Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SCORECARD ON EDUCATION COVERAGE

MAKING SENSE OF EDUCATION NEWS USING AMERICA’S FAVORITE PASTIME
Media is More Reliable On
Online Learning 53%
General Teacher Issues 51%
Other Education Issues 50%
Media is Less Reliable On
Daily Headlines 12%
Teachers 26%
Spending 39%

Reliability Score

39%

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All Policy is Local: Education in the midterm congressional races (CER in the news)
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Jul 29, 7:20 AM, Politico:

Some education policy experts say they aren't focused on the outcome of this year's midterms because they expect important education bills to remain stalled in the next Congress. But with several high-profile members of Congress retiring >
More Schools Open Their Doors to the Whole Community
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Jul 29, 7:15 AM, Wall Street Journal:

With backing at local, state and federal levels, the decades-old idea for improving schools and neighborhoods is gaining ground despite some funding uncertainties and doubts about community schools' success.
Letter: High-stakes testing, not Common Core, is the problem
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Jul 29, 7:11 AM, Washington Post:

Teachers and their unions believe in the promise and potential of the Common Core State Standards, despite what Hanna Skandera and Kevin Huffman wrote in their July 25 Washington Forum commentary, “Teachers unions’ destructive >
Success of Recovery School District considered at national conference
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Jul 29, 7:09 AM, The Times-Picayune :

State takeover districts have been lauded as the savior of children left behind by inept local school boards -- and derided as anti-democratic fireworks shows that don't address the root causes of poor education.
Op-Ed: Teaching Teaching
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Jul 29, 7:07 AM, New York Times:

Over the past few decades — with the rise of charter school movement and No Child Left Behind — reformers and teachers’ unions have been fighting over how to improve student performance in the classroom. The reformers’ solution, notes >
The Right’s Leading Education Reformer Sees Promise Of Common Core
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Jul 28, 7:53 AM, The Daily Callers:

Chester Finn, Jr. has been a “troublemaker” all his life, so much so that he chose the term as the title for his own memoir. Finn is still making trouble as a supporter of Common Core.

Letters: A Report Card on Standardized Tests
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Jul 28, 7:51 AM, New York Times:

Re “How Tests Make Us Smarter,” by Henry L. Roediger III (Sunday Review, July 20): This spring’s movement against standardized exams targeted the misuse of their scores to make high-stakes educational decisions. Parents, students, >
Report Backs Computer-Based Testing
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Jul 25, 8:45 AM, Wall Street Journal:

Fourth graders can adequately demonstrate their writing ability on computer-based tests, according to a new study released Thursday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress.


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Is friction driving out Seattle school superintendents?
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Jul 29, 7:03 AM, Seattle Times:

The early departure of another Seattle school superintendent has reignited debates about whether a fractious School Board is at least partially to blame for the turnover.
Low-Grade Charter
3/6

Jul 29, 6:59 AM, Palm Beach Post:

FL district plans to follow state law, terminate contract for poor performing charter after school earns F rating two years in a row.  650 students impacted by closure.  District will notify parents of options, ask nearby principals to >

Editorial: A bold plan for magnet schools
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Jul 29, 6:54 AM, Tampa Bay Times:

The Pinellas County School Board signaled this week it is pursuing its boldest plan yet for helping the county's lowest-performing schools. Superintendent Mike Grego proposes opening new elementary magnet schools in 2017-18 at four or five >
Parents in uproar after more than 450 city schools change start time to comply with new teachers uni
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Jul 29, 6:51 AM, New York Daily News:

Some parents say they had no say in the widespread change, which was prompted by a new requirement in the city's deal with the teachers union to set aside extra time for teacher training and parent conferences. Frustrated moms and dads say >
Agreement between Bullis, district hangs in the balance
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Jul 29, 6:16 AM, San Jose Mercury News :

A draft agreement that would resolve years of acrimony and multimillion-dollar court battles between Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District was approved by the latter Monday night.
Michigan school chief meets with charter leaders
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Jul 29, 6:13 AM, Detroit News:

Michigan’s schools superintendent will meet with charter school backers as he works to hold institutions accountable for schools they authorize.
Charter kids tackle mandatory summer reading
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Jul 29, 6:10 AM, 13WMAZ:

At the Academy for Classical Education summer reading is mandatory for all students, unlike other Bibb Schools. Gabe Reed said he welcomed the challenge.
Struggling charter school rallies for funding at State Capitol
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Jul 29, 6:05 AM, KHON2:

Students, teachers and parents gathered outside the State Capitol Monday to rally in support of an embattled charter school.
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Is friction driving out Seattle school superintendents?
/6

Jul 29, 7:03 AM, Seattle Times:

The early departure of another Seattle school superintendent has reignited debates about whether a fractious School Board is at least partially to blame for the turnover.
Low-Grade Charter
3/6

Jul 29, 6:59 AM, Palm Beach Post:

FL district plans to follow state law, terminate contract for poor performing charter after school earns F rating two years in a row.  650 students impacted by closure.  District will notify parents of options, ask nearby principals to >

Editorial: A bold plan for magnet schools
/6

Jul 29, 6:54 AM, Tampa Bay Times:

The Pinellas County School Board signaled this week it is pursuing its boldest plan yet for helping the county's lowest-performing schools. Superintendent Mike Grego proposes opening new elementary magnet schools in 2017-18 at four or five >
Parents in uproar after more than 450 city schools change start time to comply with new teachers uni
/6

Jul 29, 6:51 AM, New York Daily News:

Some parents say they had no say in the widespread change, which was prompted by a new requirement in the city's deal with the teachers union to set aside extra time for teacher training and parent conferences. Frustrated moms and dads say >
Agreement between Bullis, district hangs in the balance
/6

Jul 29, 6:16 AM, San Jose Mercury News :

A draft agreement that would resolve years of acrimony and multimillion-dollar court battles between Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District was approved by the latter Monday night.
Charter kids tackle mandatory summer reading
/6

Jul 29, 6:10 AM, 13WMAZ:

At the Academy for Classical Education summer reading is mandatory for all students, unlike other Bibb Schools. Gabe Reed said he welcomed the challenge.
Struggling charter school rallies for funding at State Capitol
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Jul 29, 6:05 AM, KHON2:

Students, teachers and parents gathered outside the State Capitol Monday to rally in support of an embattled charter school.
Camden doing its own schools’ review
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Jul 29, 6:04 AM, Courier-Post:

A Camden school performance review was stacked neatly on a desk in Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard’s office Monday. The hefty report, issued by the state annually, contained dozens of stats, including test scores, graduation rates and >