Wednesday’s ed news
LOUISIANA: Lawmakers consider public school choice for kids assigned D and F-rated public schools.
ED REFORM: To get people to vest in any new program, get the rich and middle-class involved.
CALIFORNIA: Teachers charged with misconduct will be allowed to remain at home rather than in “rubber rooms.”
MASSACHUSETTS: Is Boston’s school district really eliminating its history departments?
DATA: Federal regulators seek to stop a bankrupt company from selling student data.
FLORIDA: The state auditor dings Orange County schools for shoddy record-keeping.
Tuesday’s ed news
LOUISIANA: Giving principals and teachers more power to do their jobs reduces the demand for teachers unions, saves money, and increases student achievement.
MISSOURI: The Democratic governor says he will veto a bill to let kids in the state’s worst districts use their education funds at nearby private or public schools.
SHANGHAI: The Chinese city may drop out of international tests in an effort to reduce emphasis on test scores and the kind of education it promotes.
PHONICS: Why phonics instruction is so far the best method for teaching reading.
NORTH CAROLINA: The state will have many students take standardized tests on paper because of online glitches.
NEW JERSEY: The state may overhaul its process for approving charter schools.
GEORGIA: A leading Democratic candidate for state superintendent supports school choice.
Monday’s ed news
OKLAHOMA: The legislature again passes a bill to repeal and replace Common Core. It now goes to the governor.
CALIFORNIA: Los Angeles parents use the Parent Trigger law to negotiate with their school district over school improvements.
CALIFORNIA: A legislative panel approves another billion dollars to pay for Common Core to move into place.
NORTH CAROLINA: By shifting how districts employ teachers, the state could help kids learn an average of 3.4 years more from K-12 and pay teachers much more.
TEACHER PAY: How union contracts keep teachers from earning more money.
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