Tag: education reform

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.

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David Horowitz: Steve Bannon, Civil Rights Hero

School choice is now a presidential priority. It could never have happened without Steve Bannon. When the history of the 21st Century civil rights movement is written Steve Bannon’s name will have a special place in its pantheon of heroes.

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Jan Brewer: Military Families Highlight Our Need for ‘High, Consistent, and Comparable Education Standards’

Former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer appeared on Friday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon to talk about her commitment to educational reform and her support for America’s military personnel, which combine in her involvement with groups like Military Families for High Standards and the Collaborative for Student Success.

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Only a Third of U.S. 8th Graders Proficient or Above in Math, Reading

The results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments–known as the Nation’s Report Card–show that only a third of the nation’s eighth graders are at or above the proficiency level in math and only 34 percent are at or above the same level in reading.

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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.

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Govs. Jindal, Walker and Christie Shut Down Pro-Common Core Campbell Brown

During a recent education summit moderated by Campbell Brown – who founded The Seventy Four, a non-profit website covering news about education reform – GOP presidential candidates Govs. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), Scott Walker (R-WI) and Chris Christie (R-NJ) shut down Brown’s argumentative questions that were pro-Common Core.

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Showdown: House to Vote on ‘Community Schools’ that Conflict with Texas Values

“Community schools” is not a widely-known term, but today representatives in the Texas State House will vote on House Bill 1891, entitled “Relating to Texas Community Schools” – legislation that would, if passed, fundamentally change the role of public education in students’ lives, in ways that conflict with Texas values.

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Jerry Brown to Spend Surplus Funds on Schools

Gov. Jerry Brown will release his updated budget on Thursday, and in light of the Golden State’s $3 billion-plus surplus, Brown is expected to suggest an increase in spending on public schools and community colleges . He is also expected to ask that more funds be set aside for the state’s savings or “rainy day” fund.

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Jeb Bush’s Education Foundation Offering Online Courses Promoting Common Core

Potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush has made it clear that he will continue his support for the controversial Common Core standards initiative, despite the fact that the conservative base of the GOP is overwhelmingly opposed to it. His education foundation, in fact, is offering online courses for policy-makers focusing on how to promote the idea that the standards are necessary for national security, why data collection is essential, and how to win over parents, teachers, and citizens in the education reform conversation.

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Black Coalition Leader: ‘Neighborhood Schools Before Integration Worked Well’ for Minority Students

As President Obama expresses his desire to further increase the federal government’s role in education, the education leader of a prominent black pastor’s organization tells Breitbart News more federal government is not what lower income and minority students need. Instead, parents and strong communities – such as the kind that existed before integration – are what will sustain student achievement. “Neighborhood schools before integration worked well because students made important connections with the school family and their community, despite the access and equity issues of the day,” Dr. Deborah De Sousa Owens observes.

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Thatcher Pushed Through GCSEs Despite Union Opposition – New Papers

Papers released under the ‘thirty year rule’ show Margaret Thatcher pushed ahead with the implementation of the new GCSE school examinations despite opposition from teaching unions. Even though she hated the new system for 16-year-old’s, she still went ahead with