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Op-ed: Charter schools help Utah learn what works in education 27.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah charter schools exist because tens of thousands of parents found an education option that works better for their child. The reasons these parents are seeking options are as varied as the children themselves. Just last night, a couple of friends dropped by my house. One of their boys attends Herriman High School; their other son attends Paradigm Charter High School. Like virtually all Utahns, they carry no bias for or against districts or charter schools; they want what works best for each ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
APNewsBreak: Rules proposed for school accountability 26.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Proposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like chronic absenteeism to identify failing schools and children who are struggling the most. The guidelines released Thursday spell out a broad framework for states to consider as they seek to improve schools and narrow achievement gaps. “These regulations give states the opportunity to work with all of their stakeholders including parents and educators to p...
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APNewsBreak: Rules proposed for school accountability 26.5.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Proposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like chronic absenteeism to identify failing schools and children who are struggling the most....
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California to audit Alliance charter schools after anti-union allegations 26.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A panel of state lawmakers on Wednesday voted to audit Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, a move that raises the stakes in a year-long battle over unionizing teachers at the biggest charter organization in Los Angeles. 

Since launching a unionization effort last year, United Teachers Los Angeles...

Morning Digest: Republicans try to lock Democrats out of the general in blue Santa Barbara seat 25.5.2016 Daily Kos
Leading Off: ● CA-24: Not long ago, both the DCCC and House Majority PAC began airing ads in support of Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal, even though a fellow Democrat, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, is also in the race. But Team Blue doesn't seem to be worried that Schneider will beat Carbajal in California's 24th Congressional District. Instead, they appear to be concerned that two Republicans, Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian and businessman Justin Fareed, will grab first and second place in the June 7 top-two primary, which would send them both to the general election and give Republicans an automatic pickup in this 54-43 Obama seat. And it looks like the NRCC thinks the same thing is possible, since it's now spending $220,000 on a spot that seems designed to shift voters from Carbajal to Schneider in order to keep both Democrats from advancing past the primary. The NRCC's ad , which comes to us via the National Journal , nominally hits both Carbajal and Schneider. The narrator ...
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Making schools great 25.5.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Making schools great
News roundup: Speaker Ryan 'not a betting man' when it comes to Trump 23.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
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Data may help solve discipline problems at Minnesota schools 21.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Many think data tracking will provide answers and allow educators to start identifying and addressing the root problem for students who have behavioral issues.
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On the anniversary of Brown v. Board, new evidence shows that U.S. schools are resegregating 18.5.2016 Washington Post
Poor, black and Hispanic students are becoming increasingly isolated from their white, affluent peers, according to new federal data.
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D.C. school leaders, parents call for more volunteers to ensure safe student commutes 17.5.2016 Washington Post
D.C. school leaders, parents call for more volunteers to ensure safe student commutes
Hillary Clinton’s Revolutionary Promise To Lift Up The Teaching Profession 16.5.2016 Think Progres

it shows just how rapidly the rhetoric about teachers is changing on the Democratic side.

The post Hillary Clinton’s Revolutionary Promise To Lift Up The Teaching Profession appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Detroit schools' decline and teacher sickout reflect bad economy and demographic shifts 15.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The mostly poor and black students enrolled in Detroit Public Schools have been exposed to lead, have endured crumbling classrooms, and have some of the lowest literacy rates in the country. They've also seen one neighborhood school after another shut down.

Then this month they had to endure something...

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This week at progressive state blogs: Hiding from the camera in AL; Gov. Scott tries to poach in LA 15.5.2016 Daily Kos
This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching.  Here  is last Saturday's edition. Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my agreement or endorsement of its contents.  At Juanita Jean’s of Texas, Juanita Jean Herownself writes— Well, I Don't See A Problem Here : Here’s the headline in  Mother Jones . Well, I do not see a problem here.  Let them. I wonder where they are going? On Wednesday, the Platform Committee of the Texas Republican Party voted to put a Texas independence resolution up for a vote at this week’s GOP convention, according to a press release from the pro-secession Texas Nationalist Movement. The resolution calls for allowing voters to decide whether the Lone Star State should become an independent nation. Oh wait, they want to make me join them and quit ...
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Career And Technical Education: Boom Or Bust? 14.5.2016 NPR News
Vocational education in high schools fell out of favor decades ago. For career and technical education to succeed today, a key researcher says a lot has to change.
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There will be thousands more L.A. Unified magnet school seats in 2017 12.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Magnet schools in Los Angeles are growing.  Los Angeles Unified School District board members unanimously voted Tuesday to create or expand 13 magnet programs for the 2017-18 school year, for a total of 4,677 new magnet seats costing around $3.5 million.  This boost comes in addition to around 6,300 seats...
News roundup: Biden would have chosen Elizabeth Warren as his running mate 12.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
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Why Don’t Students Have More Of A Say About Their Own Education? 12.5.2016 Think Progres

Education reform rarely makes an effort to engage students in the process.

The post Why Don’t Students Have More Of A Say About Their Own Education? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

California's schools will soon be on the hook for things like suspensions, attendance and graduation rates 12.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

California's schools are going to have to answer for more than just test scores, by the year after next. The state may also judge them on suspension rates, graduation rates, attendance and the rate at which students who are still learning English are becoming proficient.

Those are the measures...

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Tales from the prom: Heartbreaking, heartwarming and staggeringly absurd 12.5.2016 Washington Post
Tales from the prom: Heartbreaking, heartwarming and staggeringly absurd
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The problem with teaching 'grit' to poor kids? They already have it. Here's what they really need. 10.5.2016 Washington Post
The problem with teaching 'grit' to poor kids? They already have it. Here's what they really need.
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