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Charter school educators respond to NAACP vote

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments


After the NAACP voted to support a moratorium on charter schools in America, educators working in charter schools had a variety of reactions.

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D.C. has more high-performing charter schools than ever

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Education, News  /  No Comments

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As Washington, D.C., families begin their school selection process this winter, they can now confirm that a record number of quality charter school options await.

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In Washington, charter movement battles ‘distraction’ of union lawsuit

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  Education, Federal Government, National, News, Washington  /  No Comments

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While a Democratic administration in Washington, D.C., is sending almost $7 million to boost charter schools in Washington state, one of the largest Democratic Party constituencies in the Evergreen State is doing everything it can to keep charters out. In September, the U.S. Department of Education awarded $6.9 million to support the development and growth of […]

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Pensions overshadow Erie School District’s financial mess

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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“Pension costs have grown more in dollar terms and much more in percentage terms than have charter costs,” James Paul, a senior analyst at the Commonwealth Foundation, told “What’s more, charters are the result of parents selecting the best option for their children, while pension costs are deferred salaries to current and former teachers.”

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Students in choice schools outperforming district peers

By   /  October 20, 2016  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Results from Wisconsin’s Forward Exam and the ACT taken in the 2015-16 school year show students at choice schools outperforming their public school peers. “Today’s data from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction demonstrates the program is working, it’s serving the needs of parents who want a better choice for their child and serving students […]

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Pennsylvania professors on the picket lines

By   /  October 20, 2016  /  Education, Labor, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Old Main on the campus of Shippensburg University, one of the 14 state colleges that could see a strike by a faculty union.

Faculty members from 14 Pennsylvania public universities and colleges hit the picket lines Wednesday after negotiations on a new contract fell apart. It is the first strike in the history of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. An estimated 110,000 students are affected. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties represents the striking […]

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