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The Noble Street Charter School Network collected $188,647 in fines, which it calls “fees,” during the 2010-2011 school year across the 10 high schools it operates. Since the 2008-2009 school year, the organization has collected $386,745 in detention fees and behavior classes.

Charter Operator Fines Students for Infractions by Rebecca Vevea

TAMPA: Dave Barry: The GOP’s long sidewalk trip to Tampa convention - Dave Barry - MiamiHerald.com

Dave Barry: The GOP’s long sidewalk trip to Tampa convention

TAMPA: Dave Barry: The GOP’s long sidewalk trip to Tampa convention - Dave Barry - MiamiHerald.com

"Mr. Quinn found that even within the charter school sector, foundations focused on expanding the biggest players, the charter-management organizations, rather than single-school charter holders. In the process, both the funders and the charter operators reported that there was less focus on being integrated into and responsive to a particular community, and more on "building a brand" for the schools that could be scaled up quickly."

Researchers also found a growing share of philanthropic dollars going to "challengers to the system"—mainly charter schools.

Texas ranks second nationally in total public school enrollment, but 45th in the nation in per-student spending in 2011-2012. Texas schools continue to suffer as a result of 2011 funding cuts.

Texas ranks second nationally in total public school enrollment, but in the nation in per-student spending in Texas schools continue to suffer as a result of 2011 funding cuts.

Tierney linked to a blog post by yours truly, “The Inconvenient Truth of Education Reform,” explaining how the movement known as “education reform” has committed severe harm to the populations it professes to serve while spreading corruption and enriching businesses and political figures.

Education Opportunity Network -Charter Schools Fail: New Reports Call Their 'Magic' Into Question

15 Months in Virtual Charter Hell: A Teacher's Tale - In late August, 2012, I took a job in a school that is part of the largest virtual charter school chain in the nation. While I had misgivings about the nature of the school, I thought perhaps if I were diligent, I could serve my students well. In November 2013 I decided I could no longer continue as a teacher. This is my story.

Jonah Edelman Reveals Corporate Education "Reform" at Work in Illinois - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher

Teachers as Leaders Act

Teachers as Leaders Act

The Parents’ Guide to Student Success (listed below in English and Spanish) was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics that more than 40 states have adopted.

The Parents’ Guide to Student Success (listed below in English and Spanish) was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics

George W. Bush thinks Jeb 'wants to be president.' That's not the question.

George W. Bush thinks Jeb ‘wants to be president.’ That’s not the question.

President George W. Bush hugs his brother, outgoing Florida Governor Jeb Bush, at a Republican Party congressional mid-term election campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida, November REUTERS/Jason Reed

The Education Week blog features an article about our REL Northwest study by Ashley Pierson. The article is titled, "Rural Oregon Students Less Likely to Enroll, Persist in College."

Fifty-five percent of rural Oregon students included in the study enrolled in college, compared to 63 percent of non-rural students.

Career Mapping Eyed to Prepare Students for College by Caralee J. Adams

State policymakers are catching on to the concept of student learning plans as a way to drive college and career readiness.

Good article... teachers should NOT be ranked publicly.  We can't use student names, they should not use ours!

Opinion

Op-Ed by Bill Gates re: publicizing teacher performance assessments. Imagine publicly humiliating members of another profession instead of providing valuable feedback on how to improve.

Using data from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey, researchers at the Urban Institute found that nearly a third of the 563,000 teenage dropouts left school to work. These 16- to 18-year-olds were disproportionately male and Hispanic, and ended their education either at the beginning of high school or nearing the end. Roughly 75 percent of them are native-born Americans, the new study said.(4.19.15)

Article a disservice to community

Using data from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey, researchers at the Urban Institute found that nearly a third of the 563,000 teenage dropouts left school to work. These 16- to 18-year-olds were disproportionately male and Hispanic, and ended their education either at the beginning of high school or nearing the end. Roughly 75 percent of them are native-born Americans, the new study said.(4.19.15)

Hour long podcast about Massachusetts Virtual Academy featuring Diane Ravitch and Jonathon Kozol among others.

A radio and podcast program featuring interviews, testimony and analysis on issues facing public education in the U.

Survey shows that more students are taking algebra II, but math scores on the test have declined. Are too many students being pushed into too high of math?

New research suggests the value of a course credit in Algebra 2 is declining.

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