District Ends Dropouts w/Personalized Learning

Reprinted from EdSurge Imagine, if you can, a school where students do not have specific teachers assigned to them, nor do teachers have specific students on their roster. Imagine a school where students come each day with a list of …

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Report Claims Segregation is Back in the South

Reprinted from The Atlantic Though James Dent could watch Central High School’s homecoming parade from the porch of his faded-white bungalow, it had been years since he’d bothered. But last fall, Dent’s oldest granddaughter, D’Leisha, was vying for homecoming queen, …

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Study: Incarcerated Youth Ed is Substandard

Reprinted from the Southern Education Foundation ATLANTA-April 17, 2014-With awareness growing that schools are disciplining and suspending minority students at alarming rates, a report released today by the Southern Education Foundation (SEF) provides powerful evidence that young people placed in …

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IN Charter Would Help Troubled Youths

Reprinted from the Indy Star An innovative new charter school — linked to the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center — is being proposed to give troubled youths a better chance to succeed academically and to stay out of trouble once …

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Hoboken Board Sues NJ Over Charter School

Reprinted from the Hudson Reporter HOBOKEN – The Hoboken Board of Education has filed a lawsuit against the N.J. Department of Education and the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa) over the school’s recently-approved state expansion to seventh and eighth …

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Union Lauds Nashville Board for Charter Stance

Reprinted from The Tennessean The Tennessee Education Association has named the Metro Nashville Board of Education its 2014 Friend of Education Award winner. The TEA, the state’s largest teachers’ organization, gives the award each year to an individual, group or …

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Unionized PA Charter Votes to Strike

Reprinted from The Inquirer MOUNT AIRY After 18 months of frustration over their inability to obtain a new contract, teachers at Khepera Charter School in Mount Airy have unanimously voted to authorize negotiators to call a strike if necessary. Teachers …

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Syracuse Union Sues NY Over Teacher Evals

Reprinted from The Post-Standard The Syracuse Teachers Association sued the state Education Department today over its teacher evaluation system, arguing that the system unfairly penalizes teachers of disadvantaged students. The suit was filed in state Supreme Court in Albany by …

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Oregon Makes Teachers’ Pay Public

Reprinted from The Oregonian Oregon school districts caught a break this year on the costs of providing health insurance to teachers, the average school year for students is one day longer than last year and average teacher pay in a …

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IN Graduation Rates Remain Steady at 88%

Reprinted from the Indy Star With new data showing continued improvement in graduation rates, Indianapolis Public Schools is looking to further boost those numbers — with less help from waivers that exempt students from passing state tests to earn diplomas. …

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