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MD County Goes Virtual
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Nov 15, 8:03 AM:

In combining the best aspects of technology, gaming, and common core curriculum, one county public school system will soon be getting a virtual school.  The choice offered to parents and students will provide new courses stressing >

WV Awards Innovation
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Nov 15, 6:37 AM:

In a state effort to improve learning and achievement, the WV state Board of Education has implemented a waiver to state policies and grant money if districts are labeled as "innovation zones".  These zones will provide support >

Charters Confined In Nashville
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Nov 13, 7:47 AM:

Metro Nashville board restricts where new charters can set up to areas where schools are overcrowded or consistently underperforming.  Board leader says change is strategic approach to use charters as improvement tool while >

RI Virtual School In High Demand
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Nov 13, 7:11 AM:

RI high schools are seeing the benefit of offering online course options to their students to either finish AP credits or get back on track for graduation.  Schools are having to hire more staff to administer the classes which are >

Lottery For Slots At Choice Schools
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Nov 13, 6:37 AM:

One SC county is replacing a first-come first-served system for choice schools enrollment with a computerized lottery to address problems of access and equity.  There is also safety concerns, since one mother was hospitalized for >

Secretary Duncan Focuses On Rural Ed
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Nov 1, 6:46 AM:

Secretary Duncan highlighted the importance of technology and online opportunities for students in rural areas.  A proposed plan called "ConnectED" will link schools and libraries electronically to help increase college enrollment >

Most States Use Rigorous Teacher Evaluations
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Nov 1, 5:34 AM:

35 states and the District of Columbia have started using evaluations for teachers based largely on student achievement to rate teacher effectiveness.  They are also used to inform decisions on tenure, improvement plans, >

St. Paul Charters Increase Enrollment
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Oct 30, 5:11 AM:

Across St. Paul, charter school enrollment is up almost 1,000 students.  Amid jeers that the alternative programs at charters might not even offer math due to all of the language immersion and performing arts, many of the >

TN County Brings Learning Online
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Oct 25, 6:28 AM:

One TN county has implemented an online academy offering core and advanced placement classes for students.  It has been called a "blessing" by parents who needed non-traditional options for their children, and who wanted better >

Charter School’s Innovation
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Oct 21, 4:55 AM:

One GA elementary charter school is allowing students to use creativity through arts to learn subjects like math or science.  It is the only school in the district to offer infused program, does so while serving students who >

Omaha Teacher Reforms
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Oct 17, 5:32 PM:

School board considers changes to teacher evaluations while drafting strategic plan. Possible reforms include emphasis on student achievement in evaluations, tenure distribution and how to deal with failing teachers. Plan still in >

NJ Provides Choice
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Oct 10, 5:56 AM:

Over 30 school districts in NJ are now a part of its school choice program to accept students from outside their districts.  Some joined to increase their enrollment, as number of students participating in the programs is >

Charters & Civil Rights
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Oct 10, 5:09 AM:

Many NY families marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday to show their support for their charter schools and to protest mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio's stance on them.  They see charters as an important civil rights issue >

TX Online School Brings Opportunity
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Oct 3, 6:21 AM:

The majority of students at one TX online school are involved in non-traditional activities, like intensive dance training, that would be limited by attending a brick and mortar school.  The school also allows for field trips and >

Virginia School Claims National Honor
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Sep 30, 1:34 PM:

Local elementary school earns accreditation as a National Blue Ribbon School thanks to its teachers. School was nominated by state’s DOE, claiming nomination was due to maintenance in performance despite increasing standards. >

DC’s Ineffective Principals
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Sep 30, 5:57 AM:

New evaluation system rates more than half of DC traditional public school principals as ineffective. Evaluations  based in part on student achievement and testing prompted by policy climate of last few years. Large number of >

Charter Alliance Clarifies Data
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Sep 27, 5:06 AM:

The Ohio Alliance of Public Charter Schools released a report comparing charters to traditional public schools in the state in more apples-to-apples way than an earlier study.  Report shows better charter school performance than >

NY Teacher Qualifications
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Sep 24, 4:35 AM:

SUNY will adopt increased standards for students preparing to be teachers.  The plan was announced by Governor Cuomo and was supported by the state teachers union.

KS Charters Decrease
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Sep 23, 5:17 AM:

The number of charter schools in the state has been decreasing recently as conversions back to traditional public schools rises.  Most of the charters only reorganized as such for public grants a few years ago, making them be >

Bronx Parent Power
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Sep 19, 12:33 PM:

Local college creates parent center to get parents more active in children's education. Center holds workshops on academic subjects and parent leadership. Program creators claim the center illustrates parental eagerness to get >