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Report: Virtual schools ‘lag significantly’

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, National, News  /  No Comments

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Gulosino and Miron say in their report that policymakers should stop, or at least slow, the growth of virtual and blended schools and their enrollment sizes until educators have a better handle on why students at these types of school perform poorly.

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How to recruit high-performing charter networks

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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What do charter management organizations need to prosper? A new report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools surveyed CMOs to determine what matters most in deciding whether to move into a new region to launch a school. Every CMO surveyed for the NAPCS report — How to Recruit High-Performing Charter Management Organizations to a New […]

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Louisiana governor lashes out at voucher supporters

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Education, Louisiana, National, News, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards went into attack mode after an American Federation for Children ad accused him of flip-flopping on support for the Louisiana Scholarship Program,  and suggested a proposed budget cut is the work of Superintendent of Education John White. The AFC is calling foul. “To be a little tongue in cheek – it’s hard to respond to […]

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Amid protests, Middleton’s Jesus Lunch doles out food, inspiration and inclusiveness

By   /  April 27, 2016  /  Education, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Despite the cold weather, the weekly “Jesus Lunch” in Middleton, Wisconsin, took place in Firemen’s Park right next to Middleton High School on Tuesday. The group served 650 lunches to students before running out of food. Across a set of barriers set up by police, a much smaller group protested for the second week in a row. Standing […]

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Pennsylvania schools get a funding formula

By   /  April 26, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, News, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

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$200 million in new funds will be distributed under an overhauled system.

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Are teachers prepared for the realities of the classroom?

By   /  April 26, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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Are we preparing teachers for the realities of the classroom? “On Deck: Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers,” a new study from the Hope Street Group, found that teachers would like more instruction on how to serve students in high-need or low-achieving populations. The teachers reported that “teachers want additional support in meeting the needs of […]

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