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Column:It's the charter children, stupid, not the buildings
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Sep 13, 8:17 AM: Kids flourish best when they have a school home, a schoolhouse their parents have chosen for them. There is no law that says that school home must be run by D.C. Public Schools or City Hall. City officials must scrap the charades >
Knowledge Academies appeals Nashville school board's decision to revoke charters
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Sep 13, 7:15 AM: Knowledge Academies is appealing to the State Board of Education to reverse the decision by the Nashville school board last month to revoke its charters.
Opinion: Entrenched education systems need innovation, not tired tropes
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Sep 13, 7:00 AM: While many citizens and plenty of teacher union members were angry at the passage of a charter school law in West Virginia last June, there is enough achievement evidence to suggest that the state’s public education cadre could do >
Tulsa Public School looks to make up a $20 million budget hole, but the state continues to prevent Tulsa taxpayers from reinvesting in their schools
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Sep 13, 6:19 AM: But there is a second force at work, which is more particular to Tulsa. Once the largest school districts in Oklahoma and the school system of choice locally, Tulsa is bleeding students. The online charter school Epic has gotten a >
Measuring up: Is West Virginia ready for charter schools?
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Sep 13, 6:15 AM: The question of whether West Virginia should join the majority of states in allowing charter schools consumed much of the Legislature’s time in its regular and special sessions this year. After long debate, the Legislature allowed >
Commentary: Kids can’t learn if they are not in school
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Sep 13, 5:55 AM: West Virginia’s public education system has a major student attendance problem; too many students are missing too many days of instruction.
Public schools back on low-performing list
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Sep 13, 5:50 AM: The Public Schools of Robeson County has returned to low-performing status, according to data for 2018-19 released in early September by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Ramona Edelin: End the waitlist for charter schools
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Sep 12, 8:34 AM: As District of Columbia students dive into the new academic year, a new public education campaign is gearing up. It calls for renovating abandoned buildings that blight their neighborhoods, ending the waitlist for successful public >
Charter schools on hold for new school police officers
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Sep 12, 8:18 AM: Officers with the newly-formed Clay County School Police Department won’t be stationed at the county’s charter schools for at least a month.
Kentucky schools receive bad grade
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Sep 12, 6:53 AM: Kentucky came in at 36th place, with a score of 72.4 for 2019. The same study from 2018 placed it at 35th in the nation, with a score of 72.5. But Kentucky and the nation have seen a consistent grade in the C range, going back as >
Business group offers 20-year education plan for Florida
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Sep 12, 5:50 AM: The Florida Council of 100, a nonprofit group of civic and business leaders, on Wednesday released its vision for the state’s education system over the coming 20 years.
Meet the woman behind Birmingham’s first charter school
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Sep 12, 5:43 AM: Birmingham’s educational landscape changed forever in August, when Legacy Prep, the area’s first and Alabama’s third public charter school, opened its doors to 130 students in Kindergarten, first, and second grades. The school, >
Lawmakers examine charter school funding and oversight policies
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Sep 12, 5:14 AM: The ongoing investigation by state and federal law enforcement of Epic Charter Schools, the state’s largest virtual charter school, loomed large over lawmakers’ examinations of charter school funding and oversight policies on >
Opinion: School choice divides and stigmatizes communities
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Sep 12, 5:01 AM: Furthermore, the implication that providing school choice to students and families will result in amazing schools is misleading. It leads to really good public schools for a select few, leaving the rest behind.
Hillsborough schools are nearly 13 percent charter
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Sep 11, 6:20 AM: More than one in eight public school children in Hillsborough County are in charters, according to the latest enrollment numbers.
Charter schools fight moves to regulatory arena
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Sep 11, 6:13 AM: Officials of the West Virginia Department of Education and at least two county school superintendents met in Parkersburg last week to discuss rules to regulate charter schools in West Virginia.
Opinion: Fast-improving D.C. schools have important lessons to teach
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Sep 11, 5:48 AM: Nearly half of D.C. students in public schools are considered at-risk — an astounding percentage that should never fail to shake us.
TEA: IDEA partnership is most logical ‘enforcement action’
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Sep 11, 5:19 AM: Midland ISD received letter from the education commissioner due to Travis Elementary’s fifth-straight failing ranking.
Closing A Failing School Is Normal, But Not Easy, In Charters-Only New Orleans
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Sep 11, 5:06 AM: In exchange for their relative autonomy, charter schools have a mandate: perform or close. According to district officials, Medard H. Nelson Charter School did not uphold its end of the bargain. The school earned an F from the state >
Closing A Failing School Is Normal, But Not Easy, In Charters-Only New Orleans
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Sep 11, 5:06 AM: In exchange for their relative autonomy, charter schools have a mandate: perform or close. According to district officials, Medard H. Nelson Charter School did not uphold its end of the bargain. The school earned an F from the state >

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