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Trump’s Budget Disappoints Many School Choice Advocates Too (CER in the news)
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May 25, 7:02 AM: If there's a clear winner in President Trump's proposed budget for K-12 education, it's school choice. With steep cuts outlined for many cornerstone K-12 programs, the president, as expected wants to boost investments in charter >
Betsy DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate
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May 25, 6:59 AM: Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, on Wednesday fiercely defended budget plans to spend $1.4 billion on the Trump administration’s expanded school choice agenda, but refused to say whether her office would withhold funds from >
School choice supporters downplay new voucher research, saying schools are more than a test score
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May 25, 6:30 AM: At this week’s gathering of school choice supporters, there was an awkward fact in their midst: A wave of new studies had shown that students receiving a voucher did worse, sometimes much worse, on standardized tests.
Wilmington kids left out in bill that expands Newark Charter preference zone
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May 25, 6:28 AM: For the 16 years Newark Charter School has been in existence, the high-performing institution has given preference to students who live within five miles of the campus.
National teachers union president sounds off
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May 25, 6:25 AM: The American Federation of Teachers’ president characterized Gov. Susana Martinez and Education Secretary Hanna Skandera as relentless opponents of public education who attack unions to deflect attention away from their own >
Tapestry Charter gets OK to build $11 million second building
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May 25, 6:21 AM: The fast-growing K-12 school in North Buffalo wants to construct a three-story building at 111 Great Arrow Ave. for its kindergarten through fifth grade classes, which would move over from its current main building adjacent to the >
Teachers, management at Passages charter school reach contract agreement
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May 25, 6:19 AM: Teachers at the Passages charter school in the Edgewater community settled a contract late Wednesday following a marathon night of talks with school managers, averting the city’s latest threatened strike at the >
Emergency bill would ensure CCSD pays educators who complete professional development plans
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May 25, 6:17 AM: Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford plans to introduce an emergency bill that would require the Clark County School District to stash funds to pay teachers and principals who complete a professional development program.
School choice could spur improvement, Jacobs says
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May 25, 6:12 AM: A former U.S. Senate candidate who’s also a past energy company executive said more school choice in Iowa could lead to improved academic results in the state.
LA charter school board agrees to election do-over
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May 25, 6:09 AM: Citing a lack of clarity and choice, the governing board of El Camino Real Charter High School voted Wednesday evening at a special meeting to redo its recent board election for two teacher representative seats.
R.I. legislators consider proposal to require virtual education on snow days
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May 25, 6:04 AM: A bill that passed the Senate’s committee on education Wednesday would allow schools across the state to submit by Dec. 1 a plan for virtual education during inclement weather or emergencies. The plan must be approved by the >
D.C. approves new charter schools: Most seats for middle grades
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May 25, 5:51 AM: The D.C. Public Charter School Board approved three new charter schools this week, including an all-boys middle school and an adult education campus.
Tougher expectations from sponsors lead to fewer charter school applications in St. Louis
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May 25, 5:42 AM: The pace of new charter schools seeking to open in St. Louis has slowed, according to the universities that act as sponsors and receive formal applications.
Jefferson County teachers to lose jobs due to charter takeover
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May 25, 5:39 AM: As Somerset Charter comes into the mix in Jefferson County, nearly half of their instructional staff will be lost in the transition.
Cobb charter school may not close after all
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May 25, 5:32 AM: The Georgia Board of Education is scheduled Thursday to vote on a 3-year “probationary” charter for the International Academy of Smyrna, and the Department of Education staff are recommending approval.
IPS creating career academies in effort to retain students for high school
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May 25, 5:26 AM: Each year, the Indianapolis Public Schools system loses hundreds of would-be middle school and high school students to private schools, charter schools, townships schools — anywhere but IPS.
Washington’s K-12 chief pitches vision of ‘very different’ school system
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May 25, 5:20 AM: After serving in the state House of Representatives for five years, Reykdal last month celebrated his first 100 days as Washington’s chief of K-12 schools. In that time, he’s come up with an ambitious plan that — if he can persuade >
Can this Florida school district be saved? A charter school operator hopes so
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May 25, 5:08 AM: A charter school company is taking over a struggling county school district east of Tallahassee, and half of its teachers will be out of a job this coming school year, a county education official said.
New legislative report: WB Area has area’s highest charter school enrollment
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May 25, 4:54 AM: Wilkes-Barre Area has by far the highest percentage of students enrolled in charter schools among Luzerne County’s 11 school districts, and pays the most per student for those charter school students, according to a new state >
School finance legislation is pronounced dead
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May 25, 4:46 AM: He said the “private school choice” program the Senate stuck in his bill would not help students with disabilities, because it would provide each with about $8,000 of state money to attend specialized private schools that cost much >

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