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The Mile High Promise, And Risk, Of School Choice 20.2.2017 NPR News
Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from many parents and pundits. The program also raises questions about the limitations of choice in narrowing access and equity gaps.
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Big changes at key charter school network go unnoticed in prevailing debate 20.2.2017 Washington Post
Big changes at key charter school network go unnoticed in prevailing debate
Op-ed: Our economy can't handle tax hike, and schools show they don't need it 19.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Utahns know the importance of a strong public education system — and today our public schools rank 10 spots higher in the national rankings published by Education Week than they did five years ago. Unfortunately, a new organization would prefer to ignore this progress and raise taxes on all of us. The group, “Our Schools Now,” recently wrote an op-ed in these pages calling on the state to raise the personal income tax to increase government spending on education. The facts show this is not only ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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DeVos criticized teachers at a D.C. school she visited — and they are not having it 18.2.2017 Washington Post
Jefferson Middle School Academy responded to the education secretary's claim that its teachers are in "receive mode" and "waiting to be told what to do."
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What Betsy DeVos means for Edtech 17.2.2017 techCrunch
 Betsy DeVos was barely confirmed last week as the new Secretary of Education –- or should I say bearly. In her welcome address to the Department of Education on Wednesday, Secretary DeVos made light of her remark about schools needing guns to protect children from grizzly bears: “For me, personally, this confirmation process and the drama it engendered has been a … bit of a… Read ...
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The Daily 202: What killed Andrew Puzder’s nomination to be labor secretary 16.2.2017 Washington Post: Politics
A revealing window into the Senate GOP’s priorities
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"School Choice Is Not Serving the Most Disenfranchised" 16.2.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Janine Jackson: There were near-countless causes for concern about the appointment of deep-pocketed Republican  Betsy DeVos  as secretary of Education. She's given money to 17 of the senators voting on her. She's never taught or had her children in public school. She seemed to know little about core educational issues, like the debate over measuring students' proficiency versus their growth, or whether or not the  Individuals With Disabilities Education Act  is a federal law. In the end, her line about needing guns in schools for  grizzly bears  might be the least worrisome thing about her. Yet here we are. It's been said that the Education secretary has less day-to-day power than other agency heads. But what does the DeVos appointment represent in terms of this administration's potential impact on children and schools, and how do we fight for a different vision? Kevin Kumashiro is the former dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco, and founder of  Education Deans for Justice ...
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Would 8:30 a.m. start time help students do better? 16.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Education: Restorative justice for parents Feb. 15, 2017, 7:52 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: L.A. Unified is looking at a way to smooth conflict between parents and schools. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy...
Conservative group: Trump, DeVos should dismantle Education Dept. and bring God into classrooms 15.2.2017 Washington Post
Names of the Council for National Policy's members are closely held, but a 2014 membership directory published by the Southern Poverty Law Center shows that Stephen K. Bannon was a member and that Kellyanne Conway served on the council’s executive committee.
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Baby boxes, disruptive parents, later school start times: What's new in education today 15.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Education: Restorative justice for parents Feb. 15, 2017, 9:49 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: L.A. Unified is looking at a way to smooth conflict between parents and schools. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy...
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Feds cite D.C. charters for high suspension rates, particularly for black students 14.2.2017 Washington Post
Feds cite D.C. charters for high suspension rates, particularly for black students
News roundup: A glaring typo found on Trump's official portrait 13.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
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Check out our advanced placement guide -- what you need to know about the tests 13.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Education: Betsy DeVos ends her first week surrounded by protesters at a D.C. public school Feb. 13, 2017, 6:17 a.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: It's the end of Betsy DeVos' first work week on the new job, and...
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Basketball: City Section has its first almost complete charter school playoff division 13.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

There should be a question in Jeopardy: Who are the 14 charter schools in the 16-team City Section Division V basketball playoffs?

In what has to be a first in City Section history, 14 of the 16 schools are charter schools, and few people even know they exist.

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Betsy DeVos Made Me Want To Run For School Board 12.2.2017 NPR News
The controversy over President Trump's Education Secretary has brought new interest in seeking local office.
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If you think public schools are failing, you haven't met these kids 12.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Some of the students arrived early.

As much as 30 minutes early.

This was a big deal, and you could tell the eighth-graders shuffling into the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario were proud and maybe a little nervous, because the price of success was having to make a speech.

They came with their parents,...

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Where ‘school choice’ isn’t an option, rural public schools worry they’ll be left behind 11.2.2017 Washington Post
In northern Maine, public schools struggle with what they fear will be Washington’s focus on vouchers and charters. “If you shut down schools,” said superintendent Eric Steeves, “you destroy a town.”
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Cosmetology schools sue Betsy DeVos over Obama-era rules 11.2.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Washington, seeks an order barring the rule that threatens career schools’ access to federal student aid if they saddle their graduates with too much debt relative to their earnings. The U.S. Department of Education has tightened standards on for-profit education institutions, forcing the schools to demonstrate that graduates have found gainful employment that will allow them to pay off their student debt. The trade group claims in its lawsuit that the income data, which comes from the Social Security Administration, undercount the gratuities paid in cash to cosmetology graduates, who tend to be self employed. For-profit schools are struggling to regain the trust of students and regulators after the industry was rocked by federal and state investigations into aggressive marketing, high tuition and recruitment practices and concerns about student debt.  About a third of recent for-profit college graduates attending career-training programs from 2008 to 2012 ...
Cosmetology Schools Sue Betsy DeVos Over Obama-Era Rules (2) 11.2.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Washington, seeks an order barring the rule that threatens career schools’ access to federal student aid if they saddle their graduates with too much debt relative to their earnings. The U.S. Department of Education has tightened standards on for-profit education institutions, forcing the schools to demonstrate that graduates have found gainful employment that will allow them to pay off their student debt. The trade group claims in its lawsuit that the income data, which comes from the Social Security Administration, undercount the gratuities paid in cash to cosmetology graduates, who tend to be self employed. For-profit schools are struggling to regain the trust of students and regulators after the industry was rocked by federal and state investigations into aggressive marketing, high tuition and recruitment practices and concerns about student debt.  About a third of recent for-profit college graduates attending career-training programs from 2008 to ...
DeVos blocked by protesters as she attempts to visit Washington, D.C., public school 11.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary
After raising doubts, Trump affirms "One China" policy in phone call with Chinese leader Feb. 10, 2017, 2:06 p.m. This is a look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: After raising doubts, Trump now affirms "One China" policy in call with Chinese leader Appeals court ruling...
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