Lawsuit aims to bust Philadelphia ‘ghost teachers’

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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A lawsuit filed in Philadelphia County Court is taking aim at the practice of using so-called “ghost teachers” to work for the local teachers union on school time.

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D.C. charter school closed for poor academic performance

By   /  February 25, 2015  /  Education, National, News  /  No Comments

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Washington’s Tree of Life Public Charter School will close at the end of this school year for poor academic performance, as the D.C. Public Charter School Board voted unanimously not to renew the charter.

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SRC taking teachers to Pennsylvania Supreme Court

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The School Reform Commission and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers are going back to court.

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Report: Virtual learning expanding among Michigan’s K-12 public school students

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  Education, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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A report by the Michigan Virtual Research Learning Institute finds that virtual learning is expanding in the Great Lake State, and rural students are thriving.

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Philly’s charter schools debate heating up

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  Education, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The spirited Philadelphia charter school debate is far from over.

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Educated choice: Special needs vs. special interests

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  Arizona, Education, Education Blog, Florida, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

SCHOOL BOUND: Pending legislation would broaden educational options for special-needs students in Virginia.

 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — State Delegate Dave LaRock is making an impassioned plea for enactment of education savings accounts, which face intense opposition from institutional special interests.
His House Bill 2238 would provide an average of $4,000 annually to parents of special-needs students to shop for schools and services that best serve their children. […]

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