- Trump promotes job training as employers search for workers
- > Jul 20, 7:49 AM: The White House said the “Pledge to America’s Workers” would provide at least 3.8 million new career opportunities for students and workers over the next five years, including apprenticeships, work-based learning and continuing
- Behind the campaign to get teachers to leave their unions
- > Jul 20, 7:47 AM: Last month, the Supreme Court in Janus v. AFCSME dealt a major blow to public sector unions. The court ruled that these unions cannot collect money, known as agency fees, from nonmembers who are covered by collective bargaining
- A Topsy-Turvy Week for Charter Schools and School-Choice Tax Credits
- > Jul 20, 7:45 AM: Charter school politics don’t get more topsy-turvy than in Sacramento, where the State Board of Education (SBE) is charged with doing good for California’s 6.2 million-student system of public schools, but which last week nudged
- Odyssey Charter School board struggles to cope after president Dimitrios Dandolos steps down
- > Jul 20, 7:43 AM: Odyssey Charter School parents and teachers have been packing board meetings this summer to question the hiring of a new co-administrator, the convening of committee meetings with little public notice and the resignation of a board
- Closed Georgia online charter school graduates last class of 360 students
- > Jul 20, 7:11 AM: The school closed at the end of June after failing to meet state academic standards. School officials raised concerns about the void the closure would leave in Georgia, since Graduation Achievement served a large number of high-risk
- UW study: Want highly trained teachers to work at high-poverty schools? Try offering them $10,000
- > Jul 20, 7:05 AM: In Washington state, teachers who complete a rigorous national certification program and work at a high-poverty school collect a combined $10,000 bonus each year. And new research from the University of Washington finds that the
- Kettle Moraine School District will allow parents to opt out of Summit Learning Program
- Jul 20, 6:42 AM: An online petition against an online learning program used at Kettle Moraine Middle School has resulted in the Kettle Moraine School District giving those who oppose the program an option to opt out of it.
- More minority Indiana college students are graduating on time, report says
- Jul 20, 6:16 AM: For African-American and Hispanic students looking to complete their education, 23.2 percent were able to wrap it up within four years, an annual Indiana Commission for Higher Education report said.
- Our View: Kids in Idaho fall behind before grade school and never catch up
- Jul 20, 6:12 AM: Idaho students are behind their peers before they even start grade school. And several new studies indicate they never make up that ground in the years that follow.
- Newark Public Schools wants more of its graduates to finish college. KIPP charter network wants to help.
- Jul 20, 6:07 AM: A group of Newark Public Schools guidance counselors will travel to Texas next week to learn how to help high school students pick the right college. KIPP, the national charter school network, will lead the training.
- Opinion: Double standard in measuring performance of Philly public schools
- > Jul 20, 6:02 AM: We should identify and support good schools; and we should identify and fix — or close — bad schools. And there’s the problem. In promulgating the new Philadelphia Charter School Performance Framework to measure school quality, the
- Saginaw charter high school aimed at dropouts opening in 2019
- Jul 20, 6:00 AM: Saginaw Covenant Academy, the new year-round charter high school targeting dropouts, has postponed its opening until Feb. 1, 2019 to complete building renovations, officials say.
- Teachers union objects to proposed charter school
- Jul 20, 5:57 AM: Albuquerque Teachers Federation stood in opposition to a proposed charter school for the South Valley — a first according to its president.
- Our Opinion: Don’t mislead Florida voters
- > Jul 20, 5:54 AM: Members of Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission played a dirty trick on the state’s electorate, and the League of Women Voters is calling them out for it in court. The only real problem: The League isn’t going far
- 'Huge challenge' lies ahead for Orleans Parish schools after systems' reunification, superintendent says
- > Jul 20, 5:45 AM: The return of all of New Orleans’ public schools to the oversight of the Orleans Parish School Board is a “major milestone” that nonetheless presents a “huge challenge” for the system as it battles slipping test scores and
- Noxubee County has failed students': Board asks Gov. to declare state of emergency
- > Jul 20, 5:43 AM: Faced with a looming takeover, the school board president for the Noxubee County School District on Thursday tried to walk back the district's request for financial assistance that ultimately spurred the state Board of Education to
- Charter school amendment triggers School Board dispute
- > Jul 20, 4:46 AM: Sarasota County School Board members narrowly voted this week to adopt a resolution publicly opposing a controversial proposed constitutional amendment that would reduce local control over charter schools and establish term limits
- Editorial: Here we go again
- > Jul 20, 4:41 AM: With a number of public schools failing their charges, our betters have decided to allow kids to flee the worst ones by establishing the Arkansas School Choice Act. Under that current law, a family can opt out of the local school
- Athens Renaissance leads in school choice
- > Jul 20, 4:27 AM: Athens Renaissance School will enter its third year as an accredited K-12 blended and virtual education program this fall, providing a growing number of children from throughout North Alabama a customized, student-oriented approach
- Jim Waters: Charter opponents don’t have New Orleans to kick around
- > Jul 19, 7:27 AM: Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, state education leaders in Louisiana decided to take over and rebuild the shattered New Orleans public school infrastructure using charter schools, which by their very nature