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JPS superintendent Gray has left trail of poor audits in his districts

By   /  August 25, 2016  /  Accountability, Education, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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JPS superintendent Cedrick Gray has shown a history of answering state audits by not accepting the blame for his school district’s problems.

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Open letters to Mark Zuckerberg push different approaches to education reform

By   /  August 25, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments

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Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, recently waded into the waters of education philanthropy. In two recent open letters, education reform advocates have requested the couple use their philanthropic dollars in different ways.

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Students Matter files another lawsuit on behalf of low-income, minority families

By   /  August 25, 2016  /  Connecticut, Education, National, News  /  No Comments

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“Throughout the State of Connecticut, and indeed across the nation, there are high-quality public schools educating our children. Unfortunately, some states like Connecticut have enacted laws and policies that shut the door to opportunity for too many students like the plaintiffs in this case.”

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Award-winning teacher shares her recipe for success

By   /  August 25, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, New York  /  No Comments

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Chalkbeat New York spoke with her about her approach to teaching, which she describes as engaging and collaborative. She said the best advice she received was “Take the job seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.”

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Here’s how Indiana’s voucher law has improved

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Indiana  /  No Comments

BRYCE WELTY is the president of Superior Truss and Panels — a company that bills itself as “America’s largest fabricator and erector of light gauge steel trusses and wall panels” — and is moving his company to Indiana because he says the business climate is much more friendly there.

There have been three major changes in Indiana’s education voucher system in the five years since it was first implemented, reports Indiana Public Media.

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John Oliver doesn’t understand charter schools

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog  /  No Comments

THE DAILY SHOW'S John Oliver investigates investigative journalism.

Jon Gabriel at Ricochet responded Monday, pointing out the hypocrisy of someone who can afford to send his children to any school attacking a system that would allow less advantaged students the same opportunities.

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