- With Democratic Wins, Charter Schools Face a Backlash in N.Y. and Other States (CER in the news)
- > Nov 12, 9:23 AM: Over the last decade, the charter school movement gained a significant foothold in New York, demonstrating along the way that it could build fruitful alliances with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and other prominent Democrats. The movement
- Rural Kids Face an Internet 'Homework Gap.' The FCC Could Help
- > Nov 12, 9:21 AM: Like much of rural America, Garfield County is on the wrong side of the “homework gap”—a stubborn disparity in at-home broadband that hinders millions of students’ access to the array of online learning, collaboration, and research
- Commentary: Pathways from college to employment — good news and buyer's remorse
- Nov 12, 9:19 AM: Why attend college? Since 2010, 86 percent of entering freshmen on average say getting a better job is a “very important” reason, up from 73 percent between 2000 and 2009.
- ennessee's next college goal is playing out in Hardeman County. Here's what it means for the state.
- > Nov 12, 9:03 AM: Tennessee, with support from the Education Writers Association Reporting Fellowship program, spent months examining Tennessee’s closely watched efforts to expand college access and improve graduation rates, especially for black,
- Polis’ 1st controversy as governor-elect: His picks for education transition team
- Nov 12, 8:53 AM: Friday’s announcement by Gov.-elect Jared Polis of who would work on his education transition team is generating controversy among some Colorado public education advocates.
- Opponents of teacher evaluation law push for swift repeal
- Nov 12, 8:42 AM: Opponents of the state's controversial teacher evaluation system are pushing for speedy repeal on grounds that Tuesday's election shakeup in Albany reflects growing public demand for change.
- The gap between NC urban and rural interests just grew wider
- > Nov 12, 8:31 AM: North Carolina’s urban-rural divide became a chasm in this month’s election — at least in the state legislature. Republicans suffered huge losses in urban counties, likely leaving the party with only two or three representatives
- Nanakuli charter school once hailed as educational leader in upheaval amid financial woes
- > Nov 12, 7:09 AM: For years, Ka Waihona o ka Na’auao in Nanakuli has been dedicated to academic excellence and Hawaiian culture for its 600 students. Its head of school, Alvin Parker, has been hailed as a visionary. But earlier this month, the
- State revokes school’s charter
- Nov 12, 7:03 AM: The newest charter school in the Twin Counties may be closing soon after its charter was revoked by the state.
- Achievement, teacher pay lag in predominantly African-American city schools
- Nov 12, 7:01 AM: Teachers at Charlottesville’s elementary schools with a predominately African-American student population are paid less and students perform worse on state testing than at primarily white schools.
- Commentary: This Building Is for Sale (but Not to a Charter School)
- > Nov 12, 6:57 AM: Declining enrollment has contributed to a growing inventory of vacant and half-empty school buildings in cities across the U.S. Private and charter schools often want to purchase or lease space in these facilities. But school
- COMMENTARY: How Nevada’s Opportunity Scholarship saved my son from falling through the cracks
- > Nov 12, 6:49 AM: I believe parents know their children best and know what type of education system will fit their needs. Thanks to the $20 million increase in the Opportunity Scholarship last year, I was able to send Garrett to a school that best
- Opinion: If you're a school-choice advocate, there is good and bad news in Prop. 305's defeat
- Nov 12, 6:37 AM: When Arizonans went to the polls on Tuesday, they faced a choice on education policy that wasn’t a true choice – not like the kind most parents would love to have for their children.
- Letter: LAUSD is on precarious fiscal footing. It needs to give major reform a chance
- > Nov 12, 5:51 AM: Reporting on the proposed reorganization of the Los Angeles Unified School District reflects the fact that the district must transform so it can meet its fundamental obligations to Los Angeles’ children and the public at
- Advocates hope Gov. Wolf uses decisive election victory to seek large school funding boost
- > Nov 12, 5:47 AM: A Wagner victory would have paved the way for more school choice-friendly policies such as education savings accounts — which would divert some existing public school dollars to help parents pay for private school tuition. Wolf’s
- House Republicans paid the price for their inaction on education by Jeanne Allen
- Nov 9, 9:17 AM: Many post-mortems about 2018 midterm elections are circulating. Everyone has an idea about why the Republicans lost the House. But at the risk of sounding arrogant, I have the real answer, and I have proof.
- Poor Marks for Teachers in Midterms
- > Nov 9, 9:13 AM: THE 2018 MIDTERM election came on the heels of widespread teacher unrest that, in part, prompted thousands of educators to run for office. But as results rolled in Tuesday night, spilling into Wednesday and Thursday, it was clear
- Column: Want To Improve Rural Schools? Here Are Two Tips
- > Nov 9, 9:11 AM: The contemporary education reform movement has, by and large, left rural schools out of the equation. What policies have impacted rural schools have often done so in ham-fisted ways, trying to cram reforms designed to improve urban
- School choice, union groups start early push for funding after elections
- > Nov 9, 9:08 AM: Within days of Tuesday’s results, a pro education choice group released a celebratory statement congratulating Democrat and Republican candidates alike for victories on Tuesday, ahead of its planned effort to push for funding of a