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A High School Diploma, Even For A Valedictorian, Will Never Be Enough
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Feb 15, 8:54 AM: It’s true that the series identified some of the major flaws in a system where 25 percent of the highest performing students are segregated into three high schools, and where too many high school students are not getting access to >
DC files suit against 4 parents, city employee for defrauding schools
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Feb 15, 8:44 AM: Four Maryland parents and a D.C. employee are in hot water with the city, facing fraud charges for allegedly enrolling their children in District schools.
Student group says rising CMS grad rates mask grim future for many black graduates
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Feb 15, 8:34 AM: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ credit recovery program lets students who fail a course take online lessons to pass. But it allows too many students in high-poverty, mostly black schools graduate with grade-point averages too low for >
Opinion: Time for bold education reforms to move Massachusetts forward
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Feb 15, 8:08 AM: As Beacon Hill moves forward with discussions on how to best improve our schools, the chamber would like to present five recommendations for consideration. These proposals were developed, with input from educators, by a taskforce of >
Rural Oklahoma Community Still Divided Over Charter School
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Feb 15, 8:01 AM: Two years ago, the Oklahoma State Board of Education for the first time exercised its authority to approve a rural charter school. The decision was contentious. A local school board had already denied the charter’s application >
Editorial: Legislature needs to keep urban-rural tensions in check this session
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Feb 15, 7:51 AM: Tension sometimes develops between rural and urban lawmakers at the Nebraska Legislature when the differing needs of their districts clash. That’s the nature of a representative democracy. But this session, lawmakers have a >
Opinion: Ascent charter denial makes sense for community
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Feb 15, 7:40 AM: On Thursday, the Colorado State Board of Education voted 3-3 (one recusal) to defeat a motion to overturn the Boulder Valley School District's recent decision to deny charter school status to the Golden-based Ascent organization. >
State board denies Ascent charter school appeal of BVSD decision
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Feb 15, 7:35 AM: Boulder Valley School District's denial of an application for the K-12 Ascent Classical Academy Flatirons will stand after the Colorado Board of Education on Thursday failed to pass a measure that would have sent the application >
Officials: Hempstead district to pay over $43M in charter tuition next year
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Feb 15, 7:34 AM: The Hempstead school district is expecting to pay nearly $43.4 million in tuition to charter schools next year, as the number of students choosing to attend the institutions continues to rise, administrators said Thursday >
Commentary: Teacher unions, Dems winning education debate
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Feb 15, 7:30 AM: Yes, the public hearings were dominated by teachers who believe charter schools will undermine traditional public schools. However, there were also a number of West Virginians who spoke in favor of more school choice. Their voices >
Erskine grants full authorization to two Clinton charter schools
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Feb 15, 7:26 AM: Erskine College created the Institute in 2017 as a statewide agency that would sponsor charter schools, a power granted by South Carolina law to institutes of higher education.
SD House passes bill requiring citizenship tests for high school graduation
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Feb 15, 7:14 AM: Passed by a 38-31 vote, House Bill 1066 would require that students in public schools and state-accredited private schools pass a 10-question civics test in order to graduate high school. The 10 questions would be sourced from the >
West Virginia House of Delegates sends education reform package back to Senate
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Feb 15, 7:01 AM: The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a shrunk-down education reform package Thursday, sending the bill back to the Senate and a likely conference committee to iron out differences.
Column: A mother calls for more voucher funding
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Feb 15, 6:57 AM: My daughter, Brianna, and I were so excited when we applied for a Florida Tax Credit Scholarship last year. We had a great private school here in Jacksonville all picked out: Victory Christian Academy. We took a tour and pictured >
Schools participate in pathway pilot program
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Feb 15, 6:48 AM: Twenty Mississippi high school districts and community colleges have agreed to participate in a new pilot program that will use customized curriculum developed from a successful private coding academy to “fast track” creation of >
Denver teachers, protesting a performance pay plan, reach agreement with school district
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Feb 15, 6:24 AM: Striking teachers in Denver reached an agreement Thursday with the school system that increases salaries, ending the latest in protests by educators that have swept the nation.
Editorial: Here come the bad education bills in Carson City
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Feb 15, 6:10 AM: But actions speak louder than words. And the notion that the state’s education unions are serious about being held to account for performance has already been exposed in Carson City as a charade.
Amended ESA bill passes Senate, heads to House for consideration
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Feb 15, 6:01 AM: The Education Scholarship Account or “ESA” Bill (Senate Bill 2675) has passed the Mississippi Senate ahead of today’s floor action deadline and is headed to the House for consideration.  This is seen as a victory for school choice >
K-12 “scholarship” legislation would pay Ga. parents for private school
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Feb 15, 5:55 AM: A floor leader for Gov. Brian Kemp has signed onto legislation that would create a direct state payment for a limited number of Georgia students to attend private school and cover schooling expenses.
Review & Outlook: Behind the Teachers Strikes
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Feb 14, 8:48 AM: Protest signs hoisted by more than 2,600 Denver teachers would have you think this week’s school strike is “for the kids” or simply about higher wages. But the standoffs in Denver and elsewhere in recent months are also about >

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