Sunday, January 21, 2018


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DeVos Hits Bush, Obama on Education Policy
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Jan 17, 8:13 AM, U.S. News & World Report:

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos took to task previous administrations – both Democratic and Republican – for taking too heavy-handed an approach in driving education policy, resulting in stagnant academic achievement despite billions of >
Education Department faced turbulent year during Trump's first year in office
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Jan 16, 8:06 AM, ABC News:

2017 was a turbulent year for the federal Department of Education — an agency that oversees education policy for around 50 million kids nationwide.
Congress Changed 529 College Savings Plans, And Now States Are Nervous
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Jan 8, 8:27 AM, NPR:

After Congress' rewrite of the tax code, parents can now use 529 plans to cover tuition not only at colleges and universities but also at private elementary and high schools. That's a big, sudden expansion, and it has some experts >
Concerns Mount Over K-12 Education Plans
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Jan 4, 8:12 AM, U.S. News & World Report:

As states cement education plans for their schools under the federal K-12 law, the Department of Education is working furiously to assess them amid mounting concerns about states' commitment to following the law, their proposals to >

Big new study finds that performance bonuses for teachers boost test scores (a bit)
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Jan 3, 8:22 AM, Chalkbeat Colorado:

A school district leader with money for teacher bonuses faces a choice: Should she spread the money around to all teachers equally or give more to teachers who have performed best?
Reality Check with Jeanne Allen
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Jan 2, 8:09 AM, National Review:

This week’s Reality Check with Jeanne Allen features a discussion of the extraordinary 20 year history of BASIS Schools with co-founder Michael Block, who launched their international network of schools with his wife Olga back in 1998. >

The Middle-Class Takeover of Bilingual Schools 
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Dec 28, 8:44 AM, The Atlantic:

Will the growing demand for multilingual early-childhood programs push out the students these programs were designed to serve?
Reality Check with Jeanne Allen
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Dec 27, 8:15 AM, National Review:

Every teacher knows that children all learn differently, and yet our schools are designed to teach them all the same way. In this week’s Reality Check with Jeanne Allen, one of the world’s leading experts in Adaptive Learning explains how >

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Democratic Lawmakers: Fight To Close Achievement Gap Must Go On
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Jan 19, 7:31 AM, New England Public Radio:

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the State Supreme Court decision on the state’s landmark education funding case should not stop policymakers from continuing to look for ways to close the achievement gap.
Sponsor votes to shut online school after state rejects settlement offer
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Jan 19, 7:29 AM, The Plain Dealer :

The sponsor of the ECOT online charter school voted Thursday evening to close the school despite parents and teachers begging to keep the school open for the rest of the year.
Charter school parents sound off
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Jan 19, 7:29 AM, The Hour:

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff and several other panelists came under fire from charter school advocates during a forum Thursday evening on changes Connecticut’s Education Cost Sharing formula.
House OKs charter school millage split
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Jan 19, 7:16 AM, The Detroit News:

Revenue from new or renewed regional enhancement education millages would be shared with charter schools under a bill approved Thursday by the Michigan House despite protestations from Democrats who argued it would siphon future money from >
Michigan exploring whether tax overhaul creates state deduction for private school tuition
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Jan 19, 7:09 AM, The Ann Arbor News:

Michigan offers two state-sponsored 529 savings plans. But as of now, just one - the Michigan Education Savings Program - is eligible to be used to cover private school tuition, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.
Mayor wants Murphy administration to review charter school expansion decision
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Jan 19, 7:09 AM, The Princeton Packet:

Mayor Liz Lempert said Monday that the Murphy administration should review a decision by the state Department of Education allowing the Princeton Charter School to add more students, and urged a “freeze” on future enrollment growth at the >
Teachers union skeptical of Ball State governance of Muncie schools
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Jan 19, 6:56 AM, Muncie Star Press:

The head of the Muncie Teachers Association on Thursday expressed doubts about a proposed state law to give Ball State University the power to appoint the majority of Muncie Community School Board members.
Task force recommends St. Louis public schools return to local control … eventually
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Jan 19, 6:56 AM, St. Louis Public Radio:

A task force on the future governance of St. Louis’ public schools says control of the district should eventually return to local, democratic oversight, but members struggled to agree on much else.
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Mayor wants Murphy administration to review charter school expansion decision
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Jan 19, 7:09 AM, The Princeton Packet:

Mayor Liz Lempert said Monday that the Murphy administration should review a decision by the state Department of Education allowing the Princeton Charter School to add more students, and urged a “freeze” on future enrollment growth at the >
Teachers union skeptical of Ball State governance of Muncie schools
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Jan 19, 6:56 AM, Muncie Star Press:

The head of the Muncie Teachers Association on Thursday expressed doubts about a proposed state law to give Ball State University the power to appoint the majority of Muncie Community School Board members.
Task force recommends St. Louis public schools return to local control … eventually
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Jan 19, 6:56 AM, St. Louis Public Radio:

A task force on the future governance of St. Louis’ public schools says control of the district should eventually return to local, democratic oversight, but members struggled to agree on much else.
Poughkeepsie could get charter school
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Jan 19, 6:54 AM, Poughkeepsie Journal:

The City of Poughkeepsie could get a charter school - the first in Dutchess County - under a new plan the community can hear about on Friday.
The highest-paid public school teacher in Oklahoma makes $106,324. Her charter school is hiring.
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Jan 19, 6:52 AM, Tulsa World:

The state’s largest virtual charter school is now using the draw of pay ranging from $64,000 on average up to more than $106,000 for its highest earners to lure applicants to keep pace with its staggering student enrollment growth.
Hopson weighs charters as school turnaround tool for Shelby County Schools
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Jan 19, 6:46 AM, Chalkbeat Tennessee:

Superintendent Dorsey Hopson has opened a crack in the door to charter school partnerships that might help his district avoid losing more schools to Tennessee’s turnaround district.
Portable classrooms or renovated barn? School board eyes charter school building options
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Jan 19, 6:42 AM, Cambridge News:

The board discussed the barn renovation idea at length Monday night, after board member Michael Huffman said he’d run some very preliminary numbers that show refurbishing the barn as classroom space might cost about the same as buying and >
Report shows impact of transfers, vouchers on MCCSC, R-BB
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Jan 19, 6:15 AM, The Herald-Times:

More than 1,000 Monroe County students attend a school outside of the public school district in which they reside, according to a report released from the Indiana Department of Education.

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Democratic Lawmakers: Fight To Close Achievement Gap Must Go On
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Jan 19, 7:31 AM, New England Public Radio:

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the State Supreme Court decision on the state’s landmark education funding case should not stop policymakers from continuing to look for ways to close the achievement gap.
Sponsor votes to shut online school after state rejects settlement offer
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Jan 19, 7:29 AM, The Plain Dealer :

The sponsor of the ECOT online charter school voted Thursday evening to close the school despite parents and teachers begging to keep the school open for the rest of the year.
Charter school parents sound off
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Jan 19, 7:29 AM, The Hour:

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff and several other panelists came under fire from charter school advocates during a forum Thursday evening on changes Connecticut’s Education Cost Sharing formula.
House OKs charter school millage split
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Jan 19, 7:16 AM, The Detroit News:

Revenue from new or renewed regional enhancement education millages would be shared with charter schools under a bill approved Thursday by the Michigan House despite protestations from Democrats who argued it would siphon future money from >
Michigan exploring whether tax overhaul creates state deduction for private school tuition
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Jan 19, 7:09 AM, The Ann Arbor News:

Michigan offers two state-sponsored 529 savings plans. But as of now, just one - the Michigan Education Savings Program - is eligible to be used to cover private school tuition, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.
Mayor wants Murphy administration to review charter school expansion decision
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Jan 19, 7:09 AM, The Princeton Packet:

Mayor Liz Lempert said Monday that the Murphy administration should review a decision by the state Department of Education allowing the Princeton Charter School to add more students, and urged a “freeze” on future enrollment growth at the >
Teachers union skeptical of Ball State governance of Muncie schools
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Jan 19, 6:56 AM, Muncie Star Press:

The head of the Muncie Teachers Association on Thursday expressed doubts about a proposed state law to give Ball State University the power to appoint the majority of Muncie Community School Board members.
Task force recommends St. Louis public schools return to local control … eventually
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Jan 19, 6:56 AM, St. Louis Public Radio:

A task force on the future governance of St. Louis’ public schools says control of the district should eventually return to local, democratic oversight, but members struggled to agree on much else.

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Democratic Lawmakers: Fight To Close Achievement Gap Must Go On
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Jan 19, 7:31 AM, New England Public Radio:

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the State Supreme Court decision on the state’s landmark education funding case should not stop policymakers from continuing to look for ways to close the achievement gap.
Sponsor votes to shut online school after state rejects settlement offer
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Jan 19, 7:29 AM, The Plain Dealer :

The sponsor of the ECOT online charter school voted Thursday evening to close the school despite parents and teachers begging to keep the school open for the rest of the year.
Charter school parents sound off
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Jan 19, 7:29 AM, The Hour:

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff and several other panelists came under fire from charter school advocates during a forum Thursday evening on changes Connecticut’s Education Cost Sharing formula.
House OKs charter school millage split
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Jan 19, 7:16 AM, The Detroit News:

Revenue from new or renewed regional enhancement education millages would be shared with charter schools under a bill approved Thursday by the Michigan House despite protestations from Democrats who argued it would siphon future money from >
Michigan exploring whether tax overhaul creates state deduction for private school tuition
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Jan 19, 7:09 AM, The Ann Arbor News:

Michigan offers two state-sponsored 529 savings plans. But as of now, just one - the Michigan Education Savings Program - is eligible to be used to cover private school tuition, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.
Mayor wants Murphy administration to review charter school expansion decision
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Jan 19, 7:09 AM, The Princeton Packet:

Mayor Liz Lempert said Monday that the Murphy administration should review a decision by the state Department of Education allowing the Princeton Charter School to add more students, and urged a “freeze” on future enrollment growth at the >
Teachers union skeptical of Ball State governance of Muncie schools
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Jan 19, 6:56 AM, Muncie Star Press:

The head of the Muncie Teachers Association on Thursday expressed doubts about a proposed state law to give Ball State University the power to appoint the majority of Muncie Community School Board members.
Task force recommends St. Louis public schools return to local control … eventually
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Jan 19, 6:56 AM, St. Louis Public Radio:

A task force on the future governance of St. Louis’ public schools says control of the district should eventually return to local, democratic oversight, but members struggled to agree on much else.