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Reality Check with Jeanne Allen Episode 37: Jonathan Hage, Charter Schools USA
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Sep 18, 7:43 AM: From his service in the U.S. Army to his creation of CSUSA, Jon Hage’s life and career have been dedicated to service, leadership, and creating systemic change for the better for America’s schools and schoolchildren. >
Opinion: College rankings need more focus on graduation rates of low-income students
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Sep 18, 7:42 AM: This time of year always brings a robust debate over college rankings — which ones matter most, and whether to trust what they value. Too often, rankings have asked America’s college and university leaders to face the >
Up To 60 Percent Of College Students Need Remedial Classes. This Needs To Change Now
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Sep 18, 7:41 AM: This September, millions of college students move to campus for their first semester. Many will begin courses in engineering, calculus, science, or another advanced field, but other incoming freshmen will be stuck in >
D.C. Council members look to curtail mayor’s control of city schools
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Sep 18, 7:37 AM: Some D.C. lawmakers want to curtail mayoral control of the city’s education system — a move that could blunt criticism that the D.C. Council has done little to hold Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) accountable after high-profile >
'Is this really a school?' Desperate for education, Detroit students pin hope on lawsuit
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Sep 18, 7:33 AM: Jamarria Hall's Detroit high school reminded him of a state prison: chains on the doors, disgusting food and dirty water, bathroom stalls without doors. No computers, tablets or SMART Boards. The few books he saw in the >
Metro Atlanta schools address ‘digital divide’
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Sep 18, 7:18 AM: Across metro Atlanta, school districts have spent millions on technology and plan to invest more. As the digital push push goes deeper — from textbooks to make-up snow days — experts and parents want to sure make students >
Still no more than 1/3 of Tulsa Public Schools juniors ready for college or career, and wide racial disparities remain, district reports
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Sep 18, 7:04 AM: Tulsa Public Schools has seen its graduation rate rise both overall and in every demographic group during the past three years, but the proportion of students deemed college- and career-ready has remained unchanged. Only a >
Column: Amendment 8 and the Future of School Choice
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Sep 18, 6:30 AM: The Florida Supreme Court may have struck down a proposed education amendment to the state’s constitution, but the issue the measure raised can’t be easily dismissed.
District halts enrollment at four charter schools that could close this spring
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Sep 18, 6:28 AM: Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy may soon have to make cuts to stay within its budget for the rest of the school year. The Central City charter school faces a $264,000 deficit, its chief financial officer told >
A charter school puts out the “Students wanted” sign
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Sep 18, 6:25 AM: Perhaps it is the competition.The city is now home to six charter schools, a half dozen traditional high schools and a smattering of private school choices. Maybe it’s reputation. The Bridge Academy Charter School >
Electeds Fight To Stop Controversial Charter School From Opening In Overcrowded District
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Sep 18, 6:19 AM: In the wake of an approval of a Letter of Intent (LOI) of a Brooklyn-based charter school, a coalition of local electeds are looking to stop the school from opening a second location.
TASD approves assistance for virtual academy
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Sep 18, 6:13 AM: One of the primary functions of the Pittsburgh-based company will be to target the students and families who have chosen to attend a cyber charter school instead of TASD. The district must partially pay for the tuition of >
Milton High School partners with GivingPoint Social Innovators Academy
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Sep 18, 5:55 AM: Milton High School is the first public school to partner with the GivingPoint. Through the partnership students have a new outlet to help “turn their passions and ideas into real-world entrepreneurial opportunities. >
Regents support a new way of evaluating charter schools and soften penalties for schools with high opt-out rates
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Sep 18, 5:49 AM: New York’s top education policymakers tentatively approved new rules Monday on two hot-button issues: the penalties for districts and schools where many students opt out of state tests — and how nearly 100 charter schools >
Parents may have say in future of Clark County’s failing schools
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Sep 18, 5:40 AM: Thirty-six of the 51 underperforming Clark County schools eligible for charter school conversion or new charter competition have another option for improvement: a state-approved petition process that allows parents to >
Opinion: Why we chose online school for our teen
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Sep 18, 5:14 AM: Our teen works, runs a small business (with her sister), is a night owl by nature, and also we travel often as a family. We thought, why not let her try an online school environment that fosters independence and offer >
Arizona Republicans Are All In For "Education Reform." Charter School Reform? Not So Much.
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Sep 18, 5:12 AM: Arizona became an early adopter in the privatization/"education reform" movement almost a quarter century ago when it opened its first charter schools.
Here’s how some of Indiana’s online schools are trying to fix low testing turnout
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Sep 18, 4:54 AM: Some Indiana parents, students, and educators praise online schools for allowing students to learn anywhere they want, but it’s exactly that flexibility that leads to one of the schools’ biggest struggles: ensuring >
Florida Charter Schools Have ‘Largely Failed to Deliver’ Promised Innovation, Report Finds
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Sep 18, 4:49 AM: A new report from a Tallahassee-based research group raises questions about the growing role of charter schools in Florida, including citing the closure of 373 charter schools since 1998.
Opinion: Why are IDEA charters interested in New Mexico?
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Sep 17, 7:26 AM: The “ideas” that work for our communities come from within. The recent article in The New Mexican by Searchlight (“Texas nonprofit has right ‘idea’,” Aug. 26), examines the nonprofit organization, IDEA Public Schools. >

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