Daily Archives: August 26, 2015

EdNext Ranking of Education Policy People on Social Media

Source: EdNext Ranking of Education Policy People on Social Media

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Edweek: The Hype and Crash of Joel Klein’s Amplify

Source: Edweek: The Hype and Crash of Joel Klein’s Amplify

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Nicholas Tampio: Why Did Democrats Abandon Public Education?

Nicholas Tampio: Why Did Democrats Abandon Public Education?.

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Pennsylvania Charters Destroy Local Public Schools in Chester County

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
For the past few years, the impoverished Chester County public schools in Pennsylvania have been in deep deficit because of competition with charter schools and cyber charters that suck funding away from the…

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Mercedes Schneider: Why There Will Be No Federal Sanctions for Opt Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mercedes Schneider has followed the development of the new federal legislation to replace the failed No Child Left Behind. She is one of the few people in the U.S. who has actually read…

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South Carolina Charter Leader Sentenced to Jail for Theft of $1.56 Million

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The director of a charter school in Lee County, South Carolina, was sentenced to jail for 3 1/2 years after she was convicted of diverting $1.56 million to sham accounts. “A federal judge…

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South Carolina: How School Choice Leaves Behind the Poorest Students

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Post and Courier in South Carolina discovered that school choice leaves the neediest students behind. Its investigation of North Charleston High School describes the flight of the most able and advantaged students…

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Executive Salaries at K12, Inc.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
While teachers across the nation have salaries lower than those of other professions and often need to take a second job to make ends meet, the executives at Michael Milken’s cyber charter chain…

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One Burned-out Teacher’s Journey (Kavitha Cardoza)–Part 1

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Kavitha Cardoza, Special Correspondent, WAMU Radio, Washington, D.C. interviewed an experienced District of Columbia high school Spanish teacher. This interview appeared April 3, 2015 Teachers in D.C. schools are…

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New York Commissioner Plans Information Campaign to Stop Opt Outs

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
New York State Commissioner MaryEllen Elia plans an informational campaign for parents with a toolkit to explain why assessment is valuable and necessary. ““As you get more people involved in the process, you…

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