standardized test, a hallmark of the accountability movement that has defined U.S. public education since 2002, is under growing attack from critics who say students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade are taking too many exams.
Group Will Rethink School Testing
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Oct 16, 9:13 AM, Wall Street Journal:

A group of top state education officials said Wednesday it aims to whittle down the number of tests students take in elementary and secondary schools by identifying and eliminating unnecessary ones.

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Jacques: Slow down on charter school reform (CER in the news)
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Oct 24, 9:21 AM:

Michigan charter schools are feeling a little picked on lately. Since July, these public schools which educate about 10 percent of the state’s students have received nearly 100 percent of the criticism coming from Democratic lawmakers and >
Haverford school board protests cyber school bills
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Oct 24, 9:16 AM, News of Delaware County:

When it came time to approve the school district’s October check register, school board Vice President Coleen Bennett raised concerns regarding payments for cyber charter schools.
Bay City Academy superintendent responds to Michigan bill calling for charter school transparency
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Oct 24, 9:14 AM, The Bay City Times:

State lawmakers this week formally introduced legislation calling for more transparency from Michigan charter schools.
Windham charter school group gaining an ally
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Oct 24, 9:13 AM, Union Leader :

After many months of debate, the Educational Choices Foundation (ECF), the nonprofit group hoping to build a public charter school in Windham, has reached an agreement with the local school district.
Glitch causes state to pull back teacher “value added” student growth scores
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Oct 24, 9:04 AM, The Plain Dealer:

An error by contractor SAS Institute Inc. forced the state to withdraw some key teacher performance measurements that it had posted online for teachers to review.
Forest Grove online school: What parents, teachers and students say about the first year
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Oct 24, 7:11 AM, The Oregonian:

Parents Kirsten and Christopher Beier say they have known they wanted to homeschool their four children ever since Madigan, the eldest, was a baby. This year the family is one of the first to join Forest Grove's online school program, a >
Legislature Drifts Toward Allowing Virtual Learning When Snow Shuts Schools
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Oct 24, 7:08 AM, NJ Spotlight:

When a Bergen County high school district tried to replace a snow day with a day of online learning last winter, the Christie administration rejected a request to have it count as an official school day, saying state law simply didn’t >
Charter advocates slam Carmen Fariña’s choice for high school superintendent
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Oct 24, 7:05 AM, New York Daily News:

Charter school advocates are slamming schools boss Carmen Fariña for promoting Brooklyn principal Fred Walsh to high school superintendent – and questioning her other recent appointments.
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Haverford school board protests cyber school bills
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Oct 24, 9:16 AM, News of Delaware County:

When it came time to approve the school district’s October check register, school board Vice President Coleen Bennett raised concerns regarding payments for cyber charter schools.
Bay City Academy superintendent responds to Michigan bill calling for charter school transparency
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Oct 24, 9:14 AM, The Bay City Times:

State lawmakers this week formally introduced legislation calling for more transparency from Michigan charter schools.
Forest Grove online school: What parents, teachers and students say about the first year
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Oct 24, 7:11 AM, The Oregonian:

Parents Kirsten and Christopher Beier say they have known they wanted to homeschool their four children ever since Madigan, the eldest, was a baby. This year the family is one of the first to join Forest Grove's online school program, a >
Charter advocates slam Carmen Fariña’s choice for high school superintendent
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Oct 24, 7:05 AM, New York Daily News:

Charter school advocates are slamming schools boss Carmen Fariña for promoting Brooklyn principal Fred Walsh to high school superintendent – and questioning her other recent appointments.
Classical Charter
5/6

Oct 24, 7:03 AM, Tampa Bay Times:

Parents flock to charter in Spring Hill, FL for its small school setting, strong humanitarian focus.  School popular among parents and teachers, had 350 applications for 18 teaching positions.  Personal stories included.

Union, charter school advocates spar for MHUSD seats
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Oct 24, 6:50 AM, Morgan Hill Times:

Big city politics have touched down in Morgan Hill as the burgeoning nine-candidate battle for four board of education seats up for grabs in the Nov. 4 election has the teachers union and charter school advocates trying to sway the voting >
Palmyra district sees enrollment increase in cyber program
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Oct 24, 6:29 AM, Lebanon Daily News:

Palmyra school district has seen an increase in the number of cyber charter school students switching to its Cougar Academy. Kim-Kathie Knudsen, who coordinates the program, presented an update to the school board during a workshop >
At panel on school closings, board acknowledges more planning needed
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Oct 24, 6:23 AM, Chicago Sun-Times:

Chicago Public Schools still has too many schools for the number of children who live in the district and should plan better when opening new charters to avoid being “highly hypocritical,” said one of the school board members who voted to >