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A Win-Win For Students Faces Challenges
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Jan 31, 1:11 PM:

Notes the battle vouchers have faced in D.C, even with research demonstrating the success of school choice. Attempts to provide a case against voucher critics that charter schools draw funds from traditional schools.

Rhee's successor escapes her shadow
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Jan 31, 12:24 PM:

Reading this inciteful article gives a balanced and detailed account of what Kaya Henderson plans to bring to DC as their interim Chancellor.  It describes just how Henderson plans to maintain and even undo some of Rhee's >

Free public charter school to be discussed
3/6
Jan 31, 11:59 AM:

Brief report on desire to start a charter school.  What are the tough questions that should be asked? Will local school district exempt a new charter school from its rules? That can promote more innovation. 

Naples Winter Wine Festival makes millions of dollars for charities | news-press.com | The News-Press
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Jan 31, 11:58 AM:

The Naples Winter Wine Festival provides funds for under funded public schools as well as charter schools in the area. Highlights a unique way to make sure kids get the education they need. Any port in a storm!

Charter schools boom as parents seek more options
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Jan 31, 11:56 AM:

Nice article highlighting the explosion of charters in DC.  Why do charters find DC so attractive?  Take a hint school boards; running away potential options for parents and students won't serve traditional public schools well >

Catholic schools matter
6/6
Jan 31, 11:47 AM:

Archbishop O'Brien wants the MD General Assembly to reintroduce legislation that gives tax credits to businesses that contribute scholarship programs to both public and non-public schools.  Why not?  If the goal is to >

Jailed for choosing different school
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Jan 31, 10:46 AM:

A mother thrown in jail for sneaking her daughter into a better school. A thoughtful and reasonable story about an incident of extremism committed by a school district against better education, choice, and compassion.

What Vince Gray really said about grading D.C. teachers
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Jan 31, 10:43 AM:

Silberman challenges out-of-context comments about D.C.’s teacher evaluation system, IMPACT, to set the record straight for readers.

Waiting For Solutions
2/6
Jan 31, 10:33 AM:

Points out that spending more isn't the solution, which is spot on. But lambasts Obama for using more federal money, using technology while not offering solutions. More energy is needed for solving the education crisis.

180 days: Students deserve more
3/6
Jan 31, 10:20 AM:

Notes one reason U.S. academic performance is weaker than other nations: shorter school years. Having longer years may be dismissed due to budgets. What alternatives exist for a longer school year (i.e. virtual)?

Philanthropy group's CMS plan promising
3/6
Jan 31, 10:19 AM:

Great that philanthropy group wants to help westside Charlotte schools with project L.I.F.T., but why did group chose efforts such as wrap-around services to uplift students since similar efforts already exist? 

Possible move to increase class size would save money for school districts | abc13.com
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2/6
Jan 28, 1:34 PM:

This article argues against the Houston School District’s move to save money by lifting caps on class size to save money. It repeats an often-made point -- small classes are better -- but is that the only issue here? How about >

A is for ABC School | school, grades, time - Local News - ApalachTimes.com
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3/6
Jan 28, 12:54 PM:

Finally a public school to take its performance measures seriously! The ABC school boosts success AND promises to keep improving “like any good business.” A good article but what exactly is the Florida Accountability system? >

Impact of Cutting Middle School Sports | Charlotte News | Weather | Carolina Panthers | Bobcats | FOX Charlotte | NC News
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2/6
Jan 28, 12:20 PM:

Are CMS schools preparing its students for the right competition? Check the achievement level of North Carolina students versus students from Singapore or Finland, much less to say Massachusetts or Florida. 

Impact of Cutting Middle School Sports | Charlotte News | Weather | Carolina Panthers | Bobcats | FOX Charlotte | NC News
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2/6
Jan 28, 12:20 PM:

Are CMS schools preparing its students for the right competition? Check the achievement level of North Carolina students versus students from Singapore or Finland, much less to say Massachusetts or Florida. 

Impact of Cutting Middle School Sports | Charlotte News | Weather | Carolina Panthers | Bobcats | FOX Charlotte | NC News
2/6
Jan 28, 12:15 PM:

Anyone who has been around middle school students is likely to tell you they need an outlet to release energy. Yes, CMS are strapped for cash, but can other cuts be considered that don't directly affect students?

Roger Raymond named charter high school athletic director | news-press.com | The News-Press
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4/6
Jan 28, 12:00 PM:

A charter school athletic director with the right priorities  -- educating students to succeed in life.  

Rally seeks support for fully funding Miss. schools
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Jan 28, 11:59 AM:

A quick report on a rally against education cuts in MS. But are protestors misguided in thinking that funding is the main problem? Some info on how other states manage to use small budgets effectively would further this article. >

Secretary of Education challenges Alabama to improve
4/6
Jan 28, 11:57 AM:

Alabama's Secretary of Education talks about unreachable “Race To The Top” Guidelines. A good time for the interviewer to bring up alternatives to the status quo. Time for Alabama to consider charter schools?

School chief: Changes coming
2/6
Jan 28, 11:46 AM:

 

Briefly mentions some minor improvements teachers could make, and teacher evaluations, but not core issues they could improve upon, and omits measures like school choice altogether. 

 

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