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Op-Ed: Why aren’t the Democratic candidates talking about school reform?
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Jul 15, 7:53 AM: The dog that didn’t bark in the Democratic presidential primary debates was the national crisis in our public schools. The candidates did lots of yelping (much of it thoughtful) on a variety of other looming calamities: economic >
School principals, not formulas, should decide how to spend education dollars
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Jul 15, 7:51 AM: A recent trend in public education spending is positive for educators: revenues are on the rise as states such as Texas, Arizona and West Virginia inject new money into school districts. While many schools will receive additional >
Online education has changed higher-ed landscape, UND professor says
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Jul 15, 7:50 AM: Online education has changed the landscape of higher education, Holm said. Schools like Arizona State University, Purdue, Penn State and Southern New Hampshire University have seemingly taken over the online higher education world >
American Federation of Teachers sues Betsy DeVos over public service loan forgiveness program
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Jul 12, 7:53 AM: The American Federation of Teachers, one of the country’s biggest teachers unions, sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday alleging gross mismanagement of a loan forgiveness program for public servants.
Editorial: The easiest choice
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Jul 12, 7:50 AM: Eventually, we've got to stop throwing money into a black hole and get smarter about what education policy works and what doesn't. Charter schools need to be a bigger part of the equation. We need more free market ingenuity brought >
Opinion: It Was Never About Busing
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Jul 12, 7:45 AM: And despite the constant assertion that “busing” failed, busing as a tool of desegregation, and court-ordered desegregation in general, was extraordinarily successful in the South.
LBI Native’s New Book an Insider’s Account of Charter Schools, From Idea to National Movement
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Jul 11, 7:30 AM: Tantillo presents readers with the story of how and why she became intrigued by the idea of charter schools, which partly hinges on her identity as “a bit of a policy geek.
Opinion: The Department Of Education Is Not A National School Board
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Jul 11, 7:26 AM: Last week, Joe Biden joined the bandwagon of Democrats (started by Elizabeth Warren this year) promising to name a public-school teacher to be Secretary of Education if he wins the presidency. It’s an easy commitment to make in >
Opinion: How Bernie Sanders sold out to teachers’ unions and turned his back on American students
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Jul 10, 7:27 AM: New polling data reveals a little secret that teachers' unions and lobbyists for the education establishment don’t want you to know: Public charter schools are massively popular.
The Messy Reality of Personalized Learning
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Jul 10, 7:24 AM: Untangling the mixed record of the latest big-fix educational trend promoted by Silicon Valley.
Higher education policy a focus of Democratic presidential primary
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Jul 10, 7:22 AM: The cost of college and mounting student loan debt are at the center of top democrats policy solutions.
Democratic Presidential Contenders Promise to Strengthen Unions, Expand Public Education
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Jul 10, 7:21 AM: The candidates laid out their promises on expanding government in public education at a National Education Association event in Houston.
Opinion: It’s time for civics education reform
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Jul 10, 7:19 AM: There is little doubt that efforts to better educate students about the workings of the government and how to be an effective, engaged citizen have been sharply deprioritized across the country.
De Blasio’s charter school lies
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Jul 9, 7:06 AM: Mayor Bill de Blasio was in his element Friday: pandering to the annual assembly of the nation’s largest teachers union by smearing charter schools.
Why America lost so many of its black teachers
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Jul 9, 7:03 AM: A new paper by Owen Thompson, an economist at Williams College, shows there was a dramatic decline in the employment of African-American teachers in the aftermath of desegregation. The policies behind that decline have contributed >
Classroom Disruption — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos shares her vision of 'education freedom' with The Gazette
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Jul 8, 7:38 AM: DeVos wants more freedom for kids enduring economic and racial segregation. She wants freedom from stigmas that favor white-collar jobs over blue-collar jobs. Freedom of religion. Freedom to learn in the manner that works best for >
Review & Outlook: An Education Horror Show
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Jul 8, 7:36 AM: The National Education Association held its annual convention this past weekend, and the Democratic presidential candidates made their pilgrimage to promise the teachers union more money—and even more money.
Opinion: Busing, no; school choice, yes
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Jul 8, 7:32 AM: Liberal politicians keep promising to give voice to the poor, the disadvantaged, the people of color, but they won’t trust them to make decisions for themselves. They sing “power to the people” at their rallies, but they resist >
2020 Democrats rail against charter schools and flaunt big spending plans at education forum
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Jul 8, 7:28 AM: Democratic presidential hopefuls railed against charter schools and flaunted billion- and trillion-dollar education proposals during a Friday forum hosted by the largest union in the U.S.
The “Obscure Educator” Who Invented Charter Schools (CER in the news)
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Jul 3, 6:57 AM:

The National Charter Schools Conference is happening this week in Las Vegas, and the Center for Education Reform has seized the occasion to release what it is billing as “a brief but indispensable history of the charter school. >

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