Monday, May 22, 2017

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Media is More Reliable On
General Teacher Issues 50%
Achievement 49%
Other Education Issues 49%
Media is Less Reliable On
Teachers 26%
School Choice 33%
Charter Schools 33%

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Do charter schools serve special needs kids? The jury is out
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May 22, 7:24 AM, Associated Press:

Five-year-old Nico Rosenblatt cannot speak and struggles to learn because of a rare genetic condition, yet thrives when surrounded by other children in a regular classroom, according to his parents. However, they say neither the public >
Why It’s So Hard To Know Whether School Choice Is Working
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May 22, 7:23 AM, NPR:

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been a passionate proponent of expanding school choice, including private school vouchers and charter schools, and she has the clear backing of President Trump. But does the research justify her >
Trump Backs California Charter Schools, But the Feeling Isn’t Mutual
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May 18, 6:56 AM, KQED:

With 228 independent charter schools, L.A. is currently home to more charters than any city in the nation. However, Green Dot administrators say creating more charter schools from scratch will require a lot more federal funding.
In Some States, Donating to Private Schools Can Earn You a Profit
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May 18, 6:51 AM, New York Times:

AASA, the association of the nation’s public school superintendents, released an exhaustive report Wednesday on tax credit scholarship programs like Georgia’s, which allow donors to piggyback on state and federal tax breaks — often to turn >
New charter schools debate: Are they widening racial divides in public education?
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May 17, 7:12 AMWashington Post:

At the new public charter school in this Mississippi River town, nearly all students are African American. Parents seem unconcerned about that. They just hope their children will get a better education.
Lessons on race and vouchers from Milwaukee
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May 17, 7:11 AM, NPR:

The Trump administration has made school choice, vouchers in particular, a cornerstone of its education agenda. This has generated lots of interest in how school voucher programs across the country work and whom they benefit.
How Trump’s Altered the Landscape for Education Advocates (CER in the news)
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May 15, 7:20 AM, Education Week:

Education advocates in Washington might not always be on the same page when it comes to policy, but there’s at least one thing the vast majority agree on: The Trump administration—buttressed by a Republican Congress—is unlike anything >
Voucher proposals expose rift in school choice movement
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May 15, 7:18 AM, Associated Press:

For two decades, a loose-knit group that includes some of the country's wealthiest people has underwritten the political push for school choice, promoting ballot initiatives and candidates who favor competition for traditional public >

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Plans for 3 new Paterson charter schools advance
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May 22, 7:13 AM, Paterson Press:

Plans to open three new charter schools in Paterson received preliminary approval from the state Education Department this week.
For Atlanta’s first charter school, the long game pays off
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May 22, 7:05 AM, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Atlanta’s first charter school will celebrate its first high school graduating class on Saturday—82 seniors who are the proof that sometimes the long game pays off.
Reps state case for charter bill before House committee
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May 22, 7:01 AM, North Kingstown Standard-Times:

As public school districts around the state chafe under tight budgets, administrators have increasingly put charter schools within their crosshairs. State law requires public school districts to pay for tuitions of residents who attend >
Julian charter schools get one-year reprieve on closure order
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May 22, 6:47 AM, The San Diego Union-Tribune:

San Diego Superior Court judge ordered two Julian charter schools to close by June 30, but the state Board of Education has intervened and given them a year’s reprieve.
These 20 schools just won approval from the Denver school board
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May 22, 6:44 AM, Chalkbeat Colorado:

The Denver school board Thursday unanimously approved 11 new elementary charter schools, all of which are part of charter networks that already have a presence in the city.
DC Charter school offers new way of learning
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May 22, 6:41 AM, WUSA-TV:

Students say the virtual learning at Friendship Public Charter school is the best of both worlds: they learn at home at their own speed but still get to socialize through weekly class visits, field trips, sports and clubs.
Mass. AG’s Office Tells Malden Charter School To ‘Immediately’ End Ban On Hair Extensions
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May 22, 6:34 AM, WBUR:

The Massachusetts Attorney General's office called on a Malden charter school Friday to "immediately" end its policy of banning students from wearing hair extensions, a rule that some have deemed racially insensitive to black students.
New Orleans superintendent recommends new charter school dedicated to coastal ecology apply to state
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May 22, 6:31 AM, The Advocate:

Surprising backers of one of the most unusual charter school proposals floated in the city, Orleans Parish Schools Superintendent Henderson Lewis on Thursday recommended that the School Board deny an application to create New Harmony High, >
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Plans for 3 new Paterson charter schools advance
/6

May 22, 7:13 AM, Paterson Press:

Plans to open three new charter schools in Paterson received preliminary approval from the state Education Department this week.
For Atlanta’s first charter school, the long game pays off
/6

May 22, 7:05 AM, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Atlanta’s first charter school will celebrate its first high school graduating class on Saturday—82 seniors who are the proof that sometimes the long game pays off.
Julian charter schools get one-year reprieve on closure order
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May 22, 6:47 AM, The San Diego Union-Tribune:

San Diego Superior Court judge ordered two Julian charter schools to close by June 30, but the state Board of Education has intervened and given them a year’s reprieve.
These 20 schools just won approval from the Denver school board
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May 22, 6:44 AM, Chalkbeat Colorado:

The Denver school board Thursday unanimously approved 11 new elementary charter schools, all of which are part of charter networks that already have a presence in the city.
DC Charter school offers new way of learning
/6

May 22, 6:41 AM, WUSA-TV:

Students say the virtual learning at Friendship Public Charter school is the best of both worlds: they learn at home at their own speed but still get to socialize through weekly class visits, field trips, sports and clubs.
New Orleans superintendent recommends new charter school dedicated to coastal ecology apply to state
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May 22, 6:31 AM, The Advocate:

Surprising backers of one of the most unusual charter school proposals floated in the city, Orleans Parish Schools Superintendent Henderson Lewis on Thursday recommended that the School Board deny an application to create New Harmony High, >
Lawrence Virtual School grants diplomas to 80 students, its largest class to date
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May 22, 6:27 AM, Lawrence Journal World:

The Lawrence school district assistant superintendent for innovation and technology said it may seem counter-intuitive, but she and their teachers got to know very well the 80 students who received diplomas at Free State High School.
River Islands seeks to expand school to add 398 students
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May 22, 6:23 AM, Manteca Bulletin:

On Wednesday, May 24, the Lathrop Planning Commission will decide on whether to amend the existing conditional use permit which allowed the school to operate in order to allow for the addition of 12 new portable classrooms to serve the >