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The Fight For School Choice
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Jan 31, 11:50 AM:

A great editorial demonstrating the need for school choice. Cogently asks the question, should we choose schools solely on zip code? And elaborates why the zip-code method fails children in lower-income neighborhoods.

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Jan 31, 11:27 AM:

Education professor Noguera argues that school reform is difficult given tighter budgets. He ignores successes of KIPP, Aspire in taking poor kids and raising achievements. Do teacher unions, school administrators really want >

School Term Unscrambled
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3/6
Jan 31, 11:02 AM:

Here is an article that gives parents practical guidelines on how to talk to teachers! It contains useful definitions of school jargon, but little context. How much should parents get involved with their kid's classroom?

WMSN FOX 47 :: Lifestyle & Trends - New year, new school? Virtual schools ease transition
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Jan 31, 11:01 AM:

A brief but helpful guide to virrtual schools for parents co nsidering virtua;l schools for their children.

Jailed for choosing different school
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Jan 31, 10:46 AM:

A mother thrown in jail for sneaking her daughter into a better school. A thoughtful and reasonable story about an incident of extremism committed by a school district against better education, choice, and compassion.

Editorial: State must give 'parent trigger' a chance to work
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Jan 31, 10:20 AM:

Good work by the Sacramento Bee. Editorial makes a strong statement for California's “Parent Trigger” law. Well written and documented. This is the sort of story that helps make changes.

Charter Schools Civil Rights Record Poor | Smart Journalism. Real Solutions. Miller-McCune.
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Jan 28, 12:48 PM:

Charter schools are public schools but often lack the resources other public schools receive. The issue is making sure that kids receive educations that promotes success. California's Aspire Schools, KIPP, are charters doing just >

Senate revamp of 'No Child' draws support of both parties
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Jan 28, 11:07 AM:

A brief though informative report on a new push to replace No Child Left Behind. Thanks for addressing the issues with the old legislation but give us some data! Also, is bipartisanship enough to create a better law?

Michelle Rhee's necessary toughness on education reform
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Jan 28, 10:45 AM:

Well written. Speaks to the fact Michelle Rhee's biggest "fault" was her refusal to accept mediocrity. Is mediocrity better than nothing?  Is there time to find out?

Mulgrew:Stand tall against teacher bashing | United Federation of Teachers
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Jan 26, 6:52 PM:

Hmm.  Why would Mulgrew assume that the release of individual Teacher Data Reports is teacher bashing?  Is he feaerful that too many teachers will fair poorly in these reports?  And, rather than hand out cute T-shirts, how about >

What is wrong with our public schools? (1)
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Jan 26, 4:58 PM:

Brainwashed?  More like hogwash.  Why draw the line in the sand between parents' fault versus teachers' fault?  Spend the research dollars on examining schools where teachers and parents unite to encourage appropriate parent >

TDTNews.com - Temple Daily Telegram
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Jan 26, 2:58 PM:

An upbeat and unswerving story about the growth of charter schools across the country. Little to not like about this piece, except that is isn't longer. More facts about charter schools success rate? Plenty to tell.

MICHELLE MALKIN: Cash for education clunkers
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2/6
Jan 26, 1:29 PM:

This highly opinionated article claims that government spending on education does not improve schools. It criticizes the system along with proposals for reform. Not enough evidence to back up some radical claims.

Less than half of students proficient in science
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Jan 26, 1:10 PM:

"Very disappointing."  Quite the understatement and certainly not new news!  And, more time on science doesn't necessarily translate into more knowledge.  Let's change the story from pitiful NAEP scores and the obligatory >

EDUCATION: Safe is for losers
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4/6
Jan 26, 12:23 PM:

Dismaying results on a national test in science, Obama promising improvements but delivering little, radical policies needed... This opinion piece has its heart in the right place but needs more data and more balance.

Rhee's necessary toughness
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Jan 26, 12:10 PM:

How can one condemn incomplete progress as wrong in a nation where any progress whatsoever is scarce? Perhaps Michelle Rhee's full-bodied brew of an approach is the very reason she made any changes. Politicians all over the >

Test: U.S. students failing science
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3/6
Jan 26, 12:05 PM:

This report on students' low scores in science has a rightfully alarming tone. US students will not be able to hold the technology positions of the future. Good article but please clarify if only public schools were tested. >

Nat'l Test: Less Than Half Proficient In Science
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Jan 26, 11:30 AM:

The article notes the education crisis in the United States, adding to the urgency families, teachers and lawmakers need to act with. But it doesn't raise solutions offered by reformers, which should be discussed.

Better teachers without tenure
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4/6
Jan 25, 3:05 PM:

Quality teachers help close the achievement gap and generate millions of dollars in student future earnings. Still, more info is needed on how the study was conducted and how predictions were made.

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