Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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General Teacher Issues 50%
Achievement 49%
Other Education Issues 49%
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Teachers 26%
Charter Schools 33%
School Choice 33%

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Charter, Magnet Schools Top U.S. Best High Schools
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Apr 25, 7:34 AM, U.S. News & World Report:

Charter and magnet schools rank among the best in the country at a time when the Trump administration is pushing a pro-school choice policy agenda and proposing billions in federal funding to give parents and students more educational >
For the first time, a charter school teacher wins National Teacher of the Year
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Apr 21, 7:11 AM, Washington Post:

Sydney Chaffee, a ninth-grade humanities teacher from Boston, has been named National Teacher of the Year, making her the first teacher from Massachusetts — and the first working in a charter school — to win the honor.
Ohio Town’s Schools Hope to Be ‘More Than a Line Item’ in the Federal Budget
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Apr 21, 7:10 AM, New York Times:

Ken Amstutz’s phone did not stop buzzing long enough for him to think about what could happen in 24 hours. He was fielding questions from public officials and the national news media, keeping tabs on planned protests and coordinating a >
Supreme Court case could pave the way for vouchers for Christian schools — or do just the oppo
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Apr 20, 7:04 AM, Washington Post:

The specific question that the Supreme Court discussed Wednesday morning may have been settled before the justices even heard the case.
Supreme Court appears ready to break down a church-state barrier in certain circumstances 
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Apr 20, 6:57 AM, Los Angeles Times:

The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared ready to break down at least part of the longstanding church-state barrier that has prevented religious schools from receiving public funds.
Church, state, and school: What might Supreme Court ruling mean for vouchers?
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Apr 19, 7:15 AM, Christian Science Monitor:

Thirty-eight states have amendments prohibiting state money from going to religious organizations. A Supreme Court case Wednesday, about whether a religious private school is eligible for state grant money, could change that.
Long rated by test scores, schools may soon be judged on student abenteeism too
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Apr 19, 7:14 AM, Washington Post:

For the past generation, the federal government’s primary answer has been standardized test scores. But now states have more latitude to decide for themselves, and many are choosing to judge schools in part based on how many kids >
Supreme Court , including Neil Gorsuch, to hear church-state case
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Apr 18, 6:52 AM, Associated Press:

Justice Neil Gorsuch's first week on the Supreme Court bench features an important case about the separation of church and state that has its roots on a Midwestern church playground. The outcome could make it easier to use state money to >

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Voucher Bill Tests Ambition of School Choice Advocates in N.H.
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Apr 25, 7:32 AMNew Hampshire Public Radio:

Lawmakers will debate a controversial education bill Tuesday that would allow parents to use state tax dollars to pay for private school tuition and homeschool expenses.
Despite new construction in Pacoima, the question remains: How much will L.A. Unified spend on chart
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Apr 25, 6:45 AM, Los Angeles Times:

New classrooms under construction at a charter school in Pacoima mark a moment of truce — even mutual respect — in a hot and cold war between charters and the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Cape Coral mayor storms out of meeting about charter schools
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Apr 25, 6:41 AM, The News-Press:

In what was billed as a discussion on best practices for the Cape Coral Charter School System, Mayor Marni Sawicki became so agitated she left in the middle of a Cape Coral City Council meeting Monday night.
Should charter school enrollment be a corporate employee perk?
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Apr 25, 6:30 AM, News & Observer:

Students could gain admission to charter schools based on where their parents work or where they live under legislation that would make significant changes in the ways the schools fill their classrooms.
New charter school plans to open in August on Francis Street
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Apr 25, 6:28 AM, Jackson Citizen Patriot:

The initial building is 5,000 square feet, including four classrooms. A 1,500-square-foot addition is planned for the future, as Tassie expects to add one grade every year up to sixth grade. Grand Valley State University is authorizing the >
New Albany Charter School asks for expansion money; Teacher’s Assoc. pushes back
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Apr 25, 6:16 AM, WDRB-TV:

A Montessori School in New Albany is asking the district for a quarter of a million dollars to help build a new fine arts facility.
Voucher-backing group runs thank-you TV ads in Arizona
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Apr 25, 6:05 AM, The Arizona Republic:

A national group vocally backing school voucher expansion in Arizona ran television ads during a political talk show over the weekend thanking Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and GOP lawmakers who voted for the legislation.
Democrats kill attempt to provide tax credits for private education
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Apr 25, 6:00 AM, The Durango Herald:

A backdoor attempt to institute an education voucher-like program in Colorado was struck down Monday by Democrats in the state Legislature.
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Despite new construction in Pacoima, the question remains: How much will L.A. Unified spend on chart
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Apr 25, 6:45 AM, Los Angeles Times:

New classrooms under construction at a charter school in Pacoima mark a moment of truce — even mutual respect — in a hot and cold war between charters and the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Cape Coral mayor storms out of meeting about charter schools
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Apr 25, 6:41 AM, The News-Press:

In what was billed as a discussion on best practices for the Cape Coral Charter School System, Mayor Marni Sawicki became so agitated she left in the middle of a Cape Coral City Council meeting Monday night.
New charter school plans to open in August on Francis Street
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Apr 25, 6:28 AM, Jackson Citizen Patriot:

The initial building is 5,000 square feet, including four classrooms. A 1,500-square-foot addition is planned for the future, as Tassie expects to add one grade every year up to sixth grade. Grand Valley State University is authorizing the >
New Albany Charter School asks for expansion money; Teacher’s Assoc. pushes back
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Apr 25, 6:16 AM, WDRB-TV:

A Montessori School in New Albany is asking the district for a quarter of a million dollars to help build a new fine arts facility.
Philly charter officials call for charters for 20 schools but not Laboratory
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Apr 25, 5:01 AM, Philadelphia Inquirer:

Geary said the charter office would recommend expansions for three K-8 charter schools that would add a total of 797 seats. He identified the schools as Alliance for Progress, in North Philadelphia; Southwest Leadership School in Southwest >
Head of the (virtual) class
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Apr 24, 7:11 AMShelby Star:

Founded two years ago, the North Carolina Virtual Academy is a state-funded, public charter school designed to help students who are having trouble in a traditional, brick and mortar schools, NCVA Head of School Joel Medley said.
Libertas Academy, Springfield’s newest charter school, a labor of love, gratitude for founder Modest
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Apr 24, 7:07 AM, The Republican :

When the first 90 students at Libertas Academy, the city's newest public charter school, head to classes in August, they'll be living a dream come true for the school's founder, 28-year-old Modesto Montero.
Charters host forum to hear from city school board
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Apr 24, 6:57 AM, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

The first candidate forum last week for those vying for a seat on the Pittsburgh Public Schools board had an unlikely host: A group of Pittsburgh charter schools.