Watchdog Podcast: Sit Down, Shut Up — What’s up with charter schools in D.C.?

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Education, Issues, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


This is “Sit Down And Shut Up,”’s podcast examining education issues at the national, state and local levels.

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‘Catch Me If You Can’ con man blames lack of ethics for rampant fraud

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Education, News  /  No Comments

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By Bre Payton |
Student loan fraud is rapidly on the rise. Since 2009, about $187 million in student loans and aid have been stolen, according to a U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General report.
But why is this type of fraud exploding?
Frank Abagnale is a former con man who posed as an airline […]

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Senators try again for tax-credit scholarships for students in need

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Education, National, News  /  No Comments

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By Moriah Costa |
WASHINGTON, D.C. — All hope is not lost for students from low-income families hoping to receive tax-credit scholarships to attend private schools.
The Educational Opportunities Act was reintroduced byU.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, last week and would provide individual and corporate tax credits for scholarships for students […]

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D.C. charter graduation rate declines as schools focus on rigorous academics

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Education, National, News  /  No Comments

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The D.C. charter high school graduation rate declined seven percentage points last year, and some schools say it’s because students are spending more time preparing for college.

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With limited reach, Philadelphia mayoral foes are talking out of school

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Education, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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By Evan Grossman |
PHILADELPHIA — No issue more seems to be important to Pennsylvanians at the moment than education, according to several polls.
So it makes perfect sense that Philadelphia mayoral candidates have made schools a top talking point as they jockey for position heading into the May primary.
In reality, though, Philadelphia’s next mayor will have as […]

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Mixed messages making school budgets a challenge

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Imagine sitting on Santa’s lap and telling him everything you want for Christmas. Then, imagine Santa removing his beard and telling you, Don’t count on it.

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