Tag: charter schools

Nine Indiana Schools Close After Bomb Threats

‘Community Schools’ Bill Hopes to Derail Texas Charters

One Texas lawmaker’s bill, if passed during the 2017 legislative session, stands to derail school choice options for failing campuses by taking them down a progressive community schools path and bypassing existing options that include re-purposing a campus as a public charter school.

Planned Parenthood Clinic Moving Next Door To Charter School

A Washington Post article about the relocation of Planned Parenthood’s new flagship abortion clinic next door to Two Rivers Public Charter School indicates the school’s executive director appears concerned about the images of aborted babies her students could see on the signs of pro-life protesters. But no mention is made about concerns of the abortions going on inside.

Author Chronicles Failed Education Scheme by Facebook’s Zuckerberg and Cory Booker

According to the New York Times, while Dale Russakoff’s new book, The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? has just hit bookstores Tuesday, it is already “a source of enormous contention.” It begins in 2010 when Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg became the subject of much media attention as he announced on Oprah that he would throw $100 million into Newark, New Jersey’s failing public school system.

Kasich Campaign Hit By Charter School Data Rigging Scandal

Newly-released documents indicate that the husband of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign manager participated with other Ohio Department of Education (ODE) staff in a coordinated effort to falsely inflate the evaluations of some charter school sponsors.

Texas Public Education ‘Fixtures’ Not Seeking Re-Election, Gone for Good?

Two prominent and often controversial fixtures affiliated with Texas public education announced back-to-back that they would not seek re-election when their terms end next year — Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock (R-Killeen), the state House Public Education Committee chair over the past two legislative sessions, and Thomas Ratliff (R-Mt. Pleasant), Vice Chair of the State Board of Education (SBOE).

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Teachers Support Crackdown on Charter Schools Through Legislation

Democrats in the California State Assembly, prodded along by their financial backers at the California Teachers Association, California Federation of Teachers, and California Labor Federation, announced their goal on Wednesday of gutting the state’s charter school system. Their strategy: force charter schools to operate as non-profit organizations.

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Battle Lines Drawn Between Anti-Common Core Superintendent and Arizona Governor

The battle in Arizona between newly elected state superintendent Diane Douglas (R) – who won her race on an anti-Common Core platform – and newly elected Gov. Doug Ducey (R) is illuminating the divide between conservatives who want local control of education and establishment politicians who espouse – whether openly or not – the nationalized standards.