Sunday, August 20, 2017


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The EdNext Poll: The Case for a Moral Imperative by Jeanne Allen
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Aug 17, 7:08 AM, Huffington Post:

The retreat from the philosophical front lines of the charter fight has blurred the public’s perception of what charters are — in some cases they’re being described as “public school-light” — and, as importantly, what they can be for >
DeVos charges ahead on school choice
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Aug 16, 7:04 AM, The Hill:

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has become an ardent foot soldier for President Trump's deregulatory agenda while aggressively pushing her own school choice initiatives.
Poll: Support for Charters Drops Markedly Over Past Year
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Aug 15, 7:08 AM, Associated Press:

Expanding charter schools around the country is losing support among Americans, even as President Donald Trump and his administration continue to push for school choice, according to a survey released Tuesday.
DeVos say school vouchers part of tax overhaul discussions
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Aug 14, 7:10 AM, Associated Press:

More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising >
DeVos undeterred by critics even as agenda remains stalled
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Aug 14, 7:08 AM, Associated Press:

In her first comprehensive sit-down interview with a national media outlet since taking office, DeVos touched on some of the most pressing issues in K-12 and higher education.
School choice program raises questions about accountability
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Aug 11, 7:53 AM, Associated Press:

More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising >
With Pa. as a model, education tax credits may come to federal budget
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Aug 8, 7:42 AM, Catholic News Service:

And even though two school choice initiatives — $1 billion public school choice program and a $250 million private school choice program — were missing from the education spending bill, that didn’t seem to cause panic among Catholic >
What should America do about its worst public schools? States still don’t seem to know.
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Aug 7, 7:37 AM, Washington Post:

Two years after Congress scrapped federal formulas for fixing troubled schools, states for the most part are producing only the vaguest of plans to address persistent educational failure.

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Success Academy CEO rips Trump in email to parents, staff
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Aug 18, 7:22 AM, New York Post:

The CEO of the Success Academy charter schools forcefully distanced herself from President Trump in a Thursday note to parents and staff.
Oklahoma charter school sees dramatic results in behavior after implementing ‘Action Based Learning’ lab
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Aug 18, 6:59 AM, KFOR-TV:

"With the fidelity of using the lab, we started seeing our discipline data drop dramatically,” Rayner said. For the month of December, for example, the year before last, there were 60 kids sent to the office for bad behavior. Last year, >
Why a battle is brewing over student data in Nashville schools
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Aug 18, 6:43 AM, The Tennessean:

An MNPS spokeswoman said that it is acceptable for the district to share such census data with officials for the purpose of enrolling students in their charter schools, which are publicly financed but run by nonprofit groups.
Downtown charter school sees more downtown students
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Aug 18, 6:35 AM, The Oklahoman:

John Rex Charter Elementary was built in the middle of downtown three years ago with a goal to become a neighborhood school as downtown Oklahoma City grew into a neighborhood with new families. The school is mostly attended by students >
Latest enrollment numbers inspire confidence in charter school leaders
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Aug 18, 6:32 AM, Allentown Morning Call:

After a rocky first year, leaders at the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School expressed confidence with the start of the second school year on the horizon and more than 400 students enrolled to attend.
Group plans to open charter school in Mehoopany
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Aug 18, 6:29 AM, The Scranton Times-Tribune :

A group plans to open a charter school in Mehoopany in response to Tunkhannock Area School District shuttering three of its four elementary schools next year.
Ariz. woman seeks to revive charter school closed amid sexual abuse allegations
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Aug 18, 6:22 AM, The New Mexican:

The leader of a Phoenix charter school says she plans to take over Santa Fe’s Secondary Learning Center, which was closed by its former principal in the middle of the spring semester, just months before parents filed a lawsuit claiming a >
Colorado K-12 students show some improvement on state math, English tests, but achievement gaps persist
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Aug 18, 6:04 AM, The Denver Post:

Test results of Colorado’s public school students released Thursday show improvements in math and English language arts as well as in the number of students opting to take the tests.
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Success Academy CEO rips Trump in email to parents, staff
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Aug 18, 7:22 AM, New York Post:

The CEO of the Success Academy charter schools forcefully distanced herself from President Trump in a Thursday note to parents and staff.
Oklahoma charter school sees dramatic results in behavior after implementing ‘Action Based Learning’ lab
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Aug 18, 6:59 AM, KFOR-TV:

"With the fidelity of using the lab, we started seeing our discipline data drop dramatically,” Rayner said. For the month of December, for example, the year before last, there were 60 kids sent to the office for bad behavior. Last year, >
Why a battle is brewing over student data in Nashville schools
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Aug 18, 6:43 AM, The Tennessean:

An MNPS spokeswoman said that it is acceptable for the district to share such census data with officials for the purpose of enrolling students in their charter schools, which are publicly financed but run by nonprofit groups.
Downtown charter school sees more downtown students
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Aug 18, 6:35 AM, The Oklahoman:

John Rex Charter Elementary was built in the middle of downtown three years ago with a goal to become a neighborhood school as downtown Oklahoma City grew into a neighborhood with new families. The school is mostly attended by students >
Latest enrollment numbers inspire confidence in charter school leaders
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Aug 18, 6:32 AM, Allentown Morning Call:

After a rocky first year, leaders at the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School expressed confidence with the start of the second school year on the horizon and more than 400 students enrolled to attend.
Group plans to open charter school in Mehoopany
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Aug 18, 6:29 AM, The Scranton Times-Tribune :

A group plans to open a charter school in Mehoopany in response to Tunkhannock Area School District shuttering three of its four elementary schools next year.
Ariz. woman seeks to revive charter school closed amid sexual abuse allegations
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Aug 18, 6:22 AM, The New Mexican:

The leader of a Phoenix charter school says she plans to take over Santa Fe’s Secondary Learning Center, which was closed by its former principal in the middle of the spring semester, just months before parents filed a lawsuit claiming a >
State sets hearing to review Elgin charter school proposal
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Aug 18, 6:02 AM, Chicago Daily Herald:

A group seeking to open an Elgin charter school will plead its case before a state commission next month for a proposal that failed to gain support from Elgin Area U-46.