Friday’s ed news
A new poll shows nine in ten southern Black voters want school choice.
Charter schools grow in Michigan.
Each of the two national Common Core testing groups has its own challenges, writes Kathleen Porter-Magee.
Why Common Core reduces school choice.
Two hundred charter schools plan to sue Arizona for teacher bonus money.
Top-quality public schools are actually rare, explains Dr. John Merrifield.
School administrators make bank from the expensive setup of teacher pensions.
A Delaware public school considers offering a history-sociology class about the Bible.
Thursday’s ed news
Citing race-based proficiency goals, Mississippi lawmakers look to reverse Common Core.
Why five Florida lawmakers are wrong about Common Core.
Collective bargaining limits in Wisconsin have given teachers more power to bargain for better jobs and salaries.
The U.S. Senate has passed a deal on federal student loan rates.
Six ways Kansas City schools can save millions.
Teachers can make their own classroom materials using mini-manufacturing.
In Arizona, 1,500 third graders will be held back for low reading scores on a state test.
Idaho lawmakers say the state superintendent only has authority to set a 1-year school wireless contract. He’s contracting for 15.
A big lesson learned from a big failure: Human tutors were crucial to students getting through an online California course.
Wednesday’s ed news
A special-needs voucher bill goes to the North Carolina governor.
Arkansas lawmakers reconsider Common Core.
See the families hurt by compulsory education mandates.
California teachers are learning that Common Core means more fuzzy, project-based learning.
Investigators are looking into grade changes in Baltimore schools.
How AP and writing teachers think technology is influencing their work.
Why a union poll that shows public disaffection for school choice is wrong.
Tuesday’s ed news
North Carolina’s budget proposal is “chock full” of school choice and education reform.
Wisconsin parents are excited to apply for vouchers, despite the small number of openings.
Detroit’s bankruptcy crystalizes the tradeoffs school leaders make.
The research shows choice schools perform better when they have fewer government regulations, especially testing.
A Kansas state school board member wants to know why Common Core science standards required a confidentiality agreement.
Common Core proponents develop and execute expensive marketing plans.
The Republican FCC commissioner condones federal K-12 tech subsidies.
Parents shell out a third less for their kids’ college.
Monday’s ed news
North Carolina’s lieutenant governor delivers 10,000 pages of paper to the state Department of Public Instruction to get his Common Core questions answered.
Citing budget holes, Chicago lays off 2,000 school employees, more than 1,000 of which are teachers.
Several Arkansas parents sue to get their children school choice.
Louisiana’s mini-voucher “course choice” program is full, with a waiting list.
California districts are going on “computer-buying sprees” to gear up for Common Core tests.
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